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Posted: 12/24/2005 2:51:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:16:06 PM EDT by ArmedAndRetarded]
We've all cut out splinters and dug out ingrown toenails, so I've decided to try something new.
I cut my shin months ago and for some reason a big ugly scar formed. It wasnt a very big or deep cut, just a scratch, so I cant figure out why it made a scar.
After reading about scar removal I decided to give it a shot myself. I wiped the area down with some alcohol and got my bayonet.
I sterilized the blade and gently scraped at the scar. I didn't take long for the top layers of skin to come and slight ooze of blood to come out. Didn't hurt much either.
I figured the blood was a good indication to stop the procedure and see how it heals.
A week later the scab came off the scar was much smaller and far less noticible.

I just scraped at it again and if heals up the same way, the scar should be gone next week.

Now for something a little more difficult.
I have some stretch marks on the top of my bicep just below my shoulder that was the result of heavy weight training.
The stretchmarks are alot thicker than the scar on my leg, so I'm not sure how this will turn out.
I pulled the skin taut with my other had and gently scraped at with the knife. It hurt alot more because I had to scrape longer to get the slight bleeding. I only scraped at one small area as a test to see how it turns out.
I'll update this next week with the results after it heals.

EDIT: I am also an EMT-I, so I have an extensive medical background.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:55:12 PM EDT
Fuckin bored?


Me too.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:57:24 PM EDT
"ArmedAndRetarded"


...i think the name says it all.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:58:24 PM EDT
ArmedAndRetarded...I think your screen name might just be about right
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:59:28 PM EDT
Practicing medicine without a license is a felony in all states.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:18:40 PM EDT
Know anyone with sandblasting equipment?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:21:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
Practicing medicine without a license is a felony in all states.



Even recreational gynecology on the weekends? I really hope not.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:48:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rtech:

Originally Posted By C-4:
Practicing medicine without a license is a felony in all states.



Even recreational gynecology on the weekends? I really hope not.



Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:51:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:43:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 8:05:26 PM EDT by Backstop]

Originally Posted By ArmedAndRetarded:
EDIT: I am also an EMT-I, so I have an extensive medical background.



R I G H T.

Do it right - get the Dremel and put in one of the sanding wheels. Go to the kitchen and find the Morton Girl - you know, the one walking in the rain with the umbrella.

Apply salt.

Apply Dremel.

OH DAMN! Forgot to tell you to tape plastic to the walls - you're sure to make a mess.



Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:48:36 PM EDT
You dont need much training to do some surgical procedures.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:56:49 PM EDT
DREMEL
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:59:05 PM EDT



Oh shit, I need to nominate this as one of the funniest thread I've read.


Or maybe it is the bottle of vodka I've been hammering.

Either way....thanks for the laughs.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:03:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:09:15 PM EDT
Don't know why, but this is cracking me up.

A scar, a bayonete, an EMT-I named ArmedAndRetarded read something about scar removal, and it's Christmas Eve.


Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:26:44 PM EDT
Former EMT here. Put my home surgery skills to work a few years ago. Sliced a planters wart off using a bic shaver over a few days.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:27:25 PM EDT
I just tried laser eye surgery with my PAQ-4.
Everything worked out great! I see everything crystal clear,w4t4rwegg

ohh, eveythin just went a litl blurrwafy theer fo a bit...aigwHFGDS

o shiiiitttFREWQFFC i cANT SEEEEE ASDFIOU8W I CANT FEW E SEE!!

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CALL 911 FOR NEEEEE afuij iowaf fw
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:33:16 PM EDT
Scar removal...... on aguy?!?!?!?

I take it Richard Simmons was your assistant....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:38:05 PM EDT
Were the hell is page two
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:41:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:41:52 PM EDT by cmjohnson]
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:41:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:43:42 PM EDT
Update page 2? There is no page 2
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:45:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
Update page 2? There is no page 2




1 post closer to find out what the update is.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:06:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:10:46 PM EDT by HELOBRAVO]
EMT...extensive medical background?
I respect EMT's.
That being said, you training is far from extensive and light on the medical.
"Medical background" brings to mind alot more than extracation skills and the ABC's.
I've been a full time+ RN for 11 years and would never claim what you have and I can assure you I have a much broader medical background.
I cannot, however, get anyone out of a wreck with out making them a quad in the process. Thank you for being there.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:09:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
You dont need much training to do some surgical procedures.



You don't need much training to steer a jet either.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:12:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:13:35 PM EDT by Sparky357]
My wife sells these... Microderm abrasion kits. That may help.
www.marykay.com/jenn30/skincare/antiaging/timewisemicrodermabrasionset/default.aspx
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:24:04 PM EDT
My wife sells Mary Kay also, but you would want to buy this to make your strech marks go away. My wife and her friends have all had babies and it has made the strech marks from pregnacy disappear.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:45:25 PM EDT
Hey!

Title says "UPDATE PAGE 3"

Page 2 just started.



HAHA!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:51:49 PM EDT
Hey, I'm an EMT-P, does that mean I can do rhinoplasty?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:53:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:53:58 PM EDT by deej86]
Dude, there's only 2 pages...WTF?

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:01:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Dude, there's only 2 pages...WTF?




the update is waiting for us on the "other side"
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:52:35 PM EDT
OK, I just read the update on page 3 and all he says is "don't try this at home".....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:58:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Hey, I'm an EMT-P, does that mean I can do rhinoplasty?



Well hell yeah!

I'll pass gas - someone told me argon and 02 were interchangable...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BenP:
Scar removal...... on aguy?!?!?!?

I take it Richard Simmons was your assistant....



No sht, every scar that I have I also earned and will keep thank you.
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