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Author Topic: Likelihood of Derma-roller infection?  (Read 5208 times)

eMsKing

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Likelihood of Derma-roller infection?
« on: December 26, 2012, 02:15:50 PM »
Hey Sarah,

I have been browsing around your forum regarding derma-rolling and am about to purchase a 1.5mm, along with infadolan and ret-A cream, for my stretch marks. I have a few questions that seem to really concern me: first, what are the chances someone actually getting an infection and are the usual infections associated with derma-rollers cause any kind of permanent damage i.e skin eating bacteria, additional scarring and the such? Also, is there a timeframe from the onset of infection to a serious skin condition - basically how long do we have before the infection is full-blown?

I understand that there are multiple types of bacteria and each have different on the human body/skin/epidermis, but I would really appreciate any kind of info. I also, plan on using alcohol to disinfect and Chloramine-T to sterilize after using the derma-roller, but do I have to disinfect/sterilize the roller before every treatment?

Very informative site and I am really grateful for the derma-roller instructions, settled most of my doubts ;)

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Re: Likelihood of Derma-roller infection?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 12:21:09 PM »
With proper disinfection and a normally functioning immune system, the risk of infection is extremely small. Countless people all over the world are dermarolling without any problems. I have answered a similar question here:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/is-sepsis-possible-from-dermarolling-is-it-deep-enough-to-possibly-cause-that/

After selling dermarollers for over five years, one of our customers (we have tens of thousands) reported something that could theoretically be an infection but it could have also been an inflammatory overreaction to dermarolling.  The onset of pimples was certainly related to dermarolling but the pain in the tonsils was likely due to catching a cold or a mild flu and had no connection to dermarolling. Please read my reply in this thread:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/i-think-i-developed-an-infection/

The only way one can get an infection from dermarolling is due to gross negligence in cleaning the roller, basically. And even then, the risk is very small.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 04:05:00 AM by SarahVaughter »

eMsKing

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Re: Likelihood of Derma-roller infection?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 06:58:46 PM »
Hey Sarah,

Thank you for the info, it definitely settled some doubts. For the most part I think I am ready to start dermarolling, just have to wait till they arrive.