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The Science Behind Using Derma Rollers for Effective Scar Healing

Woman examining healing scar on face

There have been a number of methods developed over the years for treating different types of scars. One of the newest and most promising is the use of derma rollers.

Covering us literally from head to toe, our skin—comprising the epidermis, basement membrane, and dermis—is the largest organ of the human body. As it is one of the few organs we (and others) can actually see with the naked eye, naturally we want it to look as youthful and attractive as possible. It’s kind of like an advertising billboard signaling our general healthiness to other people. Beauty may be only skin-deep, as they say; but as far as beauty goes, we’ll take what we can.

Among its many functions, skin also serves as our body’s first line of defense in the ongoing battle against microorganisms, ultraviolet rays, physical injury, and the myriad other “slings and arrows” of the outrageous external world. Unfortunately, over time (from the day we are born, actually) the visible outward effects of that battle accumulate on our skin in numerous ways: from old wound scars, to the acne scars of puberty, to postpartum stretch marks, to the wrinkles of old age. No one wants scars and wrinkles; but is there anything one can do about them? As it turns out, the answer is yes: with derma rolling.

Derma roller

Derma rollers like this offer a promising
new technique for scar management

To understand the science behind derma rolling and why it is proving so effective in treating various skin conditions, one must first understand a little how the skin works and, more particularly, the nature of scars.

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Amazing Scar Healing Story

A Testimonial from One of Our Customers

Last summer, I got a terrible dog bite on my face. I was pregnant at the time so going under for plastic surgery was out of the question. I decided to use your product (face cream and silicone sheet) and I had very good results.

As you can see, I went from a huge gaping wound on my face to a simple red mark that I can easily cover up with makeup, thanks to your product!

— Kelly

How Scar Management Began and Where it Stands Today

Keloids artfully carved on tribeswoman

Silicone Sheeting for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars—by Doctor’s Prescription Only

ReJuveness silicone sheeting for problem scarring was introduced in 1996. Before that the product was marketed as Silk-Skin. Silk-Skin was a prescription-only device with whats called a FDA 510 or like device to Sil-K the silicone occlusive sheeting (Degania, Israel). The product was initially marketed to and distributed through plastic surgeons, dermatologist, burn centers, hospitals, and pharmacies. ReJuveness silicone sheeting was developed by engineers from GE Silicones, the inventors of silicone.

The Scarring Patient—Abandoned by Their Doctors: A tribute to Dr. Earl Peacock

The ReJuveness marketing breakthrough came in 1996 after contacting the teacher, plastic surgeon, and scarring expert Dr. Erle Peacock. I had read his comprehensive textbook, Wound Repair, and was more than impressed by the style and depth of writing. In short, I was a fan, probably one of his only. One day I worked up the courage to call Dr. Peacock to see if I might get any insight into the present state of the art of scar management.

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Derma Rolling: The Basics

Throughout life, stuff can happen to the skin most people don’t even realize. Whether it be scars, acne or wrinkles, the skin cannot stay flawless forever. Although there are treatments available for people, many include invasive procedures that may be out of the budget. However, there are opportunities to stay youthful through at home treatments.

derma roller and scar treatment

Derma rolling is a great at-home option for people wanting smoother skin

Derma rolling has the results of laser treatment, a chemical peel or dermabrasions, but it doesn’t come with the high costs. Additionally, derma rolling can be done at home and doesn’t have the recovery time that comes with more invasive procedures. The derma roller is studded with very fine needles, with the length of the needles depending on the cause for treatment. Users roll the device over their skin to stimulate the collagen and help repair its surface.
Collagen is what’s responsible for the skin’s elasticity, and derma rolling can help produce more, leading to smoother skin and potentially reducing the visibility of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

How quickly a person will see results depends on a variety of factors. For example, people who are using derma rolling for acne scars may find that the treatment could take longer to show results. Additionally, the amount of time depends on the person, as some individuals’ skin may react to derma rolling on a quicker basis than others. It may be a good idea to take a photo of the area before treatment starts in order to have a visual example of how the skin has changed during the course of treatment.

Scars and Childhood Memories

This is a post by one of our contributing writers, Ashley.

I was a klutz when I was a child. I still am a klutz today. Which means that I fall, and sometimes when I fall, I get scars. We all do. We do something silly (especially when we are younger) and end up getting a visible reminder of it.

I have been using this product for years. I have tried others but have not found anything that works better for me. There are a lot of legitimate mail-order pharmacies in this country.

There are a few men in Hollywood that can do the whole “scars are really attractive” thing, but generally scars will draw attention away from your more striking features, some other scars you can tell stories about.

But when you want to get some scar healing done and hide evidence of your childhood, teen and young adult tumbles, there are a few options that you can take advantage of. First things first, though, what kind of scar (and scar treatment options) do you have?

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C-section Scar Treatment

c-section scar management and treatmentC-section scars make many women feel self-conscious or less attractive. ReJuveness offers ways to reduce the appearance of c-section scars. Because of the unique nature of c-section incisions, they do pose a greater chance of developing into hypertrophic and keloid scars than other surgical procedures. A primary reason for this is that collagen resorption is at its greatest during the first 48 hours after a c-section is performed. During this period of time after the c-section, the uterus shrinks significantly as it returns to its normal size.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) for Men

Can men benefit from Abdominoplasty?

Yes, there are now many men taking advantage of Abdominoplasty for treating a large and protruding stomach or excess fat in the abdomen region.

The following instances are reasons men can significantly benefit from Abdominoplasty. Frequent or dramatic changes in weight can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken, the skin to sag, and stretch marks to appear for men. In many cases, however, simple aging is the primary reason behind the flabby midsection that is the source of frustration and disappointment for many men. As we age, fat redistributes itself to the abdominal area. For many men, exercise alone cannot produce the slim, fit, and youthful looking result they desire.

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Stretch Mark Scar Treatment

Stretch marks or striae, as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with a silvery white hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are generally associated with pregnancy, obesity, and can develop during rapid muscle growth from body building. Stretch marks are the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (e.g. puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy), and anabolic steroid use. Although the skin is fairly elastic, rapid stretching of the skin will leave permanent stretch marks.

Stretch marks (also referred to as striae distensae. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings include striae atrophicae, vergetures, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, striae distensae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

Stretch marks quickly turn indented white (an inactive state)and do not respond to traditional treatment. If  scars are new, 30 days old, red or discolored you can apply traditional ReJuveness products. If your scars are white we recommend incorporating the ReJuveness Derma Roller into your regimen.

ReJuveness Nutraceutical Skin Care

Skin care from the inside out for mature, wrinkled, sun burnt skin, brittle nails, calluses, diminish photo-aging.

  • Tran dermal rosehip seed extract delivers vitamin C & A (retinol) to inner layers
  • Omega 6 and omega 3 rich
  • Age defying, clarifying, firming, replenishing
  • Enhances high water retention in skin
  • Anti-oxidant intensive

 

Our herbologist and organic chemist developed a memory serum from the skin of the rose hip seed. We believes rose hips are helpful for wound healing and for ulcerated areas in diabetics. “Rose hips have an antiaging effect against the sun, and with their omega-3 and omega-6 properties, have the ability to reverse damage.

Roses are said to be emotional uplifters, curbing stress. But a range of additional properties are also associated with the rose. They have a high nutrient content — including vitamin C, which is used to treat infections and heal wounds — as well as anti-microbial, antiaging, and circulatory benefits.

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that plays an important role in anti-aging skin care. The purest and most active form of Vitamin A, Retinol aids in the resurfacing and rejuvenating of skin, helping to impart a clearer, more vibrant complexion for all ages and skin types.