Is Microchanneling the same as Microneedling?

What is Microchanneling?


Microchanneling is the newest non-invasive way to generate collagen and elastin. Small wire-based filaments are used to create controlled micro-injury. By stimulating the top layers of the skin with controlled micro perforations. Unlike microneedling, microchanneling offers a less abrasive experience. The micro-channels created kickstart your body’s natural healing response, leaving your skin less red or inflamed. This will promote collagen production, which helps plump the skin and smooth out unwanted textures and scars.


Why is microchanneling so beneficial?


This popular treatment helps improve skin quality ( even out skin tone, smoother texture, healthier natural glow ), helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, pigmentation issues, scarring ( deep wrinkles, acne, surgery scars, stretch marks, or other scars), rosacea, and thinning hair. Scars improve by breaking down old scar tissue while cells work hard to develop healthier new tissue. Results are best when stem cells are incorporated into the treatment. This helps speed up the recovery time and reverse your skin concerns.


Most common concerns people get this treatment for are :

• Fine lines and wrinkles

• Acne scars

• Rosacea

• Anti-aging and skin tightening

• Pigmentation issues ( sun spots, age spots, or melasma)

• Pore reduction

• Stretch marks and surgical scarring

• Creepy skin

• Hair growth | Thinning hair


Why does skin age?


We age, visibly and invisibly daily. Sun damage, internal inflammation, chemicals, and the most commonly known reason, gravity. As we get older, fewer regenerative stem cells survive to repair this constant damage.


What's the difference between microchanneling and microneedling?


There are a couple of differences between the two. Microchanneling tips are designed to stamp the skin, where microneedling is more of a dragging motion. The dragging method could tear the skin causing more inflammation. As stated above wire-based filaments are used with a microchannel device to create a less abrasive and irritation to the skin. Microchanneling device delivers linear stamping technique, creating consistent microchannels. What does that mean? Less downtime, less inflammation, less discomfort, and faster healing. Depending on the tip depth, microchanneling typically has a downtime of 90 minutes to 24 hours.


What does microchanneling help with?


Most common reason people get this treatment are the following :

• Fine lines and wrinkles

• Acne scars

• Rosacea

• Anti-aging and skin tightening

• Pigmentation issues ( sun spots, age spots, or melasma)

• Pore reduction

• Stretch marks and surgical scarring

• Creepy skin

• Hair growth | Thinning hair


Does it hurt?


At Evolution Skyn numbing cream is used to make sure all clients are comfortable. After the treatment most clients feel tightness in the skin and some feel like a slight sun burn.


Who's a good candidate?


Microchanneling treatments are safe for all skin types and fitzpatrick's.


What are the contraindications?


• Accutane (must be off for 2 years)

• Pregnant | Nursing

• Diabetic ( uncontrolled )

• Prone to keloids

• Chemotherapy | Radiation

• Viral infections | Diseases

• Allergies to stainless steel

• Aspirin | Blood thinner in the past week

• Active Eczema | Active Psoriasis

• Infection | Rash

• Dermatitis at treatment site

• Any active inflammatory skin conditions

• Active herpes simplex

• Uncontrolled bleeding | Hemophiliac

• Heart condition | Pacemaker | Defibrillator


Is aftercare mandatory?


No, at Evolution Skyn Aesthetics pushing products is not our jam. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Although, using the after care is super beneficial and you will see better results longer. The cellular renewal serum we offer are high quality serums that contain bone barrow derived growth factors. Think about it this way... why go to the gym if your'e not going to eat healthy? Microchanneling is like going to the gym and the stem cells are the nourishing nutrients.


How do stem cells assist in healing?


Human growth - factor serums derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells are known to promote scarless healing with minimal inflammation. Application of serums immediately after microchanneling treatment enhances delivery and collagen growth.


Will I see results with just one treatment?


With as few as one treatment, microchanneling has been shown to improve the quality of the skin. For best results six treatments every 5-6 weeks is recommended. To dramatically improve your skins firmness, smoothness, hydration, wrinkles, elasticity, tone, fine lines, scarring, rosacea, sunspots, laxity, texture, stretch marks, and sensitivity. Consistency is key.


Anything I need to know before coming in?


• No sun ONE week prior

• No tan beds ONE week prior

• No waxing or tinting 48 hours prior

• Botox or filler must be more than 2 weeks prior



Anything I need to know for aftercare?


No working out | Sweating | Swimming for 24 hours

• No steam | No hot shower for 24 hours

• Refrain from wearing makeup for at least 24 – 72 hours.

• No waxing for 1 week

• Clean pillowcase | Clean sheets

• No sunscreen for 24 hours

• No sun | No tanning bed | Tanning solutions for 1 week

• No Vitamin c | No retinol for ONE week

• No botox | No filler for 2 weeks

• Use the spray that is given to you the first 24 hours to help with inflammation

• Only use product directed from our esthetician for the first couple days

• Moisturize | Keep skin hydrated starting day 2

• Schedule following appointment 5-6 weeks apart




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