Dermastamp Microneedling: All You Need To Know
Sun exposure and your work and play can take a toll on your body, as can ageing. You may have scarring, wrinkles, or other skin imperfections that may leave you displeased with the way you look. Fortunately, Lavish Skin & Body provides a full menu of body, beauty, and skin treatments to enhance your physical appearance and reduce the signs of ageing.
There’s no reason for maturing women not to have healthy, radiant skin. Dermastamp Microneedling at Lavish Skin & Body can help.
What Is Dermastamp Microneedling?
Dermastamp Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy option used to stimulate your body’s collagen production. This procedure uses a specialised tool and is only available through authorised clinics and medical professionals.
This nonsurgical procedure is a safe and effective way to regenerate your skin naturally. Several tiny needles gently prick the skin on the treatment area to produce microchannels. Your body naturally treats these tiny wounds, causing new skin growth, increased collagen production, and enhanced blood supply.
Your skin has three layers. The epidermis is the outer, visible layer. This layer is very thin and continuously sheds. The dermis layer in the middle contains collagen and elastin and is responsible for providing the skin’s flexibility. The subcutaneous fat layer also contains collagen, but its function is to conserve body heat and protect against injury.
Microneedling only penetrates the epidermis and dermis layers. Depending on the skin treatment area and the skin condition requiring treatment, your clinician may use different needle lengths.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Your clinician will apply an anaesthetic to your skin before your Dermastamp microneedling treatment to reduce potential discomfort. They’ll also thoroughly clean and soothe your skin after they complete the stamping procedure.
After the procedure, you’ll have tiny puncture wounds in your skin, and your body begins a three-phase natural healing process.
- Your immune system naturally cleans the wounds, creates new tissue, and increases blood flow.
- New blood vessels and skin cells form, along with temporary forms of elastin and collagen.
- Stronger collagen forms and tightens your skin.
The result is healthier and smoother skin. You can typically apply makeup the next day, but ask your clinician for instructions specific to you. Everyone’s skin is different, and yours may require a varied healing time.
Can Everyone Benefit From Dermastamp Microneedling?
Microneedling is suitable for people with all skin tones, but you may not be a candidate if you have:
- Bleeding or clotting disorders
- Medications for blood thinning
- A weakened immune system
Contact Lavish Skin & Body to see if your skin condition might prevent you from undergoing the Dermastamp procedure.
Collagen induction therapy is most commonly used on the face and neck, but certain abdominal skin conditions also benefit from the treatment.
What Is Collagen?
Around 30% of your body’s protein is collagen. Your bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, skin, and other connective tissues include this building block. Collagen’s purpose is to offer strength, structure, and support.
Collagen performs many skin-related tasks:
- Helps your body to replace dead skin cells
- Provides strength and structure
- Assists new skin cell growth in your middle layer of skin (dermis)
As we mature, our bodies produce less collagen. The quality of collagen produced is also diminished. Some noticeable indications in your skin that your collagen level has decreased include sagging, wrinkles, and crepiness.
Dermastamp microneedling is an effective method of stimulating your body’s collagen production. Collagen injections can assist with smoothing problem areas as well.
What Is Elastin?
Elastin is another natural protein in your body’s tissues. Elastin allows your skin flexibility, elasticity, and resilience. Compared to collagen, elastin is around 1,000 times more flexible. Microneedling prompts elastin production in addition to increasing collagen levels.
How Many Dermastamp Treatments Will You Need?
Everyone’s skin and skin conditions are different. Lavish Skin & Body typically suggests a minimum of three treatments spread four to six weeks apart. You may benefit from additional treatments; your clinician will assess your progress after your third visit.
Some people begin to see visible improvements within days after their initial procedure. However, you’ll usually see the best results between two and four weeks after your final treatment.
Is a Dermastamp the Same as a Dermaroller or Derma Pen?
Although the devices are similar, they’re not the same. All use tiny needles to make microchannels in your skin, but the application differs. For the best results, you need clean, even, and consistent microchannels and only one option provides them.
The Dermastamp microneedling tool used at Lavish Skin & Body has several tiny needles spaced evenly across a flat surface. These needles are the same length for even penetration. Your clinician will stamp this tool over the entire treatment area to ensure consistency.
This procedure reduces tissue damage, leaves minimal inflammation, and requires only approximately 24 hours for recovery.
A derma roller looks like a wheel with needles sticking out of it. The entry and exit needle angle changes as it rolls across your skin. These changes can create larger holes and damage your skin.
A derma pen automatically stamps needles into the skin as it glides over the surface. This microneedling option doesn’t provide even coverage, leaving gaps in treated areas. You also face the possibility of the tool scratching or tearing your skin or leaving marks where it drags.
What Skin Conditions Can Dermastamp Help With?
Anyone who wants firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a better tone can take advantage of this procedure. They’re preventive treatments in addition to providing positive results for skin conditions already present.
The skin’s texture can change in those with severe acne, leaving scars. According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, acne affects around 80% of younger people and some adults, but microneedling can be an effective post-acne atrophic scar treatment.
Effects of Aging
Maturing skin often loses tone and its healthy glow. Many women use skincare products to keep their skin healthier, but topical treatments can only do so much. Microneedling not only improves your skin’s appearance but also allows for increased absorption of serums and other anti-aging products.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines, creases, and wrinkles typically accompany ageing, especially in areas of skin exposed to the sun. As you age, your skin usually becomes drier because of reduced natural oil production. In addition, your subcutaneous fat layer diminishes, causing sagging and more visible lines.
Repeated facial expressions and muscle movements make sub-dermal grooves. Because ageing decreases your skin’s flexibility and elasticity, these grooves can become permanently visible.
A series of Dermastamp treatments causes your body to produce more collagen and elastin, which reduces these imperfections.
Pregnancies, rapid weight gain or loss, growth spurts, and excess weight can cause your skin to stretch or shrink. These sudden changes rupture your skin’s elastin and collagen. Stretch marks are scars resembling narrow bands; they may form as your skin heals. Stretch marks can appear on your abdomen, breasts, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.
Creams and lotions are topical treatments for stretch marks, but they aren’t as effective as microneedling. This procedure penetrates the skin and heals the connective tissues from the inside out.
Harmful ultraviolet rays damage your skin. They can result in sunburn and hyperpigmentation (excess amounts of melanin in your skin) in the form of sunspots and other discolourations. Microneedling breaks down clumps of unwanted melanin, prompting new skin growth that more closely matches your overall skin tone.
Surgical incisions leave scars, and most people don’t like them. Scars form and mature, typically within six to 12 months after surgery. Microneedling performed on mature scars can reduce their size and appearance.
However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted a study to gauge the effectiveness of microneedling after surgery. They found that out of 25 women, those who had their first microneedling procedure done six or seven weeks post-op had “markedly better” results than those who waited longer.
Researchers believe the improvement in final scar appearance results from renewing the body’s healing process and collagen production before the scar matures.
Should You Take Any Precautions After a Dermastamp Microneedling Treatment?
The procedure creates a multitude of tiny holes in your skin, so there are a few things you should do and avoid for the best results afterward:
- Use broad-spectrum sunscreen
- Wear sunglasses and protective clothing
- Avoid tanning beds and midday sun exposure
- Use recommended moisturizers
- Stay hydrated and eat healthy foods
- Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking
Your Lavish Skin & Body clinician will give you specific aftercare instructions. Follow them to obtain the best results from your treatments.
Are You Interested in Dermastamp Microneedling?
Located in Toorak Village, Lavish Skin & Body is an authorised provider of Dermastamp microneedling. Our clinic is next to the Tremayne salon, so you can treat yourself to a full day of pampering yourself. We proudly offer Afterpay to our clients; your therapist can assist. For questions or to make an appointment, call us at (03) 9827 9243 or you can book online here.