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  2. Just now, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 Redness is treated with vascular laser or q-switch, ... if you have ethnic skin picosure. If it's only slight redness a steroid may me used of topical,.  Rosacea can also be caused by triggers like the sun. See a Dermatologist.  Most of these things are considered out of pocket aesthetics treatments. So you want a procedural or aesthetics dermatologist or med spa. 
    How do I go about finding a good Dr?
  3. I have some reddening on my face which I think is from the sun, what would be the best treatment for this which isn't harsh? I don't know where to start, do I see a Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon? How do I find a good one? I'm also assuming a procedure like this will not be covered under insurance. Thank you.

  4. Scarless Healing

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    I thought Polarity was supposed to release their final results after this weekend after some sought of conference they had?

  5. I want to see a Dermatologist about something scar related, how do I know I am going to one that is competent in this field? I also need to go to one covered by my Health Insurance, thanks.

  6. I’ve read on this forum about Beta Glucan regrowing skin. Is this a good treatment and where do I attain this? Thanks.

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  8. 17 hours ago, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 Waiting game, ... you can try some cortisone mixed with lotion (if it's been some time since you first got the wounds), derms might give you a steriod. But red means healing, and they don't want to stop that. We can heal for many months. Look at the PIE treatments under skin in the FAQ of more ideas.

    BA
    Mederma was recommended to me, would this help at all? I always thought Mederma was a scam.
  9. On 9/19/2018 at 12:43 PM, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 It occludes and makes the body heal itself. Like those hydrogel bandages, They use them after any surgery procedure on the wound. 
    What would be the best thing to put on the pink pigmentation left over (2 months post injury)? Or is it just a waiting game?
  10. 7 hours ago, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 Aquaphor is fine. Do that for a month or a little after, ... you start Silicone on ongoing scars after that. 

    Any brand of silicone scar liquid will work. 
    So I have been using the silicone for just 2 days now and already notice a drastic improvement! I am very surprised because I always thought silicone was for hypertrophic scars. The wound is 2 months old at this point.
  11. On 9/16/2018 at 10:36 AM, beautifulambition said:

    You can try,... If it's a young wound I would not apply it on the abrasion as it can inhibit natural healing. Inflammation is part of the healing process. Silicone could be beneficial to a scar like this as you state you want to regenerate the top layer. But if it's a young scar a wet wound is a happy wound hence the advice above. Road rash on a leg can take time to heal. Please see a dermatologist if your overly concerned. 

    BA

    Thank you, do you think Silicone is better than just applying Aquaphor? If so, what is a good brand of Silicone?
  12. On 9/11/2018 at 11:55 PM, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 This is a scarless healing topic "regenerate." You can try silicone patches (long term scar approach) or a gel like strataderm over it and see if the skin recovers underneath, it's a very slow process. This is only after the scar has fallen off and you have fresh skin,... some occlude first with something like a vaseline or tripple antibiotic cream. Some find castor oil healing to young scars. Retin A can be helpful but not on fresh wounds. It can take up to a year to heal these things.

    Typically abrasions heal will but it just takes alot of time. A moist wound is a happy wound. 
    Can I apply a Hydrocortisone cream to help with redness?
  13. I was wondering if there is any procedure that would be able to regenerate a top layer of skin from an abrasion type wound?

  14. Almost two months ago I had a slight abrasion from a rug burn that has been slightly red. I went to my Dermatologist (who has great reviews) and he said it was red because it looked like there was bacteria underneath the skin. He prescribed me Clindamycin and has been using a small stick that feels cold on it (don't know how else to describe it). Does this sound like it can be true or should i get a second opinion?

  15. On 8/12/2018 at 7:12 AM, beautifulambition said:

    It takes months to heal, ... keep the wound moist. IT's all up to your healing capabilities. Nothing much we can do at this phase until we see what happens. 

    So the area seems to keep getting lighter and lighter, this shouldn't scar right? Is this considered hyper pigmentation or just the healing process? It is at about day 42 now.
  16. Should I try something like Tegaderm (Is this safe to use one the face)? Or just stick with Manuka Honey?

  17. Thank you BA, I know the pink is normal but if I look in the mirror real close to the skin the texture looks slightly different too, hard to describe but the skin llayer looks a little different or something. This is also normal?

  18. I recently had a slight abrasion and seem to be healing fast but I noticed that the skin growing in looks a little different. I can't tell if it is indeed new skin or am I missing a layer? It wouldn't make sense that a layer would be missing because it was not that deep. It looks slightly red/pink and when I squeeze it up close the texture looks a little different right now. Is that normal?

  19. Scarless Healing

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    1 hour ago, FastMedia said:

    A few things:

    I have talked to someone who had 3rd and 4th degree burns and was part of the US recell trial.  The results have been pretty amazing aesthetically.  Really amazing color, much better than having grafts everywhere.  We all know that recell is not amazing for acne scars but it seems to be great for burns and chronic wounds.  I also reached out to Sunogel.  Funding seems to be the biggest hurdle and I don't think he has the best means to generate funding.  I recommended crowdfunding and he seemed interested.  I think we all need to try and help him with this.  As it stands, he has one of the only studies I can think of that was used on pre existing scars where positive results were achieved.   Everyone else is focused on wounds healing and not regenerating tissue from scarred areas.  If any of you work in finance or have experience with crowdfunding we should come up with a plan to help fund a study.

    Is there any estimate as to when Recell would be available to the general public?
  20. 6 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

    I don't have a brand recommendation as Manuka is monitored mainly by New Zealand. Look for higher numbers MGO or potency level. I am sure there is great stuff if your in Europe or Canada as well. You want it as clean as possible and organic / wildcrafted. NZ Manuka is used on bandages as well.

    BA

    I have a question for you, if you say that it heals perfectly after some time. Then why do acne scars scar with that pitted look? Why don't they heal?
  21. 57 minutes ago, beautifulambition said:
    @mjg713 There is no way to know how your body will heal this spot. Dermatologists manipulate the situation with steroids taking away inflammation. Natural ways to boost the bodies ability to heal I put above ^.

    Some people just take a very long time to heal, months and even up to a year. This is controlled by your body. 

    If you are overly concerned about the situation please see a dermatologist as they can better address and assess the situation in person.

    There is always pink when the body heals, ... You could even have pitting and it heals perfectly over time with proper care. Ongoing Inflammation and infection are the too major causes of scarring. But many people mistake our bodies slow ability to heal, pinkness and scabbing is part of the process.

     
    Thank you, have just been getting a little paranoid with the "timeline of healing" I'm reading on Google of 14 days. I bought some manuka honey and will try it out, do you have any brand recommendations? 
  22. 18 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

    Try castor oil and or comfrey. These are healing. Also manuka honey. I cut my finger a few days ago and it healed nicely.

    Mupirocin just prevent's infection. One can cover with silicone like scar products once the wound is fully healed and the scab has healed up. Silicone is a very slow process (months). You might want to try retin a as well once it's healed several months after as it stimulates collagen. 

    Allow proper healing, ... using to many thing to soon will cause more damage than good. 

    Wounds as you know PIE can take months to heal for some and up to a year. 

    Comfrey and Castor oil are natural ways to stimulate the body.

    Is there anyway I can tell if it's just pink skin or is it missing a layer? It doesn't make sense to be missing a layer because it did not bleed/scab/blister etc. But when I look up close I see an outline, is this just some inflammation? It's been 2 weeks, so I'm assuming epithelizaton should be complete.
  23. 14 minutes ago, beautifulambition said:

    Try castor oil and or comfrey. These are healing. Also manuka honey. I cut my finger a few days ago and it healed nicely.

    Mupirocin just prevent's infection. One can cover with silicone like scar products once the wound is fully healed and the scab has healed up. Silicone is a very slow process (months). You might want to try retin a as well once it's healed several months after as it stimulates collagen. 

    Allow proper healing, ... using to many thing to soon will cause more damage than good. 

    Wounds as you know PIE can take months to heal for some and up to a year. 

    Comfrey and Castor oil are natural ways to stimulate the body.

    Thanks, I think I am going to try the manuka honey. I think something like silicone is unnecessary, it was pretty minor and barely any bleeding/scab. Just seems inflamed.
  24. I recently had an abrasion (a slight carpet burn). I don't believe it was too deep because there was badly any blood or scab formation, just looked more or less like a rash. My concern is that it has been 14 days and the area looks like the epidermis of the skin still needs to grow back in a bit. I have been applying Mupirocin and covering it should I try something like Tegaderm?  Thanks.

  25. Scarless Healing

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    Any new information on the research done by Dr. Cotsarelis? Wasn't the method he discovered proven to be 100% effective in preventing scarring?


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