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Author Topic: Saline injections for acne scars  (Read 25758 times)

axel

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Re: Saline injections for acne scars
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2012, 09:33:27 PM »
Sarah, how long would it take the body to absorb the saline? (talking about a healthy body)

Because i'm also on a forum about acne, where a lot of people tried the saline injections...

A lot of them say that after they did the injections, they would experience (almost) complete scar revision for about a week or at least for a few days.

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Re: Saline injections for acne scars
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2012, 01:08:21 PM »
The saline solution (also called a physiological solution) consists of water and a little NaCl (table salt) and it is normally present in the body. It doesn't serve as a filler because the "bump" that forms when you inject is absorbed within hours. You just inject water under the scar, that is all.

It serves the same purpose as the suction method - to stretch out the fibrotic bands that tether the scar down and make it indented and to trigger collagen production.  It is injected straight after a subcision or needling.

If you inject the solution with quite some pressure, you will cause a very mild injury to the tissue (which is good because it triggers collagen) and it can take several days to heal. During this time, the scar will be flat. However, if you managed to loosen the fibrotic tethering, the scar will end up permanently slightly less indented, especially if you repeat the injections for several months.
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axel

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Re: Saline injections for acne scars
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 10:52:37 PM »
Thanks so much for your answer!
When you say with quite some pressure, do you mean press down on the syringe quickly causing the pressure?
Or do you mean injecting it slowly but over fills the scar to cause the pressure?
Or both, injecting quickly and overfilling?

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Re: Saline injections for acne scars
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 07:32:54 AM »
Actuall both, injecting quickly and overfilling.
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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Re: Saline injections for acne scars
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 11:43:35 PM »
Wow, .5 to 1.0cc is quite a bit. Has anyone else injected this much? It will definitely raise the area quite a bit. From some previous posters, it *seemed* like they injected much less.