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In Topic: My Acne Scars - Help :(

11 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

My scars are about the same level of severity.


To tell you the truth, the answer to scarring hasn't arrived yet. You can try all the procedures available like I have. I noticed some improvements, but also more problems that came about. All told, you will likely not be satisfied with the procedure(s) you choose. And it turns into a cycle since you want improvement but you will never get enough improvement.

It's just not here yet. That's the truth. I would suggest you try to enjoy your life as much as you can in your current state. Perhaps the solution will come in our lifetime, perhaps not.


What we have right now is pseudoscience ripoff procedures that are way too expensive and can't and won't resolve the problem.


That's my sage advice having spent A LOT of money and time on fighting scarring. Take it or leave it.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

11 August 2014 - 04:41 AM

This particular discovery was in the news a few months ago, but here's a new article on it: 



It's called LLLT low-level light therapy (also referred to as photobiomodulation - PBM). They were able to get dentin in teeth to regrow, and they are talking about it possibly working on the skin.


Here's the pertinent quotation: 

"The research promises a broad range of clinical applications in restorative dentistry and regenerative medicine, including wound healing and bone growth. And it hints at dramatic changes for dentistry and other disciplines."


Just thought I'd share some promising news since there's no word about Dextran Hydrogel.

In Topic: Mederma For Acne Scars?

23 July 2014 - 01:57 AM

Really? My dermatologist recommended it to me for my hyper pigmentation and she said it was perfect for it. I do not have sensitivite skin. Out of curiosity, is there anything other than AHA that I can buy at the local store that would help with hyper pigmentation and not have problems with over sun exposure?


I'd just go with Eucerin or one of those brands that actually is supposed to deal with redness. I agree with blahblah, it sounds like an ill-advised recommendation.

In Topic: Mederma For Acne Scars?

22 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

Mederma actually caused my skin to break out in a rash, so if your skin is sensitive it may make your hyperpigmentation worse. I wouldn't use it for anything except for the intended use: raised (hypertrophic) scars.


Note, I actually have raised scars and I still don't use it because it's so irritating to my skin.

In Topic: Recell - Newest Studies + Planing To Undergo Treatment

22 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

There are no other proven hypopigmentation treatments out there, so it's just flowery language. Note that they say: "we can reliably achieve improvement in repigmentation". In the trial they simply noted that there was repigmentation and the amount of repigmentation was better than the baseline. It's doubtful that you'd get all of your pigmentation back, but probably some. In the end, how valuable is improvement to you?