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Author Topic: white stretch marks vs. red/purple stretch marks with dermarolling/needling?  (Read 3437 times)

Juliamilone

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What kind of results can I expect if I use dermarolling and needling on my purple and red stretchmarks in comparison to white stretchmarks?

Will I receive better results than if I have white stretch marks?

or is it the other way?

Thankyou

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white stretch marks vs. red/purple stretch marks with dermarolling/needling?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 12:12:42 PM »
The redness of red stretch marks is usually caused by erythema – dilation of blood vessels in the stretch mark. You can check this by strongly pressing a finger into the stretch mark. When you release your finger, the stretch mark is whitish for a short while until the blood returns.    

  When stretch marks mature, they become white with an atrophied epidermis and dermis, tangled elastic fibers and damaged collagen.

   Needling or rolling red stretch marks will temporarily make them even more red due to inflammation. If you needle densely and deeply, the redness may last more than two weeks but it will always subside.

  In individuals with darker skin, stretch marks are sometimes brown due to a higher concentration of Melanin in them (Melanin is the skin pigment that gives skin its color).

  Dermabrasion and acid peels were in some cases successful in making red stretch marks less red and a dermaroller should have a similar effect, eventually.

  A dermaroller cannot fix the dilation of blood vessels but it speeds up the skin's turnover, which should speed up the processes in the scar.

   

  The most important thing is that by making micro-holes into the scar, it will trick the body into fixing the micro-damage and remodeling that area.

     

  It is very difficult to say whether you receive better results with red or white marks.  Some other methods that attempted to improve stretch marks/scars were more successful with fresh marks/scars than with older ones. Whether this is also the case with dermarolling still has to be established. Just as it is not yet known whether dermarolling could partially prevent the formation of stretch marks.

   

There are studies where Retin A slightly improved red stretch marks (it did not improve white ones). You should try to needle Retin A into individual stretch marks. Do a test patch first. It will sting and it will make the scar temporarily very red. If you are pregnant, do not needle it in.

  We have customers who reported that dermarolling + needling significantly improved their red and white stretch marks or acne scars and they are very satisfied but we also have customers who did not achieve much, or any improvement.
I am not a medical doctor and my comments should not be considered medical advice.

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

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white stretch marks vs. red/purple stretch marks with dermarolling/needling?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 06:49:38 PM »
SarahVaughter;709 wrote: You should try to needle Retin A into individual stretch marks. Do a test patch first. It will sting and it will make the scar very red. If you are pregnant, do not needle it in.


 

Hi,

Do you mean single needle each individual red stretch mark (like you would a white stretch mark) and then directly apply Retin A onto the stretch mark straight after needling?

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 07:12:51 AM »
Yes, exactly.

   

  It will sting because Retin A is acidic. After you apply Retin A, wait for about ten minutes and put a thin layer of Infadolan as protection and moisturisation (an ointment, contrary to a cream, prevents moisture loss by providing a barrier). The scar should not become dry - keep it moisturized with our occlusive ointment. This is very important. In several days it will likely start peeling. Don’t forget to pre- and post-treat the scar with vitamin C serum.

   The stretch mark will turn very red and will stay red for many days. Then it will slowly revert to its original state. It may take months to see improvement from this treatment because the remodeling of the scar will take months to be completed.

   

  Stretch marks are extremely difficult to improve and very intensive and repeated treatments are necessary to achieve improvement.

   Needling the stretch mark targets exactly the depth of the skin where the stretch marks are and the regeneration will happen in the deep layers of dermis.

   

  You cannot remove the crack in the skin (stretch marks are skin cracks) but you can greatly improve its appearance and shrink both its width and depth.
I am not a medical doctor and my comments should not be considered medical advice.

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