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I'm having my dermaroller from Dr Chu in about 3 weeks. Lamarr, did u have yours from him?

Dr Chu hasn't mentioned needling but has said TCA cross might work for some other scars.

Just wondering, has anyone rolled without using the LEDs but still had success?

How important in terms of percentage would you say the LEDs are in this process?

Many thanks to anyone that replies..

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Yes i have had dermaroller with dr chu. I honestly feel like the LEDs improve the success rate by about 50% if used correctly...

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Hey lamarr1986 do you use a 1.5mm or 2.0mm roller?

I have been using 1.5mm but am thinking of trying out a 2.0mm one, you think this would equal better results?

cheers!

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Honestly? yes i do believe it will lead to better results. I don't like to recommend them though because with the increased length i beleive there is a slight increased risk of side effects. Only a slight increase but still....

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hmm i appreciate your honesty there lamarr, i have got a week off at the end of may so i might give 2.0mm a shot but i will think about it first. So you have only ever used 1.5mm then?

thanks for your advice by the way ;)

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Yes i have had dermaroller with dr chu. I honestly feel like the LEDs improve the success rate by about 50% if used correctly...

Thanks for replying. I'm going to try and look into the LEDs but obviously i wont do anything till i have a chat with Dr.Chu. Might sound like a ridiculous question but how do you use them, anywhere i can read up on using them correctly...?

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lamarr,

how deep of acne scarring can the dermaroller help. Do you have a link where I can read about dermaroller/order it if I decide to do so?

What kind of scarring is it useful for?

What does the LED light do exactly?

by the sound of things sounds like the dermaroller raises the skin to surface level and the light makes it blend into your skin.

What about risk of making scarring worse?

Are their professionals that do the dermarolling and if so why did you opt to do it yourself?

Please let me know.

Thanks.

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Yes i have had dermaroller with dr chu. I honestly feel like the LEDs improve the success rate by about 50% if used correctly...

Thanks for replying. I'm going to try and look into the LEDs but obviously i wont do anything till i have a chat with Dr.Chu. Might sound like a ridiculous question but how do you use them, anywhere i can read up on using them correctly...?

I was wondering the same. I did a search and found this which answered almost all my ? except can I use the 660 & 880 together. I just asked the LEDman, waiting to hear back from him.

http://www.light4beauty.com/faq.html

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well here is my site that I am logging my progress with in pictures..I have pics of me after using the .75 roller....not the 2.0mm because I used it a few days before....do you think this is about what the bleeding should look like....I have pics of where I went hardcore on my face and bled a good bit more...when I post those maybe you can tell me if it appears as though I am doing it hardcore enough

http://www.pcbuilder.biz/dermarolling.html

man u got great improvement. i got scared how u looked immediately after u got ur needling or whatever. looks f**kin painful man all red damn! i have posted my pic. can u tell me how i can work wid these craps.

thankin u bro :ninja:

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Hello,

the treatment of acne scars with Dermarolling+LED sounds very promising, thanks lamarr1986. I'm planning to do use the LED's to treat my acne scars. Beside the scars I have also have some active acne pimples. So my question is: Can I also treat my acne with LED's? If yes which is the right LED (maybe the blue one?)?

Someone( I think PeePotteryPete) mentioned that it is also possible to order one device with all of the three different LED's. Does anyone know if it is possible to switch only one type of LED on, while the others are off? Thanks.

Does anybody use the 660nm/880nm LED's against hair loss?

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Hello,

the treatment of acne scars with Dermarolling+LED sounds very promising, thanks lamarr1986. I'm planning to do use the LED's to treat my acne scars. Beside the scars I have also have some active acne pimples. So my question is: Can I also treat my acne with LED's? If yes which is the right LED (maybe the blue one?)?

Someone( I think PeePotteryPete) mentioned that it is also possible to order one device with all of the three different LED's. Does anyone know if it is possible to switch only one type of LED on, while the others are off? Thanks.

Does anybody use the 660nm/880nm LED's against hair loss?

I don't think it's a good idea to dermaroll and use LED when you have active acne, unless it's very mild. The lights we're talking about are infrared, red, and yellow. Perhaps you can get the blue light to deal with your acne, but everyone here uses red/infrared/yellow strictly for scars. And yes you can purchase all 3 lights in one device through the LEDman. His website is posted around here somewhere, I forgot what is was. Each light can be switched on and off individually. As far as using it for hair loss I have no idea, sorry.

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I am sure regular use of the Blue Laser should keep the active acne under control so you can try dermaroller and then red/infrared/yellow for scars ??

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i read in another forum (essentialdayspa) that it's not a good thing use the led after dermaroller.

lamar what do you think?

ciao !!!!

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Hello,

the treatment of acne scars with Dermarolling+LED sounds very promising, thanks lamarr1986. I'm planning to do use the LED's to treat my acne scars. Beside the scars I have also have some active acne pimples. So my question is: Can I also treat my acne with LED's? If yes which is the right LED (maybe the blue one?)?

Someone( I think PeePotteryPete) mentioned that it is also possible to order one device with all of the three different LED's. Does anyone know if it is possible to switch only one type of LED on, while the others are off? Thanks.

Does anybody use the 660nm/880nm LED's against hair loss?

Clear up your acne first with the blue light therapy. You need a device with enough power within the 405-420 nm range. The beautyskin acne lamp is very effective, kind of bulking though....

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i read in another forum (essentialdayspa) that it's not a good thing use the led after dermaroller.

lamar what do you think?

ciao !!!!

The way i look at it is this... Generally we scared for a reason, i believe one of the main reasons that we have scarred is that we have a higher inflammatory response to skin wounding than people who don't scar.

I think the lights help correct this and all i have seen from anti inlfammatory supplements/leds etc etc is that my wounds heal better the less inflammation i have.

You can't rid yourself of anywhere near all the inflammation created when you create a skin injury, whether your using light therapy or not, you will still create enough inflammation. I'm just a fan of keeping inflammation to a minimum (wounding still needs to be done fairly agressively though).

Give both a try..... use the LEDs straight away one time, then next time wait a few days to begin!!

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Has anyone tried this regimen for pitted/scarred open pores on the nose? I suffer from this affliction, and I'm desperately hoping this may be of help.

I know the recommendation is to have your face cleared up before starting this treatment, but nothing I have tried can get my nose pores completely clear. Would it be OK to start needling/dermarolling anyway? Perhaps the collagen stimulation would actually push the sebum plugs out and help with this respect too?

All wishful thinking, of course... so any input/advice from experience would be greatly appreciated.

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Has anyone tried this regimen for pitted/scarred open pores on the nose? I suffer from this affliction, and I'm desperately hoping this may be of help.

I know the recommendation is to have your face cleared up before starting this treatment, but nothing I have tried can get my nose pores completely clear. Would it be OK to start needling/dermarolling anyway? Perhaps the collagen stimulation would actually push the sebum plugs out and help with this respect too?

All wishful thinking, of course... so any input/advice from experience would be greatly appreciated.

I am pretty sure forum member "crzyakta" is in the midst of treating scarred pores on his nose..go check out his derma rolling thread and jump in the thread..you can follow his progress and get some first hand info on how its going for him..good luck.

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Thanks for answering my question. Now I have another one: I just ordered the LED Combo, which Lamarr advised. So I hope that I can start my needling session next week. But before I can start the

treatment I need some needles. I found 2 different lancets in the Internet:

1. BD MICRO FINE+ lancets 33G 0,20mm Becton Dickinson GmbH

2. BD MICRO FINE+ lancets 30G 0,30mm Becton Dickinson GmbH

Does the declaration 33G means that the needle allows a penetration of the skin with a maximum depth of 3,3mm? Which one of these two is the better choice? Does anybody have an idea how I

can get/make (sterilisation with an antiseptic ) such a stopper, which lamarr mentioned. I'm afraid to needle deeper than 1,5- max. 2 mm). Thanks for your help.

By the way my acne is very mild and I will only treat areas which are acne free(cheeks).

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Hey Lamarr, any chance you could make a step-by-step guide? Which would list all the products you use them, when and where I can buy them?

It is too much information to take in through snippets in these posts, and I just want to get it right and also buy the right things. I think it would be really helpful to a lot of people here and less questions perhaps. If you don't have enough time I understand ;)

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Hi guys,

Is needling / light therapy also good for hyperpigmented + hypertrophic scars (i have these wide bumps that are purple/brown) ? Thanks.

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Hey Lamarr, any chance you could make a step-by-step guide? Which would list all the products you use them, when and where I can buy them?

It is too much information to take in through snippets in these posts, and I just want to get it right and also buy the right things. I think it would be really helpful to a lot of people here and less questions perhaps. If you don't have enough time I understand ;)

I will do this once i have finished my final exams, i finish in the next few days!!

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Hi guys,

Is needling / light therapy also good for hyperpigmented + hypertrophic scars (i have these wide bumps that are purple/brown) ? Thanks.

Hyperpigmented yes....hypertrophic not so much. You can use LLLT (low level light therapy) for hypertrophic scarring but you need to acheve bioinhibition, that is the restriction or reduction of biological processes in order to make the scar become more level with the surrounding skin.

The only way you can do this is by using a Laser, similar to those found in laser pointers and use them for quite a long duration. This will result in biological processes being reduced and will thus slowly over time reduce the elevation of the scarring (hypertrophic scarring is over production of certain forms of collagen and growth factors).

It works in much the same way a steroid injection would work in that steroids reduce the biological activity of a number of functions in the skin, which is why they can result in skin thinning over long repeated usages.

You would need to carefully target the hypertrophic scarring, avoiding the surrounding skin i.e. use some tin foil (aluminum foil for you americans) to cut a small hole in, preventing exposure to surrounding tissue.

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