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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: getting stretchmarks on my face
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:33:30 AM »
Amongst the rare side effects of Lymecycline:

-Skin rash or rashes

-Hypersensitivity reactions - overreactions of the immune system



You should consult the doctor who prescribed you this antibiotic. They may help you.

Thank you!

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Never pick off a scab, if you remove it prematurely, it can leave a scar. Scabs must be left until they are "ripe" and fall of by themselves.

You should wait longer (at least six weeks from now) before you start microneedlling the scar because it may still improve by itself, especially because you removed the scabs prematurely.

Milia consist of keratin - the skin's hardest protein that makes the outer skin layer so tough. Hooves and nails are also made of keratin.

You can pierce a milium with the single needle (start with making one or two pricks into it - it should be enough) and extracting the entrapped keratin by very gently pushing it out with two paperclips.

Salicylic acid has a keratolytic effect (softens keratin) - it would also be useful.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Is Copper Mask After Rolling OK?
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:58:05 AM »
Not using anti-inflammatory substances applies only to those substances with a STRONG anti-inflammatory effect, applied immediately after dermarolling (especially after dermarolling with long needles). Some hours later, it is already OK.

Lots of substances have a very mild anti-inflammatory effect (for example certain oils) but that is not a problem. Avoid creams with steroids, all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory creams, creams indicated to relief itchiness and irritation, creams with a high percentage of aloe vera etc. and you'll be fine.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Why can't we use .1 % tretinoin on face?
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:21:36 AM »
You can use a 0.1% Tretinoin cream on your face if your skin can handle it. No reason for concern. However, lower dosages are still very effective (equally effective, usually) and the more is not always the better with Tretinoin. The higher the percentage, the greater the irritation (redness, dryness). Usually, the initial irritation goes away once the skin gets used to Tretinoin but in some cases it prevails.

The extremely rare danger of overdosing on vit. A results from the absolutely gigantic and prolonged oral intake, especially from highly dosed supplements or from eating the organs of animals that contain large amounts of vit. A (as it sometimes happened during polar expeditions, eating polar bear liver, cod liver etc.)

Applying Tretinoin right after dermaneedling should be done only in special cases anyway. Below, I copied my forum postings from other threads concerning that subject:

For scars or stretch marks, I always recommend long needles (1 mm or longer). The frequency of rolling with a 1.5 mm size is every three weeks. So you apply Tretinoin right after microneedling every three weeks.  You can also spread out your rolling session and roll for example one cheek (apply Tretinoin), some days later another cheek (apply Tretinoin) etc. The same with stretch marks or surgical scars (needle every three weeks and apply Tretinoin right after).

In the meantime, you can apply Tretinoin without dermarolling.

I have never recommended rolling every day really extensive areas and applying Tretinoin right after. Rolling three times a week your face with a 0.5 mm roller and applying Tretinoin is OK but the skin may get irritated.

Special concerns must be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding but during those times, special concern must be taken about everything, even about a glass of wine and the best approach is to temporarily quit everything.

From another thread:

Scars are not an easily solved problem and in case of stubborn scars that do not respond to standard methods, I advise to improvise and try various approaches (such as for example needling and stamping during the same session). You can also try the "Tretinoin method" mentioned in this forum posting:

Also from another thread:

On this forum, I actually do recommend Tretinoin (A-Ret) application on scars right after microneedling:
"In case of stubborn, non responsive scars, I recommend needling them and apply the A-Ret immediately after"

"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".

In our dermarolling instructions, I mention it as well:

"If you apply A-Ret right after rolling (recommended with stubborn scars and stretch marks or wrinkles) your skin will get even more red and it will sting. It may stay red for several days."
The problem is that significantly many customers have quite some strong reactions after Tretinoin application (redness, dryness) and this reaction will be much more sever if Tretinoin is applied right after microneedling so I have to be careful, recommending it.

Your skin seems to take Tretinoin application very well, you are lucky.

One has to moisturize a lot when using Tretinoin. For example, wet a cotton pad with tap water, add some almond oil and apply it to your face to offset the dryness triggered by Tretinoin.

Please use meaningful titles (I just modified yours) in your postings, so that others will be able to find what they are looking for in this forum.

And please search the forum before asking questions.  Your question has been answered here:

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Chloramine-T
« on: February 12, 2013, 04:50:16 AM »
Please always read our instructions before asking a question on this forum, and please give your postings meaningful titles (I modified yours) so that the next person can find their answers in a search  :)

Our instructions say:

A Chloramine-T solution lasts one month in the fridge

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: surgical scar
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:00:27 PM »
It is not necessary to get scabs, neither is it unusual not to get them. The only important thing is that if you do get them, do not remove them forcefully because premature removal of a scab could leave a scar. Let them fall off naturally when they are "ready".

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Derma needling routine questions
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:14:40 PM »
Please always search this forum before posting questions  :)

Concerning Isopropyl Alcohol:
(Oils are totally unsuitable for disinfecting instruments.)
Concerning the copper peptides:

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Why can't we use .1 % tretinoin on face?
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:38:39 PM »
Please always search this forum before posting questions  :)

Please read:

Do not use Tretinoin when pregnant, planning a pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Otherwise there is no problem.

Then read point 16 here:

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Video with proper dermarolling technique
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »
It's OK as long as you lift the roller after every roll.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Slight redness around scarring
« on: February 09, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
Yes, you can stamp. It will get red but in order to improve scars, you have to suffer a little..

Do not apply anti-inflammatory substances immediately after mcironeedling. Wait a day, preferably even more.

Infadolan will improve dryness but not redness:

Retin A helps with clogged pores and it may help with your hyperpigmentation:

Thank you for planning on giving us updates!

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: surgical scar
« on: February 09, 2013, 01:52:13 PM »
Needle it deeply and densely once a month. In between, needle it shallowly every week (not inserting the full length of the needles).

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: A Tip on Infadolan
« on: February 08, 2013, 10:57:07 AM »
Than you for your advice.

You can actually squeeze a little Infadolan into a small cup and put it on low in the microwave to warm it up (do not put Infadolan tube into the microwave!).

Alternatively, use the au-bain-marie method.

Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: surgical scar
« on: February 08, 2013, 10:56:09 AM »
There is currently no method that can remove surgical scars but you can manage to make the scar less visible and improve its texture and color.

My reply here applies to you as well:

If the scar is raised, perform the pressure massage described here: