What is Dermastamp?
Dermastamp is a non-surgical, non-ablative, minimally invasive anti-ageing and scar reduction procedure that involves the use of a medical device that contains fine needles.
How does Dermastamp work?
The Dermastamp uses automated very fine needles that glide over the skin creating small channels at precise depths into the dermis (second layer of the skin).
The small multiple microwounds created in the dermis stimulate the production of newer and healthier collagen and elastic tissue, and the formation of new capillaries.
Any scar tissue in the dermis can also be broken up by the Dermastamp allowing regeneration of newer healthier tissue.
The micro channels created can be further utilised to infuse hydrating and nutrient products into the skin (dermis).
What can Dermastamp be used for?
At The PHI Clinic, the Dermastamp has two main uses:
- Anti-ageing or collagen induction therapy to improve fine lines, skin tone and direct delivery of active ingredients into the skin.
- Scar reduction therapy to improve acne, chicken box, post-surgical and post-traumatic scars.
We have also seen good but inconsistent results when Dermastamp is used for fading stretch marks and to reduce unsightly pigmentation.
Is Dermastamp suitable for everybody?
Unlike laser technology, Dermastamp treatment does not generate heat nor damage the upper layer of the skin (epidermis).
As a result Dermastamp has a much lower incidence of side effects than laser treatment, and can be used on any body area and is more suitable for darker skin types
Dermastamp is not recommended however in pregnant or breast feeding women, in the presence of active skin infection, during flares of acne or rosacea, and within 6 months of ceasing isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Oratane) treatment for acne.
Is Dermastamp painful?
After cleaning and sterilisng the skin a topical numbing cream is applied one hour prior ensuring the procedure is painless.
Is there any down time after Dermastamp?
The intensity of side effects varies depending on the depth of penetration of the needles
Oozing, redness and mild swelling for the first 24-48 hours is expected, followed by ddryness and scaling for a further 24-48 hours
The skin remains sensitive to the sun for several weeks after treatment
How long before I see results?
Skin will improve with a within 6 weeks of a single treatment and will continue to improve over 6-12 months.
Maximal results require a series of typically 4-6 treatments.
What is Dermastamp and PRP?
PRP refers to platelet rich plasma, a specialised form of Dermastamp treatment that involves taking a small amount of the patient’s blood, and then centrifuging this sample to separate out the platelet rich plasma layer which is rich in growth factors and nutrients.
The patients own PRP is then infused through the microchannels created during Dermastamp to deliver the nutrients and growth factors into the dermis.
Overall results in both collagen induction and scar reduction therapy are better with Dermastamp and PRP than with Dermastamp alone.
Is any special skin care required after Dermastamp?
Strict sun protection is recommended using a physical barrier based sunscreen (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) alongside a soothing soap free cleanser to combat any dryness that may result post treatment.
Your Dermal Therapist will discuss and recommend appropriate skin care after your treatment.
Why choose the PHI clinic?
The PHI clinic only uses the most advanced and scientifically proven technology in our state of the art facility.
Our Principal, Dr Phillip Artemi, is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, International Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and Member of the European Academy of Dermatology. Dr Artemi is also a National Trainer in advanced cosmetic injectables for Merz Aesthetics Australia
Your team at the PHI clinic also includes our AHPRA Registered Specialist Dermatology Nurses, Dermal Therapist, Skin Pharmacist, Cosmetic Chemist and our friendly and attentive reception staff