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  1. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope we can see something groundbreaking in the new year!
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  2. Lmaoo. It’s weird how emer knows that verteporfin will never be approved or helpful. It’d be better if he said there is no proof or research done with verteporfin and humans, but he goes straight to a definitive no. He’d rather push shitty treatments that are overpriced.
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  3. Someone emailed Dr. Chen who is the co-author of the verteporfin study and lead author of the faki + hydrogel study!
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  4. Treatment preformed by Dr. Emil Henningsen in early October. First photo was taken before treatment, the second yesterday (3 months after). I had a second treatment right after the “after” photo was taken. I’m very happy with this progress and am optimistic to see how things look further down the line. For reference, these scars are over 6 years old. You won’t find a single doctor without at least one complaint against him. But in my experience I can easily say that Dr. Henningsen abs
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  5. I have a science background nothing to do with this area but from what I can tell the current trial from Mr Chen is just an advancement on from the Verteporfin drug. By means of a way of efficiently applying it and making a feasible economic path onwards. So therefore if the main base of the drug is Verteporfin and that is already FDA approved then the trials change from having to prove it is safe to proving it is effective. This dramatically shortens the time needed for approval, I was wonderin
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  6. As many of you know at Stanford Uni there have been some interesting advancements into limiting the human body’s scarring or even remove it completely. They are currently in contact with the FDA about human testing, this will most likely be accepted. However from thins point it usually takes between 6month to 18months. For full permission for production if all goes successfully. I’m currently looking about getting some large excisions before the end of the year however following reading these pr
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  7. What does he mean when he says hair/gland isnt 100 %? Is it 90, 50 or 20 %? If it makes the skin look 100 % (which he says), I am sure people will start using it. It is still 100 times better than our options today.
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  8. Okay so as I have mentioned previously before I have a science background and so does much of my family one brother as a doctor and a sister as surgeon. This obviously has its benefits, I have recently been studying the verteporfin trials and it’s likely hood of preventing scarring. Obviously the sensible decision would be to wait until the very clever people at Stanford finish it all of and get it FDA approved for the use of scar prevention. However, the drug is available for online purchase, I
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  9. I've been looking into this and the faki hydrogel has been in development since 2017. At least, they have had funds since 2017. There are patents filed since 2019 about using this method. They know what stops scarring, and wanted to repurpose a drug(Verteporfin) so it would be easily accessible. The FAKI research has been before the verteporfin research. The link to the FAKI project summary: https://doctrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Gurtner.pdf Hoping that we can see some results
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  10. Hello all! I wanted to use this section to document my progress phenol peel. I wanted to do this in one go so I don't have to keep checking this website as much. I'll try to post pictures en masse at the 30 day mark. 2014: Acne Scar Journey Begins on a Bad Start: F’ed up big time and went to a plastic surgeon’s office where I was oversold on the care package below. I did get significant improvement but not to the extent that I would’ve liked in relation to the money I spent. I
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  11. I'm only diagnosed with acne and prurigo nodularis but reserving zero treatment considering how severe my skin diseases are. My whole scalp, body and face are severely affected. I have non healing/stubborn, widespread, deeply embedded, infected, congested,bloody,gooey, dry,itchy painful lesions of scabs and attached plugs, or whatever they are, un every crevice and iy is unbearable . The impeccable and time consuming daily skincare ,hygiene self care that I out in
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  12. @NagarNikku_The response reads like a bot wrote it. Dr Chen who is doing the verteporfin trials believes that verteporfin will be available for use in scars in 2-5 years. https://mobile.twitter.com/kellenchen_/status/1452741411057455104
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  13. @k95 I could have been lucky with my excisions, in any case it worked for me replacing 2 of my scars with fine lines the only issue being skin tightness. If I were to have smaller scars near these revised they would split under tension. So in theory surgeons could start using tissue expanders however if the skin appears unwounded this would be totally unnecessary and I can only imagine most people would hate having a tissue expander placed in their face for however many weeks/months to achieve e
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  14. At the moment excision already works, if you have only have one or two scars. The main issue at the moment is if you have multiple scars or the scars cover a large area that the tension on your skin is too great to have successful excisions. Verteporfin won't be that useful if the doctor has to stitch these wounds back up since you're not manufacturing more skin to excise. The skin tension remains. For this to work ideally you'd need to excise the scar tissue and then be able to
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  15. Just recently found out about this whole scarless healing thing and verteporfin. I'm new to this forum and have been dealing with acne scars since a teenager. This would be an absolute dream come true if this all pans out to restore normal non-indented, smooth skin.
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  16. They are two different studies. One is the Longaker's study with Verteporfin the other is the Gurtner's study with VS-6062. Do not confound them. The two drugs are similar but they are different molecules. The Verteporfin pig study has not been published yet. Verteporfin is already on the market as Visudyne and can be used Off-label, VS-6062 is not on the market.
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  17. I wish you the best. I long for the contacts to have Verteporfin scar revision. Look forward to seeing updates
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  18. Yes or another friend or something it’s only my leg and a scalpel excision is a very low skill procedure and the personal I’ll speak to about it will have at least 10 plus years of complex surgery so nothing to worry about in terms of knowledge and ability. I probably will go to a plastic surgeon for the face excisions. But other than that I can’t think of a more trustworthy surgeon than someone who really does care about you.
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  19. Even if she's as good as she seems, going to Iran for treatment will be out of question (politically speaking) for many people.
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  20. She is using it like 4 years You guys should see her face its flawless like marble i was look like meth addict more than her.
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  21. It is what is, life is not fair. It never was. You could follow all the rules and still get screwed by life. In our case acne scars.
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  22. Alright so an update. I'm doing this for anyone who might come across this in the future. I don't recommend using coconut oil. I did some research and it looks like coconut oil is alkalizing while your skin prefers a slightly acidic environment. I gently massaged the spot with Cetaphil then covered it with a band-aid when I went to sleep. Did the same when I went out in public and to work. There are different varieties of Cetaphil, the one I used was "Gentle skin cleanser". Showered on
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  23. It just means that they need to cut out the scar before using the drug -- that is, the drug won't dissolve an existing scar if injected into the scar, but if you create a new wound by cutting out the scar, it will heal scarlessly. BTW, that email is not about Verteporfin but a more experimental drug that is a FAKI inhibitor, preventing the body from sensing tension. The end result is similar and the drug could potentially work in combination with Verteporfin for even better results. We
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  24. absolutely irrelevant today, but funny still. Remember that PolarityTE hype back in 2017? They are still alive lol https://www.polarityte.com/news-media/press-releases/detail/575/polarityte-announces-submission-of-complete-response-to
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  25. Sure you lose your natural elasticity so your skin could look a bit sunken. But deep indents shouldn’t return. Maybe you can expect a bit of more rolling appearance as you age.
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  26. Cool stuff. I guess it seems like.. the verteporfin research spawned different teams.. One with FAKI. In which he says the only thing not fully regenerating is the hair. (Which most of us don’t give a **** about). And the other team is working with verteporfin.. if there even is such a group, haven’t heard any word from that side since their original research was published. From a profit perspective, verteporfin doesn’t make much sense to pursue, I’m not sure how patentable t
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  27. I think Chen was referring to FAKI, not Verteporfin. Verteporfin could be sooner since its already approved.
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  28. We're getting closer , though am looking forward to the hair regeneration also.
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  29. Just wanted to add that Stretching the skin is not ideal. The stretched skin is thinner, less vascularized, and it might have a wrinkled or puckered look. so instead of doing this, it would be better to regenerate the skin that should be there. I dunno if verteporfin can do this though. It sounds like they plan on stitching the wound together still, so you Would still have a missing area of skin.
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  30. @Tom_Mason @k95 I have had several sessions of Silicone Microdroplet by Dr. Barry Resnik in Miami to treat my acne scars. I have improved very much but still not completely satisfied with my facial skin. That was after trying a bad C02 fractional laser which despite good intentions, further pushed my indentations and left me with bigger holes. Do you think if this whole new method with verteporfin comes to fruition, this can be done over by Silicone injected facial skin?
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  31. Update in December I've rolled off accutane and saw some acne return in 2-3 months. However, when I became regular with Retino-A then it went away. Retino-A makes my skin a little red but I haven't been using it for long also. Maybe there's some getting used to it. Doctor's advice is to use it for a few years for maintenance. For now, I think it's cheap and quite effective. On the scar treatment front, I've met a new doctor in Delhi. They've actually written papers on scar treatment. T
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  32. @Tom_Mason Skin tolerates some amount of stretching though, right? Tissue expansion is a relatively common procedure, e.g. before mastectomy reconstruction to generate more skin for the implants. I would disagree that excision already works -- there are a lot of people on this forum with bad excision results (maybe they had a bad surgeon, I don't know). IIUC this would take the risk out of excision and allow it to be done on larger scars. To be more specific, my vision is that over sev
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  33. I'd just do the subcision but make sure Dr Rullan cuts the tethers in the superficial dermis opposed to the deep dermis. and also suction follow this thread and do the same suctioning this person did: You need to start suctioning once the subcision needle marks are healed AFAIK it takes a day or two. But you ideally want to start suctioning by day 3 after subcision. again make sure your subcision needle marks (wounds) are healed so blood doesn't weep out when you suction. You
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  34. Hi ColdHoneydew Any progress on your situation? I have the exact same problem, ( thanks for the excellent pictures). It is somewhat comforting to know someone else is going through the same thing, but sooo frustrating as there doesn't seem to be any answers.
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  35. Subscribe. jokes aside, stay safe. I hope you are doing that not because of desperation. Think twice.
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  36. Go to a scar revision expert in your area. sometimes re-excising the old scar more efficiently produces a better result. Weigh the risks too. It could be worse depending on a variety of factors. Consult with multiple scar revision experts before deciding and try to have some basic knowledge on scar revision techniques so that you can have questions prepared or an idea of how scar revision may work or not work for you. My point being, knowledge is power. Also, Examine their before and afters on s
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  37. Looks solid if she can really manage this
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  38. I agree with luk55 about hypotivaminosis A. Sometimes my biofeedback machine recomends beef liver, and sometimes it does not. If I take beef liver when the machine recomends it, my brain feels better and I sleep better. If I try beef liver when my machine doesnt recomend it, I get a splitting headache and feel horrible. I've always known cis and trans to be polar opposites. Most, if not all natural foods have an even mix of cis and trans isomers. I believe that when you have a synthetic is
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  39. Good question, I'm still using them every night. I noticed they make my skin red at the area. I generally think they are harmless to use but I'm not completely sure how effective they are. I'm not at my three month post excision yet. It's been about two months, I think. I got the excisions October 28th. 1) October 28th-Nov 28, 2) Nov 28-Dec 28th, 3) dec 28-jan 28. By January 28th, it should be three full months. I am getting the one that when I smiled re-excised. Something about how the pun
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  40. Hey if your progesterone is low, taking progesterone might be an option. But I also found this, which might be of interest for you: https://www.pasforum.info/threads/progesterone-theory-of-pas-flynn.168/ Also there are ways to up regulate 5 alpha reductase naturally by supplementing glycin and niacinamid. I will have blood work done and determine progesterone and allopregnanolone.
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  41. I personally care to have regenerated hair follicles as i lost eyelashes due to my eye issues ( inflammation etc ) but this is incredible news none the less , the future is getting brighter
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  42. It's inappropriate to use news articles as supporting details. In the papers, the tissue regenerated, on larger wounds. It will be of no use if verteporfin could only prevent a line scar. I don't think the clinical practice would leave a wound open, without any cover The thickness of skin varies, anyway
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  43. So this confirms that excision + verteporfin should work right? Since the excision line is thin, it doesn't matter if hair/gland reconstruction isn't 100% in the newly formed tissue -- as long as it *looks* like the unwounded skin (which Dr. Chen says it will), then we're golden. If this works, subcision + excision should be enough to get rid of scars!!!
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  44. Have you guys heard of James Godwin? https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/935326
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  45. Hey everyone, sorry I took a while to post an update. It's been about 11 weeks since my treatment. All of these pics were taken between 9-11 weeks after my treatment date. Probably overkill but I tried to get a lot of different lighting scenarios. I did have some pigmentation for a few weeks but it seems to have gotten back to how it was before treatment if not better (laser helps with pigmentation right?). Have I seen progress? Honestly, it's hard for me to say with c
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  46. I have been struggling with this for so long, and along with it, I have an excoriation disorder. As soon as I mention that I have dermatillomania, any doctor immediately discredits anything else I have to say after that. I’ve seen so many unhinged things being said in this thread like “I snorted crystal meth and it revealed the little worms floating in my skin all throughout my body, you should try that too” no that’s because meth causes subcutaneous tactile hallucinations that cause you to
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  47. I’m not here to argue but please do not comment on my thread ever again. If you’re a troll or what I don’t care. All you do is say negative shit and it literally helps no one.
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  48. I have researched and I think that they are sebaceous hyperplasia.
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