I took a shower, cleansed my face with just warm water and spectro gel, rinsed with cool water and dried with a towel. I sterilized the derma stamp using hot water even though it was already sterilized just to be sure. I stamped the area 8 times at first, it bled and I heard the "popping/ripping sounds" people on here were talking about. Those sounds are just natural as the needle on the stamp rips/destroys the scar tissues on the scar. I ended up stamping 2 more times for good measure. After stamping the area 10 times, I carefully rinsed off the blood (minimal) with cold water. The area was pink/reddish/swollen for about 5-10 mins but slowly went back to the original color. There was no scabs yet I suppose. I did not put any topicals on the stamped area. I just rubbed a little bit of polysporine/neosporine on the area to help with the healing. Right now, as I write this entry, the stamped area is slightly burning and I can feel a little bit of tingling on where I stamped. Who knows what it could be?
I will report if I see any improvements but so far I think it was somewhat successful since I heard the popping sounds which I confess was music to my ears. I will also add an entry on here if/when I stamp my other scars. For now, I worked on my less prominent scars to see how they react. I am a 19 year old asian male by the way and my pain tolerance is quite high. The stamping process hurt by a bit but nothing major.
Right now, I am planning on doing nothing on the area until after 3 days when I will start putting a tiny layer of differin gel on it. I am also taking vitamin a, c and e just for overall skin health. I did not type out the entire details of my regimen on here but I would gladly do so upon anyone's request. If anyone has any questions on the overall stamping, my regimen, treatments etc, feel free to ask and I would be more than happy to help. I will check this post once every day after work. Thank you for reading and have a good one guys!
Edited by TO1993, 20 December 2012 - 08:26 PM.