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Dry and wrinkly skin after derma rolling
« on: September 05, 2013, 10:33:12 AM »
Derma Roller: 1.0 (2nd time derma rolling)

My skin: Oily, deep box scars, deep rolling scars, red pigmentation, finally acne free

My face looks great the day after I derma roll its still red but looks full.  Then 2 days later its so dry and so wrinkly I just want to hide cause it looks worse. 

Is this normal?  Should discontinue derma rolling?  I have tried everything to get rid of this scars because my face looks dirty and I cant wear makeup it defines the scars more.

I was really really hoping and praying that this derma roller would work. 


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Re: Dry and wrinkly skin after derma rolling
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 06:31:14 AM »
Yes, it is normal because the skin is being renewed and the old skin peels off. This peeling is not always clearly noticeable but it is happening. It makes the skin temporarily very dry and wrinkly.
You must keep the skin moisturized as much as possible for days after the microneedling session.
One of the best skin moisturizers is almond oil. Wet a cotton pad with tap water, add some almond oil and clean your skin with it or apply it on your skin.
Read my reply #5 concerning dry skin in this forum thread:
If you want to improve scars, you should add a dermastamp. Please read my reply here:
You can even quit dermarolling and do only dermastamping if your skin "does not like" dermarolling.


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Re: Dry and wrinkly skin after derma rolling
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 11:33:21 PM »
I have noticed the same thing. The skin is nice and plump for a couple of days and then it seems to get really sucked in and looks much worse than before. I think I have read this is due to a temporary water loss in the deeper layers of the skin due to the microneedling damage? All I know is that after a couple of weeks or so the skin looks much better again. Plus then the collagen really is starting to form over the next months.

As for the makeup making scars look worse I know what you mean. I have discovered a solution to this that I have used for many years. My skin is free from acne and in general pretty good except for a few scars but I still like a bit of a covering so I use Cover Girl powder makeup that comes in the compacts with the powder puffs and I use the one for oily skin. It's never caused a breakout. It covers wonderfully and the powder sits on top of the skin and doesn't sink into the scars. It really gives the illusion of  lifting the scarred skin. You could use any other powder makeup too but I like this brand myself.