FAQ's MicroChanneling

FAQs MICROCHANNELING & PROCELL® THERAPIES

What does a Procell® MicroChanneling 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 a topical anesthetic.

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 following treatment.  This varies widely based on the patient and skin type. Redness can last from 60-90 minutes. You can apply makeup, sunblock and other topical products 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 long before I can expect to see results?

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.  Six or more treatments may be recommended for scarring, laxity and deep wrinkles.  For hair regrowth some reactivation typically appears within the first 2 weeks, with noticeable improvement after about 5 weeks.

Can I combine this with other treatments?

Dermaplane, Microdermabrasion or an enzyme peel may be performed immediately before MicroChanneling.  Immediately following MicroChanneling, LED light therapy may be applied.

 

Are there any contraindications?

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 8 months, hemophilia or similar bleeding disorder.

What's in the stem cell serum?

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.

What will this improve the appearance of?

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

Is the Procell® MicroChanneling treatment safe?

MicroChanneling treatments are very safe and side effects are uncommon.  There is relatively little risk in MicroChanneling treatments when being performed by knowledgeable skincare professionals.  MicroChanneling has also been shown to be safe to use on all skin types.

Is it customary to tip your technician and if so how much?

This a a very common question that I get asked and I usually tell my clients "though tips are appreciated they are not mandatory for those with tight budgets."  In any spa setting it is customary to tip your stylist 18-20% depending on your service and how much you liked your stylist.  In a medical setting it is not required to tip your technician.  I hope this helps : ).

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