Frequently asked questions
Procell Therapies MicroChanneling
Q: Does it hurt?
A: There can be some discomfort during the treatment. There is no lingering discomfort, and I have a number of strategies I 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. Though it is most ideal to avoid anything for 24 hours.
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: 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: Yes! Dermaplane, Microdermabrasion or an enzyme peel may be performed immediately before MicroChanneling as long as the face is disinfected before MicroChanneling. Immediately following MicroChanneling. LED light therapy and oxygen may be applied.
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 Procell MicroChannel Delivery Serum, and the post care Cellular Renewal Serum and Healing Accelerator become more necessary to produce improvement. Use of the Livra 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!