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Author Topic: Do dermarollers/dermstamps help to get rid of old, white stretch marks?  (Read 4261 times)

SpookyWookiee64

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I'm a male who has had stretch marks for almost a decade from when I lost a bunch of weight. I have them on the inner part of my left upper arm, a deep one on my left should blade area, and a bunch on the upper part of my thigh/near the groin/side of my rear. Most of the stretch marks I have all seem wrinkly until I pull the skin, then they are just deep. Will a dermaroller/dermastamp help fade my old, white, and deep stretch marks? Or is it too late to bother with them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  :)

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The most effective for stretch marks is the combination of a regular 1.5 mm dermaroller + a 1.5 mm dermastamp with 35 needles + our 0.1% Tretinoin cream.

Follow the routine I describe in this forum thread:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Stretch-Marks-individual-needling
 
You can also read there my article about what kind of results to expect.

In some cases, a 2 mm size dermaroller and 2 mm dermastamp can be used but I do not recommend them for beginners. In addition, the skin on the arms is quite thin so 2 mm size in not necessary in your case.

In your case, I do not recommend the single needles because they are almost 2 mm long and some of our customers got bruises using them on the thin skin of the upper arms.
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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

SpookyWookiee64

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Great, thank you so much! :)

SpookyWookiee64

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Hi Sarah, I have one more question.

I live in Canada, so I decided to not buy the Infadolan due to the possibility of confiscation. Would applying 0.01% Tretinoin gel work well enough (I already have 0.01% Tretinoin gel from my doctor for my face, so I was hoping to save a doctors visit and money)? I know that applying Tretinoin gel right on an open wound can irritate it, but the irritation doesn't bother me.


Thanks again for the help! :)

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There has never been any confiscation of Infadolan in Canada, and we have thousands of Canadian customers.
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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