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How many times a week should I use the derma roller for acne scars?

How many times a week should I  use the derma roller for acne scars?

Alternatives?: Have you been offered laser therapy? Fillers? A second opinion? Remember that there are a variety of ways to treat acne scars, and also that some hollywood leading men actually like their scars and the "tough guy" image they project. ...Read more

Dr. James Davie
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Dermatopathology (Definition)

It is a sub speciality of both dermatology and surgical pathology it focuses on study of skin diseases at microscopic level, dermatopathologist ...Read more


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Best derma roller size for scarring ?

Best derma roller size for scarring ?

DermaPen: Many needling devices are available. We personally prefer the DermaPen device. ...Read more

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Can I use a derma roller if I scar easily?

Can I use a derma roller if I scar easily?

Probably fine: You are correct to be concerned. However, the pins/needles used in rollers are very small and not likely to lead to significant scarring. My suggestion would be to test the roller on a small area that is inconspicuous first, just to be sure (especially if you tend to keloid, etc) ...Read more

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Does the derma roller that removes surgical scars really work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including the derma roller which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

It is effective: Every individual has very unique responses to treatment. Some respond better than others and it may be difficult to know how well someone will respond. In addition, there are treatment operator effects- derma roller devices come in different lengths. Obviously, the deeper the device penetrates, the more reaction, either positive or negative. Your best bet- find an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use the derma roller on my 2nd degree burn scar?

Yes, needling helps: There is good evidence to show that micro-needling such as with the derma-roller is beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars. Keep in mind the word reduce, not eliminate. This is not a miracle cure but it is very low risk and there is little chance it will make it worse. ...Read more

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Can I use a derma roller on my lip to improve the color of a hypopigmented scar?

Can I use a derma roller on my lip to improve the color of a hypopigmented scar?

Not recommended: I don't recommend the device for lips without any medical supervision. Please, consult with your dermatologist for options. Sorry for the scar but the device can make the scar look worse depending on the cases. ...Read more

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Hi my arm is covered with self harm scars, they are mostly white, and some have left indents in my skin. Would a derma roller help me?

Hi my arm is covered with self harm scars, they are  mostly white, and some have left indents in my skin. Would a derma roller help me?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. Peace and good health. Scars symbolize overcoming a wound. ...Read more

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I've done the fractional co2 2nd, can i use derma roller now? i hAve acne scars. i'm feeling really bad:(( i have it about 1 year. i watched many people they've shared videos on YouTube. they got good result after few months. so can i buy roller and do it

I've done the fractional co2 2nd, can i use derma roller now? i hAve acne scars. i'm feeling really bad:(( i have it about 1 year. i watched many people they've shared videos on YouTube. they got good result after few months. so can i buy roller and do it

Microneedilng: I'm really sorry your acne wasn't managed by the simple measures that would have prevented your becoming scarred. There are a few small studies with positive results, though of course they're uncontrolled and based on patient self-evaluations, and you're welcome to give it a try. Microsurgery and injection of fillers are other options that may give you better results. ...Read more

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I have acne scars on my face and pitted skin. My dermatologist recs derma roller?

I have acne scars on my face and pitted skin. My dermatologist recs derma roller?

Maybe.: For deeper pitted acne scars, you will need something with significant effectiveness is resurfacing the skin. This would be either dermabrasion, a surgical procedure requiring either local or general anesthesia; or co2 laser skin resurfacing, possibly more than once. The derma roller will have very minimal benefit for significant acne pit scars. ...Read more

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Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Works great: Takes around 3-5 sessions. Prp with the treatment will work great. ...Read more

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What is a derma roller used for?

What is a derma roller used for?

Derma rolling: The idea behind dermarolling is that small needles puncture the skin thereby enabling better penetration of a serum. The trauma of pricking the skin with needles is also supposed to prompt a repair response leading to improved looking skin. Personally, i regard dermarolling as potentially unhygienic, and unnecessary (as a good serum should be able to penetrate the skin without it being cut. ...Read more

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Is the derma roller similar to a microdermabrasion? The concept behind a derma roller sounds similar to microdermabrasion. Are they the same? .

Is the derma roller similar to a microdermabrasion? The concept behind a derma roller sounds similar to microdermabrasion.  Are they the same?

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No very different: Microdermabrasion completely removes the to player of your skin (poor analogy = mowing your lawn) an may be greater superficial irregularities. Dermaroller is creates superficial puncture wounds (poor analogy = aerating your lawn) which produces small wounds that promote collagen formation. ...Read more

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Is the derma roller similar to a microdermabrasion? The concept behind a derma roller sounds similar to microdermabrasion. Are they the same? .

Is the derma roller similar to a microdermabrasion? The concept behind a derma roller sounds similar to microdermabrasion.  Are they the same?

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Dermaroller: Is a cylindrical device with microneedles that pucture the skin. The idea is to stimulate those tiny wounds (which usually do not leave a mark) to heal, causing collagen formation and tightening. Some doctors feel that dermarolling can also transfer living melanocytes to areas that do not contain them, potentially improving skin pigmentation issues. Microdermabrasion removes top dead layers only. ...Read more

Dr. R Condon Hughes
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Dermatofibroma (Definition)

A small, firm papule that is most common on the legs of adult women. These scar-like bumps often appear after a bug bite, shaving nick, or ingrown ...Read more


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