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SarahVaughter

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Burn scars and hyperthropic scars
« on: April 01, 2011, 02:40:30 PM »
>I'm looking for advise on how to treat 2 old raised scars on my shoulder and  >upper back.  I got them from a car accident when I was 10yrs old (now early

  >30's) They weren't sure what caused them & didn't find anything in the car

  >wreck but said they were "burns".

  >Originally they were dark pink/red & treated with creams, molds, silicone &

  >injections. As you can see in pics recently they improved a lot.

  >I'm not sure if they're keloid or hypertrophic scars.

  >Is this a surgery only option or could dermarolling help?

   

   

  If it is a keloid scar, dermarolling is a bad idea. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a hypertrophic scar is raised but it is more or less within the boundaries of the original injury. Keoloid scars totally outgrow the original boundaries of the injury and they grow to all directions. A person prone to keloids can get a huge scar just after a bug bite or vaccination.

   

  If you heal normally from little cuts then it would point to the direction that it is just a hypertrophic burn scar and dermarolling would be very useful to try. Burns very often heal in the form of hypertrophic scars.

   

  Burn scars consist of very tough scar tissue and you'll need long needles.

   

  You should try our 2 mm NARROW roller that is specifically for tough and relatively wide scars. You do not have to push the needles all the way in, but roll densely. Try to crush the hardened tissue.

  You must first do a test patch on a small part of the scar to see how it heals. If that goes allright, densely the entire scar densely once a month. Immediately after dermarolling and continuing for days afterwards, apply pressure with your fingers onto the scar for approx. 20 seconds, spot by spot. Do this twice a day until the scar has been flattened as much as it can be.

   

  2 mm rolling might be quite painful, it should still be bearable though - especially such a small area but you could buy (our) numbing cream.

   

  Alternatively, you can crush the hardened scar tissue with our single needles. Again, you must do a test patch first.

   

Related subject:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/What-to-do-about-hypertrophic-scars

  >Unfortunately I was tricked by marketing & purchased super cop x2 before I

  >read your forum. I take it that I should just throw this expensive cream out?

   

  You could try it, why not.

   

   

  >I also have an epila laser diode 808nm (hair removal) can this be used on scar?

   

   

  I am not sure what you mean. You want to remove hair from your scar?

  A hair epilation laser targets Melanin in the hair follicles but it won't be able to improve your scar.

   

   

  >I've also read Tamanu oil is great on scars, is this more marketing?

   

  It is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Used for cuts and wounds to heal. Similar as Tee Tree Oil.  But it is not going to make your scar disappear:

   

  http://www.agroforestry.net/scps/Tamanu_specialty_crop.pdf

   

   

  >Can I use your copper peptide mask on hair & lashes? (if its true it

  >thickens hair)

   

  I do not think copper peptides thicken hair otherwise everybody who uses it on their face would be complaining of increased facial hair. I have never heard about this, regarding copper peptides.

   

  You should use Latisse. That really works with most people. You need a prescription or you have to order it from India or something.

   

  http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Latisse-for-eyelashes-enhancement

These are examples of Keloid scars:



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