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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Dermaroller and inflamation
« on: October 16, 2013, 02:49:34 PM »
Remember to do a patch test to see how your skin responds first.  The inflammation is needed in dermarolling because that's when the magic happens and the process gets started.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Dermaroller and inflamation
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:17:51 AM »
Acne should be under control before starting to Dermaroll.  If your acne is not under control, bacteria from the Active acne can spread to other parts of your face and cause new acne breakouts.  Search the forums for other topics on the matter.

After rolling, I like using Hyaluronic Acid (There's a serum in the web shop with Copper Peptides) becaause THAT doesn't clog my pores. THe infadolin is a bit too greasy for me and my skin is oily enough as is.  The Retin A doesn't clog your pores and neither does the Vitamin C.  I've never tried placing Vitamin C on after rolling because Vitamin C is irritating enough let alone going deeper into the blood stream.  In fact, the Retin A pushes everything out your skin (increased cell turnover) so that alone promotes clear pores.  Hope this helps.

Thanks for your compliment.  I personally have been doing it now since February of 2012 which means I've been doing it for the past 20 months.  I'm not exactly where I want it to be but it has improved greatly.  I think it improves little by little each time you do it.  Do I think it'll ever look "perfect", I don't know, but it will look much better.  In certain angles in the light u can still see every scar that I have, but they are much flatter scars.  If I were standing in front of someone talking to them in normal lighting, they may not notice them.  It's the harsh light that exposes them mostly.  I am still working on them myself but I don't plan on stopping rolling ever.  I figure this way, the scars will eventually all look normal, and I'll keep my skin as wrinkle free and healthy as I possibly can.

The time frame definitely gets easier as time passes.  I remember the first time I stood in front of the mirror and thought to myself wow, this is going to take a year or more (which it has), it was very intimidating.  As time went on however, it just became part of my skin regimen..All of the effort is worth it in the end.  Just keep at it and you will definitely see results. Thank you for your compliment

16 month update.

The Owndoc, the wide one. Im getting ready to buy a dermajet though as soon as the US version is back in stock.

I havent changed my routine. I'm still rolling and stamping at 2.0. My temple areas still need big improvent but I am trying to be consistent. I still put the Retin A on afterwards. I haven't done the TCA in a while though because the past peels and use of the Retin A has pretty much left me very even toned. Ive never used the Lactic Acid peel but the TCA is great. You shouldnt use it if you haven't been pre treating with Retin A. Id also suggest to stick to just the Retin A for the time being since summer is here and you are more likely to have sun damage as compared to the other times of year. Also, chemical peels can be very traumatizing so you should maybe consider purchasing a 0.5 mm roller from the webshop to speed up cell turnover. I also find on days that I use the vitamin C serum that my skin is left looking very healthy and even toned.

It's been a long road for me but I'm still going at it. Patience is key. After a while, the time gets easier to deal with. Ill be posting updated pics soon

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: dermajet on stretch marks
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:26:09 PM »
The dermajet seems amazing.  Do you think, for the face as well as stretchmarks, that someone with my dermaneedling experience (15 months) would be a good candidate to properly use it on my face?

Hi Andy, I did everything accoring to Sarah's guidelines.  I stamped all of my scars first with the Dermastamp before I roll.  I do that because the scars are easier to see.  I'm a bit aggressive with my stamping.  I use a 2.0 mm stamp and roller.  I'd stamp about 12 times for deep scars.  I have a deeper scar on my forehead that I stamp a bit more since that one needs much more collagen to fill that scar.  AFterwards I roll with with my 2.0 dermaroller about 12 times in each direction.  Throughout the month, I use vitamin C and retin-a on alternate days. 

THe only part that I've deivated outside of the recommendations is that I use Hyaluronic Acid instead of Infadolin because this allows me to use it for many more days and throughout the day as opposed to Infadolin which I can really only use in private because of it' greasy nature.  I also chose HA because it's better for oily skin.  Sarah sells HA with Copper Peptides in the webstore.  I've been stamping for about a year and 3 months now and i'm pleased with the results.  I still have acne scars but tehy are very very shallow except for my temples. My temples are taking longer to fill in than I would like.

Two years ago my skin was in really bad shape.  In this picture, I wanted to show everyone what needling can do to frown lines and such.  I had been a heavy cigarette smoker for about 8 years when the first pic was taken. I've since quit and have been needling for about a year for the after pic. I encourage others to post your progress pictures as well. I apologize for the bad quality of the before picture but nonetheless, the difference is clearly visible.

This is very motivating.  I've been hesitant to really give suctioning a good chance.  I've also had improvement with my scars but worry that I've hit a brick wall.  I dont know if this question is allowed, but do you think, because I'll start suctioning every day and causing bruising, that putting foundation over the bruising will be okay?  I apolgize in advance if this kind of question is not allowed.  I just relly wanna give suctioning a real shot and I dont want to unsightly features stopping me.

I've been dermarolling for the past 11 months and have had similar scars to you.  Check out my post


If going out in Public is something you can't avoid, you should try a Salycic Acid peel instead of TCA.  With a TCA, you'll definitely need to stay indoors.  A couple of Salycic acid peels is the equal of a weaker TCA peel.  However you can do Salycic acid peels more often and they clean up the skin nicely and clear your pores out so you're preventing future breakouts at the same time.

I do it myself.  Do a patch test if you're interested and try a very low percentage.  It is very traumatizing so be prepared to stay indoors.  Do tons of online research before you do it.

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