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In Topic: What Happens If You Dermarolled Every Day Or Every Week? + Very Important Que...

29 August 2014 - 03:25 PM

what exactly the effect/damage is? 

 

its said u gotta wait ~4-6 weeks after session to let collagen rebuild (also rebuild or grow new one????)

 

BUT U GOTTA REMEMBER tht we all r agiiiiingggg! since age of 15 we r all getting oldass every day so does anyone know

 

WHAT IS THE SPEED THAT COLLAGEN ACTUALLY GOES AWAY/BREAKS DOWN??

 

bcs is it even slower than tht boost we r trying to achieve from dermarolling/stamping or anything else?



and how does it makes sense to get scar filled and it would supposedly stay tht way while rest of face is slowly wasting away 

 

Actually, since the age of 0 we are aging. We get older every day and this is old news. 

Collagen is a type of fiber found in the dermis, which is below the epidermis. Skin cell turn over in the epidermis occurs every 30 days, or every month

I am uncertain of the speed at which collagen regenerates. Fibroblasts create collagen, and when there is damage to the dermis, it depends on the individual's cellular structure and ultimately genetics. Some people are able to heal from acne scarring faster than others or have no scarring because wounds are properly healed, in other words, collagen and elastin fibers are regenerated and repaired effectively. With scarring, there is a defect in this healing process, hence the pits.

There are very minimal studies actually done on dermarolling/dermastamping. I wouldn't recommend you do this to your entire face, but only to a small area over the course of several months and track your progress. To stick tiny needles into your skin to induce collagen growth is something that hasn't been elaborated on enough for people to risk having even worse skin. I would say, it can have its potential to aid acne scarring, but you MUST do it once a month. If you were to do it every week, or several times a week, you are just damaging your skin. Skin needs to heal. Healing takes time, and as you get older, it takes even more time. Again, the speed at which collagen 'goes away' depends on the person. Collagen is broken down when the fiber is no longer tough enough in the dermis to be kept in tact, because it has been damaged. You cannot make it come back, but you can stimulate the growth of new collagen. THIS is quite a lengthy task though.



well how are u gonna regrow or repair subcatonous fat then?
 
does dermaroller  even goes that deep n does anything to it at all? cos fat is like totally diff substance than collagen right? it needs to be stimulated differently am i right?
 
btw once u loose your fat from face you never gonna get it back! thats why u should never get fat ppl! bcs when u will start loosing your weight u gonna loose alot of face too! which is weird for me bcs why will ppl when begin eating again still grow giant ass and belly, legs etc but stay with wrinkly r gaunt faces? its so stupid lol
 
hey sometimes i am writing better k? but when i dont have time for typing and grammar ill write quick

 

You're wrong about 'losing' fat from your face. Fat cells do not disappear, they shrink in size. Therefore, you will never lose fat from your face. You would be dead if you had no fat in your face. The dermis can't be touching directly muscle, there is always a layer of fat between the two. 


In Topic: To All The Ladies Out There

28 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

I just wanted to share a little story with all of you. I am currently a 20 yr old college student and my senior year of high school I was pretty seriously involved with a girl at my high school. She suffered from pretty severe acne even though it was non-cystic. I was considered a jock (one of the captains of the baseball team) and often heard guys make comments about her acne. Let me tell you, i was the first one to stop this. When i saw this girl i saw her for the amazing, smart, caring girl she was. This was at a time where I couldn't have known what she was going through because this was far before my acne came about. I witnessed how self-conscious she was, and realized how the opinions of many others affected her. Long story short, we ended up breaking up when college started, but I will never forget this girl. Don't think its out of the question for someone to love you due to acne, because it's simply not true. Yes, I am young but I would consider her my first love. Today I am 1 month post accutane and am left with some pretty serious red marks and scarring. i often don't leave my room unless its for class, or the gym. I know how it feels, and dwelling on it only makes it worse. I would have never and will now never turn down a girl because of her acne, because I recognize the feelings that correlate with this disease. I will say a prayer for all of you, that not only you can see yourself as the beautiful, amazing people you are, but that you find happiness in life, school, or whatever other thing you become involved in.

 

This was so nice to read. NOW, I just need to find a man who has the same mindset. Such struggles :(


In Topic: Acne Has Ruined My Life

11 August 2014 - 12:26 AM

I know what you are going through completely. I had depression because of my acne. It sucks. And it's solely genetics. A part of it is truly accepting that you have acne and scars and just have to deal with it. The way I view having the skin condition is this: we can't trade our skin with anyone else, you are given the skin you are given and you have to work with it. Now, clearing up acne and getting rid of scarring is completely possible, so there is a reason to still have hope. Unfortunately, it takes time. But it is a lesson in itself. Great things are achieved with time, and having the wait for something makes you appreciate what you have even more. 

 

I have read that you had to stop taking Accutane for bowel issues, which is understandable. It is a hard drug. If your body is having complications with the drug being in your system, it is bet to think of other options. Our skin is the first line of defence in our immune system, but unfortunately the main reason people suffer with acne is due to hormonal issues which is linked to genetics. If you would like, you may cut out dairy from your diet, as that helped me when I had acne. And consuming a healthier diet does help your skin, but keep in mind skin cell turnover happens every 30 days, so in a months time we can all notice differences in our skin. 

 

I would highly recommend you heck out the subreddit on reddit called 'skincareaddiction'. It has been very helpful for me. 

 

Some pointers I would have for you to stick to in order to help your skin would be:

 

  1. Sleep on a clean pillow case, chanign it every week. You do not have to change it every other day (I used to do that) because you should be sleeping with a clean face every time and preferably sleeping on your back.
  2. Wash your fcae every morning and every night. Using the right products (right pH, no alcohol or fragrance) is CRUCIAL. I recommend CeraVe's foaming cleanser and use a moisturizer. Here is a website with a list of veyr good cleansers & moisturizers: http://www.paulascho...leansing-Cloths  http://www.paulascho.../best-products/
  3. Use sunscreen. Just use it. Sun worsens hyperpigmentation and scarring A LOT. Trust me.
  4. DO NOT TOUCH OR PICK YOUR FACE EVER. ALWAYS BE GENTLE WITH YOUR FACE WHEN CLEANSING AND APPLYING PRODUCTS.
  5. Either do not use hair products or make sure they don't get on your skin.
  6. Stop smoking if you do. 
  7. Decrease alcohol and caffeine (dehydrators, everr ell in our body requires water and consuming these beverages is depriving our cells from working efficiently, including creating healthy skin cells).
  8. Drink tons of water, 3L or more a day.
  9. Get good sleep. Try your best. Human growth hormone is secreted in higher amounts when we sleep amongst other hormones and is related to skin production.
  10. You need to be using an antioxidant product for your face to promote healthy skin repair. I use the vitamin C serum by Paula's Choice.
  11. Don' stress about things in your life you can't control. What is the point? Stress affects the body in many ways that smoking affects the body.
  12. Be hopeful. Because, you know what? Things DO get better. And you have to believe in yourself, because if you don't, who will?
  13. Lastly, it can depend on your age of course regarding acne. Teens have it really bad if they get acne. Daily showers preferalby at night are the best option. Time heals everything.

I hope I helped somewhat.


In Topic: Moving On After Accutane!

28 June 2014 - 11:16 PM

Hey
I've got around 2 days untill I finish accutane my spots have gone but I have red marks where the spots were so it basically hasemt gone:( but the derm did say I dot have any scarring? I was wondering do you know how long it takes for my skin to repair and shed or will I have to wait ages sad.png

It depends on the person. For me, the red has faded to brown and it takes a while. Using AHA, vitamin c serums, and BHA helps TONS. Look at the skincareaddiction subreddit on reddit for more help. Also, tons of h20 :D


In Topic: Moving On After Accutane!

23 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

Wow your skin sure did clear up real good, any side effects? I'll hopefully be getting accutane prescribed in a months time

 

Side effects were mainly very dry lips, very mild joint cracking, and unfortunately quite a bit of hair loss. But the dry lips was the main factor, just make sure you drink plenty of water and you will be fine! cool.png