eDermastamp ™ ( eDS ™ )

Product summary

The eDermastamp™ or eDS®™ as it is also trademarked is distributed in the UK by AesthetiCare®, supplier of the Genuine Dermaroller™ brand of manual medical micro-needling devices.

Image of the eDermastamp machine

It is used for a treatment referred to by many names including medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.

eDS® Skin Rejuvenation using the eDermastamp™ won the Gold Award for Best Product Innovation at the Aesthetic Awards 2013-2014.

It is now widely available in UK medical aesthetic clinics.

Technical specifications

The eDS™ system combines German medical device electrical mechanisms from (MT.DERM GmbH) with the German Dermaroller GmbH company’s 6-stage processed Medizinisch Nadel Technik™ medical-needle technology, found in the Genuine Dermaroller™ devices, to make the needles and needle plate head.

The eDermastamp™ was designed on the basis of an existing micro-pigmentation medical device manufactured by MT. DERM GmbH. However, the hand piece, needle cartridge head and micro skin-needles all needed adaptation as the required features for these elements had some different requirements when compared to a micro-pigmentation device.

The eDermastamp system has a separate electronic control unit, which powers the hand piece and motor; this minimises the weight of the hand piece (it weighs just 100g) and reduces the risk of overheating in the hand piece itself. Both the stainless steel hand piece and control panel sit on a stainless steel table-top pedestal. Once programmed on the control unit, the hand piece on/off mechanism is operated either by a button on the control unit or by foot pedal.

Currently there is one type of needle cartridge available which is a 6 needle head to a maximum depth of 1.5mm, which includes a tilting mechanism on the needle plate to allow smooth movement over uneven areas of skin.

How does it work?

A new needle cartridge is used per patient treated.

The needle tip plate moves up and down, driven by the oscillation of a tumbler plate within the hand piece, in a continuous operation. The manufacturers note that this occurs with a full stroke length of up to 3mm meaning that the needle can be fully retracted from the skin, whilst in operation, thus minimising dragging and tissue tearing.

The eDermastamp needle head

This action creates thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin which then close very quickly and start the process whereby the skin starts repairing the tiny damaged areas. The insertion of the needles stimulates the cells in the skin needed for renewal such as keratinocytes, fibroblasts and growth factors which encourage the production of new collagen and renew and repair the skin layers.

The needle length is adjustable throughout the course of the treatment in increments of 0.1mm by twisting the upper portion of the hand piece from 0 to 1.5mm depth of penetration. The needle speed is also adjustable via the display on the control unit ranging from 50 to 150 insertions per second, adjusted in increments of 10. This allows the practitioner to manage the level of trauma and subsequent healing response depending on the area and indication being targeted.

It is recommended that the eDermastamp™ is used with a proprietary glide medium.

The needle cartridge contains a ‘window’ and ‘reservoir’ allowing the input of proprietary and non-proprietary sterile serums or solutions via a syringe which is then released in a steady flowing stream during treatment. It also has a back flow resistance mechanism to prevent any fluids present during the treatment contaminating the hand piece.

The inbuilt reservoir for adding serums is said to be particularly useful when treating around the peri-orbital (around the eye) and peri-oral (around the mouth) areas; whereas on the rest of the face direct application of topical products is found to be quicker in practice so you may experience either application.

AesthetiCare® recommend using their proprietary Dermaroller™ CIT Solution which is a validated sterile hyaluronic acid solution. It contains 1% (10mg/ml) pure hyaluronic acid and other skin enhancing ingredients, designed to hydrate and rejuvenate dry and ageing skin.

License status

The needles and needle plate head are class IIa CE mark (European) certified medical devices. Both the device and needles are produced in ISO 13485 certified factories.

The Dermaroller™ CIT Solution is classified as a CE marked Class III sterile medical device.

Should be used by

Trained medical professionals including doctors and nurses or trained aestheticians under the supervision of a medical professional.

What is it used to treat?

The eDermastamp is used for the eDS™ Skin Rejuvenation treatment to improve lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and décolletage, to address ageing due to sun damage and for acne scar resolution. It can also be used to treat other scarring such as stretch marks.

Some practitioners also use it to stimulate hair growth in cases of alopecia.

It is suitable for all skin types.

How long does it last?

Noticeable results should be seen in the first few weeks following a treatment session with the eDermastamp, with a brighter complexion visible, but it can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and skin repair are seen. This process is likely to continue over the following months, alongside the completion of the prescribed treatment programme. Top-up or maintenance sessions may then be recommended to ensure a long-lasting effect.

With scarring a reduction in their appearance will become more noticeable as time goes on, although more treatments are often needed for the best results.

Side effects & risks

Treatment with the eDermastamp is generally described as more tolerable than a manual dermaroller treatment due to the speed of the needles. A topical local anaesthetic cream may be used to avoid any discomfort during treatment.

Erythema or redness of the skin will be noticeable immediately after treatment. This will have an appearance similar to sunburn and the skin will feel warm, tight and tingling. This sensation should subside after a few hours with the redness lasting 24 to 48 hours.

Your practitioner may provide you with aftercare creams and sunscreen products to apply following treatment and in the weeks between your planned treatment sessions.

Not to be used in

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any active skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment.

Tell your practitioner if you have a history of conditions such as cold sores.

Pregnant and breast feeding women, although not contra-indicated for treatment, you may be advised to wait before commencing treatment.

Treatment regime

The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area and indication being treated, e.g., face, neck and décolletage etc.; an individual session should last between 30 and 60 minutes.

The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the skin complaint being addressed, however a treatment programme would normally consist of three or four individual treatments with approximately six weeks between them for skin rejuvenation. Treatment targeting acne or other types of scarring may need more sessions.

Cost of treatment

The cost of treatment depends on the area(s) being treated and the indication being targeted and can start from approximately £250 - £300 per session for a full face treatment. Treating smaller areas, such as just around the eyes or around the mouth may be available at reduced prices.

Expect to pay £700 to £800 for a course of 3 sessions and approximately £1,200 for a course of 5 sessions, which is normally recommended for scar treatments. Treatment programs generally include all aftercare skincare products required.

Clinical Results

Before and after photographs coming soon.

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