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Sculptra follwed by Dermabrasion

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Based on the following statement, if your dermal thickness is multiplied by two or three following sculptra, and subsequent dermabrasion abrades 3-4 times more tissue than without sculptra, this would mean that the thickness of the scar can be completely abraded.. This is especially true if the extra "dermal thickness" is below the scars.. What am I not understanding here??

"Sculptra was shown to produce significant increases in dermal thickness (up to 2 to 3 times baseline values), adding volume to facial tissue and restoring shape to areas of the face with fat loss."

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sculptra only last 2 yrs.when its done the scar will come back..even if u get dermabrrasion only works on surface scars..

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That's my point.. The deeper scars will possibly surface following sculptra, giving the surgeon more thickness to work with. Once the scars are abraded, even when sculptra diminishes, I don't see how the scars will return if they've already been dermabraded.. Maybe the skin can be fooled into maintaining the collagen stimulated by sculptra, due to the fact that the original tissue (including scars) was abraded, and with that in mind if the sculptra-stimulated collagen were to diminish along with the sculptra, then essentially your face will collapse because the original depth of tissue was abraded to oblivion..

--------- upper dermis (dermabrasion depth to this level pre-sculptra)

scars

--------- lower dermis (dermabrasion depth to this level post-sculptra)

sculptra injected-------------

extra dermis tissue stimulated, compliments of sculptra

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sculptra only last 2 yrs.when its done the scar will come back..even if u get dermabrrasion only works on surface scars..

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i dunno..ask dermpro about this..hes a dermatologist that post of here

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falnhart,

sculptra is very similar in its purpose as the saline treatments I am doing, it is not a filler, and there are no immediate results. You will have to wait a few month and see if sculptra has produced some collagen formation.

Another thing I have read that collagen is very fragile, and a procedure such as dermabrasion will kill the newly formed collage.

About sculptra

http://www1.sculptra.com/US/aboutsculptra/FAQ.jsp#1

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If the extra cushion of collagen that's formed from sculptra is beneath the scars, then it really wouldn't be affected by the dermabrasion. At least it seems like it wouldn't.

falnhart,

sculptra is very similar in its purpose as the saline treatments I am doing, it is not a filler, and there are no immediate results. You will have to wait a few month and see if sculptra has produced some collagen formation.

Another thing I have read that collagen is very fragile, and a procedure such as dermabrasion will kill the newly formed collage.

About sculptra

http://www1.sculptra.com/US/aboutsculptra/FAQ.jsp#1

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