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my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

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my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Joaquinha » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:13 am

I did my research, read dozens of publications in 4 languages and tried to educate myself as much as possible. The theory underlying the dermaroller system is very logical and makes sense: by puncturing the skin many times, you create micro wounds and you force your body in healing mode. That means that the body has to produce collagen to heal those microwounds. This panacea is also supposed to trigger collagenogenesis, angiogenesis, melanogenesis and facilitate the absorption of topical products.

I was very enthusiastic and optimistic. Of course, I did not expect miracles, I have realistic expectations. I bought the best brand rollers, the most expensive on the market, and different needle lengths. I found so many conflicting opinions on how often the rollers should be used. Some doctors say you should roll your skin 5 times per week, other doctors recommend rolling every six weeks, especially with longer needles, to allow collagen production.

I decided to experiment and treat each area differently. Stretch marks on my legs were treated once a week, stretch marks near my armpits were treated 5 days a week, and stretch marks on my buttocks every six weeks.

I used the method religiously, I was extremely precise, I put more pressure on certain areas, less pressure on other areas, and the result is NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING. Zero, nada, niente. Not even the slightest, faintest improvement. I am very disappointed not only because I spent a lot of money, but mostly because for the first time I was using something logic, so to speak.

I even rolled some fine lines, and absolutely NO improvement. Your skin will be red and the inflammation causes swelling, so, for the first days, you might think that it works, even very remotely. But it's absolutely a waste of money and it's very painful too. That's the worst thing I have ever used for my skin.Joaquinha
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Claudia.C » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:07 pm

Hey Joaquinha!

Really no results? And on so many different areas too? May I ask what brands your purchased and did your test with?

We've had some really great results mentioned in the review area of some of our rollers that I'm surprised that you had disappointing results.

For instance : Microneedle MTS Skin Roller (0.2mm-2.0 mm) check it out here: http://bit.ly/bUHc9u
People have found results within 3 weeks or using the roller on different areas!

You also mentioned that it was uncomfortable for you,,,have you tried the electric versions? There is one with a vibrating mechanism that kind of nulls the discomfort that can be experienced for some people. The Deluxe Electric DTS Skin Roller (with Vibration Mechanism) can be viewed here : http://bit.ly/blqVDE

In addition to easing the discomfort, the electrically-operated vibration action increases efficiency of the topical creams/serums you may use but helping with its absorption into the skin. Best of all? replaceable heads cartridges to save money for future treatments.

If the pain is still an issue there are topical creams you can used to help "numb" the area. The LMX 4 Topical Anesthetic Cream has been used by Healthcare professionals for years to numb the skin quickly and effectively. If you want to check it out : http://bit.ly/dqGW97

I would love to find out which ones you used since I have not heard of this happening before. Please share :?
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Joaquinha » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:22 pm

Hello Claudio,

thank you very much for your message. I have used mostly Dr Roller rollers, purchased on amazon. Just to be safe, I have also purchased two other brands: Derma Treatment Solution and Rolling Rollers. But most of my rollers (I have several) are from Dr Roller.

As for the numbing cream, I have used EMLA and ICE.

I have used all of my rollers religiously, on several areas (body and face) and I reiterate that I haven't seen any result. Actually, some of my stretch marks got worse, objectively worse. I hate to say this because I had a lot of hope, but that's my experience.

No, I have not tried the electric type.
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Claudia.C » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:37 pm

Hey Joaquinha!

Thanks for responding :D

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with those brands of derma rollers, but what a shame that none of them worked.
I think we're all dissapointed when we invest in something of this nature and it does nothing at all! :evil:

If you are ever willing to give it a shot again, I highly suggest the Electric one. The vibrating will help with the pain-- it's the first roller on the market with this feature, the optional vibration can be turned on and off to produce faster and easier penetration, with less force and much deeper needling with less pain. The Vibration Mechanism decreases the contact time between the skin surface and the needles, leading to less discomfort.. And it has thinner needles than some of the other rollers out there.

When you have a moment, or for anyone else out there.... check it out :

Deluxe Electric DTS Skin Roller (with Vibration Mechanism)
http://bit.ly/blqVDE

P.S, Have you given any other kinds of treatment a shot? I'm curious to know if what else you've tried? You mentioned that some of the stretch marks have gotten worse **grrrr**

Have you tried StriVectin-SD Face Cream? The name does have face in it, because it can be used for wrinkles too, *BUT*, it was intended for stretch marks and it has been around for quite sometime! If you want to check it out you can view it here: http://bit.ly/blqVDE

Lemme know! :)
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Quasimodo » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:33 am

Oh, Joaquinha:

I'm sorry to hear that. I just purchased four different derma needles in different sizes. I was hoping to break up some scar tissue, even out sun damaged dark spots on my face and maybe use it for a little sagging wrinkled skin under my neck from a 20 - 25 pound weight loss. I don't have a lot of stretch marks.

Right now I'm a little chicken to use the derma rollers because of the pain and I'm worried about having scabs on my skin and going out in public. I haven't tried mine yet.

The directions say not to wear any makeup for three days post rolling. This also scares me a bit because I use makeup whenever I go out.

I'm going to seek out another board that has a bit more about others experience using the roller, but not for stretch marks.

Hugs,

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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby Joaquinha » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:49 pm

Hello Quasimodo,

thank you for your response. I spent a lot of money and endured all this pain for nothing. I am very disappointed, and even more disappointed because I thought dermarollers were going to make a difference.

Quasimodo, I need to lose 25 lbs myself, do you have any recommendation to prevent sagging skin?

Thanks a lot

Quasimodo wrote:Oh, Joaquinha:

I'm sorry to hear that. I just purchased four different derma needles in different sizes. I was hoping to break up some scar tissue, even out sun damaged dark spots on my face and maybe use it for a little sagging wrinkled skin under my neck from a 20 - 25 pound weight loss. I don't have a lot of stretch marks.

Right now I'm a little chicken to use the derma rollers because of the pain and I'm worried about having scabs on my skin and going out in public. I haven't tried mine yet.

The directions say not to wear any makeup for three days post rolling. This also scares me a bit because I use makeup whenever I go out.

I'm going to seek out another board that has a bit more about others experience using the roller, but not for stretch marks.

Hugs,

Quasi
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby lovetimesinfinity » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:56 pm

I tried dermaroller on my scar and it just bent the needles after the first use. I think my scar is too thick for a derma roller.
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Re: my experience: 16 months with dermarollers

Postby RosemaryOlivia » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:09 am

Joaquinha I thank you for your sharing this info. I think you did a very comprehensive study and your experience seems thorough and concise. You saved me a lot of time and money! rosemary
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