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I think you would benefit from our Tretinoin cream because you seem to have clogged pores and uneven skin tone. Tretinoin unfortunately makes the skin dry so you have to moisturize a lot to balance it. If the skin gets irritated from Tretinoin, reduce the frequency of application. Also, a pea size of the cream is enough for the entire face. The more is not the better, concerning Tretinoin.

Buy a regular 1.5 mm dermaroller and roll your chin densely every three weeks. It is very likely that this type of lost elasticity will improve.

For the time being, continue stamping the scars with your dermastamp. If your scars improve, start rolling the cheeks with your 1.5 mm dermaroller in addition to stamping.

You have no visible wrinkles at your age, you are lucky.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Is a 2.0mm Dermastamp dangerous?
« on: October 05, 2013, 06:07:40 AM »
No they are not dangerous, as long as you have read and understood our cleaning and disinfection guidelines.

For liability reasons, we do not sell anything dangerous. The last thing we want is to get sued for damages or get a ruined reputation. It would not make a big difference in profits for us, if we would not sell 2 mm dermastamps. If they would pose a risk, we'd omit them from our assortment and we'd still have 50 products left. However, we know from many years of experience that 2 mm dermastamp have never resulted in infection - not with our customers nor with anyone else, as far as we know from reading dermarolling forums and professional literature. If you're wondering whether 2 mm needles can damage nerves: They can't, those reside deeper. Just don't stamp the skin near your eyeballs. Follow our instructions and you'll be fine.

BTW, the reason why a dermaroller is perceived as more painful is because it makes many more pricks per unit of time than a dermastamp does.
For example, during one second, you insert the dermastamp (that has 35 needles) in and out the skin only once - this is 35 pricks in the skin per second. A dermaroller is rolled approximately once around its axis during one second - which means 180 pricks per second.
180 compared to 35 pricks a second is a big difference in pain level.

I always advise (especially to beginners) to start with shorter needles and when you get experienced and when your instruments get blunt, go for a longer size with your next purchase if you wish. A 1.5 mm size is very often completely sufficient.

You have not attached pictures.. If you attach pictures, I can say more.

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To: "Sarah Vaughter" <sarah@owndoc.com>
Sent: 16/09/2013 19:05:25
Subject: Re: Email response time / support FAQ

Hey Sarah

Just emailing my 2 month progress. You can post on forum just ask that
you blur out my email address :)

I began dermastamping with 1.5 mm and then dermarolling right after with
1.5mm 3 months ago. I am now seeing first signs of progress. Most of my
marks are smoother and some have reduced in width. They are also not as
silvery white anymore and are blending in a bit more with surrounding
skin.I know they have far to go again but I'm really happy with the
improvement so far. I plan to continue every three weeks so will update
on my progress in a couple months.

Sent from my iPhone

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Safely dermarolling/ single needling
« on: September 22, 2013, 06:25:00 AM »
Sorry for the delayed answer.

This is unfortunately individual. We have customers who bleed a lot with a 0.5 mm dermaroller and we also have customers who do not bleed at all with a 2 mm dermaroller, while rolling exactly the same area as the "0.5 mm bleeding customer".

In general, I do not recommend beginners starting rolling or stamping with a 2 mm size before they get accustomed to mcironeedling and getting their own experience.

Dermaneedling instruments will get eventually blunt and you can always go for longer size with your next instrument.

Also, in general, I do not recommend rolling the face with 2 mm size roller unless you have thick skin but you can use a 2 mm dermastamp locally on deep scars if you are already experienced.

The most common problem so far reported concerning this subject was getting serious bruises after single needling the upper arms and occasionally also elsewhere. This was one of the reason we shortened the single needles from 2 mm to 1.8 mm.

However, the fewer the needles a microneedling instrument has, the easier and deeper they penetrate. The single needle easily penetrates its full length whereas a dermaroller does not.

I suggest you start with a 1.5 mm regular dermaroller and a 1.5 mm dermastamp with 35 needles and this size should be OK everywhere.

Stretch marks on the back may need longer size because the skin is usually thicker there than elsewhere.

Related subject:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/skin-thickness/

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Stretch marks
« on: September 21, 2013, 06:10:37 PM »
There really is no reason to pay so much to have it done. You can easily do it yourself and it will cost you a fraction of what you have paid. It is very likely that your stretch marks significantly improve, especially if you start using a 1.5 mm dermastamp with 35 needles (costing Ā£ 9,-) and give them a thorough, dense treatment.

My reply in this forum thread applies to you as well. (It does not mean I consider your stretch marks horrendous, it is not me who gave it that title):

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/horrendous-stretch-marks/

Please keep us posted about your progress.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Dermastamp plus sun exposure
« on: September 21, 2013, 05:48:16 PM »
If the shaven mole area is smooth, you do not have to stamp because the redness will most likely disappear with time. Stamping shaven mole areas is mainly to improve the texture.

Concerning the scar on your forehead, wait three more weeks and then start stamping. In this case, stamp it about every two weeks. For a few days after stamping, do not purposely sunbathe, if you can, wear a hat and apply a sunscreen. If the scar is dark, you should always apply sunscreen (stamping or not) to avoid getting it even darker. 

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Apply it daily and every now and then after dermarolling for greatly enhanced penetration. For example after rolling with a 0.5 mm dermaroller.
 
The studies using a dermaroller to enhance depigmenting products have been successful:
 
http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/malazma/

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Dermarolling will work without any skin products. They are just additional means to establish "ideal" conditions in the skin for regeneration and collagen production.
 
It is always a wise decision to stay on the safe side when pregnant.
 
When pregnant or breast feeding, you should not use Tretinoin or other creams with high content of vit. A, any numbing creams, Betadine disinfection for the skin (at least not on large areas) and you should apply disinfecting alcohol only on intact skin (it means, do not wipe the skin with alcohol right after dermarolling or stamping) and do not apply it on really extensive areas. I am only mentioning here products that are somehow connected to our dermarolling instructions. It is not a complete general list of products to avoid in pregnancy. This is the standard response you'll get from a responsible vendor. However, if you'd ask my personal opinion, I think all our products are safe in pregnancy.
 
You should keep the treated area moisturized. Read my reply #5 in this forum thread:
 
http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/can-leaving-a-layer-of-blood-after-stamping-affect-healing/

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This customer wrote me a very nice email with such a fine title and she agreed I could post it anonymously on our forum but I forgot:

Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:42 AM
To: sarah@owndoc.com
Subject: Thanks for making my 50th birthday a little more tolerable! =)

Hi Sarah!

My name is (name removed). I'm a relatively new customer, but have bought
quite a few products for myself and a friend of mine. We have been rolling
our skin regularly, according to your instructions, and I have to say that
we have seen some very nice results. It's nice to know that I can control
how my skin ages, and that it's actually in my budget!

I've been rolling my face, neck, chest, breasts (not as painful as I
anticipated), hands, arms, and tummy with very nice results. I started with
a  .5mm roller, and now up to a 1mm. I'm now brave enough to try the 1.5 and
am also getting the 2mm for the stretch marks on my tummy. I'm looking
forward to seeing how my skin continues to improve over the next year.
Already I see varying improvements in all areas that I've rolled.

Thanks for making these products available at such an affordable cost. Your
website is very educational. I can tell that your heart is in it, and that
you are not out to make a killing. You do, however, earn every cent you
make.

Thanks again!!


(Name removed)

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Thank you very much for describing your experience!

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Couple of questions
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:19:43 AM »
If you have mild acne scars, a 2 mm size is not necessary but since you already bought it, keep using it.
 
You should apply vit. C on the days prior to your dermastamping to ensure maximum concentration for the session day. Vit. C persist in the skin for a few days. Do not apply right after stamping. Re-start applying a few days after stamping, when the skin is not "raw" any more.
 
Right after the stamping and until it heals, keep the skin moisturized.
 
If you have the rolling type of acne scars, consider adding our suction pump to your sessions (at least in the future).
It is great that you decided to document your experience.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Needling thin white scar on forehead
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:19:00 AM »
Yes, applying a little Infadolan after needling is a good idea. Apply Infadolan at least once a day until the needling looks healed

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Our instructions are on http://s.owndoc.com

I can't answer questions about products that we don't sell - I am sorry.

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Max number of pricks per square cm?
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:49:24 AM »
If you have Rosacea, Tretinoin is not suitable for you. Are you using the suction pump on your rolling scars?

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Dermarolling / Microneedling / Re: Max number of pricks per square cm?
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:34:52 PM »
Sorry to hear you got no results. What type of scars do you have?
 
Yes, if your skin heals well after your sessions, you can certainly increase the number of stamps, even 20 in the same spot.
 
Scars are a difficult problem and various approaches and a little improvisation is often needed to achieve results.
 
If you also have the boxcar type of acne scars, you can for example try inducing intensive peeling by applying the A-Ret cream (we sell it) right after microneedling (it stings and it irritates the skin). Do a test patch first to see how your skin reacts.
 
You can read about it in this forum thread (reply 25 from Cesamaddictaol and my reply #26):
 
http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/evenly-spread-acne-scars/15/
 
In reply # 13 of this forum thread, you can read about someone who had no results but achieved an improvement with very aggressive dermaneedling:
 
http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/my-1-year-dermaroll-experience-for-acne-scars-%2815-sessions%29/