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From: deleted
To: "Sarah Vaughter" <sarah@owndoc.com>
Sent: 13/11/2013 12:03:26
Subject: Update 4 month mark
 
Hi Sarah
 
Just emailing a little update. It has been 3 weeks since my last session which was my 5th session. It has only been 4 months. The last session I used a 2.0 mm dermastamp. I am completely amazed!!! My marks are so much less noticeable!! The colour has changed dramatically and the texture has also become a lot smoother. I am sooo happy with these results and it has only been 4 months!! I cannot thank you enough!! I received your single needles so the next session which will be next week I am going to start those... I am so excited to see what that would do! I seriously cannot believe my eyes and how in such a short period of time they have improved so much!! I will send update pics a few areas still have a little redness so when that subsides I will take pics! Thank you so much again! I'm so happy :)
 
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In a few days we will have small dermastamps with 12 needles. Buy a 1.5 mm needle length small dermastamp and stamp the scar densely every three weeks.  You do not have to pre-treat your scar in your case.

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You can either do it as explained in our latest instructions, or you can do it totally differently: Just roll "randomly" around the skin, about eight times over each part of the skin. Also this is explained in the instructions.

All that matters is to achieve a high prick density. It is not practical to roll smaller parts of the skin the way we recommend in the instructions.

All that really matters is not to use the outdated advice of the "star pattern" because that causes a bad prick distribution (too many in the center and too few at the edges), as explained in our instructions.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Stopping Single Needling
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:45:19 PM »
The best solution is, I think, to wait a few days and buy our new, small 12-needled dermastamp.

If you want to limit the length of our new model single needle, you should take a piece of plastic foil with a known thickness and stick it carefully onto the needle. If you cut out a 2 x 2 mm piece of 0.5 mm foil for example and stick it onto the needle, you'll have an 1.3 mm length.

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How to roll is explained in our instructions (page 18 & 19).

You either move the roller a very small amount to the side and only roll the surface once, or you roll about eight times "randomly".
All you need to be aware of is to make a high prick density, and not to go over the same tracks more than once.

This is the most difficult to explain clearly. I spent hours writing it down and changing it, and I think many people still don't understand.
I am not good at explaining things..

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Sterilising liquid
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:25:40 PM »
We warn against using Milton's fluid in our instructions (big warning sign on page 28). It contains a very agressive form of Chlorine.

Use our Chloramine T instead. It's perfect. Sterilizes instead of disinfects and is very, very cheap.

If the needles are still sharp, you can still use it. But the tips may have been eroded by the Chlorine. Test it. If it hurts and is hard to get the needles in, the Miltons blunted the needles.

Miltons is for plastic and glass.

Even though "Chloramine" points to Chlorine, there is very little free chlorine in a Chloramine-T solution. Exposure time of half an hour is more than enough to completely kill all organisms and the needles remain unscathed.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Lumps after rolling
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:24:09 PM »
Miltons should never be used to disinfect metal instruments with, because it contains agressive free Chlorine.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Infadolan experience thread
« on: October 20, 2013, 02:55:11 PM »
You can definitely apply it on the eyelids. Apply just a little, there are no heavy layers needed.

Infadolan is also very good for the back of the hands.

You can apply your eye cream and then Infadolan.

Vit. C as well but allow more time for vit. C to be absorbed into the skin before you apply Infadolan.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Reccomendations Pictures attached
« on: October 19, 2013, 03:36:17 PM »
I think your choice of buying a 1.5 mm dermastamp was great. Do not forget to stretch the skin with one hand and stamp with the other. The only problem is that according to my own experience (others may disagree), the area around the lips is the most painful on entire body and it is the only area where I have to use a numbing cream. The pain does get less as you continue stamping so the first "hit" is the most painful. You will see how it goes. Please send us followups!

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Your treatment routine is very good.

The type of reactions to Tretinoin are quite individual, just like the reactions to microneedling. We have customers who get lots of pinpoint bleeding when rolling/stamping with size 0.2 mm and we have those who do not bleed at all with size 2 mm, doing the same area of the body.

We have customers who stay red for weeks after for example stamping their stretch marks and also those that are almost back to normal a day after needing.

I once applied a 0.025% Tretinoin on my face right after rolling with a 0.2 mm dermaroller and I was suffering for hours with a burning face. My skin is not sensitive. Others have no problem doing the same.

No, unfortunately I cannot see any pattern in the improvement of stretch marks except for the fact that the worse the stretch marks look initially, the more obvious will be the improvement. Stretch marks that are smooth and "nice" to start with do not improve that much in comparison.   

Related subject: http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/Stretch-Marks-individual-needling

 

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: great customer service
« on: October 17, 2013, 06:05:17 PM »
Thank you - we do our best to charge fair prices. We're soon selling smaller dermastamps for 9 dollars and we recently lowered our prices for C60 because we recouped our initial investment in machines.

No, the single needle is not suitable because it is too long (1.8 mm) for the area you describe. Either use your Dermajet on the 0.2 mm length setting (please do not make a mistake and insert the 2 mm instead). Alternatively, we will soon have small dermastamps with 12 needles and they will come in all sizes. Buy a 0.5 mm one.

The Dermajet "hammers" the needles in with great force so I would stay with size 0.2 mm in that area.

Do not stamp closer to your eyes than the orbital bone, as I explained here (scroll down):

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/can-i-use-a-dermaroller-on-this-area-under-the-eye-%28pic-included%29/

About the availability of spare parts for the DermaJet: We only have needle cartridges. (A lot). If the DermaJet breaks we'll send a new one free of charge without the need to send back the old one.

We are working on developing our own, very sophisticated dermaneedling machine.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Dermaroller and inflamation
« on: October 17, 2013, 06:02:09 PM »
If you currently have mild active acne on your face you can roll but do not roll if you have serious acne full of pus more or less all over your face.

Cesamaddict is right.  Even though acne is not primarily caused by bacteria (it is in fact caused by excessive sebum production, clogging the pores), sometimes bacterial infections coexist in acne affected skin.

Dermarolling unclogs pores so it often prevents or helps acne and post acne spots but dermarolling can theoretically trigger acne flares in certain unfortunate individuals. You should do a small test patch to see how your skin reacts.

In your case, it is perhaps better to use a dermastamp, not a dermaroller. With a dermastamp you can target just the scars.

I hardly ever get emails saying dermarolling triggered acne so it happens rarely.

A few of our customers emailed me they got small bumps on the skin as a reaction to dermarolling but the bumps disappeared without a trace.

If you want to keep acne under control and unclog the pores, you can try our Tretinoin cream.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Chicken pox scar
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:50:48 PM »
>lifts up, but 9/10 times the scar on the lifted skin is still inverted, if that makes sense?


Yes, it makes sense and it looks like your scars are so tightly tethered to the underlying structures that the pump is not enough. I think you should try a professionally performed subcision or a subcision followed by saline injections if you can find a doctor who performs it:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/saline-injections-for-acne-scars/

(Or a subcision followed up with the suction method).

Maybe, as a result of chicken pox, the fat that lies right underneath the skin atrophied in certain chicken pox spots and the atrophied fat is the main cause of indentations.

I know you stamped with a 2 mm dermastamp and to be honest, I do not have better advice than the dermastamp and the pump.

You can try to stamp densely and then pump strongly RIGHT AFTER stamping and for two weeks.

I am sorry that microneedling did not significantly help in your case.

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I tend not to advise a specific dermarolling aftercare product for acne-prone individuals because what causes breakouts in one, does not cause breakouts in the other and vice versa so I prefer that acne-prone individuals use products they know from their own experience.
You have to keep the treated area moisturized with a cream that you know from your experience does not break you out.

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Do not worry about it - I was mainly referring to wrinkles. When you lose fat, scars may or may not worsen in appearance. We have customers whose stretch marks look worse after losing weight - they look deeper and the elasticity deteriorated but we also have those whose stretch marks kind of shrunk in width after weight loss so it can be both.

I am not saying losing weight will make definitely worsen scars, I am just saying it can negatively affect scars and especially lines and wrinkles because the thickness of the underlying "cushion" is reduced.