EDS Rejuvenation (Electronic Micro-Needling), at BrightNewMe
EDS Rejuvenation is an advanced micro-skin needling treatment, delivered by Julie Hawkes and Natasha Swindell, our Aesthetic Therapists. It is a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally, resulting in smoother, brighter, younger and healthier looking skin. It is a clinically proven treatment, shown to be extremely beneficial in improving the appearance of:
- Acne scars;
- Photo-damage & pigmentation (age spots);
- Facial and décolletage lines and wrinkles; and
- Stretch marks
Skin needling stimulates a totally natural response in the skin, and so the results it achieves look completely natural too. It can be used on all areas of the face and body, including the décolletage.
How does EDS Rejuvenate work?
The EDS Rejuvenate treatment is undertaken using the advanced eDermastamp device which uses needles of 1.5mm in length. The needles oscillate at a speed which is adjustable from 50 to 150 insertions per second. This allows the practitioner to manage the level of trauma and subsequent healing response depending on the area and indication being targeted.
Thousands of micro-needle columns are produced at precise depths in the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. The micro-channels created by the needling will close, but the physiological repair process causes fresh production of a protein called collagen. This key protein is important for firm, vibrant skin, but unfortunately the body’s production of it diminishes with age. It is for this reason that micro-needling, causing a boost to collagen production, is often referred to as ‘collagen induction therapy’.
Micro-needling is not a new treatment, and you may have heard of it in the context of handheld rollers. However, the benefits of using an electronic device (such as the eDermastamp) are that they penetrate deeper, and offer vastly superior control, precision and consistency. Our therapists have used a number of such devices, but have always found the eDermastamp to be the most effective and comfortable for patients.
Although the needles used by the eDermastamp are extremely fine, for patient comfort we supply patients with a topical anaesthetic for application prior to your appointment. At the start of your treatment a hyaluronic serum will be applied to the skin, and then Julie/Natasha will then conduct the procedure, producing thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin.
Immediately after your treatment you will look as though you have moderate sunburn, and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. To assist your skin in its recovery we use specialist red and infra-red LED lights, for their calming effect. If treatment has been to the face, you will then have the option of relaxing for 15 minutes with a soothing mask, the contents to which are gradually absorbed by the skin. If you prefer, you may take the mask to use at home. We will apply an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory serum to further calm the skin, and then an appropriate wide spectrum sun protection cream.
Your skin is likely to remain pinky red for up to 2-3 days (longer in delicate areas and with some skin types). Make-up can be worn after the first 48 hours.
What results can you expect?
After your procedure, you can expect to see improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, and this improvement will continue over the first three months or so, as the new collagen cells become effective. As collagen is a natural substance, produced by the body, the effect will also be very natural.
How many treatments will I need?
At your first appointment Julie or Natasha will give advice on the number of treatments likely to be required. This will depend on the condition being treated, and the nature of your skin. Typically, a course of anti-ageing treatment would consist of three to four sessions, whereas treatment for severe scarring and stretch marks may require six to eight. Repeat treatments are ideally undertaken approximately eight weeks apart.
Although EDS Rejuvenate is generally suitable for all skin types, there are circumstances where it is strictly contra-indicated, namely:
- treatment of patients with skin cancer
- treatment of patients with keloids
- treatment of patients with active herpes simplex
- treatment of patients with active acne – papules or pustules – or other skin infections in the area to be treated.
Patients with the following medical conditions may be treated cautiously, if appropriate:
- Patients receiving anti-coagulant-therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or taking high doses of steroids.
- Patients planning for pregnancy, or are pregnant, or are lactating.
Cost of treatment
The cost of treatment will vary according to the time spent, which in turn will vary according to the area to be treated. The charge for a single treatment to the upper face, lower face or décolletage is typically £250, though if booked and paid for at the same together a course of three treatment sessions would be £600 (representing a 20% discount). Treatment to a small area of scarring would be of the order of £150, with a discount of 25% applied when a course of six are booked and paid for. The cost of treatment includes assessment, examination, treatment and after care products (a post-procedure soothing serum and mineral based SPF).
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