Microchanneling Tips | 0.25mm
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Sun Damage
- Superficial Age Spots
- Inconsistent Tone & Texture
- Dry/Dehydrated Skin
- Clogged, Congested, & Enlarged Pores
Contraindications include but are not limited to the following:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Accutane (isotretinoin) in the last 6 months
- Retin A topical or other skin-irritating products
- Aesthetic procedures/injections in the last 2 weeks
- Skin cancer or suspicious lesions
- Allergies to chemical peel ingredients
- Sunburn (natural sunlight, tanning) and extreme sensitivity
- Epilepsy (contraindicated for LED light therapy)
- Poorly controlled medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, vascular)
- Impaired immune system and/or use of immunosuppressive medications
- Active infection, cold sores (Herpes Simplex), psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
- Patients with unrealistic expectations
How does Micro-Channeling work?
Micro-Channeling is a treatment that transforms the look and feel of damaged skin to a smoother, and healthier looking skin. During the treatment, very small nano needles penetrate the upper layers of your skin creating small, micro-injuries. These micro-injuries stimulate a natural healing response, which leads to the creation of new collagen. Over the course of several treatments, this repetitive healing process can create a new layer of collagen that can improve the overall appearance of your skin.
What does Micro-Channeling treat?
Micro-Channeling can be used anywhere on the face and body where skin imperfections are located. Treatments can smooth out imperfections and improve the surface texture of your skin. Your skin will appear cleaner and healthier after a series of treatments.
What does a Micro-Channeling treatment feel like?
Most patients report warmth or minor skin pricks as the treatment is delivered. Many find the treatment relaxing and comfortable. Most patients can tolerate superficial treatments without any topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments or more comprehensive coverage, you should speak with your treatment provider about a topical anesthetic.
What should I do prior to my Micro-Channeling treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure for 48 hours in advance of your treatment. Remove all makeup and skin moisturizers from the surface of your skin before treatment.
Is there a downtime following my Micro-Channeling treatment?
Most patients experience a very mild redness following treatment. This varies widely based on the patient and skin type. Redness can last from 60-90 minutes. Apply makeup after 90 minutes. More aggressive treatments will extend recovery periods. You may apply makeup to the treated area one hour after treatment and return to normal activities.
How many Micro-Channeling treatments do I need?
Everyone is different is terms of their needs and expectations. Speak to your practitioner about your expectations and be patient, as the best results are usually seen after a series of treatments. No need to be concerned, Micro-Channeling treatments are very safe and side effects are uncommon.
Is the Micro-Channeling treatment safe?
Micro-Channeling treatments are very safe and side effects are uncommon. There is relatively little risk in Micro-Channeling treatments when being performed by knowledgeable skincare professionals. Micro-Channeling has also been shown to be safe to use on all skin types.