Redness after skin needling for scar treatment?

  • vichy
  • san fransisco
  • 6 years ago

Ive done a treatment called needling on an acne scar (needle puncture to stimulate natural collagen)

it bled quite a bit for 2-4 days, its been 2 months and the area is still red, does anyone know why the area stays red? will it go back to its normal color? anything to speed up the process?

has anyone gone through a similar downtime?

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What is the minimal downtime on needling, I am concerned about being able to go into public. I have some acne scars and over sized pores I would like dealing with. Any feedback would be appreciated, as I am concerned about the pain.
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What can I say... for a few days you look like you had a close encounter with rabid cat. Pain generally is not a problem.
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Based on our experience of hundreds of needling procedures, redness after needling is to be expected and may last for several months. In rare cases redness had lasted more then seven moths. For more information see ***removed website***
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Acne Scars is disease that is found in many people even i was also facing problems with that but thanks to manuka honey which is a natural product has given me my glowing skin back. manuka honey
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I had a skin needling procedure done for scars on my legs. It is already 2 weeks after the procedure and the treated area of the skin is still red. How do I get rid of the redness? I am also taking high blood pressure medication which I was not informed of the side effect before the procedure. Please help, Thank you so much!

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There is nothing you can do to get rid of redness. The redness is to be expected and will gradually fade out over a period of several month. Meanwhile, you can use facial concealer to cover up the redness. For more information see http://www.ChicagoPermanentCosmetics.com
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vichy you never mentioned if the procedure left you with more tiny holes in the face or has it led to more scarring. do you know what brand of dermaroller was used. People need to start stating what brand of dermaroller was used. The cheap rollers can undermine the effectiveness of the dermaroller.
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I am ready to scream. I had subcision on two trauma scars bound down. All I wanted was that. However, I now have pocky scars in a wider area that I expressed my dismay about and my wondering how it happened. The subcision was that with some juvederm. Now under my skin it's very hard, I feel like the wad of scar is still there, only bigger and the area of scaring is bigger pocky craggy. It was pretty damn well smooth, just a pucker. What in the world happened? I never first of all asked for any needling, I would not have gone for it.
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i will have subsision and needling next week. i have deep acne scars.and then i am thinking of doing a filling( juvederm) or fraxel laser( the non abrasive one which needs 5 treatments). which procedure would give better results?the fraxel or filling ?
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I have thoughts but can you explain the subcision and needling process? Is this something a Dr. is doing as a combined treatment?
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yes exactly it is done by a dr
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Response to Vichy, Your Skin Needling procedure should not have bled for 2-4 days. If the procedure is performed correctly, you should have cat-like scratches in your wrinkle lines or in deep pitted acne areas, and only that immediate area should be red. Your treatment area should only be red for 2- 7 days at the most, depending on the aggression of the technician and the depth of the treatment area. If you bled for 2-4 days, whoever did your procedure possibly went too deep or was too aggressive with your tissue. Your skin is red because it is still healing. You can use Vitamin C serums to help the tissue heal faster, have oxygen facials, take CoQ 10 and/or take oxygen in your water. (It can be purchased from your neighborhood health food store). If you would like to send me photos by email,I would be happy to try to help you. (schurch@iipcusa.com) Now, how do I know so much about Skin Needling? Because, I started doing this procedure in 1990 and lectured on it in 1991 at the Society of Permanent Cosmetics 1st Annual Conference, which is now called the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. I have seen such dramatic results that sometimes even I am still amazed at how fast the tissue can regenerate itself. Everyone’s results are dependent on the technician’s knowledge of the Skin Needling Procedure, the depth of insertion application of the needle, if the tissue was macerated, and how you, the patient, took care of the area for the first few days post procedure. Your recovery should not include excessive bleeding. A small amount of bleeding is expected as the trauma to the skin is necessary to facilitate the regeneration of collagen to be directed to the procedure area. Aspirin products, alcohol and blood pressure medications will compromise your body’s ability to coagulate the blood at the procedure area. However, based on your questions, and the description of your recovery, it is my opinion that your technician inserted the needle beyond the optimum depth. Please contact me if I can help you with more information. Susan Church CPCP
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