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Newbie. Dermaroller? does it work? loose skin/stretch marks?

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Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:41 am      Reply with quote
have some loose skin/wrinkles and stretch marks on my tummy..tried laser, creams etc...has anyone had success w/the dermaroller for the tummy? I'm thinking of purchasing one..I know it has to be 1.5mm...thanks in advance.
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:44 am      Reply with quote
There is a lot of information about this on the main Dermaroller thread. I know it's a lot to look through, but the short answer to your question is: yes.
You will have to do a bit of research on needle size, amount of pressure, how many treatments and see what sounds best. There is a lot of information out there and on this forum, but one clear-cut method of rolling doesn't seem to have been established.
Also, keep in mind it takes time 3-9 months for the complete results, so it's not a quick fix. However, once you settle on a method, you will probably be seeing subtle improvements during this time. Hope this helps a bit.
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:10 am      Reply with quote
If you read the long Dermaroller-thread, you will see that quite a few people have had success with treating stretchmarks.

There are different protocols to follow, but many "rollergirls" have been using a roller with 1.5 mm needle length approximately once a week.

I am currently treating scars with 1.5 mm needles approximately every week and intend to do six treatments before taking a break. Hopefully, I won't need more treatments after that.

I haven't heard that rolling can improve loose skin, but perhaps it will? You will more likely have success with treating scars, stretchmarks, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, from what I have been reading.

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Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:15 pm      Reply with quote
There are some stomach success pics in some of the articles I posted on the CIT/Dermarolling Articles thread.

Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Collagen Induction
Desmond Fernandes, MB, BCh, FRCS(Edin)
This article provides a great overview of how collagen is developed with the micro needling process, as well as the rolling protcol, etc. (pics included)
http://www.dermogenesis.com/roll-cit/Clinics_of_N_Am_2005.pdf

Some results photos from a Boston doctor (with pics):
http://www.bostoncentreaestheticmedicine.com/collageninduction.html



Anyone considering rolling should PLEASE read up on this...there is more to it than just sticking yourself with needles. There are very specific pre- and post-rolling regimens to maximize your collagen production.

At a minimum, please read this one:

Environ® Medical Roll-CIT™ Micro-needling
Revolutionary New Approach to Medical Needling

Probably my FAVORITE rolling article - it contains frequency recommendations, as well as pre- and post-roll protocols for optimal collagen development. Also comparisons of rolling with 1mm vs. 3mm needles.
http://www.dermaconcepts.com/2004/environ1mmNeedling1.pdf


Here is the link to the rest of the articles...the crappy ones are at the bottom:
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=29860

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