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Microchanneling

WHAT IS MICROCHANNELING?

Procell is a microchanneling system that is used to treat wrinkles, fine and deep lines, pore size reduction, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, scars, and hair loss.

With procell microchanneling, the skin is being stimulated to produce more collagen. During the process, a stem cell serum is used and is delivered to the skin through the channels. You can increase your results by treating the area every four to six weeks until desired results are achieved.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT:

The lights will be dim, candle burning, and bed warmer on. Cozy up under a few fleece blankets and let your stress melt away while receiving a double cleanse of the face, receive a hand and arm massage while masking, and then enjoy a face, neck and decollete massage. A numbing cream will then be applied into the skin for your comfort, and the Microchanneling will begin. A device will be used to stamp 1000's of microchannels across the surface of the skin while the Stem Cell Serum promotes Collagen Growth. Relax under a hydrating mask for the remainder of the treatment. 

AT-HOME SKIN CARE REGIMEN:

Using an at-home skin care regimen recommended by your esthetician, is crucial, and required.  Your esthetician will recommend products from our Sorella Apothecary skincare line that will benefit your unique skincare concerns and goals.  Additionally, you will also be sent home with At-Home Aftercare Stem Cell Serums ($50 Value), included with your service!  Your at-home skincare regimen will be the most important step in optimizing the affects of this GAME CHANGING procedure.  

Things to Know Before Booking

Contraindications

 

While MicroChanneling treatments are safe and effective for most women and men, there are some people who will  not be good candidates for treatments.  Here is a general contraindication:

  • Pregnancy - If you are pregnant or nursing you are advised to not receive any MicroChanneling treatments.  

  • Diabetes - Unstable diabetes patients should not be treated due to healing problems.

  • Active Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores) in the treatment area - treatment is possible once the outbreak is healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication to keep this condition in remission during the treatment series. 

  • Excessively Dry Skin - If your skin is overly dry, you will  need to start moisturizing and ensure the condition is under control prior to undergoing treatment.

  • Any Active Inflammatory Skin Condition - eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site (because it may aggravate the condition).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Does it hurt?
A:  There is some discomfort during the treatment. However, a numbing agent will be used unless the client prefers not to use it.  There is no lingering discomfort, and we have a number of strategies we employ to minimize discomfort during treatment.

 

Q: Can it cause scarring?
A:  No. It can improve the appearance of scars

 

Q:  What’s in the Stem Cell Serum?
A:  Hyaluronic acid and a combination of purified proteins designed to amplify rejuvenation. There are no human or animal cells, DNA, blood or other foreign substances. The product has been used safely and effectively for over a decade.

 

Q:  What will this improve the appearance of?

A:  Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, and rosacea are all conditions that MicroChanneling can improve.

Q:  How long is the down time?

A:  You can apply make-up, sunblock and other topical products after about 90 minutes.

Q:  How will my face look immediately following a treatment?

A:  Anything from minor redness, to a deep red flush, which clears up in 4 to 72 hours, depending on how aggressive the treatment is.

 

Q:  How long before I can expect to see results?

A:  You will typically notice an improvement in the quality and appearance of your skin within the first 24 hours. After 2-3 treatments a thicker more robust, collagen filled cellular matrix will produce more consistent and noticeable improvement. And 6 or more treatments may be recommended for scarring, laxity and wrinkles. For hair regrowth some reactivation typically appears within the first two weeks, with noticeable improvement after about 5 weeks.

 

Q:  Are there any contraindications?

A:  In addition to those listed above, any condition that seriously impairs your immune system, active radiation or chemotherapy, pregnant or nursing, uncontrolled diabetes, allergy to stainless steel, chronic inflammatory skin disease, Accutane in the past 2 years, hemophilia or similar bleeding disorder.

 

Q:  Can I combine this with other treatments?

A:   Dermaplane, Microdermabrasion or an enzyme peel may be performed immediately before MicroChanneling as long as the face is disinfected before MicroChanneling. 

 

Q:  Do I have to use the MicroChanneling solution / aftercare serums?

A:  MicroChanneling stimulates the body to release peptides, cytokines and growth factors that induce collagen production. As you get older, the stem cells that produce these vital proteins lose efficacy and decline in population, so microchanneling alone becomes less and less effective. Because of premature aging the MicroChannel Delivery Serum, and the post care Cellular Renewal Serum and Healing Accelerator become more necessary to produce improvement.  Use of these products ensure the skin continuously receives potent, robust, pristine peptides, cytokines and growth factors even in between treatments. Think of diet and exercise – MicroChanneling without serums is like exercising without dieting.  Results will be good with MicroChanneling only, but great with serums.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • If you get cold sores regularly, taking acyclovir or valcyclovir starting one day prior to your microchanneling will reduce the likelihood of a breakout due to your treatment.

  • Discontinue retinol (2% or higher) or tretinoin at least 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Numbing cream is applied prior to your treatment, however it is not necessary. You can expect mild redness and swelling, and a tight, warm sensation for between 4 & 24 hours.

  • Later treatments with longer needle lengths may require topical numbing cream, and can produce redness and swelling along with tiny flecks of redness for between 4 & 72 hours.

  • If your liver, kidneys and immune system are healthy, taking an NSAID such as Ibuprofen 2 hours before treatment may reduce any discomfort.

  • If you are being treated for hair loss, please arrive at the office with the shortest haircut possible and clean hair. Please do not apply sprays or gels.

  • If you are being treated with PRP or PRF drink an extra 24-32 oz of water for two to three days prior to treatment.

  • If possible, please arrive at the office without makeup on, and with a clean, (and for men a clean shaven) face.

  • If you’ve had Botox, Fillers or Threads injected you must wait at least two weeks before getting microchanneling. And you must be satisfied with the results before we can offer you any other treatments.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Schedule a follow-up treatment based on your Estheticians recommendations.

  • First 90 minutes: Do not apply any other products, including sunscreen, moisturizers or makeup for the first 90 minutes following the treatment.

  • Next 48 Hours: Only rinse face with water before bed.  Avoid sweating and sun exposure.

  • Day 2 to 3: Cleanse and Protect skin.  Gentle, non-abrasive cleansers and SPF may be used.

  • Day 4: Resume normal skin care routine.

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