Curing skin-split scars from too fast growth

Discussion in 'Bodybuilding Forum' started by SkinnyLyn, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    I got these scars on my bicep area from very rapid body weight increase when I was a young lifter, probably before most of you were born. My skin, literally split when I added 9 stone in the first year.

    Anyhoo, I put up with the scars for many a decade. Then I recently heard about women micro-needling scars they got from child birth, I thought, I will give this a go on my scars.

    This is just 3 sessions, each done 15 days apart, just needling with a gadget called The Derminator-2 with a needle depth set to 2mm. The results speak for themselves.

    Gonna work on the biggest scar at the top of the photo, that is very near my armpit and harder for me to reach. This really is my left bicep, it does look like a leg...it ain't scars.jpg
     
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  2. Villain

    Villain Member

    Impressive! Any pain in this procedure?
     
  3. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Cool post
     
  4. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    At first, I used a hand-roller, but by the nature of a roller, the needles go in, and come out, at an angle and caused shearing and 'drag', which hurt.

    I then tried a modestly expensive German made Derma-Pen, it was better but still 'dragged' on the skin as I moved the pen over the skin, and hurt.

    I then finally tried the device called the Derminator-2. Its a pretty cool machine I must say, in that the 'stab-time' of the needle going in and out is so damned fast that there's no 'drag'. Its so much better I can use it without topical anaesthetic. Best money I ever spent. Smooth as silk in use. Can't get it away from my girlfriend now tho'
     
  5. Villain

    Villain Member

    Does it feel like a tattoo? Not sure if you have any tats...
     
  6. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    Never had a tat.. so I honestly have no idea if it feels the same, but tats are designed to put dye into the skin, this derma-needling is to just lightly puncture the skin (somewhat deeper for existing scar tissue) to stimulate collagen formation and (it seems) do pretty wild things to scars, even VERY old scars.
     
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  7. Villain

    Villain Member

    I presume you bleed with any of these devices, even the Derminator?
     
  8. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    Yes, just superficially as I go deeper to chase scars and use 2mm depth. My girlfriend uses it set to 1mm on her face and just goes pink for a few hours, no blood.
     
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  9. Villain

    Villain Member

    Great post. Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    The nice thing about this Derminator-2, is the bespoke needle cartridges they use. The needles are long, very thin, round and parallel thickness the whole length, versus the less sharp needles of the generics that cut more 'square' needles.jpg
     
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  11. Villain

    Villain Member

    Since these are continually piercing the skin, what’s the chance of infection? I read a little on this and saw they have replacements - how often do you replace, after every use?
     
  12. Sven_Northman

    Sven_Northman Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Magnified that looks like some medieval torture device. Glad its working for you man.
     
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  13. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    Not replaced so far - must be very hard metal. However they are inexpensive and the re-use cleaning is very easy - done under a stream of hot water with a touch of dishwash detergent. Shake dry.

    I always clean my skin first with a scrub pad to get the dead skin layer off first so's it doesn't gum up the needle heads.
     
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  14. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    Man, if you can pin your butt, and handle the nauseating sound of a 21g needle squeaking as you hammer it deep into butt-muscle scar tissue... you can handle this. It's not even a nettle sting.
     
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  15. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    They look scary magnified... in real life, smaller than a Presidents' needle head.jpg eyebrow on a '64 Silver Dime...
     
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  16. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    I think the risk is low, I chased many forums on Micro Needling (all methods) for information before I bought into this, and couldn't find any infection cases.

    If re-using the needle cartridges, always use your own needle cartridges on yourself and share with nobody else. Keep them clean with a hot wash, with full dry, after every use, and I always dip them in IPA (IsoPropyl Alcohol) prior to use anyway. Scrub-clean the skin to be done first like I do, with a final cleanse of the skin with a 70-% IPA wipe (Rubbing Alcohol) if you wish.

    For full paranoia mode, you could use a new needle every time, given you only needle as little as monthly on each area, its still cost effective to do this.
     
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  17. Sven_Northman

    Sven_Northman Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I'm impressed your girl uses it on her face :eek:
     
  18. Gbro

    Gbro Member

    That looks like a quarter
     
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  19. SkinnyLyn

    SkinnyLyn Member

    You're right, all 90% Physical Silver of it. '64 - Beautiful coins. Beautiful year.
     
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  20. Gbro

    Gbro Member

    Don't see those too often these days.