There are many Microneedling services offered in Canada, but only a handful are Health Canada approved. Why does this matter? To obtain Health Canada approval, devices need to go through rigorous testing to make sure that the claims made by the manufacturer hold up, and that the devices are safe. Occasionally I hear from those using or selling micro-needling devices that are not Health Canada approved that this doesn’t mean that Health Canada disapproves of them. While this may in certain circumstances hold water, usually it doesn’t. Indeed, Health Canada has issued several advisories against various different micro-needling devices and micro-needling treatments. The eDermaStamp® micro-needling device used at Tropicalaser was the first of its kind to be approved by Health Canada and it remains the absolute gold standard in micro-needling
Here are some of the facts that make the eDermaStamp® THE very best on the market. (Photographs, diagrams and copy below reprinted, with permission, from Dermaspark sources.)
The eDermaStamp® is made by Dermaroller® GMBH of Germany. They are the pioneers of today’s micro-needling industry, and the inventors of the concept of micro-needling for scar therapy and skin rejuvenation.
The eDermaStamp® is a medical-grade device that meets the highest European standards.
The eDermaStamp® was the first ever micro-needling device to be licensed by Health Canada back in 2015, long before any other device received Health Canada licensing.
The eDermaStamp® is the fastest device on the market with 150 insertions per second. This is significantly faster than other devices that are “proud to have 120 insertions per second” yet claim to be the fastest.
The eDermaStamp® is built for consistency. As an electric device, it delivers consistent power which means consistent performance. A battery-operated device delivers inconsistent power. As the battery starts to wear out, the tip will slow down and the results can be unwanted micro-tears and scratching of the skin.
The needles of the eDermaStamp® are sterilized through a validated sterilization process that meets the highest European standards for surgical procedures.
The eDermaStamp® needles are manufactured to perfection through seven consecutive manufacturing stages to ensure 360 degree symmetry. The medical-grade micro-needles of the eDermaStamp® are atraumatic (non-traumatic) cone-shaped needles that displace the skin during the puncture process, creating a micro-wound that seals within minutes of treatment. Poorer quality devices are made with knife-shaped needles that slice through tissue and risk causing traumatic skin, vessel, and nerve damage. Poor quality needles also require increased pressure, making for more painful treatment.
The needle count in the cartridge has been thoroughly studied for many years by Dermaroller® Germany. There are 6 perfectly spaced needles in the cartridge to ensure atraumatic penetration, rather than a denser bundle of needles which makes it harder to penetrate the skin smoothly. Just like how a single nail will easily penetrate someone’s skin, while a bed of nails will support that same person’s weight without any penetration.
The eDermaStamp® is footswitch operated so the operator can keep their hands on the client, rather than touching the machine and risking contamination.
The eDermaStamp® treatment uses treatment and post-treatment products to best support proper skin healing and maximizes the body’s generation of Type 1 collagen (as seen in purple in the image below).
While we welcome competition, we do caution clients seeking micro-needling services to be aware that most of the inferior devices being touted can actually damage your skin. At Tropicalaser we believe in providing the best possible treatments at affordable prices.
Before selecting a service provider, here is a checklist of questions to ask:
Is the device you use Health Canada approved?
Is the needle cartridge you use a single use, sterile instrument?
Is the hyaluronic acid (or other serum) applied sterile?
Will you provide me with written pre and post treatment instructions and will you review all contraindications with me prior to treatment?
Will you provide me with products to use post treatment?
A “no” to any of the above is good reason to find another service provider.
We invite you to visit Tropicalaser to meet our team to discuss your skincare needs. We would love to help you map out a treatment plan that fits your schedule and budget and that delivers the results you deserve.