- Significant improvement in skin texture
- Helping to combat stubborn pigmentation
- Repairing acne or surgical scarring
What Is Dermastamp?
Dermastamp is a form of collagen induction therapy to stimulate new tissue formation, resulting in significant improvements to the tone and texture of the skin.
A Dermastamp is a pen-shaped hand-piece holding six acupuncture size needles. It is a medical device used for micro needling, which when stamped over the surface of the skin, stimulates the skin cells, encouraging multiplication and general collagen remodeling.
What Are The Benefits Of Dermastamp?
- Breaks down scar tissue to repair acne scarring or surgical scars.
- Harmonises pigmentation and discolouration.
- Stimulates new collagen fibres and improves blood supply.
- The treatment can be performed at different depths to target specific problem areas.
- Minimal downtime required after the treatment compared to other rejuvenation treatments.
- As Dermastamp does not use any active ingredients or laser/light therapy, it is a recommended treatment for sensitive skins, darker skin tones and acne.
What Are The Risks Of Dermastamp?
The risks from Dermastamp are minimal. On rare occasions, if not performed by trained professionals, infection or bruising may occur. At The Clinic, we employ only doctors and nurses to ensure the highest quality of care.
Due to the anaesthetic cream used, this treatment is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
How Many Dermastamp Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required will depend on your individual skin type and concern. A custom treatment plan that's right for you will be advised at your initial consultation. Generally, best results come from 4-8 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart.
What Happens During My Dermastamp Treatment?
Firstly, you'll speak to one of our trained nurses about your background and medical history. Your skin will be assessed and the nurse will ensure that the Dermastamp treatment will fulfill your goals.
At your Dermastamp appointment:
A local anaesthetic cream is applied and allowed to take affect for up to an hour. Then the nurse moves the Dermastamp hand-piece around the face, gently stamping the skin to stimulate cell production and skin repair. Slight bleeding is normal, indicating a good result and will subside quickly. The procedure takes 90 minutes in total.
Is Dermastamp Painful?
Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of Dermastamp at around 2.5/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 0.5/10.
What Can I Expect After My Dermastamp Treatment?
After your Dermastamp session you may notice redness, some tingling and the sensation of heat, similar to that of mild sunburn. This will subside within 24-48 hours. The real results become evident after a week, with improvement in skin tone and texture. Effects on scarring will continue to improve with every treatment.
What Precautions Should I Take Pre And Post Treatment?
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours:
- Strenuous exercise
- Consumption of alcohol
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
- Extended exposure to sun or uv light
- Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching on the treatment area. If you have swelling you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how the treatment works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.