At Tropicalaser we promote skin repair and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other signs of aging with Collagen Induction Therapy.
Tropicalaser is proud to offer Dermaroller®'s eDermaStamp Micro-Needling Therapy to its clients. Approved by Health Canada, Dermaroller®'s eDermaStamp offers a scientific solution for the most common symptoms of aging through a process commonly known as Micro-Needling.
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How Dermaroller®'s eDermaStamp Can Help
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten and lift crepey skin
- Improve skin volume
- Minimize scars & stretch marks
How It Works
Dermaroller®'s eDermaStamp therapy works by triggering the body’s spontaneous healing process through stimulating your skin cells, which causes new collagen to form. The result is a thicker, more supple skin.
Step 1: Treatment
Dermaroller®'s eDermaStamp therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses micro-needling to cause tiny injuries on the epidermis and dermis, without causing open wounds or ablative damage. The small micro-wounds close after a short time and trigger the body’s healing response.
Step 2: Healing Cascade
Within minutes, the micro-wounds close and the healing cascade begins, invading the area with collagen-producing fibroblasts and growth promoting properties.
Step 3: Younger Looking Skin
New collagen and elastin forms, leaving you with thicker, tighter skin.
- Approved by Health Canada. The eDermaStamp by Dermaroller® was the first device of its kind approved by Health Canada - and remains one of only a handful of approved devices.
- Certified medical-grade equipment. The eDermaStamp is ISO13485 certified (certified medical device), meeting all standards for medical-grade equipment in manufacturing, materials, sterile packaging and more.
- Safe Micro-Needles. The eDermaStamp micro-needles are atraumatic (non-traumatic), meaning they displace the skin during the puncture process, creating a micro-wound that seals within minutes of treatment. This leads to a less painful treatment.
- Non Ablative. Many other scar and anti-aging treatments are ablative, which means they destroy tissue. The eDermaStamp by Dermaroller®, as stated above, uses a non-traumatic approach to gently trigger the generation of new tissue.
- Optimal Needle Count. Though it’s important to maximize the number of perforations, too many needles can compromise the safety and comfort of the treatment. The eDermaStamp employs the optimal number of needles to maximize effectiveness, safety and comfort.
* Please note, results may vary from patient to patient and results are not guaranteed. Free consultation is required to assess client requirements.
Before & After
What skin conditions/problems does micro-needling help with?
Micro-needling is used to treat almost all skin problems – with the exception of spider veins. It can be used to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles;
- Acne scars;
- Large pores;
- Uneven pigmentation;
- Stretch marks.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required depends on a number of factors e.g. the severity of the conditions being treated; the age of the person being treated (younger people will respond better to treatment than older clients); the condition being treated (large pores will be significantly reduced after only 1 treatment while stretch marks may require significantly more treatments); and the condition of your skin prior to treatment (people who follow a good skin care regimen will generally react better to treatment than those who have not cared for their skin as well). At your consultation, your Tropicalaser skin care expert will give you an idea of how many treatments you may require.
What is the time interval between treatments?
Treatments should be taken 6 – 8 weeks apart. The cascade of healing initiated by micro-needling will continue for 8 weeks after treatment. Retreatment after 6 weeks but before the healing is complete will take advantage of the momentum built up by the prior treatment.
An exception to this time interval is our pigmentation protocol where we prefer to retreat at 3 week intervals. This is because the pigmentation protocol uses a less aggressive micro-needling.
Does it hurt?
We routinely numb our clients before treatment to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We do not charge for this. Most people tolerate the treatment very well with little discomfort.
What will I look like immediately after the treatment?
Your face will be quite red following treatment. Older clients may have slight abrasions visible. We ask clients not to apply anything to their faces on the day of treatment but the next morning products from our post treatment kit should be applied.
How much downtime does micro-needling require?
Downtime with micro-needling is really short. Any temporary discolouration can usually be covered with light make-up the day following treatment. Those clients who don’t use any foundation will usually find their face has completely recovered by day 3 or 4 (depending on their age – older clients may take a little longer to heal).
I understand that your needles only go to a depth of 1.5 mm. Wouldn’t it be better to go deeper?
It’s important to remember with micro-needling that the purpose is to inflict micro-wounds to initiate a cascade of orderly healing. Inflicting more severe wounds (by using the wrong profile needles or going to too great depths) could cause scarring. With micro-needling less is more!
What aftercare is required?
After you finish your treatment, we will give you a post treatment kit containing a gentle cleanser, a recovery balm (moisturizer) and a sunscreen. These products, and only these products, should be used morning and night for the 5 days following treatment. The price of the post treatment kit is included in the price of the micro-needling treatment. As is true of most facial treatments, it is strongly advised that you do not go into the sun without sunscreen and any time in bright, summer sunshine should be limited for the 2 weeks following treatment.
I have darker skin. Is micro-needling safe for me?
Micro-needling is safe for all but the very darkest skins. We can, and have treated all Fitzpatrick skin types (1 through 6). Blue-black skin is the only possible exception.
Other clinics offer PRP. What is the advantage of this and why don’t you offer it?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment involves drawing blood from the client, centrifuging the blood to extract plasma and then microneedling the client over a film of this platelet rich blood. Studies have shown that this has little or no advantage but does command a much higher price. At Tropicalaser we don’t offer this because of the lack of demonstrable advantage over conventional micro-needling.
I have seen micro-needling offered at much lower prices that yours. Why do you charge more?
Unfortunately there are many devices being used that do not have Health Canada approval. The eDermaStamp device was the first of its kind to receive Health Canada approval and remains one of only a handful of approved devices. Other (non-approved) devices/treatments have the following potential disadvantages: the wrong needle profile; too few or too many needles in a cartridge; non-sterile equipment or consumables. All of these can result in poor results or even damage to the skin. Please beware of people offering home-based treatments. They are unlikely to be insured or have the necessary safety protocols in place to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
At what age should I start micro-needling treatments?
From the age of about 25, we start to lose collagen at the rate of 1 – 1.5% per year. Therefore 25 and over is a good time to start micro-needling to maintain healthy, collagen-rich skin. It is easier to prevent a wrinkle than to repair one.
Are the results of micro-needling permanent?
Regrettably, aging is a continuous process. However, the difference between micro-needling and, say, Botox or fillers, is that it actually repairs the skin. The other treatments have a finite lifetime. Our treatment will counter and delay the natural aging process.