So for reference:
-I use a 1.5mm dermaroller from the nova clinic. they ship from australia and shipping time is a pretty annoying 2 weeks to massachusetts.
-On normal days I just follow the regimen from this site
-I (have) had acne since age 11. i'm 20 now. It was at it's worst from ages 15-18. i still get a few tiny pimples every now and then but not much to get worked up about. hyperpigmentation and scarring are the real killers here.
-I'll only be taking pictures of the right side of my face, because there's not really any scarring on the left, just hyperpigmentation.
-I use a solid amount of pressure when rolling, enough for little dots of blood. Usually I start out a little light till I get used to the pricking, then go as hard as I can withstand it.
So here's the day before my first roll:
and here's today, about 2 weeks after my second roll (1 1/2 months after first):
I know the lighting in the second is less shadowy, but I think you can still tell my skin has evened out quite a bit, though there is still some indentation. someone said swelling could be the cause of such a drastic change, and that's pretty on point. improvements are pretty slow, i think.
Anyway I'll update this post as time goes on.
sorry it's been a while.
ok so this right after my 4th roll (i skipped one, didn't have a chance in april with school)
red and irritated gross! i took someone's advice of not using aha and instead went for a vitamin K cream and dan's moisturizer. the magic of summer is i can experiment and just hide out in my house while i look like a zombie. but we'll see how it goes. literally WE will, because i'm going to share. i'll try to update in 2 weeks no promises
Edited by boxcarracer2990, 16 May 2011 - 07:18 AM.