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Author Topic: Suitable needle length for light hyperpigmentation/shallow scarring  (Read 4280 times)

Sofie

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I have mostly shallow rolling scars and boxcars with light hyperpigmentation. The hyperpigmentation looks something like this: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/PublishingImages/Cosmetic_Plastic/before-after/laser-light-after-front-2.jpg (This is NOT me)

I would like to incorporate hydroquinone into my dermastamping/rolling (whichever is more suitable) into my regimen. Please advise and thank you. s

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Re: Suitable needle length for light hyperpigmentation/shallow scarring
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »
I recommend buying a regular 0.5 mm dermaroller, using it three times a week to enhance hydroquinone penetration. Apply hydroquinone right after dermarolling.  Do it for three months and then a one month break and so on.

For your scars, use a 1.5 mm dermastamp with 35 needles. If your scars do not improve in six to eight months, add the suction pump and use it on the rolling type of acne scars.
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Sofie

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Re: Suitable needle length for light hyperpigmentation/shallow scarring
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 07:09:17 AM »
Thanks Sarah, I'm going to take some before/after pictures and post them here. I'm going to be ordering the stuff soon. I hope I get good results stamping/rolling.

Sofie

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Re: Suitable needle length for light hyperpigmentation/shallow scarring
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 04:21:27 AM »
Sarah, I have just one more question. Is it safe/okay to dermastamp a VERY slightly raised pinkish-red scar on my chest that I got from a boil last year? It doesn't hurt anymore and has since been drained but it's still pinkish

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Re: Suitable needle length for light hyperpigmentation/shallow scarring
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 02:56:48 PM »
Using a dermastamp on hypertrophic scar is a very good idea.

If the scar is raised, perform the pressure massage that is described here:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/what-to-do-about-hypertrophic-scars/

The forum posting also has a link that explains why dermaneedling works on hypertrophic scars.
The dermaneedling part of our site is http://owndoc.com/dermarolling/
Our digital dermaneedling device ($190 for home users and clinics): http://derminator.com/
Derminator videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/owndoc/videos?flow=grid
Instructions: https://owndoc.support/knowledgebase.php?category=4