Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:29 AM
To the OP - I apologise for hijacking your thread here. This will be my last post.
I've heard multiple doctors claim that dermarolling on a weekly basis is necessary for significant improvement. I use my 1.0 dermaroller once a week, fight me.
I'm not trying to pick a fight with anybody. I'm trying to get people to do research, not just casually check the Internet or ask questions from peers (yes, I have dared to assume that this happens and no, I am not naming anyone in particular - this is a general statement). Use your 1.0mm roller weekly as you see fit. If you're seeing improvement who am I to say otherwise? Similarly with me, I would never roll weekly unless I decided to use a 0.5mm for product penetration. I've seen the results of what can be achieved from the original Dermaroller and the strict rules that go along with its use.
Some people are all for using home rollers and treating themselves. I am not. Both sides need to be voiced, I agree. There is nothing wrong with a debate on this! In the end we all want the same damn thing.
Nobody can change my opinion on that either. Each to their own.
If you do your research and understand the science behind collagen/skin remodelling and the needling process then there's no grey area. I am safe in the knowledge that to treat scars you need at least 5 treatments of the 1.5mm done once every 6-8 weeks.
If doing the research is too daunting or isn't your thing then believe the people that have had the treatments and are happy with them.
Since people on the internet claim that they got rid of their scars by doing derma rolling every week you should understand why some people, like me, are confused.
No reason to be cocky about your opinions.
Call me cocky, I don't care. In fact it's a compliment. I'm allowed to be somewhat cocky because I am very proud of what I have achieved. I am a shy, modest mouse in every aspect of my life but this. I have worked hard, I researched for months before I chose to have my treatments. I didn't read the horror stories, I didn't read the opinions of people who have not had the treatment. I was interested in the facts and the study documents, the science and the history behind the treatment. I'm not apologising for coming across as being a know-it-all because I am passionate about this. I'm proud of myself for this. My esthetician loves treating me because I understand it all. I would love to do what she does; I would love to help people in the way that she has helped me. I am on your side here. If I'm proven to be wrong with the 1.5mm roll every week thing then so be it. But until then I will stick to my guns. Flame me for that all you will.
My only goal was to try to provide some insight and clarification from a person who has found a method that works. I am sorry if my over-the-top enthusiasm has caused anyone confusion and/or distress.
I think I'm done with these boards for a while. If anyone wants me I'll be in my room...
Edited by Quirky Fox, 21 May 2013 - 01:29 AM.
My Skin Care Regime
** Morning **
1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser
2. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum
3. DermaQuest C3 serum (Vitamin C)
4. DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Daily Moisturiser (tinted) SPF 15 or
DermaQuest Daily Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 (on weekends)
** Makeup **
1. DermaQuest DermaPerfection Primer
2. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation SPF 15
3. Dermablend Setting Powder
** Night **
1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser
2. DermaQuest Algae Facial Scrub (every second night)
3. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum
4. DermaQuest Retexture serum (Vitamin A) (every second night)
5. DermaQuest Skin Rehydrating Serum (every other night)
6. DermaQuest Clarifying Pads (5% salicylic acid) (for my biggest acne prone areas)
7. DermaQuest DermaClear TX (for acne spots)
8. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin and Nails (vitamin supplement)
*** Current Treatment Plan ***
2010-2011: 5 x Fraxel Re:Store sessions - maybe 10-15% improvement.
2012-2013: 5 x Dermaroller sessions - at least 70% improvement!
2013: One eDermastamp treatment down, one more to go in Oct!