The eDermastamp is the Gold Standard of Micro-needling, a method of Collagen Induction Therapy licensed by Health Canada. This procedure helps promote skin repair and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other signs of ageing.
The eDermastamp’s surgical micro-needles reach beyond the epidermis into the dermis, causing pinpoint bleeding and triggering the body’s healing process. This method stimulates the formation of new collagen.
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Tightens and tones the skin
- Treats scars & stretch marks
- Improves the skin texture
- The epidermis becomes thicker and more supple
- Helps improve melasma and other hyperpigmentation
Minimum of 3-5 treatments every 6 weeks no downtime.
Is Microneedling Painful?
Typically, microneedling is a little uncomfortable with depths needed for scar revision, but this is managed easily with a topical numbing gel placed on the skin prior to treatment. Lighter treatments are compared to brushing sandpaper across the skin.
How Quickly Does Microneedling Improve Skin?
Because microneedling is not a particularly aggressive treatment, you’ll require several treatments over a 3 to 6 month period. Treatment results are cumulative, so you will need to commit to more than one treatment to get obvious results.
Acne scar patients usually will need 6 to 8 treatments – fewer when combined with a laser.
How Will My Skin Feel After Treatment?
Light treatment levels: Depending upon the depth of the needles used, you may feel as though your skin is warm or hot – and sensitive. Light superficial treatments leave the skin red for a day or two.
More aggressive levels: Treatments aimed at changing the skin at deeper planes as in acne scarring may experience some swelling, pinpoint bleeding (stops almost immediately) and what is called “bronzing” as the tiny pinpoints dry and then slough off.
Your skin may also feel tight. It will be more sun sensitive so you should use the recommended sunblock while your skin heals and you should not use acid or other active products outside of the schedule you will be given. Treat it gently and don’t “pick” at any areas that feel like sand granules.
Why Would I Choose Microneedling Over Laser?
Generally, the more common use of microneedling is to augment laser or other fractional resurfacing. But some patients who have high pigment skin don’t want the risk of heat-induced pigmentation so needling is an alternative. Also, the cost of microneedling is less than laser since the cost of laser equipment does not have to be considered.