faq - microneedling

Medical Microneedling Pen – What Is the eDermaStamp Pen?

The eDermaStamp® is the most advanced type of microneedling device available. It is used to help reduce fine lines, tighten and rejuvenate the skin. ​At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, we only invest in the best and safest technology available, which is why we selected the eDermaStamp® system as the solution for our patients.

What can medical microneedling treat?

The eDermaStamp® is the most advanced type of microneedling device available. It is used to help reduce fine lines, tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Our clinic utilizes the eDermaStamp® system, a Health Canada approved medical device.

If you have wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, acne scars, and other skin issues, our eDermaStamp® system will help improve your skin.

Who can benefit from medical microneedling treatments?

There are many people who can benefit from microneedling treatments using our eDermaStamp® system. It is used to treat a wide variety of skin issues. You are an ideal candidate for this service if you have:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Skin pigmentation concerns
  • Enlarged pores
  • Other skin concerns
Who shouldn't have microneedling treatments?

If any of the following apply to you, you are not a candidate for microneedling treatment:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Currently pregnant or nursing
  • Current or history of cancer, or pre-malignant moles
  • An active condition in the treatment area such as sores, active pustular acne, rosacea, keloid or raised scars, septic conditions, psoriasis, eczema and rash as well as irritated or damaged skin due to excessive tanning
  • Any active bacterial, viral or fungal infections
  • Vascular disorders such as: uncontrolled diabetes, nervous diseases, cardiac disorder and cancer
  • Any recent use of products such as Accutane or Retin A
  • Taking blood pressure, blood thinning or heart medications
  • Actinic (solar) keratosis
  • Immunosuppression
How many treatments will it take to notice the benefits?

To achieve the best results, three treatments are ideal, although most clients see visible results after their first treatment. Treatments are typically scheduled six weeks apart.

How does the eDermaStamp Microneedling System Work?

The eDermaStamp microneedling system is a non-surgical procedure. It uses collagen induction therapy. The procedure is completed in a few simple steps:

  • The microneedling pen creates thousands of tiny punctures in the skin at a precise depth for maximum efficacy and safety. This creates micro traumas to stimulate the rejuvenation process in your skin. Think of microneedling as comparable to aerating your lawn. You create tiny little holes in the skin to create better skin, just as you do for your lawn.
  • Type 2 collagen is then produced by the skin. This is the type you want to see proper results. This production is the body’s immune system response that will help fill in scars, wrinkles and other skin issues.
  • The process sparks the healing of the skin. After your skin experiences any kind of damage, the body produces replacement tissue to repair the damaged area.
  • There is a build-up of collagen after a number of treatments, making your skin smoother, healthier and more natural looking.
Who will be providing me my medical microneedling treatment and will it hurt?

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, all of our medical microneedling treatments are provided by experienced and certified naturopathic doctors. These doctors have been highly trained and have been given specific authorization by Registrar of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) to perform medical microneedling. You may not be the biggest fan of needles and we understand this. The treated area (face and/or neck) is numbed using a topical anesthetic during the treatment. Our team of experienced naturopathic doctors take great care to reduce any discomfort and ensure that all our patients are comfortable during the treatment.

What should I do to prepare for my medical microneedling appointment?

We encourage all of our patients to arrive without any make-up. If this is not possible, don't worry! Make-up can simply be removed at the beginning of each treatment. Be mindful that you should refrain from sweating, prolonged sun exposure or wearing any make-up for 24 hours after your treatment.

Will my face be red after the treatment and how long does this last?

Everyone's skin has its unique response to medical microneedling. After the microneedling, it is completely normal for your skin to appear pink or red for up to 24 to 72 hours after the treatment. However, after applying the soothing hyaluronic moisturizing silk mask included in every treatment, your skin will get a head-start on its rejuvenation process. The one-of-a-kind mask is made of silk and is soaked in ultra-moisturizing Hyaluronan and Matrixyl peptides that steadily releases a transformative serum that re-establishes skin moisture and nourishes the skin. This mask is a game-changer for patients as it will reduce the appearance of skin redness by 70%! Your face to go from looking almost sunburned to mildly flushed.

How are medical microneedling treatments billed?

As you are seeing a registered naturopathic doctor, your treatment will be listed as a naturopathic medicine visit with a naturopathic doctor. Supplies for these treatments will be billed separately. Please feel free to chat with our knowledgeable front desk staff should you have any specific questions.