ProCell’s Micro-Channeling is a minimally invasive treatment that transforms the look and feel of damaged skin to a smoother, cleaner and healthier looking skin. During the Micro-Channeling process, small micro-needles penetrate the superficial layers of your skin creating small, micro-injuries. These micro-injuries stimulate a natural healing response in the skin, which leads to the deposition of new collagen. During a normal Micro-Channeling treatment, several thousands of micro-injuries can be created. Over the course of several treatments, this repetitive healing process can create a new layer of collagen that can improve the smoothness and overall appearance of your skin.
What does ProCell treat?
MicroChanneling and VibraDermabrasion can be used anywhere on the face and body where skin imperfections are located. In most cases, repeat MicroChanneling and VibraDermabrasion treatments will smooth out imperfections and improve the surface texture of the skin. Skin will often appear cleaner and healthier after a series of treatments. In many cases, MicroChanneling and VibraDermabrasion are part of a comprehensive treatment plan by your practitioner that may include other treatments and topical therapies.
What does a ProCell treatment feel like?
Most patients comment that they feel warmth and mini skin pricks as the delivery system covers the treated area. 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 to make the experience more comfortable.
What should I do prior to my ProCell 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 ProCell treatment?
Most patients experience a mild redness and some slight swelling following treatment. This varies widely based on the patient and their skin type. Redness usually lasts from 20 – 30 minutes but also varies based upon the patient. More aggressive or comprehensive treatments will typically extend recovery periods. You may apply makeup to the treated area one hour after treatment and return to normal activities without restrictions.
How many ProCell treatments do I need?
Everyone is different is terms of what they are expecting from their MicroChanneling treatments. Speak to your practitioner about your expectations and be patient, as the best results are usually seen after a series of treatments.
Is the ProCell 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.