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Inducing Temporary Microswelling (Good Idea)

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#1 4meracneguy

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:26 AM

Is there any known way to temporarily get the microswelling that people typically get from laser/dermarolling? It shouldn't be too hard for someone to invent a temporary microswelling technique that can be done everyday if necessary.  Any thoughts? This is FAR more plausible than scarless healing at this point in time.



#2 NUman

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

Swelling usually stems from trauma to the skin, so no, there is probably no way for doing this aside from purposefully inducing trauma like skin needling does.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

Err, this is not a good idea. Swelling is a result of trauma, as NUman has said, so ongoing/repetitive micro-swelling is not healthy for your skin.


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!


#4 4meracneguy

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

Well scar treatments all cause inflammation via trauma.

 

Like for example, I'm not advocating this btw, if you got slapped really hard across the face, the upper layers of the skin (which heal more quickly than the deeper levels of the dermis) would swell and hide the imperfections caused by deep dermal defects...kind of like how boxers are bruised and swollen to a larger extent.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:07 PM

Yes but why do you want to do this? It provides no long term benefits and may cause further scarring or infection.


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!


#6 Davide Da Silva

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi,

after have tried almost everything I kind of agree with 4meracneguy. I just love the microswelling after the fraxel. I have just done another fraxel yesterday and I am in heaven for 3 days :)

 

I have again the opportunity to invest in fighting my acne scars. I will be an expat going from a high wage country (Luxembourg) to a low cost country (Poland) and in Poland the surgeries are quite advanced and affordable. I am still thinking what could I do. The challenge on acne scars is that there are no cures. I do know that some combos are interesting but nothing very spectacular.




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