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Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:56 am      Reply with quote
I get pinpoint bleeding on my forehead and under eye areas at 0.5mm with the 9 needle cartridge and bleed like a gushing fountain with the single needle in crows feet and nasolabial folds. I truly marvel how some of you are doing 1.5mm, I'd be a pulpy mess!

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Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:07 am      Reply with quote
I get pinpoint bleeding round my mouth with 0.25. At first (3 months ago) I got pinpoint just about everywhere with 0.25, so I assume there is some skin thickening going on. Once I can do 0.25 round my mouth without bleeding I'll up to the 0.5. Russian Sunshine said she bled with 0.25, but now is ok with 0.5. All this gives me hope that something good is happening, if my skin is thickening, that is a good thing, and I am happy Bad Grin
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Guys..

How do you make your vitamin C serum at home ?

Should i get destilled water ? or should i boil tap water, and let it cool off, until it hits body temperature and then mix it with the Vitamin C powder?
And how much Vit C in ratio to water do i need to add?

Does the same go for HA ?
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:27 am      Reply with quote
jiidea wrote:
Guys..

How do you make your vitamin C serum at home ?

Should i get destilled water ? or should i boil tap water, and let it cool off, until it hits body temperature and then mix it with the Vitamin C powder?
And how much Vit C in ratio to water do i need to add?

Does the same go for HA ?


Get distilled water. Tap water could have minerals and other material that could counteract the vitamin C. Same with HA. When your skin is tender after needling, you don't want to put any questionable substances on it.

I don't know if you've read the whole thread, but Dr. Setterfield recommends not using anything immediately after needling at a depth more than .5. I was using vitamin C serum right after and didn't see any problems, but now I take the Dr.'s advice.

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Is it true you're not supposed to use numbing cream since it could enter the bloodstream once you poke holes in your face?
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:40 pm      Reply with quote
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Is it true you're not supposed to use numbing cream since it could enter the bloodstream once you poke holes in your face?


No, that's not true. You clean the cream off before you use the needle. I wipe the cream off then use alcohol on a cotton pad to clean my skin before apply HA and needling. Some don't use the HA before, but use a saline solution for "glide."

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Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:12 am      Reply with quote
Thanks a million, Imma!

What ration should you mix destilled water and HA together ?
I bought 5 grams..

Oh yea btw, How long does 5 grams of HA last? Just so i dont over use it in any way..

And guys.. I wonder, when im going to apply Vitamin C serum to my face, should i first rense off the dead skin cells, with a sponge and then afterwords remove the oil from the skin ?
Can u use anything else, then chemicals to remove oil from the skin ? I really prefer natural remedies if its possible Surprised

I hear guys out there saying, that you should never apply anything below 2.4 - 3.4 of pH to your skin, since it can ruin the barriers and actually worsen the skin texture ?? Now I bought Vitamin c powder, which is 2.1 pH .. Should i mix it up with anything alkaline ?

Sorry for all thoese Questions, but im really a newb when it comes to cosmetics.
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jiidea wrote:
Thanks a million, Imma!

What ration should you mix destilled water and HA together ?
I bought 5 grams..

Oh yea btw, How long does 5 grams of HA last? Just so i dont over use it in any way..

And guys.. I wonder, when im going to apply Vitamin C serum to my face, should i first rense off the dead skin cells, with a sponge and then afterwords remove the oil from the skin ?
Can u use anything else, then chemicals to remove oil from the skin ? I really prefer natural remedies if its possible Surprised

I hear guys out there saying, that you should never apply anything below 2.4 - 3.4 of pH to your skin, since it can ruin the barriers and actually worsen the skin texture ?? Now I bought Vitamin c powder, which is 2.1 pH .. Should i mix it up with anything alkaline ?

Sorry for all thoese Questions, but im really a newb when it comes to cosmetics.


I just put a heaping 1/4 t. in a shot glass of distilled water, cover it with plastic, and leave it overnight. Don't bother to stir, it won't do any good or make it blend faster.

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Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:52 pm      Reply with quote
Just got my derminator in the post today! What speed and depth is everyone using? I will be trying mine out on Thursday night so I can lie low for 3days before returning to work on Monday.
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Just got my derminator in the post today! What speed and depth is everyone using? I will be trying mine out on Thursday night so I can lie low for 3days before returning to work on Monday.


.5mm as per Dr. Setterfield's theory ; Fast and once a month

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Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:17 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Immacolata.

Where do u guys get your Dr Lance Setterfield information from ? u bought his book ?
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:20 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the reply denisiel.

I am currently sitting here with cling film on my cheeks, nnumbing up with EMLA. slightly nervous! doing a final read on how to use this thing. I will be using some saline solution for slip. I'm planning the use the single needle at 1.5mm for my acne scars which is the main problem I am trying to treat. I may then switch to the 9 needle and go over some scarred pores with either 1mm or 1.5mm if I'm feeling brave!

wish me luck!
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:11 pm      Reply with quote
okay done!

So I mostly just single needled my scars. I was so numbed up, since I got distracted and left the EMLA so long, that I thought the needle wasn't even penetrating my skin when I first started. My face is stinging a bit now that I am done, but was relatively pain free during. I agree with everyone here, it is an amazing device and I can see myself doing this more often compared to dermastamping since it is so much quicker and easier! I like that it is automated, taking some of the control away.

Let's hope there's some results in a few weeks Smile.
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jiidea wrote:
Thanks Immacolata.

Where do u guys get your Dr Lance Setterfield information from ? u bought his book ?


I don't have his book, I'm getting my info from other posters in this thread who do have the book. It was kind of expensive for me...

That's how I learned about using saline solution before and nothing but HA afterward. I don't use the saline solution though, I use HA both before and after.

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Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:19 am      Reply with quote
Hi guys,

I've been lurking around for some time, doing research, wondering what to do about my deep and numerous stretch marks. After a lot of thought, I am going to order The Derminator next week from Own Doc. Laser is just too expensive, and professional micro-needling is at least $250 - $750 per area per session, and I would need multiple areas and at least 8 - 10 sessions.

I plan on using the 9 needle cartridge on the first day at 2mm (I don't plan on using it on my face at the moment) to tackle my stomach, breasts, hips and thighs. On the second day, I plan on using the single cartridge on the worst individual scars.

I plan on loading my skin with home made (powder from Own Doc) vit c serum for a couple of days before rolling, using home made HA serum as a lubricant and then applying 0.1% Ret A/tretinoin gel immediately afterwards, followed by the Own Doc Infadolan. Most sources agree not to use Ret A/tretinoin immediately after a roll (especially a deep one), but the Own Doc instructions make an exception for deep stretch marks.

For sanitation, I am planning on using Isocol (64% isopropyl alcohol, most medical swabs are 70%) on a cotton pad to clean the area. For 5-7 days after the session, I plan on using the 0.1% Ret A Gel and Infadolan. After that, I plan on using Moo Goo Tamanu Oil and Moo Goo Full Cream moisturiser on the treated areas.

I plan on leaving 5 weeks between sessions for full CIT benefits.

My main question is not about pain or price, but my procedure. I haven't started yet, so I am very open to suggestions. Is there anything I can add to my routine? Should I keep using the Ret A a week after the session? Own Doc instructions say you can use it up to five times a week between rolls, but I'm not sure how effective this is, and with the number of areas I have to treat, Ret A will get expensive, even with a relatively cheap source like AllDayChemist. Any suggestions or cautions would be most welcome. Can't wait til my CC rolls over in the next couple of days and I can place my order!
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emmyb wrote:
Hi guys,

I've been lurking around for some time, doing research, wondering what to do about my deep and numerous stretch marks. After a lot of thought, I am going to order The Derminator next week from Own Doc. Laser is just too expensive, and professional micro-needling is at least $250 - $750 per area per session, and I would need multiple areas and at least 8 - 10 sessions.

I plan on using the 9 needle cartridge on the first day at 2mm (I don't plan on using it on my face at the moment) to tackle my stomach, breasts, hips and thighs. On the second day, I plan on using the single cartridge on the worst individual scars.

I plan on loading my skin with home made (powder from Own Doc) vit c serum for a couple of days before rolling, using home made HA serum as a lubricant and then applying 0.1% Ret A/tretinoin gel immediately afterwards, followed by the Own Doc Infadolan. Most sources agree not to use Ret A/tretinoin immediately after a roll (especially a deep one), but the Own Doc instructions make an exception for deep stretch marks.

For sanitation, I am planning on using Isocol (64% isopropyl alcohol, most medical swabs are 70%) on a cotton pad to clean the area. For 5-7 days after the session, I plan on using the 0.1% Ret A Gel and Infadolan. After that, I plan on using Moo Goo Tamanu Oil and Moo Goo Full Cream moisturiser on the treated areas.

I plan on leaving 5 weeks between sessions for full CIT benefits.

My main question is not about pain or price, but my procedure. I haven't started yet, so I am very open to suggestions. Is there anything I can add to my routine? Should I keep using the Ret A a week after the session? Own Doc instructions say you can use it up to five times a week between rolls, but I'm not sure how effective this is, and with the number of areas I have to treat, Ret A will get expensive, even with a relatively cheap source like AllDayChemist. Any suggestions or cautions would be most welcome. Can't wait til my CC rolls over in the next couple of days and I can place my order!


I would continue to use Retin-A even if I didn't use the Derminator. I get mine from inhousepharmacy.vu - no prescription needed and shipping is free.

My best advice is to be patient. Results take time, but you do get results.

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Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:53 am      Reply with quote
Thanks @ Immacolata.

Okay, So HA serum on the skin, as saline for the needles to glide - Check!

GUys.. When you use the Derminator on a skin area, do you stretch it out with your fingers ??

Becuase when I stretch the skin, either with fingers or open my mouth wide open, the scars dissapears completely.. only to return when i shut my mouth .. lol
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jiidea wrote:
Thanks @ Immacolata.

Okay, So HA serum on the skin, as saline for the needles to glide - Check!

GUys.. When you use the Derminator on a skin area, do you stretch it out with your fingers ??

Becuase when I stretch the skin, either with fingers or open my mouth wide open, the scars dissapears completely.. only to return when i shut my mouth .. lol


Not with my fingers. I press my lips together to make the area above firmer but don't draw the skin taut on my cheeks.

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I didnt get that fully, immacolata.. sorry..
No strecthing the skin on the cheeks,? not even by opening the mouth wide open?

IF you would recommend any needle lenght to start out with, what would it be? like 0.25 mm ? or can i just start with 0.5 mm? Im only going to hit the cheeks and the skin between the eyes and the hair line..
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I mean the skin area between the hair line and the .. left eye for example..
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jiidea wrote:
I mean the skin area between the hair line and the .. left eye for example..


I started with .5 but went quickly to .75, then 1.25, then 1.5. I use 1.0 on my nose.

Now that I think about it I actually do puff out my cheeks while I'm doing them, so I lied! Sad

The area that you are speaking of was very, very tender for me, or maybe I just didn't put enough numbing cream there. Just a heads up - but your experience may be different than mine.

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I tried a 0.5 on my face for the first time, ha, I looked like I had a case of the chicken pox or something. Smile My face isn't ready yet for it, so back to 0.25 I go. Doesn't help I've been taking a lot of Advil lately for a strained leg muscle, so that's thinned out my blood.

My stretch marks keep improving which is great. Smile I go up to 1.25 on that area.

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WHite Wolf, how is your facial skin responding to the .25 needles. Do you notice a difference.

I think at one point you weren't using the terminator on your face at all. What did you do to strengthen your facial skin enough to use it?

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So I got my Derminator in the post fairly fast, but I'm still waiting on my Ret A.

I decided to do a practice run with just Vit C serum so I could get a feel for things before I do a full depth 2 mm CIT session.

I made up the Vit C serum,(using distilled water and the spray bottle and Vit c powder from Own Doc). I washed my hands, put on disposable gloves, and cleaned the stretch marks on my stomach my with a 64% isopropyl alcohol solution. I then fitted the 9 needle cartridge with no problems and started on a medium speed. I must admit I was very, very nervous as I wasn't using numbing cream or ice.

I used the Vit C serum for glide as it was a bit of an impulse decision to do it in the morning and the HA serum hadn't had time to thicken/set yet.

I was aiming to do a 'non medical' session, so I started at 0.25 mm, then went up to 0.5 mm and stopped at 0.75 mm. 0.25 mm I barely felt anything. 0.5 mm felt sort of like a massage. At 0.75 mm, it started to sting, but this may have been because of the Vit C serum rather than the depth. I needled for a bit over 10 minutes and achieved good prick density on my upper stomach before stopping as I had to get ready for work. I applied organic Tamanu oil to the needled areas and massaged it in, and followed up with Moo Goo Full Cream moisturiser. My skin was a dark pink with some dots but no blood at all and barely any tenderness. The wider, deeper stretch marks held up well too and I didn't experience any significant pain (mainly a bit of stinging, a papercut is far worse).

A couple of hours later and the treated areas are light pink and not painful at all. I'm very pleased, hoping to feel comfortable with the fast setting soon as it takes about a quarter of the time compared to the medium speed setting.

First impressions is that this is a great, really powerful machine that is worth every cent. I really recommend using something for needle glide, like HA or saline serum. I feel like it would have been easier if I had waited for the HA serum to set/absorb before I tried anything. The machine is loud, but I had my TV on and could still hear it clearly on normal volume over the sound of The Derminator. I will post again after a full 2 mm CIT session with 0.1% tretinoin gel.
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So I got my Derminator in the post fairly fast, but I'm still waiting on my Ret A.

I decided to do a practice run with just Vit C serum so I could get a feel for things before I do a full depth 2 mm CIT session.

I made up the Vit C serum,(using distilled water and the spray bottle and Vit c powder from Own Doc). I washed my hands, put on disposable gloves, and cleaned the stretch marks on my stomach my with a 64% isopropyl alcohol solution. I then fitted the 9 needle cartridge with no problems and started on a medium speed. I must admit I was very, very nervous as I wasn't using numbing cream or ice.

I used the Vit C serum for glide as it was a bit of an impulse decision to do it in the morning and the HA serum hadn't had time to thicken/set yet.

I was aiming to do a 'non medical' session, so I started at 0.25 mm, then went up to 0.5 mm and stopped at 0.75 mm. 0.25 mm I barely felt anything. 0.5 mm felt sort of like a massage. At 0.75 mm, it started to sting, but this may have been because of the Vit C serum rather than the depth. I needled for a bit over 10 minutes and achieved good prick density on my upper stomach before stopping as I had to get ready for work. I applied organic Tamanu oil to the needled areas and massaged it in, and followed up with Moo Goo Full Cream moisturiser. My skin was a dark pink with some dots but no blood at all and barely any tenderness. The wider, deeper stretch marks held up well too and I didn't experience any significant pain (mainly a bit of stinging, a papercut is far worse).

A couple of hours later and the treated areas are light pink and not painful at all. I'm very pleased, hoping to feel comfortable with the fast setting soon as it takes about a quarter of the time compared to the medium speed setting.

First impressions is that this is a great, really powerful machine that is worth every cent. I really recommend using something for needle glide, like HA or saline serum. I feel like it would have been easier if I had waited for the HA serum to set/absorb before I tried anything. The machine is loud, but I had my TV on and could still hear it clearly on normal volume over the sound of The Derminator. I will post again after a full 2 mm CIT session with 0.1% tretinoin gel.


When you needle at a depth of more than .5, it's best not to use anything except HA serum, if that. I'm not sure what is in the Moo Goo moisturizer but you really should wait a day before using anything like that. I used Vitamin C after the first couple of times until I found (on this thread) that Dr. Setterfield recommends not doing this, to avoid hyperpigmentation. I'm no expert, but he is! Wink

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