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  1. It never ceases to amaze me some of the dumbest questions asked on this board, Just go out and buy a 99cent bottle of rubbing alcohol. Christ.
  2. Sewing needles have a thicker point than the fine point of a diabetic syringe needle or lancet. Regardless of what one person alone has maintained here, sewing needles have a THICKER POINT. You want to use a fine needle to be as precise as possible. A smaller finer point allows you to needle with more care, causing less potntial damage, or making the scar worse. There is really nothing else to be said. If you can't understand this at this point I would really suggest you look into another pr
  3. Rubbing alcohol is fine. It is the best sterilizer. All hospitals use it to disenfect an area before they use a needle to draw blood. Believe me, I know. I recently had a series of blood tests for a minor procedure and rubbing alcohol was used each and every time to disenfect the area the needle was going into before hand. It is and has been commonly used for years for this exact purpose. It will not effect the outcome of the needling process one iota. I have had great success needling and
  4. In my experience, no. And I have yet to hear of a story of anyones scars getting worse when needling is done the correct way. The best thing to do is just needle one or two scars to start. Wait the requisite 1 month and do the same ones again. About 2 weeks into the second session changes should be apparent. Good luck, James
  5. I think you are taking a big chance with the sewing needles. The diabetic needles have a much finer point. So there is less room for disaster. Diabetic needles are available without a prescription ( in California anyway) at any Walgreens or Long's drug store. Only 8 to 10 bucks for around 10 to 12 needles. I strongly advise you to buy them. Good luck, James Finer? Are you sure? My grandmother is diabetic and I've seen her lancets. My sewing needle is much thinner than hers. I don't us
  6. Rubbing alcohol is fine. It is the best sterilizer. All hospitals use it to disenfect an area before they use a needle to draw blood. Believe me, I know. I recently had a series of blood tests for a minor procedure and rubbing alcohol was used each and every time to disenfect the area the needle was going into before hand. It is and has been commonly used for years for this exact purpose. It will not effect the outcome of the needling process one iota. I have had great success needling and
  7. I think you are taking a big chance with the sewing needles. The diabetic needles have a much finer point. So there is less room for disaster. Diabetic needles are available without a prescription ( in California anyway) at any Walgreens or Long's drug store. Only 8 to 10 bucks for around 10 to 12 needles. I strongly advise you to buy them. Good luck, James
  8. I think once the redness diminishes your scars will not look as flagrant. I understand redness or not, they are still visable. But once the redness begins to fade I would choose 3 to 4 of the scars and begin a program of needling. I have had good luck with needling myself. I would stay away from every type of peel, or acid based face product or procedure. They serve to thin the skin, making the scarring harder to treat. Also, in my experience, they accomplish nothing in the way of scar redu
  9. My freind, if it is working for you by all means continue. But there is only one definition, technically speaking, of needling. That is piercing the skin with the needle. Hence the term "needling". This is the procedure all professionls use. Nobody does it the way you describe and terms it needling. That's all. James
  10. Thanks for the compliment. There is so much BS out there it's staggering. Professional huckstars who produce documentation, direct evidence, pictures, testimonials, University studies, that would prove drinking cat urine will grow missing limbs. All the charts, graphs and great web design on the sites that further sucks you in to thinking they sound possible, or must be legit. Just use common sense. If it sounds like bunk it is. Also, any cursory search on any search engine will reveal loa
  11. What I've realized from the short time I've been needling is that I DIDN'T have to break the skin in order to get the scar tissue to break up. Am I alone in this? And I'm talking about OLD scarring. Stuff that's been sitting there for a long time. And sometimes I even scab from it. Mind you (AGAIN), I am speaking of noticeable, but surface scarring. It was just tethered tissue. All it needed was pressure to break up and that is what I gave it once I applied the local needle to it. This is someth
  12. Buy 30 gauge needles at Walgreens or a like drug store. These are diabetic needles ( or syringes). DO NOT USE SEWING NEEDLES or any other type of needle. Unless you want to destroy your face. Just go to the pharmacy, tell them you are diabetic, or are buying for someone who is. A pack of 10 or 15 should cost no more than 8 to 10 dollars. Please make sure, very sure, that you disinfect the area you are going to treat with rubbing alcohol BEFORE you start needling. You should disinfect t
  13. Colloidial Silver is a scam product. It will not do a thing for anything. There have been many consumer reports and sceintific studies observing that the product is nonsense. There are warnings on Consumer Fraud websites regarding this product also. It's akin to Shark Cartilidge (supposedly curing everything from AIDS to Baldness) and those penis enlargement pills that enlarge the sellers bank accounts. If someone used colloidal Silver and they did not scar it was not becuase of the collo
  14. I have needled now four times. I took about 6 weeks off after the last session. I have been needling two boxcars and the odd ice pick or two. To date I can report excellent progress. All of the scars, especially the two boxcars that bothered me the most, are very much improved. At least 50 percent I would venture. So perhaps another 4 to 6 months they will be hardly noticable. I can't recommend needling enough, when done properly. It has accomplished more for these stubborn boxcars ( without c
  15. Though the article does not delve into acne scarring it is a good article. I have seen and still see excellent inprovement on the boxcars i have treated over 6 months now. Once every 6 weeks will do it. James
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