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aFantastic

Member Since 03 Apr 2014
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In Topic: Looking To Start Dermarolling But Have Questions

29 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

1 is it ok to dermaroll over the scars I had filled?? I asked my doctor about having professional dermapen treatments after the fillers and she said it wouldn't negatively affect the fillers but Im still kinda nervous to do it...

2 I was on Accutane about 4 and a half to five months ago and im wondering whether this is enough time to wait before dermarolling?

3 has anyone scarred there skin even more from dermarolling and how do you prevent this?

4 is a 1.5 mm needle dermaroller to long for home use? I have numbing cream by the way

Hey  Annabolton,

I know how you must feel about your scars. Mine also fill me with great distress on a daily basis. Just know that your not alone and there is lots you can do about how you feel regarding the issue. If you can look into CBT sessions and speak about your issues to your family and friends and this should release a lot of your stress.

1 - Im not to sure about rolling over fillers. You could research how stable the product is after treatment and make a informed decision afterward.

2 - Sarah Vaughnter from OwnDoc says that its adivisable to wait at least 6 - 12 months after Accutane before attemping dermarolling.

3 - I have read some reviews that people have had negative effects. Some from home use and others from 'professionals'. I think the best thing to do is start with a smaller needle length and not dive in with a deeper longer one.

4 - Numbing cream is a great thing for such a proceedure as it WILL hurt. However there is discussion about the use of numbing cream creating a side effect. If your body cant feel the pain then its not going to send the correct signals from the brain to the injury in the most potent form.

I think you will learn a lot from reading the guidlines written on OwnDoc. Heres a link  -  http://dermaroller.o...nstructions.pdf

Ive also read that a roller causes tears under the skin and that using a dermastamper instead is much better. 

Hope this helps.


In Topic: Dehydrated Skin Problem

16 June 2014 - 03:20 PM

Drinking plenty of water every day or some herbal teas, natural fruit juices can help you to re-hydrate your body and skin. You can also apply some natural facial masks that have coconut oil or argan oil. Oils are the best skin moisturizer and it leaves our skin hydrated and smooth. 

Your confusing the issue here prettysam, dehydrated skin simply means that the outer layer that holds the water content in the skin is damaged, the skin still supports itself with sebum (oils). dehydrated skin is completely different to dry skin.

Dry = Lack of  Oil.
Dehydrated = Lack of Water.

I agree that drinking water will help your skin however with dehydrated skin no matter how much water you ingest the skin will simply evaporate and not be able to hold onto. Facial masks need to be avoided as the skins barrier is already broken and the process of rebuilding this is by way of extreme gentle daily regimen. Oils wont solve the issue either as oils only help skin that are low in sebum secretion, this is a sign of dry skin not dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin has already enough oil created and even more so as its lack of water content confuses the glands. Please research before giving incorrect advice to people suffering from this.

 

I would say that the main suggestion here would be: drink more watter. Better green tea. I used matcha green tea supplied by Pure Chimp  and I have meneged to get rid of the problem connected to my skin.

sallyy75, I agree that drinking fluids is a priority but with severe dehydrated skin it will not solve this issue alone. Drinking detoxifiying hot drinks does little to nothing by way of solving this issue. I beleive your issue was not connected to dehydrated skin as dehydrated skin is a chronic skin issue and not something easily solved.



Just a quick update guys. I've been using Retin-A for about 6-7 months now and It's made my skin far better than what it was previously. I've also found an Oil-free SPF 30 sunscreen to use in the day that protects from the suns rays. I will continue to use the Retin-A as it's really awesome stuff. It has made my skin texture look lots better, evened out the tone a touch, and made my skin hold on to moisture more easily. My skin still gets dry and peels though, but that can be greatly reduced by using CeraVe cream at night 1hr after.

 

So if you guys haven't found anything that works yet, give some Retin-A a try (use 0.025% at first with zinc oxide spf 30 sunscreen).

Kudos on the skin improvment - glad to hear good results!

6-7 months is a long time with this chemical - is your skin sore?

Have you before and after pictures please? 

What kind of sunscreen did you use?


In Topic: Ceramide Cure For Dehydrated Skin?

24 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

As it stands nicotinimide has made my face red and blotchy all over. I know look pretty bad. Need to get my confidence back on track and this is a set back.


In Topic: Ceramide Cure For Dehydrated Skin?

21 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the info on linoliec acid. Im adding more to my diet.

Ive recently found an interesting article (SOURCE: http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/16766489 ) on niacinimide (aka nicotinimide) It talks about how it repairs the skin barrier (which weve already discussed) but also that it reduces the creation of sebum.

Now considering were talking about dehydrated skin (loss of water content) would using this product make matters worse by causing dry skin (loss of oil content)

This would be devastating for dehydrated skin.

Thoughts?

On other news Ive been using a vegetable glycerin and water mix in a sprits bottle ( 1:5 / VG:H2o ) and the improvement in my skin in a fortnight is incredible. It doesnt feel like its cracking anymore and the fine lines when I furrow my brow are far less visable. When I wash my face with cold water I actually feel my skin rubbing against an oiled barrier. Must be a sign for skin barrier healing.

Its early days but the feeling of supple skin is coming back, although the clogged pores from the dehydrated skin are still there. I imagine giving a couple more weeks and see the results then. I will keep everyone posted.


In Topic: Dehydrated Skin Problem

21 May 2014 - 04:29 PM

Ive recently read studies that using a 2% niacinimide (aka nicotinimide) can reduce the sebum creation on skin which in effect helps with acne. With regard to dehydrated skin (loss of water content) would using this product cause dry (loss of oil content) issues in the long run.

There is plenty to say that it helps repair a skin barrier, but as with everything I think using it without going over board may be essential.

thoughts?

SOURCE: http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/16766489