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AntonioGramsci

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  1. Redness and sensible skin are expected for some days after the treatment. It's normal. During a week or so after each needling session my skin also stings if I apply pressure to it. I use 70% ethyl alcohol. Is it the same as ethanol? I feel a mild burning sensation for about 5 seconds. My microswelling takes four weeks to completely subside. After that my scars basically go back to what they were before the needling, The permanent improvement after each session is small. According to Bethany (
  2. I had my first dermarolling session last night. I used 1.5mm on my cheeks. The area where I rolled is still quite red but only stings when I apply pressure to it. Is this normal? Also, the 70% ethanol that I applied on the area before rolling resulted in a strong burning sensation that lasted a while. Is this normal? I must have microswelling as all my large indents have completely disappeared. Wish it would just stay like this but without the redness!
  3. Hi Marco, thanks for the advice! Just before I read your comment I indeed purchased a 1.5mm roller for my cheeks and a 1.0mm dermastamp for my temples and forehead. How spooky! So how often do you 'stamp'? Are there any tips or rolling/stamping patterns that I should be aware of? Have you seen any positive results so far? Cheers I stamp once every 4-8 weeks. Sarah Vaughter has the best instructions for dermarolling/stamping available on the internet. That's more or less what I do. http://der
  4. Hi Marco, thanks for the advice! Before I read your comment I literally just purchased a 1.5mm roller for my cheeks and a 1.0mm dermastamp for my temples and forehead. How spooky! So how often do you 'stamp'? Are there any tips or rolling/stamping patterns that I should be aware of? Have you seen any positive results so far? Cheers
  5. If anyone can give me advice regarding the info that I posted on dermarolling/dermastamping, that would be grand.
  6. I know that punch grafts and punch excisions are something that can be done by dermatologists. A cosmetic dermatologist performed those procedures on me. I recommend these procedures for large and small ice picks. You are welcome to read my acne scarring threat documenting my experiencing with repairing my ice pick scarring, among other things; http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/317164-in-need-of-wisdom-and-advice-for-my-scarring-with-pics/ Hope that helps. Cheers, I will have a look i
  7. Hi CherrySoda, thanks for the advice! Do you think that punch grafts and punch excisions are something that can be done by dermatologists? Would you recommend this for the larger ice pick scars only? I have not seen these techniques offered by dermatologists on their website treatment lists. However, I will definitely be purchasing a Derma Roller. It makes a lot of sense. I will also look into laser treatments when I return home. As for my scars yeah they suck, but in a strange way, without
  8. Hi Blahblah and Celeya. Thanks for the advice and sorry for the late reply. I have been on holiday for a while! Between September and December I will be abroad studying so for now I have decided not to commence any intensive treatment that will require me to stay in the UK. However, I am going to purchase a Derma Roller to begin with (and so I can do it abroad). Do you reckon I will see more improvement with a Derma Roller than twelve sessions of micro-dermabrasion? Also, could you recommend
  9. Hi Ceyela, thanks for the advice! I have added some more detailed photos at the top of the page if you are interested. It seems like I might have a combination of two scar types then. Do you think that the dermaroller would be sufficient to penetrate these scars in order to create new collagen? My only concern with using a dermaroller would be the lack of tangible results, though I definitely should give it a try. I think the main problem if I were to undergo laser treatment is that it could
  10. Thanks! Though I do not think these pictures are a true reflection. I can see where you are coming from with regards to localised scarring. The scars form a crescent stretching from my temples to mid cheeks. I should get a dermaroller as you suggest, particularly as it can be done within the home!
  11. Ah I see, your description makes a lot of sense. Any information on subcisions? I just cannot seem to find a clinic that offers this treatment. Is it often referred to as skin needling?
  12. Hi BlahBlah, thanks for the response! Indeed I think you are correct as I have just looked at the consultation notes and it says MD. I assume that means microdermabrasion? In that case I have been researching the wrong treatment for hours! Though yes it is six treatments of MD to begin with alongside other skin products. I will try a different camera in the morning in order to get some better photos. Is subcision a treatment that is routinely offered by clinics? In honest I have not seen it
  13. Have you ever had a consultation with anyone? Acne scars suck.
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