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The main one is getting textile grade steel, not surgical grade. Contact the manufacturer, not the ebay seller, because they're usually clueless.

It's your skin though, I wouldn't buy some knock-off just to save a few quid, I'd rather know I've got the best roller a lay-person can buy.

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Sorry I'm still trying to get a reply. Does anyone use the derma roller for ice pick scars, or have at least noticed any success with it? If so, would you recommend 1.5? Bio oil or green cream sufficient?

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Hey guys! I recently purchased a 1.5 mm dermaroller. On the packaging, it says single use only. I bought it off amazon and contacted the seller about the "single use" label and she said that it's actually FDA policy to have these rollers be single use only so that professionals don't use it on multiple clients and because home users don't have a way to properly sterilize the rolller.

Just wondering if any one else has come across the label and whether they have in fact used the roller more than once or discarded after more than one use. I'm on the fence about returning this roller for one that is higher quality.

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Hey guys! I recently purchased a 1.5 mm dermaroller. On the packaging, it says single use only. I bought it off amazon and contacted the seller about the "single use" label and she said that it's actually FDA policy to have these rollers be single use only so that professionals don't use it on multiple clients and because home users don't have a way to properly sterilize the rolller.

Just wondering if any one else has come across the label and whether they have in fact used the roller more than once or discarded after more than one use. I'm on the fence about returning this roller for one that is higher quality.

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Where do you guys purchase your rollers from?

Is dr.roller still the preferred brand, or is something better available now?

What do you all think, 1.5mm vs 2.0mm?

Any brands and websites you guys can suggest? Thanks

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hallo , i purchased 1 mm dermaroller ,but i`m still afraid to use it ,i wanted to order it from owndoc and to get also the vitamin c and the other topical with vitamin A and D ,but unfortunatley they don`t ship to my country . I don`t have any topicals and don`t know from where to get at least Vitamin C and wonder is there a problem to not use any topicals just to roll ,also want to ask you what to use to desinfect the skin before rolling and is there any danger to create new scars with rolling ?

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Are you guys using 1.5mm or 2.0mm needles? Is 2.0mm dangerous to use at home?

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Where can you buy single needles? owndoc no longer has them.

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Where do you guys purchase your rollers from?

Is dr.roller still the preferred brand, or is something better available now?

What do you all think, 1.5mm vs 2.0mm?

Any brands and websites you guys can suggest? Thanks

I've bought from JGlobalSales on eBay with zero problems. Quick processing and the product ships very fast.

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I purchase 540 needle count derma rollers. They're cheap, seem to work well, and the ones I get are packaged as sterile. I disinfect with 91% isopropanol. Will have to read back through this thread for any tips. So far, glycolic acid 35%, copper peptides, retinol cream, and hyaluronic acid cream have been used with the rollers. Boxcar scar reduction has been noticed in one area, and I'm working on newer scars now.

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EVERYONE--USE OWNDOC.COM. Helpful source and they sell cheap rollers.

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Are the results permanent... if I were to level out a shallow scar, it won't sink back in if I stop rolling?

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I had to look it up too when I first read this article. I have some grade 3 and 4 scarring and dermarolling has worked on them. I still have some to get rid of but I've definitely seen improvement. I took this from a website:

Grade 1 scarring: Is mostly pigment-based. Ordinary scars from cuts to your skin appear white – in grade 1 acne scarring the lesions are also white or hypo-pigmented.

Grade 2 scarring: Grade 2 scarring is defined as being visible at distances of less than 50cm, and able to be covered by makeup. Of course, not everyone is happy with needing lifelong cosmetics to ‘look normal’, and for many people cosmetic use causes breakouts – so laser acne treatment is a real possibility at this stage.

Grade 3 scarring: Grade 3 scarring is not easily covered by cosmetics, and is visible from more than 50cm away. When we talk about rolling scars, shallow boxcar scars and hypertrophic scars later on, remember that those scars will often fit into grade 3.

Grade 4 scarring: Is also difficult to cover and seen at distances greater than 50cm away, but cannot be flattened by stretching the skin. Icepick scars, deep divots, keloid scarring and sever boxcar scars fit into this category . These may need a combination of laser acne scar treatment and dermal fillers to improve their appearance

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I had to look it up too when I first read this article. I have some grade 3 and 4 scarring and dermarolling has worked on them. I still have some to get rid of but I've definitely seen improvement. I took this from a website:

Grade 1 scarring: Is mostly pigment-based. Ordinary scars from cuts to your skin appear white – in grade 1 acne scarring the lesions are also white or hypo-pigmented.

Grade 2 scarring: Grade 2 scarring is defined as being visible at distances of less than 50cm, and able to be covered by makeup. Of course, not everyone is happy with needing lifelong cosmetics to ‘look normal’, and for many people cosmetic use causes breakouts – so laser acne treatment is a real possibility at this stage.

Grade 3 scarring: Grade 3 scarring is not easily covered by cosmetics, and is visible from more than 50cm away. When we talk about rolling scars, shallow boxcar scars and hypertrophic scars later on, remember that those scars will often fit into grade 3.

Grade 4 scarring: Is also difficult to cover and seen at distances greater than 50cm away, but cannot be flattened by stretching the skin. Icepick scars, deep divots, keloid scarring and sever boxcar scars fit into this category . These may need a combination of laser acne scar treatment and dermal fillers to improve their appearance

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Can I ask about how people have very complicated rolling regimens like taking all these vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, C, zinc), use of topicals (retin A, vitamin A, C, copper peptides) and LED light therapy, are these to speed up the results or does it actually bring the results? i.e. plain rolling does nothing?

I only roll and apply vitamin E oil, my scars doesn't bother me that much so I just want to keep it simple. But at the same time I want to see results over periods of time. Am I doing it for no reason if I don't follow all the complicated regimens?

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i wanna look into single needling ....from what i can tell dermarolling my skin just swells the outter layer up...like i need to get down in the craters

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Haven't used this website in a while as my acne **appears** to be under control and scarring is much much more manageable...so here is a pay it forward tip that occured to me...

For anyone who is concerned about infection and rolls regularly (every six weeks or so), you may consider using colloidal silver beginning several days before the roll and a day or so after...I also soak my rollers in barbicide and swab the area I'm rolling with tea tree oil prior and after rolling.

Hope that helps someone!

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Hey guys, I have made a topic about this, but maybe i can find the answer here :)

I've had fat transfer about 4 years ago. I've never been happy about the reaults bacause they weren not that dramatic.

My question is: can i use the dermaroller/stamp on the areas where the fat transfer is done?

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anyone here can recommend any foundation to cover the redness after derma needling?

i read you can put make up after 1 day from rolling...

any insights?

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