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Microneedling or Perfect Derma Peel: Which one is best for your skin concerns?

Whatever your goals, there is something out there for everyone. Chemical peels and microneedling are a great option for common skin complaints, but with so many options.. which treatment is right for YOU?

Usually a combination of both is the best option, but let us help you a decision.


We did our research and without a doubt, the E-Dermastamp is the best microneedling device on the market. It causes micro injuries, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin beneath the skin. It reduces the appearance of common skin complaints, such as:

~ fine lines and wrinkles

~ uneven skin tone and texture

~ acne scars

~ rosacea

~ stretch marks

The medical-grade micro-needles of the eDermaStamp® are atraumatic (non-traumatic) cone-shaped needles that displace the skin during the puncture process, creating a micro-wound that seals within minutes of treatment. Poorer quality roller devices are made with knife-shaped needles that slice through tissue and risk causing traumatic skin, vessel and nerve damage. Poor quality

needles also require increased pressure, making for a more painful treatment.

Fastest Motor on the Market

At 150 strokes per second (the fastest on the market!) the eDermaStamp® can safely glide over the skin without scratching or tearing the skin. Poor quality micro-needli

ng pens which operate at a slower insertion rate (100 to 120 strokes per second) can cause scratches and micro-tears in the tissue as the tip moves across the face. The result can be increased epidermal damage and increased risk of infection.

Electric vs. Battery

The eDermaStamp® is built for consistency. As an electric device, it outputs consistent power which means consistent performance. A battery operated device outputs inconsistent power. As the battery starts to wear out, the tip will slow down and the results can be unwanted micro tears and scratching of the skin.

Licensed by Health Canada

The eDermaStamp® is licensed by Health Canada. There are countless imitation products on the market that are not licensed by Health Canada so we recommend you do your research, to protect your health and safety.

Perfect Derma Peel

Chemical peels in general are in depth and contain active ingredients. Perfect Derma Peel is a medium grade peel and when applied to the skin, it stimulates rapid skin cell turnover by destroying the outer layers of skin. This prompts the top layer of skin to peel in sheets or slough off.

Perfect Derma Peel can help skin conditions such as:

- fine lines and wrinkles

- acne and oily skin

- acne scars

- medium to darker spots such as hyperpigmentation (i.e. melasma)

- sun damage

Although chemical peels typically have a longer down time in terms of staying out of the sun, not exercising during the peeling process (up to 7 days), it does offer more visible results as the peeling process occurs, I personally found it a more comfortable experience vs microneedling (speaking from experience).

On the third day, you will see visible results from Perfect Derma Peel as your skin will start peeling after 3 days vs. microneedling which has already started to heal by this time. Thin sheets of the epidermis skin start to peel and can last for three to four days, depending if a booster is added or not (your skincare specialist can discuss this option with you).

It is strongly suggested to avoid heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process and be careful in the sun. This is why we recommend getting these peels done in the Fall/Winter/Spring months vs. Summer, but you could look at the forecast for the week and book in when the weather isn't looking so great.

Although, our Clinical Peel Pro offers a peeling process with no down time, so many opt for this in the Summer months or in between Perfect Derma Peels as they can be done every 2 weeks as opposed to the Perfect Derma Peel, which is recommended monthly for a total of 3 treatments.

When it comes to which option is best; that's something you can chat with your skincare specialist about. They will have more information about which option is best for you in terms of your lifestyle, down time and other factors.

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