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 === Do I have to shave or trim before using the dermaroller?​ === === Do I have to shave or trim before using the dermaroller?​ ===
 Shaving or trimming low is recommended because the needles need to be able to puncture the skin for dermarolling to work. If you have long growth and roll over it, you will only be damaging and pulling hair. Trimming is safer and carries less risk of causing irritation to the skin and hair follicles as opposed to shaving. Shaving or trimming low is recommended because the needles need to be able to puncture the skin for dermarolling to work. If you have long growth and roll over it, you will only be damaging and pulling hair. Trimming is safer and carries less risk of causing irritation to the skin and hair follicles as opposed to shaving.
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 +=== What to Do Before/​After Using the dermaroller?​ ===
 +Before:
 +Before using a dermaroller,​ you must cleanse your face with soap and water (preferably something with antibacterial qualities). This is very important since there is loads of bacteria that are present on your face that could cause a multitude of infections if it gets into your skin.
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 +After:
 +Because dermarolling creates hundreds of tiny micro cuts (to stimulate collagen production),​ it means that you're exposing your skin to outside germs and bacteria. Think of your face as one giant cut that needs to be protected against infection. That's why it's recommended to use an antibacterial ointment after you dermaroll to prevent this from happening.
  
 === How do I disinfect/​clean my dermaroller?​ === === How do I disinfect/​clean my dermaroller?​ ===
-Run it under hot water to get any dead skin/other materials off, then leave in an alcohol bath for about a minute. Let it completely dry before using. You can use any antiseptic; isopropyl alcohol is the cheapest and will get the job done.+Run it under hot water to get any dead skin/other materials off, then leave in an alcohol bath for about 5 minutes. Let it completely dry before using. You can use any antiseptic; isopropyl alcohol is the cheapest and will get the job done.
  
 === Derma rolling to increase minoxidil absorption? === === Derma rolling to increase minoxidil absorption? ===