EDS Skin Needling
eDermastamp By Dermaroller
Dermal skin needling is a professional front-line aesthetic treatment that can reduce or treat
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Aged and Sun Damaged Skin
- Impaired Texture and Tone
- Acne Scars (Better on inflammation pigmentation than pitted scaring but some improvement can be made. Acne scaring will require more treatments than other conditions)
- Stretch Mark (Will reduce pigmented marks and can in some cases improve texture of slightly silver marks. Some stretch mark scaring will require more treatments than other conditions)
Dermal needling will stimulate a wound healing response in the dermis and epidermis by creating thousands of controlled needle columns, that have been penetrated into the skin. This action causes the skins natural healing responses to kick in to repair and regenerate the targeted area. This is achieved because the process causes the production of collagen by fibroblast cells and epidermal keratinocytes to form fresh new skin cells as well as improving blood supply to the treated area. This will result in a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion.
By using our eDS (e-Dermastamp) device we can control the speed and depth of the needle for each specific area or condition of the face/area to be treated. During an eDS treatment you can experience some discomfort. We do try to minimise this by using a topical anaesthetic to numb the area and a high quality hyaluronic acid to provide slip. This will allow the needle to glide freely across the surface as well as providing hydration.
Unfortunately our skin will start to loose collagen (the skins scaffolding structure) by 1% each year from the age of 18, This applys to both sexes. That means by the time we have hit 48 we have lost 30% of our total collagen. For women, the first 5 years following the onset of menopause can loose a further 30%. This is why women feel that their skin suddenly drops as a posed to the slow reduction we felt before.
For peri or post-menopausal women we would recommend a course of Emepelle 8 to 12 weeks prior to treatment. Please See information here as to why.
Other external factors can also effect how out skin ages, general pollution, smoking, sugar and stress contribute. UV radiation will still do the most damage. It will increase the skins rate of aging by 80%, so it is always worth wearing sun protection all year round.
|Treatment||1 course||3 course + Top Up||5 course + Top Up|
|Needling Treatment/Top Up*||£300.00||£900.00||£1500.00|
|Needling Treatment + LED Phototherapy/Top Up*||£335.00||£1005.00||£1625.00|
Stretch Mark Zone*
(not available for online booking please call salon)
*Treatment Pricing includes after care products
What to expect following your Dermal Needling Treatment
Everyone experiences changes in their skin differently or at slightly different rates due to our age and hormones. We have provided you with a rough guide bellow of what to expect on the surface of the skin and what will be changing structurally to cause these changes.
|Under The Skin||On The surface|
Phase 1During the first 3 days post treatment migration of fibroblast cells into the area treated is increased. The channels (physical wound) created via the needles in the epidermis are quickly closed. This minimises fibrosis to enhance the safety of the treatment. New tissue is being created and our immune cells insure any debris and bacteria are quickly removed.
Erythema and oedema subsides. After your treatment the skin can almost feel sunburnt. Warm to the touch and tighter than normal, it can also pulse a little as the numbing cream wears off. Roughly 50% of this will reduce after the first few hours but the redness can last a couple of days.
Phase 2This is known as the tissue proliferation stage or new tissue stage and lasts for 31days. New capillaries form (also know as angiogenesis), collagen deposition, granular tissue formation and epithelial cell regrowth. Barrier function is restored by keratinocytes and more collagen is deposited in to the wound by fibroblast cells.
This is the last phase to take place and can continue over the next year. Collagen matures and the cellular matrix is remodelled to strengthen the wound or treatment area.
By collagen type 3 remodeling into collagen type 1 we start to see the skin tighten and a general improvement on the surface of the skin. (This can take up to 3 months to achieve.)Needling will increase papillary dermis fibroblasts. This will then increase the production of collagen type 6 and 7. Type 7 maintains the connection between the epidermis and dermis and type 6 gives the dermis its strength.
6 Weeks +Improvements in fine lines, wrinkles and scaring begin to be visible.
Results and Expected treatments
The rate in which people heal can differ, which means the rate of results can differ. Some people will see a noticeable difference after 2 weeks after the first treatment but the best results are seen after a course of treatment has finished via 3 months. This is simply due to the phase of remodeling within the sub layers of the skin.
We recommend 3 Treatments 1 month apart followed by a top up treatment between every 6 to 12 months to maintain results. (This will differ for acne and stretch marks) The results are permanent but normal ageing processes will still take place. SPF and good skincare is essential after treatment.
Mixing Treatment Considerations
|Cosmetic Treatment Needling||Approximate Time To Allow Before Or After|
|Botulinum Toxin||2 Weeks|
|Peels And Exfoliation|
|Laser, Light & Radio Frequency|
|RX Vitamin A (Tetinoin) & Retinol & AHA’s|
It is essential that your after care is followed through properly. When you leave the salon your skin essentially is an open vulnerable wound and will need care.
- Avoid touching or sleeping directly on the area treated.
- Avoid steam rooms, saunas, hot baths or showers until the erythema (redness) has dispersed
- The treated area should be kept clean and washed gently with a calming cleanser. Control tactics applied and SPF.
- Any shaving or hair removal in the area should be avoided until the erythema (redness) has dispersed
- If make up is to be worn only wear mineral make up after 24 hours.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or sunbeds for 2 weeks following treatment.
Contraindications/Considerations to treatment
Cold Sores – Any active cold sore in the target area, we will not treat. If you are a person who suffers regularly with the herpes simplex virus please contact us with advice on going forward. Skin needling can activate the virus.
Anticoagulants – Unstable blood levels and abnormal clotting can not be treated. Anyone stable or on anticoagulant medication (e.g Warfarin) will need a doctor’s permission and letter but will have in increased chance of bruising, petechiae (blood spotting) and redness post-treatment.
Active Acne – A few spots can be avoided but active acne should not be worked on. The acne needs addressing before a needling treatment. Please contact us we will happily help. Please note the first needling treatment can cause the skin to purge and break out.
Keloid Scars – Keloid Scars develop where an area of skin is traumatised and then the skin over produces. Due to the nature of this treatment, we would not recommend needling but if you have not had an active case for 2 years, you can consult a medical practitioner for advice going forward.
Skin Cancer – If the area wishing to be treated has been effected via skin cancer we will not treat it. If you have had skin cancer you will need to consult your oncologist. We need written consent from your oncologist.
Other Cancers – We cannot treat anyone with an active cancer. Anyone with a history of cancer will need to consult your oncologist. We need written consent from your oncologist.
Skin Conditions – Treatment should be avoided in target area with the active following skin conditions and related conditions. Active Rosacea, Acne Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Solar Keratoses and other cutaneous infection or inflammation.
Allergies – Allergies to local anaesthetics that contain Lidocaine. This means LMX4 topical anaesthetic cannot be used. Please consider an All Skin Med treatment instead.
Immunosuppression – An impaired immune system either by medication or disorder should avoid needling as it relies on your immune system for healing. This includes Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, high doses of corticosteroids and uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus. Controlled Diabetes will just need a letter of consent form their doctor.
Roaccutane – Can go ahead 6months after treatment has been completed.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding – Avoid if you are trying to become pregnant. Treatment can go ahead once breastfeeding has finished.
Tattoos – Tattooed areas will need to be avoided.
Tanned Skin - Anyone who has tanned or excessively tanned via the sun (holidays/days out were the skin has caught the sun), sun beds/tanning beds, or using pigment activating creams, should wait 2 weeks before having a treatment.
Topical Anaesthetics - If you are using Class1 anti-arrhythmic drugs such as mexiletine, tocainde etc. We recommend you a void treatment as Lidocaine which is in our topical anaesthetic increase addictive side effects. The treatment can go ahead we as a salon recommend against it as we have the All Skin MED treatments as an alternative.
Medications - UV sensitive medications such as antibiotics or acne medications can increase photo-sensitivity. These medications can increase the rick of post-treatment hyper-pigmentation. SPF is essential to try and prevent this. It is also recommended you wait till the medication has finished.
Bruising - Some medications or supplements can increase the rick of bruising and petechaie. E.g Aspirin, Warfarin but also dietary supplements like Omega-3 as these can alter platelet function and bleeding times. This does not prevent the treatment from going ahead but can slowdown the rate of healing and down time.