"Stamping" is The Latest Skin Care Breakthrough
By Elise Minton Tabin , Executive Beauty Editor |
It seems like every day there’s a new beauty treatment that’s launched. Some work, some don’t and some are pure marketing hype. But, there’s one that recently caught our eyes—we even got to see an up-close-and-personal demo of it that drew plenty of oohs and aahs from the crowd.
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Sort of like an underground skin movement of sorts (it’s so under the radar that the treatment doesn’t even have an official name) that’s sure to catch on like wildfire at doctors' offices, a mixture of saline, lidocaine, hyaluronic acid and neuromodulators is put into a handheld microchanneling device replete with super thin gold-tipped needles. From there, the device is literally stamped onto the face and neck by a doctor post-injection, be it Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, or fillers like Juvéderm, Perlane or Restylane. Taking about 10 to 20 minutes to perform, the stamping continues until the device is empty of the mixture.
New Orleans dermatologist Mary Lupo, MD, who performs the add-on treatment after she’s injected a patient with filler or injectable, says, “The mixture is delivered deep into skin to give a hydrating effect and inhibit sweat and oil glands, which minimizes pore size.”