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Dermatology/is micro needling safe?


I shave my head and have some scarring from ingrown hairs on my scalp.  I have a dermaroller with 1.5 mm long needles.  I want to use this on the boxcar scars but the largest of them is located directly above and behind my ear.  Doesn't a facial nerve run through there?  I have no idea how far down it is and don't want to risk any damage by piercing it.

The dermroller can be very successful but you may need more than one treatment. Other scar therapy include laser therapy, cortisone injections, and topical a like Kelocote. If you form keloids which are raised scars do not use the dermroller as you will get more and thicker scars.


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