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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Subcision-suction method for acne scars
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:54:21 PM »
Thank you, Sarah, for your efforts and investment in developing the perfect single needle.  I'm looking forward to purchasing one as soon as they're available.

One other comment - although my skin got quite red during the suctioning, the redness faded within ten minutes and did not leave round marks as reported by some who used suction cups. Also,  despite having a tendency towards broken capillaries, I didn't see any form. 

The PMD is small,  lightweight, and easy to use. It fits comfortably in one hand, leaving the other hand free to hold the skin taught. It travels well, which was important to me as I was heading out on a two-week vacation shortly after the subcision.

Lastly, I have no connection to the company that makes the PMD, so my comments are not biased and represent my own personal experience. As Sarah frequently remains us, everyone's skin reacts differently...

I'm two weeks post-subcision and using a PMD Personal Microdem machine without the exfoliating disc for suction (available on Amazon for $120 to $160) . Although it's kind of pricey, between my acne scars and stretch marks, I'm sure I'll get plenty of use out of it so decided it was worth the money. It has worked beautifully so far, but some of the reviewers commented that their machine lost suction power after a relatively short period.

The PMD does a good job of pulling the skin up, and I can slide it around on my face so don't have to suction each scar individually. I targeted a couple of the deeper scars individually and was able to create a small hematoma, which I felt was beneficial based on the study. I think using the PMD may have have also extended the bruising period slightly, which I also feel good about because I feel more confident that the tethers are not quickly re-attaching. I started 24 hours after the subcision, made one pass the first day and then increased to 2 passes twice a day the second day and three passes three times a day the third day and onward. I plan to continue the suctioning for another week. Although that's slightly more aggressive than the study, I felt it was justified due to the suction power being lower than the professional machine used in the study.

Although it's too soon to tell the long-term outcome, at this point I'm seeing a 60 to 70 % improvement. Having spent thousands of dollars on a painful laser resurfacing with an extremely long recovery and some permanent discolorations but almost no improvement, so far, I'm thrilled!

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Erbium laser skin demarcation
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:40:10 AM »
Thanks, Sarah - I've been steadily reading all the forums postings, but I missed that one.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Erbium laser skin demarcation
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:04:08 PM »
Thanks for your response, and sorry I wasn't more specific. 

The treated skin on my face is lighter than the untreated skin on my neck.  The demarcation line isn't red or raised but just a very abrupt transition between the two different colors.

I have been very diligent about sun protection since I had the laser resurfacing.  Perhaps if I hadn't been, my face would have tanned and the color change wouldn't be so distinct, but I'm reluctant to try that. 

I bought my dermarolling products to use on acne scars, but when I saw the forum post on pigment transplanting, I wondered if dermarolling might help blend the two areas.


Dermarolling / Microneedling / Erbium laser skin demarcation
« on: August 10, 2012, 09:01:12 AM »

I had an Erbium laser treatment about ten years ago, and there is a distinct color change in my skin along my jaw line from where the treatment ended.

Can you suggest a routine to blend the skin so the demarcation is less apparent? I currently own .5 mm, 1 mm and 1.5 mm rollers and a 2 mm dermastamp, and would be happy to purchase anything else you thought would be useful.  I also have topical retinol, vitamin C, copper peptides, and Infadolan.

Thank you!
Thank you!

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