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SarahVaughter

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Questions about your vit. A D ointment Infadolan
« on: January 21, 2010, 05:57:47 PM »


Infadolan is a medical grade, regenerative, protective ointment with vitamins A+D and Lanolin.


          There are several reasons why we chose INFADOLAN. First of all some other A+D ointments contain Zinc oxide, which is a mild astringent. An astringent is a chemical substance that shrinks and constricts body tissues. Zinc oxide acts as a skin-drying agent and can act as a skin anti-inflammatory. Astringents cause mild coagulation of skin proteins and that causes the skin to dry up.

 

Zinc's "drying" properties are very beneficial in treating diaper rash, oily skin with acne or any other skin condition where drying the skin is desirable. Zinc oxide is also an excellent sun protection because it reflects the UV rays.

       

After dermarolling though, the "open" skin should be kept as moisturized as possible and that's why substances with astringent and dessicating (drying) properties are not suitable.

 

        Secondly, some A + D ointments contain a strong antinflammatory ingredient and which should not be put on your skin after rolling. The reason is that the dermaroller basically causes a mild, controlled inflammation of your skin, that inflammation triggers certain responses in the skin such as collagen induction and that's why a mild inflammation is desirable and should not be suppressed with strong anti inflammatory ingredients.

      The third reason is that Infadolan contains Lanolin, which is a very good occlusive and an outstanding moisturizer. It is especially useful to occlude the scars with an occlusive ointment after dermarolling scars, to postpone peeling. For reasons we do not fully understand, the occlusion of the scars has been proven to be beneficial in medical trials. Our ointment contains natural Lanolin. The Lanolin carries the vit. D into the skin.

      The forth reason was that our ointment contains a high enough percentage of vit. A to have a therapeutic effect and that vit. A is there in the form that doesn't irritate the skin when the skin is "open". Infadolan is therefore used to treat first degree burns. Ordinary "Retin A" (Retinoic Acid) is not a good way to bring vit. A into open skin, because it is acidic. Infadolan contains Retinol Acetate, which is a non-acidic form of vit. A that does not "burn" the skin.   The Retinoic acetate is slowly converted to Retinoic acid inside the skin. This process is much better for "open" skin than applying Retinoic acid directly.


Infadolan's ingredients:

   

  Retinol acetate: 48 000 IU in 30 g

  Vit. D2: 9 000 IU in 30 g

  The ointment base is white wax, natural lanolin and white vaseline.

Some people have reservations about using Lanolin or Vaseline, but all we can say that Lanolin is God's/evolution's ultimate natural skin care product and that it, as well as vaseline, are excellent occlusives. Occlusives prevent natural skin moisture from escaping. This moisture is essential for the healing process after dermarolling. Vaseline is not "made of gasoline" - Vaseline is just as natural as the oil that comes out of the ground. Vaseline is made of oil, and oil is widely assumed to be made of ancient dead sea organisms.

Contrary to what some believe, Lanolin allergy does not exist at all or occurs at most in one in a hundred thousand people.

Sometimes the good old skin products really still are the best. No need for gimmicks here. This cream is prescribed for first degree burns in its country of origin, the Czech Republic. If we knew a better ointment, we would sell that one. The issue is that it has to be an ointment (= having an oil basis, to prevent the tissue  in the skin from getting micro-damaged due to oxygen exposure and drying out. That would interfere with optimal collagen/elastin formation). This ointment is so far the very best we managed to find, with no reported issues - on the contrary, people like the soothing coolness without subsequent irritation. The only drawback is the oiliness, but if you want to be pretty, you have to suffer..

The key is to use very little. As it is oil-based, you need very much less than if it were a cream.

               A skin needled with long needles should be treated with caution. You should not use anything that can easily become bacterially contaminated, such as a jar that you had repeatedly put fingers in, etc. Infadolan is in a tube and that ensures no bacterial contamination.



  Infadolan contains no alcohol and no parabens.

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 07:13:20 AM »
Is Infadolan safe to use everyday Or should I only use it after dermarolling?

After 24-48 hours of rolling is it alright to resume with my regular facial creams and toner?

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 05:35:05 PM »
Yes (it's safe to use), and yes, after a while you can use creams again. Creams do not penetrate through ointments, because ointments are oily. But you use only a very small amount of Infadolan so after a day, there are no issues with that.

   Infadolan is perfectly safe to be used every day. Nevertheless Infadolan is a protective regenerative ointment, not a cream so it is greasy. For that

  reason it is probably not so pleasant to use it as a daily cream all over the face. Many of our customers use it daily just around the eyes and they

  are very content with the results. They also apply it on the back of the hands. It will stay there throughout the day. It prevents the skin from drying out. Very little will do.

 

  Apply a little bit of Infadolan just after rolling. It will keep the skin moist, help preventing infection and supply the much-needed vit. A and D.  Continue for several days. You should not continue if you're very prone to acne. In that case, apply it just after rolling.

 

  Basically, if you roll anywhere on your body, apply Infadolan after rolling and quite a few days afterwards.

   

  If you roll your face, apply it after rolling and depending on your acne situation, continue or not.

   

  You can start regular facial creams, preferebly containing vit. A.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 10:07:37 PM »
Thank you for your quick reply.  More power!

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 07:53:40 AM »
Hi Sarah,

   In regard to post on you’re A& D ointment Infadolan:

For those who are normal to oil/combination or just an oil slick, you do NOT recommend those users to continue after the rolling day.

>   But my question is: how will the oily/acne-prone skin type users continue to receive cell-communicating benefits of vitamin A and D if they only use it on the rolling day? Plus, for those who roll with 1.5-mm rollers to address their acne scars, I suppose the holes does not close up (completely) or heal right after the first day or, perhaps, even the second day.

>   What product should they substitute for the ointment?

>   Can lanolin clog pores?

Personally, I am an oil slick. Oil-base products are just not cosmetically elegant in term of texture and they make my face look worse. Granted, I know I should only apply this at night. But gosh, the oil from my face sticks to my pillow sheets and I have to wash them every week because I don’t want to wake up with clogged pores and breakouts from my oiled-up sheets. If I use the ointment regularly, I might have to wash them every day! I wish there is an alternative for oily skin types because the ointment is best and preferred for normal to dry to very dry skin types.

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 08:40:29 AM »
I'm sorry - I totally overlooked your question!

   The best is to pre-treat with vit. A. We now sell Tretinoin gel for pretreatment (also very suitable for acne-prone skin).

   

  However, Tretinoin, AKA Retinoic Acid is acidic and is not suitable to be applied immediately after rolling - especially not on the face - because it will sting and irritate the skin.

   

Infadolan is a protective, regenerative ointment with a non-acidic form of vit. A and it is suitable for immediate application.    

  You can replace it with something you know doesn’t cause you break outs but preferably it should be in a tube because creams in tubes cannot get so easily contaminated as creams in jars.

   

  Hydrating creams are not very suitable for this. Hydrating creams saturate the skin surface with water which makes the skin look temporarily better but this very temporary hydration actually increases the evaporation of water from the skin! After several hours you end up with drier skin than you started with. Then you're forced to again apply hydrating cream and the vicious circle continues..

   A good moisturizer locks water into the skin, it prevents its evaporation. It needs a certain amount of oil to keep the moisture in. It is very important to keep the skin moisturized after dermarolling. If you are prone to acne, apply a more "heavy" cream at least one or two days after rolling with long needles (longer than 0.5 mm).

   If you pre-treat with Tretinoin, then apply Infadolan (or another heavy cream) immediately after, there is no problem to go for a few days without application of vit. A.  After 2-3 days you can restart with Tretinoin.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 01:03:52 PM »
Hi,

I would like to order some of your Infadolan.

I was wondering how long the shelf life is? Do the tubes have an expiry date?

Thanks

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Questions about your vit. A D ointment Infadolan
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 02:23:44 PM »
Infadolan is so popular that we often replenish our stocks. The expiry date is stamped into the base of the tube. Current batches expire around 2014.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 03:31:25 AM »
I have read that some people notice very quick improvement in lines around their eyes using this product but how can this be scientifically possible?

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 10:08:06 AM »
If our customers say this (and we do get emails about this) then it may be true, because Lanolin has been found in scientific studies to be such an extremely effective skin moisturizer that they wanted to go to the bottom of it and find out how it could be that this simple, cheap natural product basically outperforms any other product.

My take on it is that Big Pharma, not being able to patent Lanolin, has tarnished its reputation, claiming "allergies" where none existed.

I dug into the scientific research of Lanolin, and Wikipedia has some very interesting info on it, including the "Lanonin allergy" myth and its falsified science. Instead of testing a random group of people for Lanolin allergy, they tested people with existing dermatological problems. And still only 1% had a Lanolin allergy! We found research that a pure Lanolin allergy in fact does not exist at all, and we already posted the link to the relevant scientific research.

So my full answer to your question can be read here (interesting read about Lanolin being an extremely effective moisturizer):

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Why-Infadolan-works-on-wrinkles&p=962
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 04:31:03 AM »
I've lost the top off my Infadolan and expect this will damage the ointment so will be ordering another.  I'm confused about the application of a sunscreen containing Vit A & C after dermarolling.

I would use the Infadolan daily for its beneficial effect, but am confused as to whether or not I can apply a sunscreen moisturiser on top of the Infadolan.  Wouldn't the Infadolan block the moisturiser?

Thanks, Kathy.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 04:20:06 PM »
You can close it with a bit of plastic foil (food wrap etc.) and a rubber band. It will be perfectly OK. No need to buy a replacement.

  Infadolan is an excellent moisturizer. You do not have to apply an additional moisturizer but if you want to, apply a moisturizer first and Infadolan on top of it.

   You must apply a sunscreen because Infadolan doesn't contain any sunscreen (UV filters or reflective agents).

  First apply a sunscreen and then Infadolan on top. (If you forget to apply the sunscreen first then apply it on top of the Infadolan).

   I think Infadolan is too oily to be used daily on the whole face  (unless right after dermarolling with long needles and several days after) but it is very suitable to use it daily on dry parts of the face (around the eyes and on the lips) and on the back of the hands.

Infadolan would block the ingredients in water-based cremes.
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 06:25:13 AM »
Hello, I am thinking of getting Infadolan as so far I have been rolling for approx 6 months and not seen any improvement on my tummy stretch marks :(. What I was wondering is whether the Infadolan actually helps to repair stretch marked skin rather than just soothing and helping to avoid inflamation after rolling? Can you explain a bit more how vitamin A actually repairs or regenerates stretch marked skin? Thanks!

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 03:18:54 PM »
Sorry to hear that your stretch marks did not improve. Are they red or white? How old?

Infadolan is not going to make any difference if dermarolling doesn’t work for your stretch marks. It is a regenerative ointment for optimal wound healing and it is very suitable for moisturizing and protection of the skin after dermarolling but it cannot anyhow remove deep cracks in the skin – which stretch marks are.

If you do not have too many stretch marks, you should buy the single needles and do an intensive needling of your stretch marks. You can for example needle every day just one stretch mark, but densely and thoroughly.

If you have too many stretch marks to use the single needles, buy our ONE LINER roller for intensive and targeted rolling of individual scars.

Immediately after needling or dermarolling, apply Tretinoin (the A-Ret gel, we sell it). Tretinoin which is an acidic form of vit. A was found to slightly improve early stretch marks and to a much lesser extent old stretch marks. Infadolan also contains vit. A but it contains the non acidic form in order to be gentle to the skin after dermarolling. If regular dermarolling did not help you, you have to try harsher treatments.

As you can read in the conclusion part of the first study, they do not know why Tretinoin improved stretch marks. If you apply it right after dermarolling, really a lot will be absorbed. Do not apply Tretinoin if pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Topical Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid) Improves Early Stretch Marks

Sewon Kang, MD; Kwang J. Kim, MD, PhD; Christopher E. M. Griffiths, MD; Tai-Yuen Wong, MD; Harvinder S. Talwar, PhD; Gary J. Fisher, PhD; David Gordon, MD; Ted A. Hamilton, MS; Charles N. Ellis, MD; John J. Voorhees, MD

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(5):519-526.

Abstract

 

Background and Design

Stretch marks are disfiguring lesions usually caused by excessive stretching of skin. We investigated the response of early, clinically active stretch marks to topical 0.1% tretinoin (retinoic acid) cream. In a double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled study, 22 patients applied either 0.1% tretinoin (n=10) or vehicle (n=12) daily for 6 months to the affected areas. Patients were evaluated by physical examination monthly and by analysis of biopsy specimens of stretch marks obtained before and at the end of therapy in comparison with untreated normal skin.

Results

After 2 months, patients treated with tretinoin had significant improvement in severity scores of stretch marks compared with patients who received vehicle (P<.05). After 6 months, eight (80%) of the 10 tretinointreated patients had definite or marked improvement compared with one (8%) of the 12 vehicle-treated patients (P=.002). Targeted stretch marks in patients treated with tretinoin had a decrease in mean length and width of 14% and 8%, respectively, compared with an increase of 10% (P<.001) and 24% (P=.008), respectively, in patients who received vehicle. There were no significant differences in various measures of quality and quantity of dermal collagen and elastic fibers in stretch marks when tretinoin and vehicle treatments were compared.

Conclusions
 

Topical application of tretinoin significantly improves the clinical appearance of early, active stretch marks. The processes that are responsible for the clinical improvement remain unknown.

 

Topical tretinoin 0.1% for pregnancy-related abdominal striae: An open-label, multicenter, prospective study


Onésimo Rangel, Isabel Arias, Edith García and Sergio Lopez-Padilla

Abstract

In an open-label, multicenter, prospective study, 20 women applied tretinoin (retinoic acid) cream 0.1% daily for 3 months to pregnancy-related stretch marks in the abdominal area. Efficacy was evaluated by analysis of one preselected target lesion, which was rated on a six-point scale (−1 = worse to 4 = cleared). At week 12, significant global improvement was noted from baseline in all stretch marks, and the target lesion decreased in length by 20% (P = .01). Erythema and scaling, the most common adverse events, occurred in 11 patients, decreased in severity after the first month of treatment, and were controlled with continued application of tretinoin and petroleum jelly ointment. In this small study, topical application of tretinoin significantly improved the clinical appearance of pregnancy-related stretch marks.
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Questions about your vit. A D ointment Infadolan
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 01:16:06 PM »
Yes, Infadolan would be beneficial and it will keep the area moisturized.

  Your first Infadolan tube is OK but do not use the first half centimeter of it.

  You can close it with a piece of aluminum foil.

  The second tube is OK.

Infadolan is oil-based so it is not permeable to air, that is why the Infadolan itself acts as protection for the rest - as with Aluminum oxide forming a protective layer over Aluminum.
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