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 aging.
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.
Minimum of three to five treatments every six weeks with no downtime.
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.
Because microneedling is not a particularly aggressive treatment, you’ll require several treatments over a three to six-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 six to eight treatments – fewer when combined with a laser.
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.
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.
Serene Radiance is a certified provider of the Vampire Facial where microneedling is expertly combined with PRP ( platelet rich plasma). This involves drawing blood from your arm, separating out the platelets and then applying it to your skin during your microneedling session. Your skin will look and feel brighter and more refreshed.