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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Swimwear to cover stretch marks
« on: April 30, 2011, 11:57:07 AM »
I've been getting lots of emails about how stretch marks prevent you from going to the beach in summer because you do not want others to see them.

   

  You should not sit at home in summer! You'll regret it. Buy a nice "UV protection swimsuit" that covers most of the body, or enough to hide your stretch marks and enables you to enjoy swimming, surfing, playing beach volleyball etc. Do not buy anything too tight or black - dark colors get too hot.

   

  UV swimsuits are intended as skin cancer protection or for those who have sun allergies or rashes etc. You will use it to hide your stretch marks from people at the beach. :)

  Maybe going to the beach will make you feel bad because you will have to look at stretch marks-free skin but you can always go a little aside where it is not so crowded or just decide to ignore everybody and don't look at them. Most women have stretch marks and the reason you cannot see them so much on the beach is because they cover themselves or stay at home.

   

  Here is a good choice of nice-looking swim shirts with short or long sleeves:

   

  http://www.swimshirtsanduvclothing.com/?node=10&page=2

   

  http://www.equatorsun.com/sun_protection_clothes_adults.jsp

   

  http://www.solartex.com/servlet/the-Swim-Shirts--fdsh--Rash-Guards/Categories

   

  http://skin-savers.com/Swimwear/Women_s_Swimwear/index.html

   

  http://www.coolibar.com/women-s-swimwear.html

   

  Do not get me wrong. I do not think people with stretch marks should cover themselves. But quite a number of people wrote me they would never undress at the beach because they are covered in stretch marks. They spend summers at home in tears.

   

  Swimming in ordinary clothing can be bit awkward but swimming in clothing purposely made for swimming is better than sitting at home.

     

  Search for:

   

  Sun Protection swim shirts

 

  UV swimsuit

 

  UV rash swimsuit

   

  ..to find a sexy, modern, well designed UV swim suit to cover exactly what you need.

   

  Before the summer comes, dermaroll, needle or dermastamp those !@# stretch marks to make them look better! :cool:

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Specifically for the intensive treatment of stretch marks, long scars (both atrophic and hypertrophic), long wrinkles or skin folds.


 

A single row of needles enables you to target individual scars or wrinkles and roll them thoroughly and densely.

   

  It is less painful than an ordinary dermaroller because there are fewer needles (it has 24 needles in total) to penetrate the skin in one go.  Nevertheless, the fewer the needles on a dermaroller the deeper they penetrate.

It is less effective than the manual single needle method however it is much quicker and easier.  

 

This roller is not suitable for small scars such as acne scars, vaccination scars, liposuction scars etc. For those, use the single needles.

   

  The best approach is to use the 1-line roller in combination with a regular dermaroller.

   



Recommended approach for stretch marks, scars or wrinkles:


       Roll the whole area (stretch marks/scars/wrinkles and surrounding skin) once every five weeks with the regular dermaroller and then in addition, treat every stretch mark/scar/wrinkle individually once every five weeks with the one-liner dermaroller (roll densely). If you have a lot of stretch marks/scars/wrinkles and don't have the time to treat them all at once you can spread out the treatments with the one-liner over the five weeks but make sure to roll each individual stretch mark/scar/wrinkle only once  with the one-liner roller during this time.

 

   

  When you have finished this individual rolling of all stretch marks/scars/wrinkles in the area (try to finish it in four weeks), give your skin a week off and then start the whole process over again - rolling the

  entire area with a regular dermaroller and then rolling densely with the 1-liner dermaroller.

After two months, give your skin a one-month break. Then restart the whole process and after two months give your skin a one-month break and restart again, etc.

  There are studies showing that A-Ret (Tretinoin) slightly helps diminishing fresh (red) stretch marks and it has some limited effect on mature (white) stretch marks as well.

   Right after dermarolling stretch marks/scars with the 1-line dermaroller, apply A-Ret gel. or cream. I do not recommend using A-Ret right after dermarolling because it is acidic and it stings when applied to the rolled skin but in some special cases such as stubborn scars and stretch marks, I do recommend it.

Do not use Tretinoin if pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy.

   

 

  It is for sale here dermaroller shop

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A 1.5 mm dermaroller can be used once every three weeks on the same skin area.

  Sensitive skin and thin skin areas such as the breasts, once every four weeks is more appropriate.

   

  I assume that rolling only four times in total could not permanently damage your skin. But it should certainly not be used that frequently, long-term. I don't really know what the exact consequences are of such frequent rolling with such long needles. It certainly is not good.. One of the reasons is that it is not good for the skin to be in a permanent state of inflammation (caused by very frequent dermarolling with long needles).

   

  Any changes (for better or worse) shortly after dermarolling are normal and they should subside.

   

  Give your skin another week of rest and then you can start rolling your breasts again (with at least three weeks in between).

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I am confused concerning your statement that directions say to roll every day with a 1 mm dermaroller. What directions?

Our instructions   http://dermaroller.owndoc.com/dermaroller-instructions.pdf    say that a 1 mm dermaroller should not be used more than once in 10-14  days on the same skin area (this frequency is valid for the face. Thick skin on the body can be rolled more frequently).  Our shortest dermaroller (0.25 mm) should be used at most every second day on the face

A 1 mm dermaroller is not suitable for frequent penetration enhancement of  skin care products. You should use a much shorter dermaroller for that (<  0.3 mm) and use it every second day or less.  

Certain Proactive-brand products contain Benzoyl peroxide. It is not a good idea to apply this after dermarolling. Neither it is necessary to get it very deep because acne bacteria do not reside very deep.

 A 1 mm (or longer) dermaroller is suitable to improve acne scars when used every two weeks. It can take over a year to achieve solid improvement. You could pre-treat your skin with vit. C but applying it every third day is sufficient.

 Applying Infadolan after dermarolling with long needles is very suitable but  not totally necessary. Use a product (preferably something heavier/oily to  protect the skin) that you know doesn't make you break out.  I cannot tell you exactly what product, because what makes one person break out doesn't make the other break out so it is hard to give specific advice.  Infadolan cream is sold by us here:

Buy Infadolan

Use your acne-controlling products without dermarolling and roll with the 1  mm dermaroller every two weeks to improve acne scars.

I have already answered several questions about "the best skincare routine" on this forum, but start with our instructions :-)

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Hyperpigmentation after dermarolling or dermastamping is totally normal and it will disappear. The skin is being renewed and until this process has completed, the skin may appear hyperpigmented. The crucial thing is to protect the rolled or stamped areas from the sun and keep it moisturized.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / concern
« on: April 25, 2011, 08:30:41 AM »
Anyone can sell and anyone can buy and safely use a 1.5 mm dermaroller, as long as you follow our dermarolling instructions.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Dermal fillers derma rolling
« on: April 21, 2011, 03:39:01 PM »
If you roll with needles longer than 0.25 mm, you should wait about five days before using Botox or fillers.

   If you are using the single needles to needle the wrinkles, wait at least ten days before using Botox or filler injections in those wrinkles.

   

  Regarding dermarolling after using Botox or fillers:

  http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/dermarolling-after-using-botox-or-fillers/

 

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / getting stretchmarks on my face
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:12:59 AM »
David:

   

    No, it is not possible to overdose vit. A from Infadolan. Even if you would eat the entire contents of the tube, you would still get nowhere near overdosing. Laurie got a vit. A overdose because he orally took extremely high doses of vit. A for a long time.

     

  Since you stated: "Yes I think rolling may have contributed to me getting more of these lines, but I believe I had a few even before"

  ..it is really hard to guess what it can be. It can be anything from Lupus, Psoriasis, a fungal infection, eczema etc.

     

  If two dermatologist have no idea, I am afraid I do not have either.. Did they at least suggest what it possibly could be?

   

Could you email me a photo please?

   Not knowing what it is, it is also very difficult to suggest how to solve it.  It doesn't seem to be an inflammation because the corticoid cream you got at the doctor's office did not work.

   

  Does it look similar to this?

   

    http://www.picturesofpsoriasis.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/scalp-psoriasis.gif

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Microdermabrasion and Dermarolling?
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:56:17 AM »
Microdermabrasion is very superficial, it's basically a means of superficial exfoliation.

   

  Collagen is produced in the dermis, which is much deeper than microdermabrasion can reach.

   You can do it before dermarolling but do not perform it after dermarolling. Wait for the skin to heal (at least 2 days).

   

  Single needling is more "aggressive" treatment than dermarolling so it takes longer to heal. Wait at least 5 days with microdermabrasion.

   

  If you have crusts on the needled areas then wait with the microdermabrasion until the crusts are completely gone. Do not try to speed it up - do not pick the crusts and do not try to remove them.

   

  It is very important to let the crusts fall off by themselves.

   

  When the crusts are gone and the area is not red any more, you can use microdermabrasion.

   

  When you single needle your scars, it is better to needle only a few in one go. Otherwise your face will be full of red spots that may take several days to heal.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Why repeating dermarolling sessions?
« on: April 18, 2011, 05:23:35 AM »
Regarding the permanency of results: It depends.    

  If you roll for scars and you manage to make them less indented, results should be permanent. I had a little scar on my forehead that improved greatly two years ago with needling and the result is still there today.

   

  Improved hypopigmentation should be also permanent since dermarolling or needling in many cases trigger melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) or activate  "dormant " melanocytes and those cells are going to stay unless you suffer from some kind of melanocyte production disorder.

     

  Improved hyperpigmentation will likely get worse again with sun exposure without strong sun protection.

   Improvements of hypertrophic scars should be permanent.

 

Dermarolling cannot stop aging so improved wrinkles or other signs of aging will not be permanent and need regular maintenance.

   

  Acne scars or stretch marks might need occasional maintenance. Dermarolling is a relatively new procedure so there have no really long-term follow-ups done yet.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Why repeating dermarolling sessions?
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:59:13 PM »
We repeat it because we want to incite the skin to the cumulative production of Collagen.

  Collagen starts to be produced very shortly after dermarolling but it is later transformed to other types of Collagen (there are types I, II and III) and the whole process takes months to be completed. You can trigger new collagen production when the previous collagen phase (its transitional phases) is not yet completed. You should however give your skin time to regenerate in between dermarolling sessions and you should avoid inciting overly frequent deep inflammation. Avoid rolling very frequently with dermarollers that can reach the dermis (> 0.5 mm long needles).

   

  We have many more customers who achieved results only after a very long time of dermarolling than customers who achieved results within just a couple of months, especially when dermarolling against scars or stretch marks.

   

  You can of course do as you suggested and wait but it is not necessary.

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Green tea contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and other beneficial substances and it is soothing to use it cold on sunburned skin or you can use it cold to freshen the skin but I believe that the best for the skin is to drink it.

   There are studies that suggest that grean tea could help prevent skin cancer:

   

  http://www.comilac.com.tr/uploads/pdf/2PomGT.pdf

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / To squeeze or not to squeeze!
« on: April 17, 2011, 02:36:03 PM »
..that is the question!  

Well, better not to squeeze but I still remember how addicted I was to squeezing.  

  I had a magnifying mirror and that made me squeeze every time I looked in it.  Lot of the squeezed blackheads ended up infected so I threw away all my little mirrors and left only a bathroom mirror than had no good lighting and was thus unsuitable for maniacal squeezing..

   

  Throwing away all my mirrors improved my acne because I stopped spreading the infection with my fingers all over my face.

   There are two problems with squeezing. You can spread infection and you can cause scars. This kind of post-squeezing scars are difficult to treat.

   

  Never squeeze with sharp, long nails otherwise you may end up with a scar. Cut your nails very short.

   

  Use a roll of toilet paper and use a new piece with each blackhead or whitehead you squeeze to avoid having pus on your fingers and spreading it all over.

   

Wash your face and you hands before squeezing.

   

  Soften the skin to facilitate the sebum and dirt to come out. Have a hot bath, steam your face or use repeatedly hot water on your face right before. Or apply a salicylic acid mask for example. To soften the keratin.

   

To be clear, I do not recommend squeezing, on the contrary, but I know that squeezing is an addiction :-)

   

  My advice:

   

  - Get rid of your favorite squeezing mirror.

   

  - Use A-Ret three times a week. It should improve both blackheads and whiteheads if used long-term.

   

  If A-Ret dries out your skin, use it only twice a week.

   

  Do not overuse A-Ret. It is not a cream. It is a vitamin. Only a pea-size bead is used for the entire face. Small pea. Petite-pois.

  - Use salicylic acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) because it is oil soluble - it has ability to clean the pores from the inside. It is necessary to use it long-term.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Infadolan after microdermabrasion?
« on: April 15, 2011, 04:20:49 PM »
You are right that if you are prone to acne, that you should be careful, although none of our customers so far reported that they'd suffered an acne breakout after using it.

It should only be used for one or two days after micro-needling acne scars. Only for stretchmarks it should be used longer. (Also explained in our instructions)

Pure vaseline is totally harmless and an excellent occlusive. Our customers report great results and we did our homework on this ointment used in burn centers in Europe.

We think it is an excellent choice and there are no health concerns whatsoever regarding Vaseline.

We chose Infadolan because we could not find anything better. We're not affiliated with any brand, we just buy it in in bulk from a pharmacy.

Vaseline has perhaps been given a bad name by vendors who are selling vaseline-less products. They did the same with Lanolin, saying it is an allergen. We gave in the Infadolan thread link to scientific studies that found that there is no such thing as Lanolin allergy.

I don't think there exists any studies disproving that Vaseline would be unhealthy, because proving a negative is impossible. I never heard of studies about Vaseline being unhealthy either.