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In Topic: 90% Of Derms Have An Agenda And Just Want To Empty Your Wallet

11 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

This is actually the case with all businesses, but the only difference here is how desperate you are and therefore how easy you are to take advantage of. Oh yeah, that and the fact nothing in dermatology/cosmetics actually works because the problem is with your genetics not how many drugs and creams you're putting on your skin.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

09 January 2015 - 07:58 AM

Anyone who hasn't read this article yet should do so immediately:




It's an older story (2013), but this particular site just posted it now which prompted me to relay it to you.


It's well-written, a fun story to read, and has some amazing insights into what the future may hold for regeneration. The researcher, named Michael Levin, has been studying how electrical signals can be used to tell the body to start regenerating limbs and organs. So far he has only been able to get it to work on frogs, but the article states that his next project, which he is supposedly working on last year to current, is testing mammals - starting with mice. The initial test they are conducting is attempting to regenerate a mouse's digits completely after they have been cut off.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

08 January 2015 - 03:19 AM

More "scratch-mark-like" indentations, mild hypopigmentation, and some raised scar areas.


Edit: Oh yeah, and redness that lasted for 8 months after the procedure. While the persistent redness (hyperpigmentation) went away, I flush easier now that ever before, and it's been over 2 years since the procedure.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

08 January 2015 - 02:52 AM

I've tried Co2 ablative and it caused some serious problems. I've also tried 4 fraxel restores, 4 repairs, and 4 rounds of subcision. 


I'm wary of try-it-yourself solutions as I could just make things worse. Also, I'm not sure they're more effective than what I listed above.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

07 January 2015 - 11:53 PM

Rez77, I understand where you are coming from. It's not easy to live day in and day out with only hope to carry you through. The anguish of waiting can make one want to just give up hoping so that you don't have to feel let down when nothing happens.


You have to do whatever gets you through each day. If that means abandoning hope, then I have nothing against it.


Even if it takes two decades like you say, it won't just be one day nothing and then finally something. Improvements will come over time. Most importantly, the internet will keep us informed. In 2016, we can see if DH works out. If it doesn't, there is research being done all the time. I look forward to reading about all the scientific advancements that our species achieves in my lifetime.


Also, to address your criticism with a wound scaffold, the point is to provide a modifiable structure to promote regeneration. Cells are assisted by having a protective barrier as well as being provided a matrix that they can directly adhere to and fill in the "gap". With the scaffold, cells are guided to the right place unlike a bare wound bed that provides no information about the tissue that was lost. Wound scaffolds today are already pretty good about accelerating and improving wound healing. What makes you think that a better scaffold won't be almost perfect?