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Dermarolling / Microneedling / betadine %
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:19:37 AM »
A cotton pad is better.

It is an interesting question whether Accutane could increase the number and severity of stretch marks but as far as I could establish, there were no studies done about it.

  Accutane is strongly contraindicated during pregnancy or if planning a pregnancy.

   How many months after quitting Accutane did you get pregnant?


There have been many reports of impaired healing and scar formation after dermabrasion, acid peels, laser procedures, plastic surgery etc. in individuals who were taking Accutane at the time of the procedure or up to 6-24 months after quitting Accutane. It is recommended to wait 6-12 months.

Sorry :-) I put it back to forum-generated stuff - you'll be "junior" again from now on :-)

I am trying to figure out what caused the deterioration of your skin texture. Another factor that can affect skin pores is sex hormones (as almost all of us experienced in adolescence when the levels of these hormones shoot up). Did you have any hormonal problems or changes before or at the time of your skin worsening - missing periods, pregnancy, hormonal contraception? Email me your answer if you do not want to answer this question on the forum.


  Concerning dermarolling, I am not sure what to expect because you underwent a Fraxel Repair procedure, which is a very intensive treatment. It vaporizes fractions of the skin and can go up to 1.6 mm into the skin. It works on the same principle as dermarolling - causing very small skin injuries not serious enough to become a scar but big enough to trigger healing/regeneration processes that result in improved, rejuvenated skin.

  Lasers injure the skin by heat, dermarollers do it mechanically.


  Since you underwent a treatment that is based on the same principle and did not get any results, I do not think you can expect miracles from dermarolling.


  We have a customer who had a similar problem as you - her skin texture quickly deteriorated and I contacted her some days ago to ask whether dermarolling helped her. She replied and said she would post here to describe her experience. Her skin texture improved a little.  If she is too busy to post here, I will ask her permission to post here anonymously her last email.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Pre Post Serum After Skin Needling
« on: January 16, 2012, 03:44:09 PM »
Metals (such as copper) can interact with vit. C and to ensure getting the best out of both, it is wiser using them separately.

Accutane usually thins the skin and impairs healing. That is why nobody likes to perform Laser- or other invasive methods on someone taking Accutane, even 6-12 months post-Accutane..

   Sometimes, Accutane greatly improves acne but the acne then leaves scars in quite a few cases.

   If you quit taking Accutane 18 years ago, there is no problem with anything.

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Cheeky, I have some questions for you:


 Have you ever been on Accutane? Before your skin texture turned bad, did you have dermabrasion or a very deep acid peel done? Any other skin treatment you remember?


The reason I ask is because it almost seems like the top layer of your skin is "missing". In some cases, deep ablative methods can enlarge pores. The diameter of skin pores is usually larger in the deeper skin layers. If you abrade layers of skin, it can uncover a wider diameter of the pores.


  A mild acid peel on the contrary often temporarily improves the appearance of skin pores.


Unclogging pores can slightly shrink their size - because then they are not dilated by debris - nevertheless, clean pores may also appear deeper because the debris basically fills in the pore and makes it flat.


  Can you tell me what the origin is of the larger scar beside your lip?


  The scar on your cheek that looks like an acne scar, have you always had it?


  What kind of textural damage has appeared after your laser treatment?

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Best Skin Care Routine
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:26:46 PM »
If your skin can handle it, then yes. Try it on a small test patch first.

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OK I understand what you mean. It depends how many stretch marks you have.


  If you have lots of stretch marks, do not roll all your stretch marks in one go with the one liner dermaroller. Spread it out and roll thoroughly just a few each time.


To Missy:  

missy;2762 wrote: I By the way, should I bye a new dermaroller 1,5 for the stomack? I have one 1,5ml for the face to, as you know:-)


   You can use the same dermaroller anywhere you like. The only problem is that if you roll large areas, respectively the more areas you roll with the same dermaroller, the sooner it will get blunt.


If you roll a large area on your abdomen, it would be wise having another roller for your face. If you decide using the same roller both on your face and your abdomen, you will have to replace the roller sooner.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Acne scars on cheeks
« on: January 13, 2012, 07:05:18 AM »
Your question was already answered in your forum posting from November 2011.


The type of scars you have would definitely benefit from using a 1.5 mm dermastamp:


  Accutane thins the skin, which can negatively affect healing.  Anyone who has used Accutane in the past has to be careful about invasive facial procedures. Always do a test patch to find out how it heals.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / betadine %
« on: January 13, 2012, 04:42:23 AM »
Yes, that would be ok.

Please email me a photo. It would make everything much easier. Let me know whether we are allowed to include the photo here.


  I was thinking about your case and I find it very peculiar that your skin got so rapidly worse, although I did receive a couple of emails the past years with similar complaints - the skin rapidly aged and developed big pores, absent any obvious reason..

Dermarolling / Microneedling / betadine %
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:13:41 PM »
You can use the 10% solution but if you dilute it to 5% it will be gentler to the skin.

I'm not sure I understand your question. Whether you roll them right afterwards or later, you have to roll each individual stretch mark very thoroughly and densely with the one liner dermaroller. Yes, you roll back and forth.