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Should intervals be lengthened once the desired appearance is achieved?  Or is the same frequency required to maintain results?

Also, if you get good results and the skin does thicken, should you begin using a longer needle?


What works for you for keeping track of what you rolled, when, and with what needle, etc?

Notebook with a hand drawn table? iPhone app? just go by memory?

It seems important to keep to a schedule, and could get complicated if you're rolling multiple areas on different days.

Several years ago, I had submental (under the chin) liposuction. Overall the improvement was good, but the surgeon was a bit too aggressive with the cannula near the skin surface and I ended up with 5 or 6 permanent shallow grooves that made me very self conscious. They are visible mainly from a low angle when light hits from the side.  I eventually adjusted to accepting that the grooves were not very noticeable to other people most of the time, but they still bother me if I let myself think about it too much.

I've been thinking and reading about microneedling for a few weeks now for various body areas that have started to show ageing changes in the last year or so, and it suddenly hit me that it might work on those lipo grooves! 

What do you all think? And how aggressive a needle length do you think it would take? Would it be important to restrict the needling to only the grooved area, or could I roll densely over the entire area? This is on the neck area under the chin. The grooves are 2-3mm wide by 1mm deep by 2-3cm long and are 5-10mm apart.

Replying to my own post to save someone the trouble of answering the first part of my question. I just learned that if the skin isn't reddening similar to a sunburn, the needles aren't long enough to stimulate the desired inflammatory reaction.

I'd still appreciate info on how you can tell if the needles are too long.

I'm interested to know if anyone has experienced a temporary or long-term worsening of hair shedding following microneedling treatment of the scalp for alopecia. I've seen mention with some other therapies that shedding can worsen initially before improvement is seen, for example minoxidil causes a lot of hair loss initially (not willing to go through that, and I can't stand the headaches and greasy hair from it anyway), and possibly laser therapy too.

I have had chronic shedding for over 5 years that is very severe at times. I have lost more than 75% of my hair volume in that time. I am able to control it to some degree using topical estradiol and that virtually halted the hair loss almost immediately (within a week) without any "dread shed" or rebound hair loss.

However, I'm having worsening hormonal imbalance problems that is making the hair loss a lot worse again and I'm seeking additional strategies. Since I'm interested in dermarolling for my skin, I thought this would be well worth a try!

With the hormonal hair loss, I get oily hair and some kind of pimples on the scalp, lots of them. Sometimes it's just hard bumps, and it always goes together with increased hair loss and oily skin and scalp, and comes and goes with my monthly cycles, which is how I know it's hormonal. But with the scalp lesions coming more intensely and frequently, it occurred to me I could be getting some scarring, suggesting needling could be doubly suitable.

I'm not interested in using minoxidil, however I've been interested in trying bimatoprost on the scalp. I'm thinking that microneedling could amplify the absorption to the point that it could be cost effective. Also, I'm only planning on using bimatoprost on a smaller area about 3"/7cm diameter at the front where the thinning is most apparent.

Has anyone seen a noticeable reduction in hair shedding and/or hair regrowth since commencing microneedling the scalp?


Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: DERMAROLLING FOR ALOPECIA?
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:57:46 AM »
All lower case is easy for most people to read if using upper and lower is a problem. It's only all uppers that is hard to read.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Needling healthy tissue?
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:53:18 AM »
I've read a lot about specialized devices for needling scars and stretch marks. What is the reason for avoiding needling the surrounding tissue? What is the problem with using a regular roller over stretch marks?

I know you need to needle scar very densely, is that density bad for unscarred skin? Thanks.

If it's too short, I guess it just won't work or won't work as well as it should.

If you're using a needle length that is too long, how can you tell? And what's the worst that can happen if you choose a needle that is too long?


Dermarolling / Microneedling / Needle length for groin area,
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:46:50 AM »
I noticed the skin on the inner thigh crease is getting thinner and crepey. I am age 45. It also has a lot of hyperpigmentation (I'm fairly sure it isn't Acanthosis nigricans). What is an appropriate needle length for this area? Thanks.

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