The treatment works by intentionally creating a series of tiny little ‘wounds’ in the skin’s surface. This stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally by producing new collagen and skin cells.
The procedure is a safe and injection-free method to create smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin.
How does EDS Work?
Electronic Professional Skin Needling
The eDermastamp™ is a German engineered and Class IIa medical device from the makers of the Genuine Dermaroller™. Electronic professional skin needling produces thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin, which in turn stimulates the skin to naturally regenerate and repair itself.
So what does that mean for your skin?
These tiny micro-columns close up quickly while your skin’s natural processes are kick-started under the surface. As part of this stimulation new collagen can be formed, new skin cells generated and the structure of the skin, enhanced.
This natural process takes time, so it can take up to six weeks before you see significant results – although some improvements can be seen much sooner. The process will continue over the following months and several treatments are usually required.
EDS VS DERMAROLLER – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The difference between EDS and Dermaroller therapy is that EDS is a very much more focused application which can be used to precisely target deep creases or specific areas of concern; whereas Dermaroller can be used over a larger area.
EDS uses a precise tool whereas Dermaroller uses a roller device.
EDS Treatment Options
There are two EDS treatments available at Quinn Clinics:
- EDS Revitalise, which uses shorter needle lengths to target the top layer of skin leaving it plumper with fewer fine lines, brighter with a glowing complexion and smoother with an improved texture.
- EDS Regenerate, a more intensive treatment using longer needle lengths to leave skin tighter and firmer with fewer fine lines and wrinkles, brighter with improved luminosity and reduced pigmentation and even an improvement in the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
See below for more information. Your practitioner will advise which treatment best suits your skin and your needs.
EDS Revitalise Treatment
With a short needle length it targets the epidermis, the top layer of skin to leave it:
- Plumper with fewer fine lines
- Brighter with a glowing complexion
- Smoother with an improved texture
Because the needle length used during the treatment is short (up to 0.3mm) there’s no need for topical anaesthetic. With minimal discomfort and downtime it’s perfect for those who have time pressures but want to see a change in their skin, specifically a brighter, more youthful complexion.
EDS REVITALISE TREATMENT
EDS Revitalise uses the leading electronically powered EDS – Electro Derma Stamp Treatment device to stimulate the epidermis, allowing your practitioner to control the intensity and needle length throughout the procedure to maximise results.
During the procedure a hydrating serum will be applied while the handpiece of the device is moved across the skin. This serum not only enhances the results of the procedure but also allows the handpiece to glide smoothly across your skin.
You’ll feel vibration of the handpiece and a slight prickling sensation, which is perfectly comfortable. Treatments tend to last around 20 minutes and are followed with a cooling and hydrating mask. You should expect your overall appointment to last around 40 minutes – so it can even be done in your lunch hour!
The recommended treatment course is 3 treatments at a minimum of 4 weeks apart.
After the treatment your skin will appear red like it’s a little sunburnt, but most of this will subside within a few hours, with only light flushing the following day.
Before you leave your practitioner will apply Heliocare® sunscreen to your skin. This provides broad spectrum UVA | UVB protection for your skin as well as a whole host of antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes to further protect your skin. It’s important to continue to use Heliocare every morning to provide ongoing protection and skin ageing prevention.
EDS Regenerate Treatment
With minimal downtime it’s a fantastic rejuvenating treatment that will change your skin leaving it:
- Firmer and tighter, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother with an improved texture
- Brighter with reduced pigmentation
It can even help to improve the appearance of acne scarring and stretch marks!
Because the treatment uses longer needle lengths than the EDS Revitalise treatment (0.3-1.5mm), your skin will be numbed using a topical anaesthetic before the treatment is started. This makes it a perfectly comfortable treatment with minimal downtime. It’s the perfect way to get long-lasting, natural results in rejuvenation!
EDS REGENERATE TREATMENT
EDS Regenerate uses the electronically powered EDS – Electro Derma Stamp Treatment device, which is an award winning innovation and a class IIa medical device from the makers of the Genuine Dermaroller™.
Before your treatment is started your skin will be numbed with topical anaesthetic, so you’ll remain comfortable throughout. The actual treatment will take around 30 minutes depending on the area of skin that’s being treated – overall your appointment is likely to last just one hour – nothing when you consider the results that you’ll see! The recommended treatment course is usually three treatments at about six weeks apart, although up to 5 treatments may be recommended for acne scarring and stretch marks.
After the treatment your skin will remain red, looking a lot like moderate sunburn, for around 24-36 hours. Your practitioner may apply Control Tactics™, a soothing and calming gel, following your procedure – you can continue to use this at home until the redness subsides.
It’s also very important to use Heliocare® sunscreen every morning. This provides broad spectrum UVA|UVB protection for your skin as well as a whole host of antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes to further protect your skin.