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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Max number of pricks per square cm?
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:40:53 PM »
I am doing 10 stamps in the same spot, which is probably an upper bound per the documentation. However, I still have not seen any noticeable results after 9 months. I seem to tolerate this level well, so I was wondering if I could go to 12 or more stamps in the same spot?

For subcision, the cuts are pulled away by suctioning them (force is normal the cut). This makes sense. However, for needling the suctioning is "in-line" with the cut. Therefore, nothing is really being pulled apart.

So why would we expect the suctioning method to work at all? The reason I ask is that I decided to just go for this method from the start. The problem is that it creates a lot of redness and bruising and its hard to work and go in public like this. So I am just wondering if there is any real benefit. It just doesn't seem at all like the approach used for subcision. I have seen some success stories, but who knows if needling alone would have had the same benefit.

Is the current belief to just "give it a shot" and hope for the best? Is there a logical reason to expect suctioning would work in conjunction with needling?

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Why don't you sell 2.5 mm needles?
« on: March 02, 2013, 12:59:27 AM »
I know that 2.0mm is the longest length recommended on this site.

But what about for males with relatively thick skin. Could the cheek area (deep acne scars) benefit from a 2.5mm length?

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Acne Scar on Nose
« on: January 25, 2013, 02:27:55 PM »
I am aware that needling on the nose can make things worse, but I decided to give it a go with a 1mm dermastamp.

It is a rolling scar that looks a little worse now after a couple weeks. I am wondering could this have actually made things worse? What would be the modality (reason) for it to perhaps become worse? That is the part I do not understand?

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Snapping/Crackling Sound
« on: January 14, 2013, 04:05:20 PM »
1. Is the snapping/crackling sound you hear (dermastamp) really scar tissue being broken up? It seems I can hear this on good skin too.

2. If the scar tissue is being broken up (loosened) wouldn't the results be more immediate than if due to collagen induction? If I am hearing a lot of snapping, would this mean I should expect results sooner?

Dermarolling / Microneedling / .25 vs .5 for epidermis
« on: January 13, 2013, 06:19:08 PM »
If I am looking to improve skin tone, texture, and epidermis thickness, it seems the .25 and .50 are options.

I would like to use the .5 (maybe it would be better?), but I get a little pink for about 5 days. I am wondering if the .25 would be effective for this or are the needles just too short to help very much?

Dermarolling / Microneedling / How much Bruising with Suction Method?
« on: January 09, 2013, 10:44:14 PM »
A 2.0mm gives redness for about 5 days. I can do it on Sunday and be OK to go out by the next weekend.

Saline injections don't seem to have much downtime at all.

I want to add suctioning, but the bruising concerns me. It could be a lot of downtime. If we use the suction from this site, 4 seconds per area (several passes), what are the chances of bruising? How long does it take to heal from the bruising.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / DermaStamp Vs Single Needle
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:59:34 AM »
My question is what is the point of the dermastamp if I use a single needle manually?

Single Needle Advantages:
- Can control the amount of pricks/cm^2
- Various angles
- More precise (affects less surrounding tissue and less overall redness because of it)

Single Needle Disadvantages:
- More time consuming than a dermastamp
- One needle versus many needles (may dull faster and need many single needles)

This said, the single needle disadvantages only appear to be time and possibly money. If both of those are non factors, why even bother to dermastamp? Clearly a single needle can duplicate the effect of a dermastamp, but in a more accurate manner.

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