The forum is read-only so I posted this for her:
Hello Sarah Vaughter!
I'm a customer of your dermarollers & stamps since I began my journey, back in 2013. I had a scar, inbetween my eyes; it was somewhat quite a deep scar. Here is my initial thread (and I provided a picture), where you gave your invaluable advice:http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/would-like-to-try-out-dermarolling-with-suctioning!/?topicseen
Here are my pictures, they include my pre-dermaroll scar, a 4 month update, aswell as my current 15 month update:http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=35lalg6&s=8#.VFBJjmdG6_o
I followed through with your advice: stamping initially every 3 weeks, but changed it to 4 weeks (due to work), but when I did my monthly dermarolls & stamping, with the single needles too, they were quite aggressive. As you can see from my initial picture, my scar is quite deep, infact, you can see the deep "crevice" with the help of shadows.
I took another picture by the 4th month, whereby you can tell that the edges have slightly smoothed out and the depth of the scar isn't as full as it once was. I was quite happy with this result to be honest, but I persevered because I remembered a comment you had made that sometimes building collagen "reaches its limit" in some individuals, but i continued.
The latest picture is of me at the 15month mark of my monthly and weekly dermarolling and single needling sessions.
I would actually say, that this is more of a "12month update" because the scar has been like this for a number of months, I just didn't get time to take pictures or take time to write to Sarah, due to work and family/relationship commitments, until now.
As you compare my initial photo, with my latest one you can definitely see changes. The edges have smoothed out significantly, the depth of the scar has lessened. The discolouration that you can see, is just of dry skin and will peel off.
Anyway Sarah, I'd like to thankyou from the bottom of my heart. Sure my scar hasn't gone away completely BUT it has come to a point where I can face the world without most people noticing it (besides me confiding about it to those closest to me). I will continue to carry on with my treatment regardless, for years to come, because I am hoping that my scar will "build up" even more than it is now (I often see a slight dent when I turn my head to the side and catch the shadow, you can tell I have a slight scar then).
To those reading my message, I feel it is important to take pictures of your treatment. It will illustrate to you the (positive) changes that you want. When I had initially started dermarolling and stamping my scar I would see an immediate difference, sure your scar will definitely look "better" post 48 hours stamping it, but thats just swelling. After a few weeks, this swelling will disappear and you're still left with your scar. If you take photos you'll see the changes that have taken place over months clearly, because collagen takes time to build up. Not only that, taking pics will illustrate to others in a similar position to yourself that their scars can get better. I wouldn't have believed Sarah, if she didn't provide her customers pictures...I was actually inspired by Mila's and Cesamaddictaol's pictures to carry on, when I didn't notice immediate changes to my scar! (Sarah you have my permission/rights to use my picture throughout your site!)