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Author Topic: Is sepsis possible from dermarolling ? Is it deep enough to possibly cause that?  (Read 9496 times)

Alice Walz

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Dear Sarah, I am interested in dermarolling. I just wanted to know if sepsis is possible with deeper needles (like 1,5) if one desinfects ? Do the needles go deep enough to possibly cause that? Kind regards Alice

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Sepsis is the wrong word, sepsis means blood poisoning. That is impossible with dermaneedling. Skin infection however is always possible with longer needles, however it is exceedingly rare. None of our customers has ever reported it, and we have tens of thousands of customers (we are perhaps the largest dermaroller retailer in the world).

The main cause of it is forgetting to clean the dermaroller after dermarolling. If you allow to sit it for weeks without cleaning and sterilizing first, you'll end up with a festering mess of bacteria.

The immune system can handle the bacteria on your skin very well. It knows them and has antibodies to it. Very superficial infections of such "own body" bacteria are no problem whatsoever for a healthy immune system. That is why it is much more important to clean and sterilize your needling instrument immediately after use, than the "sterlize" the skin. Skin can't really be sterilized anyway, only disinfected, the bacterial load can be reduced. Proper skin disinfection as surgeons practice it involves long scrubbing with soap, multiple rinses, more soap and subsequent use of a disinfecting agent. However, such rigorous disinfection is not really required.

Surgeons know that when you remove the top oil layer from the skin, the sebaceous glands that were "capped" are now exposed and they contain bacteria. So a light wash with soap makes things worse, in terms of bacterial load. But surgeons disinfect to protect people with no immune function from foreign bacteria entering their organs, and that requires wholly different standards of disinfection.

Alice Walz

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Dear Sarah, first thank you for your very exstensive answer on my question. I think you are doing a great job here in this forum.  I am from Austria and would like to place an order. I have neither a credit card nor pay pal. Do you only use these payment methods? I would love to pay the postman directly. I buy many things that way. But if it is not possibly, do I have to sign up with paypal? My last question: when are dermastamps 0,5 and 1,0 available again? Kindest regards Alice from Vienna:):)

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Hi Alice,

The dermastamps still have to be produced so I fear it can easily take three weeks.

We can offer no other ways to pay but a debit or a credit card or a PayPal membership, I am sorry about that.

Paying the mailman on receiving the package is only possible for packages originating in one's own country, as far as I know.

If you have a bank account, I think you can become a PayPal member and pay like that, yes.