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What To Ask A Dr When At A Consultation?

06 November 2014 - 12:30 PM

Let me keep this brief and to the point. When at a consultation regarding treatments for your skin. What important questions should I the consumer be asking?


Skin Texture After Dermastamp/roller

24 October 2014 - 02:39 PM

Hello All,

After months and months and months of research and trying to push myself to finally doing my first dermastamp session at home. I come across a comment which read to the effect of:

"Dermastamp has made my skin have the texture of a burned scar."

Followed by several people claiming they also have had this type of new skin texture appear after dermastamping for a long period of time.

I understand that the punctured collums from the stamp are healed naturally by the body. This healing will be like any other kind of scar tissue you would get from a cut from a fall.

So my question boils down to this - has anyone else noticed this scar tissue plastic face texture after receiving several treatments or has their skin remained in the same state like healthy unscarred skin?



Ceramide Cure For Dehydrated Skin?

14 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

Hello Everyone,

Ive been suffering for a few years now relating to damage from a TCA peel. My epidermis seems to have never grown back causing thin, crepey, dehydrated, clogged pores, over production of oil even though very dry with sunken eyes too boot too. Nothing seems to work. Ive tried the lot! Im at the end of my tether.

Recently Ive read about beta glutens and using this to cleanse my face. It helps a little but after a few months of use the skin just hasnt returned back to its juicy thick look that it used to have. 

After which I use Argan oil to moisterise and to top it off MSM cream to hopefully restore the skins barrier. 

Ive been reading about ceramides and wishing for further information if anyone has any.

Definition on ceramindes:

"Ceramide is one of the main components of the epidermis layer of human skin. Together with cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, ceramide creates a water-impermeable, protective organ to prevent excessive water loss due to evaporation."

Ive read that animal ceramides should be avoided and to use plant ceramides instead. I found this list of plant ceramides. Has anyone tried these/recommend these? 

Safflower oil 78%
Grape seed oil 73%
Poppyseed oil 70%
Sunflower oil 68%
Hemp oil 60%
Corn oil 59%
Wheat germ oil 55%
Cottonseed oil 54%
Soybean oil 51%
Walnut oil 51%
Sesame oil 45%
Rice bran oil 39%
Pistachio oil 32.7%
Peanut oil 32% [17]
Canola oil 21%
Egg yolk 16%
Linseed oil 15%
Lard 10%
Olive oil 10%
Palm oil 10%
Cocoa butter 3%
Macadamia oil 2%
Butter 2%
Coconut oil 2% "

Vitamin Supplements Good Or Bad

13 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

Ive recently read that taking supplements can actually be bad for you in the long term? Opinions and thoughts?

A simple Google search brings these websites up.


Derma(Stamp/roller/pen) Advice

03 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Hello to one and all. I have been following acne.org for a long time. I saw a thread relating to Dermarollers/Dermastamp/Dermapen which spoke about peoples experiences with these methods for scar revision. It was a few years old so Im bringing the questions back again for an updated discussion of the outcome of this treatment.

1.) What size needles were/are you using?
2.) What kind of scars were/are you treating?
3.) What topicals, if any, did/do you use before & after each treatment?
4.) What vitamins/supplements, if any, did/do you take?
5.) What was/is your time interval between each treatment?
6.) What percentage (0-100%) would you put on your scar improvement?

1.) How did/do you clean your device?
2.) How often did/do you clean your device?
3.) How long had/have you been doing treatment?
4.) How old were your scars when you first started?

*And last but not least, do you believe dermarolling/ dermastamping is worth it?

If you have any pictures to share, please feel free to do so.