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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Derma Roller While Pregnant

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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? .

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? .

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

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I got pretty big stretch mark on my inner thights. I've used derma roller but all that happened is that my skin around marks got dark. How to lighten?

I got pretty big stretch mark on my inner thights. I've used derma roller but all that happened is that my skin around marks got dark. How to lighten?

Try a fade cream: There are several fade or scar creams that can be used with varying degrees of success. One that we frequently use for pregnancy stretch marks is called mederma.... Worth a try. ...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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Just bought my derma roller 1.5. How often do I need to use it?

Just bought my derma roller 1.5. How often do I need to use it?

Self Dermal Roller?: NEVER! Very risky to cause issue with self treating derma roller, especially at 1.5 mm depth. See you Derm of Plastics for proper treatments... ...Read more

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How often should I use a 1.00mm derma roller and is it for home use.

How often should I use a 1.00mm derma roller and is it for home use.

2 ways: It is for home use and can be used either of 2 ways. You can use it once a week with a numbing gel or up to 5 out of 7 days very lightly with out. Be sure you clean it well between uses to decrease the risk of infection which is the main side-effect and be careful about anything else you use on your skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a derma roller better compare to laser?

Is a derma roller better compare to laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is derma roller different from other skin rejuvenating techniques?

Can you tell me how is derma roller different from other skin rejuvenating techniques?

Depends: Dermarollers at home should be used cautiously as strict sterility should be maintained to avoid infections. Typically they are not painful because of limited depth. When used in a medical office, we use only single use items to avoid cross contamination. The items sold on the internet are very shallow and will not produce any significant skin changes. ...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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Where is the best place to buy a derma roller?

Where is the best place to buy a derma roller?

Derma rolling: The idea behind dermarolling is that small needs 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 masochistic, potentially unhygienic, and unnecessary (as a good serum should be able to penetrate the skin without it being. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My derma roller won't puncture the skin on my thigh, why?

Could use your help docs! My derma roller won't puncture the skin on my thigh, why?

Epidermis thicker: On different parts of your body the top layer of your skin which is known as the epidermis is thicker or thinner. It is thicker on the thigh and that is why the derma roller doesn't penetrate. ...Read more

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How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best? .

How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best? .

Depends on depth: Dermarollers may vary I depth from 0.5 up to 2.0 mm. Depending on the indication and areas treated (eyelid to scalp vary in thickness). Treatment can be daily, weekly, monthly or every 3-4 months based on conditions. ...Read more

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How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best? .

See below: A lot depends on the depth of penetration and if you use medications or not. Generally speaking once every three to four weeks.
Good luck from NYC ...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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I have a problem with beard. I am using minoxidil 5%.Heard that derma roller increases minoxidil absorption. Is it true? Is it going to help for beard?

I have a problem with beard. I am using minoxidil 5%.Heard that derma roller increases minoxidil absorption. Is it true? Is it going to help for beard?

Sorry.: Minoxidil is for hair on your head. Facial hair is almost completely hormone dependent. Abrading your face will not increase facial hair growth. American indian men rarely have facial hair. They are still handsome and manly. ...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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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

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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