» I suppose the scar might indeed have invalidated the
» body’s attempt to regenerate follicles. We won’t know until a different
» test(s) tell us more.
I remember reading somewhere (some medical literature) that during healing the body’s top priority is survival i.e. if a wound is deep or bleeding a lot then the body tries to close it asap. There is some pathway involved in this, don’t remember which one exactly but I think it’s TGF-B. So if the wound is deep etc then this pathway is activated which leads to wound filling in with fibrous tissue - the scar!
When I first saw the picture of the wound, I knew it had little chance of regrowth because it was just too deep. On the contrary, I also posted a link to a post by some woman who used a chemical peel on her pregnancy scars and then followed it through with ACELL. According to her, the scars completely disappeared and the resulting skin was baby smooth! The thing that gives that post credibility is that she posted that way before ACELL tallk started on any hairloss forums. If I remember correctly she got ACELL from a vet friend of hers.
Following are her posts from Sept 2007:
"acell.com - I have mentioned their stuff before. I obtained a small sample of their powdered product. Bottom line…
strong tca then small amount of powder mixed with emu oil and covered with healing film = stretch mark totally healed.
This is a much better method than the sucessful one I outlined in a previous post and I think this is likely to work for a much broader range of people. Problem is obtaining product from acell as their current product is vet grade and I’m not sure they sell to just anyone. The sample I obtained I got via a contact who sadly cannot provide more."
"My sample came from a contact that works in a vet office, but i doubt i will be able to obtain more from this source.
The way this stuff works requires that the area to be treated be open, you can’t just put it on closed skin. This is where the TCA comes in to prep the area to be treated and the emu oil as well as providing a base for the powder also carries it into the skin. Resolution of treated area is complete. The healed length is like baby skin, and this is consistent with what others have reported. It’s like the cellular clock has been reset in that area. Regarding price it should be inexpesnive in terms of production, but not sure what it will actually cost as an end product. It’s not actually all that complex to produce, maybe an enterprising biomed student will step forward."