Sunday, July 25, 2010

Skin Diary: Derma Roller Experience (1st)

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a great week and will have another good one :)


I know I promised all of you that I will post pictures about my derma rolling experience last July 14 but my derma had to go somewhere that day so we re-scheduled it today.


My derma and I talked and decided that we will do the removal of warts (I didn't know I already had a lot hehe) first then proceed to derma rolling. So I went to the clinic yesterday but since I have a lot of pimples (it's that time of the month last week) my doctor can't actually see the warts hehe so I just had a facial then asked to come back today.


First off, I want to apologize, I was unable to take a picture before I underwent the procedure. But my skin did not change much after the procedure minus the reddish color of my skin hehe so I still think it can be used as a "BEFORE" picture for future reference ^_^
WARNING: I do not have great skin so the following pictures will show my flawed skin without any makeup editing, whatsoever...
Here's a shot 30 minutes after the procedure was done. I was a little flushed looking. You can see the marks from the facial and cautery but no marks of the needles from the derma roller.
arrgh! look at my acne scars...it looks worse in person.. huhu
Here's a shot 3 hours after. The flushed look disappeared already and I only have a slight blushed look on the cheeks.


*My face is a little shiny coz I have an antibiotic gel all over my face.

Here's what I can tell you about my Derma Roller experience...
-You will have topical anesthesia applied to your whole face, so allow an hour for that. Take this into consideration when scheduling for the derma roller.

-And since you have anesthesia, you won't feel any pain. I can just feel the sensation of having something rolling on my skin but no pain from the needles. hmmm, I can describe it as if you are pressing your hair brush on your skin. No pain but you can feel it...I hope I make sense here hehe :)

-It takes around 30 minutes only for the whole procedure (waiting for the anesthesia to work NOT included)

-Redness is not too much. You just look flushed as if you put a lot of blush hehe. It subsides after an hour or two then you'll just look like you are blushing as seen on my picture. No needle marks visible after.

-They say that you can see a difference even after a week...so I'll be putting up a picture after a week to show you guys if it's true or just a rumor haha

-According to my derma and research in the internet, it usually takes 5-6 sessions before you achieve the result you want. 

This will be done every two weeks and I'm really hoping I'll have clear skin before my 25th birthday on November hehe...I'm really crossing my fingers ^_^

-This is a little expensive. It cost around Php12,000 for 10 sessions in my derma's clinic. And I heard that it's already cheaper there coz there's someone that told me she spent Php30,000 for this! That's a huge difference don't you think? I don't get it why big known clinics charge too high on procedures.


So, yeah, I'll come back on Thursday for a checkup. this is my first session so my derma needed to check how I reacted to it. then it will be every 2 weeks ^_^

I really saved up for this and that's why I'm not posting a lot of reviews lately...money's tight right now especially since I don't have a large salary...but I really think this is worth it. I really like to invest on my skin because beautiful makeup is useless if the base is ugly right? ^_^


Till my next post! Wish me luck guys! Have a happy monday! ^_^

24 comments:

Pammy said...

Gale, I hope you get the skin you want. I think the 12k will be worth it if you get beautiful skin. And I agree that makeup is useless if the base/canvas isn't nice. Good luck! :)

Askmewhats said...

Hi Crystal, I am so sorry that your skin flared up again, don't worry...do have it checked like the way you do and I pray it'll get well ASAP!!!! Such wonderful photos of you to share, you are soooo brave!

NeuroChiq said...

I hope the derma roller will work great for you, will wait for your updates! And don't forget to drink lots of water too, it really helps. =)

purplesilke said...

sis, where po derma mo? ung sa friend ko, 25k package sa kanya for 10 sessions so ok na talaga yung price nung sayo. wanna try that too since i do have acne scars that i wanna get rid of.

Crystal Gale said...

Pammy - Thank you for the support! :)

Nikki - thank you..I really hope this is it..hehe I just posted my pics so that I can also monitor my face if there are any improvements :)

Neurochiq - Thank you so much! I will do that :)

purplesilke - I really think this works coz ang ganda ng feedback sa derma roller :)

My derma has 2 clinic. One in Gastambide, manila and one in visayas avenue, QC. I can give you directions and contact number. Just email me at galebart_15@yahoo.com

Lavender said...

Hi Gale

I hope your skin will improve day by day...I had bad acne during my 20's and had bad scarring. Yours is not serious compared to mine. Don't worry ya..

cathara said...

what derma clinic do you go to? thanks:)

Crystal Gale said...

Lavander - Thank you for the boost! That gives me hope :)

Cathara - I go to Dra. Michelle Manuel. She has 2 clinics (Gastambide and Visayas Ave) :)

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jay said...

i had my first derma rolling session a while ago, my god ang pangit ko,HAHAHAHAHAHAAHH super red and to think mild pa lang yan, a. My skin doctor doesnt want to give a second session this month of februaRY since i will be going to a concert on the 26th. My second session will be in March.and That's the start of the kaskas mukha ever . Para maging super red close to bleeding LOL, well the cost of beauty is much too high, no pain , No GAIN, Keep you ladies updated, I'm a guy, LOL, and uhmm , mahal ang charge,LOL

Crystal Gale said...

Hi jay! thanks for dropping by..Yep, ang pula pula mo talaga right after but it will subside naman after some time..You will see some effect after a week or two :)

dhindhin said...

hi pwede malaman po ung contact no. ng dr and ung clinic nya? huhuhu madame kasi ako scars dahil sa acne.. pls help me ;((

Crystal Gale said...

^ Hi DhinDhin! please send me a message in my email so I can give you my doctor's info.. Thanks!

galebart_15@yahoo.com

ben christopher said...

puwede po bang mg.tanong,, saan pO nabi2li ang derma roller?,, at saka mg. kano po?...salamat...xD

Crystal Gale said...

Hi ben! Hindi po binibili ang Derma Roller...you need to go to a trained dermatologist for that ^_^

cheonsadiana said...

Is it super painful? I'm planning to try skin needling. Im really scared. HAHAHAHA. it's less painful daw compared to dermaroller. Hope to get a reply from you soon! :)

Crystal Gale said...

Hi! Nope, it's not painful as long as proper yung pagkaka anesthesia sayo. Pag hindi kasi maganda ginamit na topical anesthesia on you and hindi pantay ang lagay medyo mararamdaman mo yung needles. SO just make sure na okay anesthesia mo before starting the procedure.

I haven't tried skin needling so I can't comment on that po :)

cheonsadiana said...

saang clinic po kayo nagpa-dermaroller?

Crystal Gale said...

Hi! I go to MBM Medical and Skin Clinic at Visayas Avenue :)

Send me an email at galebart_15@yahoo.com so I can give you the details if you want :)

cheonsadiana said...

email sent. thanks!

cheonsadiana said...

i received your email. thanks! btw, are you allowed to wear makeup after each session? like one day after the session

grace oppenstam said...

Hello...im reading all the comments...and its nice..but derma roller can buy now sa online...you can do also home...search skin needling..nka bili ako sa online via internet...available na po..sa net..

grace oppenstam said...

A guy is asking kung saan nabibili ang derma roller...available na po sa online sa net. Im doing derma roller home.and im using ,05mm..its painful but tolerable po...just prepare vitamin c.
Plese search skin needling and you will know everthing there..
Hope this help you. Just let me know if u need help.
Have a nice days