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Author Topic: What size needle should I use for smile line?  (Read 3558 times)

joaman

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What size needle should I use for smile line?
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:50:37 AM »
I used to sleep on my stomach.  So my smile line is more noticeable than other people.  I am hoping dermarolling my skin will help.  I am just wondering with my problem should I start with a 0.5, 1 or 1.5mm needle?  Also is that OK if I share the roller with my husband?  Because I want to use it on his head with Minoxidil.  Thank you!

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What size needle should I use for smile line?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 04:49:56 PM »
Do you mean the lines in this photo?

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Smile-lines-can-dermarolling-help

The nasolabial fold is addressed here: 

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Dermarolling-a-deep-nasolabial-fold

It needs longer needles than 0.5 mm You should either use the single needles (you will need a numbing cream I think) or use a NARROW 1.5 mm dermaroller.   

No, it is not possible to share the roller with anybody due to hygienic concerns. A 1.5 mm dermaroller sometimes causes pinpoint bleeding. It is like any other needle - needles should not be shared.
 
Not even short-needled dermarollers can be shared.

Regarding dermarolling with Minoxidil, please read my forum postings about it here:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Dermarolling-for-thinning-hair

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Rolling-Minoxidil-into-the-scalp

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Dermarolling-to-promote-hair-growth-%28without-Minoxidil%29

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/DERMAROLLING-FOR-ALOPECIA
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 04:55:42 AM by SarahVaughter »
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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

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joaman

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What size needle should I use for smile line?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 07:52:57 PM »
Hi Sarah

Thank you for your kind reply.   I am very chicken so I think I will start with a 0.5mm roller before I have a go with the 1.5mm for overall maintenance.  Because I am worry about the side effects from the numbing cream so I will use ice pack instead.  BTW,  you are like a beauty dictionary to me.  I found a lot of information in your forum.  Thank you again :o

Regards

Joaman