Yes, these are scars, but isn't that the case with the other individual who had hypo pigmentation from an IPL? Some of the scars are from have mole types of growth removed, really a light scrapping o the skin- it left white spots. The other streak type of line are from the head of an IPL, the IPL was too strong, and actually burned my skin. So, these are scars from burns. Does derma rolling not work permanently on scars? I thought there was some success with that? Had seen many posts on results with scars. Do you recommend putting a specific product on the skin right after rolling, like the Bimatoprost product? They say it is sold as an eyelash enhancer in a product called Latisse. Do you have any idea of where I could find this product? What about Supercop (copper), any comment on that? Thanks Sarah!
For the group, in terms of the pigmentation transplant .. I did research on-line and found there was a doctor in India (I think that same doc that is referred to in Sarah's link) who was training a team in the US at Henry Ford Hospital in Detriot. It was still considered to be an academic research program. They treat Vitiligo and burn patients and have a 70% success rate. Anyway, it is very expensive. They take the very top layer of skin from about a one inch donor sight area (like your upper leg), dissect that into what they call the pigmentation cells. They use a machine to do a strong abrasion on the site that will receive the transplant. It leaves the skin raw - bleeding. They apply the pigment cells, using a special dressing that seals it tight, and I had to go back 4 days later to have the dressing removed. No showering or getting the site wet during that time. I had this done to the scars / white spots on my chest, a scar on my face, and part of a breast augmentation scar under my breast. They say it takes about 6-12 months for the pigmentation to return. The breast aug scars looks good - it has more pigmentation now. The chest and face - I don't see improvement. Actually, on my chest, I think it is slightly worse from the abrasion process. In has been a good 12 months. I can't recommend the process since it did not work and it very expensive.
The only process I have found to date that has helped is one called Carboxy. It is a method of injecting small amount of (I think CO 2 gas) under the skin, used for wrinkles, stretch marks and I tried it on my chest. It did improve quite a bit. It really helped the stretch marks on my lower back. Very simple process, I had about 12 treatments. Not expensive.