Derminator



Please only post questions when you could not find the answer searching this forum or our instructions. Pre-and post-sales questions about our products only. Thank you!

Author Topic: Dermarolling and skin tightening.  (Read 4913 times)

abc123

  • Forum member
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Dermarolling and skin tightening.
« on: March 04, 2013, 03:50:24 PM »
Hello, I've only recently come across this method for tightening loose skin, so I'm just trying to do some research.

My first question is about keloid scarring. My father is mixed race, his father being black south American, I've heard that black skin colour is more prone to keloid scarring. However, I have a very pale and fair complexion and my mum is white, so I don't look at all mixed race. I do have two scars, one relatively big one on my knee, which has not turned into a keloid scar (at least I don't think it has...) and one on my chest which has become a keloid scar. What are your opinions on this?

And finally, would I benefit from it? I'm a 21 year old male, I was overweight from the age of 11 to 16  (I was before losing my weight was 14st 5lbs) I then lost the weight in about 5 months (down to 10st) and I've had loose skin since then and I've kinda gone in and out of putting on weight and starving it off etc. Since March 2012 I've picked up exercising, and since October I've been exercising three times a day every day, two sessions using weights, and one session being cardio, totalling about 11 hoursish exercise a week. But I haven't really since any improvement in my skin at all.

I'll attach photos of my scars. 

Thanks! (:
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 06:08:18 PM by SarahVaughter »

abc123

  • Forum member
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Dermarolling and skin tightening.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 03:53:10 PM »
Sorry, had problems with the attachments! Haha. Trying again.

SarahVaughter

  • www.owndoc.com
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2275
  • Medical journalist
Re: Dermarolling and skin tightening.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 05:18:34 PM »
Congratulations with your weight loss and with your strong will to keep up an intensive exercising regime! It is not easy.

Dermaneedling can be used on raised scars but not on keloids.  Actually, I have heard about cases of keloids being improved by dermarolling. However, keloids react unpredictably and dermaneedling, excision, laser treatment or any other serious disruption can trigger the keloid to grow even more. Steroids (e.g. Kenalog) cause skin atrophy and are therefore used to reduce keloids.

Try a 1.5 mm dermastamp with 35 needles on a very small part of your keloid and you will see what happens (it may help). There is no other way to find out than trying it.

If your keloid reacts OK to dermastamping, apply the pressure massage described here:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/what-to-do-about-hypertrophic-scars/

Use the 1.5 mm dermastamp on your other scar as well. It is not a keloid so there is no problem. Stamp it densely every three weeks.  Our 0.5 % Tretinoin cream can also help with diminishing the redness of your scar but it is not completely necessary. You can buy just the dermastamp.

Concerning your other question:

Dermarolling can improve mild skin laxity, provided there is not too much excessive skin. Dermarolling cannot get rid of excessive skin after major weight loss. Skin folds can only be fixed by plastic surgery. We do have customers who successfully tighten their post pregnancy mild laxity of abdominal skin.
 
From our experience, the best results for sagging skin is the combination of a short-needled dermaroller (to speed up the turnover of the skin) and a long-needled dermaroller (to trigger the formation of new collagen and elastin). We recommend using a regular 0.5 mm dermaroller (roll up to three times a week) and a regular 1.5 mm dermaroller (roll very densely every three weeks).

Significant weight fluctuations are really bad for skin laxity. You are young and if you stabilize your weight, your skin will very likely tighten by itself with time. It can take a year or more. Your weight loss was significant but not so much that it needs surgery.
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

The dermaneedling part of our site is http://owndoc.com/dermarolling/

Our digital dermaneedling device ($170 for home users and clinics): http://derminator.com/

Derminator videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/owndoc/videos?flow=grid

abc123

  • Forum member
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Dermarolling and skin tightening.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 05:22:26 PM »
Thank you very much Sarah! You're advice is really helpful and appreciated!

May I ask that you now delete this thread if possible? Or at least remove the attachments for me?

Thank you! (:

SarahVaughter

  • www.owndoc.com
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2275
  • Medical journalist
Re: Dermarolling and skin tightening.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 01:53:12 AM »
Sorry - No. I refer to forum rule #12:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/forum-rules/

"This forum is intended as a resource for others. If you upload pictures, everyone, including we, know what the skin issue is about. If you later remove the picture, the thread loses important information, sometimes to the point of meaninglessness. If you are concerned about privacy, omit or mask your eyes, mouth etc. We can also do that for you after you posted the pictures to ensure your anonymity. Regular forum users do not have image modification/removal privileges. Please do not to link to pictures posted elsewhere but post them here. Linking to pictures posted elsewhere nearly guarantees they will soon disappear. This forum is a symbiosis between you and us. You get expert advice, we get your picture so that this forum remains the internet's #1 skin improvement resource. If you disagree with this policy, please do not post pictures - but then again, without picture it is very hard to give the best advice."
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 01:55:02 AM by SarahVaughter »
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

The dermaneedling part of our site is http://owndoc.com/dermarolling/

Our digital dermaneedling device ($170 for home users and clinics): http://derminator.com/

Derminator videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/owndoc/videos?flow=grid