What is ProCell MicroChanneling?
Microchanneling combined with powerful growth factor serums create a new paradigm for advanced scientific skincare and rejuvenation. The microchannel tips create small channels in the epidermis which have been proven to increase serum absorption by up to 300%. The sterile, detachable, disposable tool tips vary in widths and sizes to provide the perfect amount of coverage for our clients while reducing any risk of backflow and cross-contamination. When used with our stem-cell based MicroChannel Delivery Serum and aftercare serums, the skin is stimulated to regenerate stronger and healthier than before.
What is the difference between Procell microchanneling and microneedling?
The microchannel tips create small channels in the epidermis which have been proven to increase serum absorption by up to 300%. The sterile, detachable, disposable tool tips vary in widths and sizes to provide the perfect amount of coverage for our clients while reducing any risk of backflow and cross-contamination. When used with our stem-cell based MicroChannel Delivery Serum and aftercare serums, the skin is stimulated to regenerate stronger and healthier than before.
The stem cell-derived growth factors that maximize results distinguish the Procell treatment. Procell Microchanneling also uses a stamping technique, less damaging than any other technique. Procell microchanneling tips are 100% reliable, because each tip has a fixed depth. Microneedling devices with adjustable depths are not always accurate. (Different conditions need difference depths of treatment.)
What is in the microchannel delivery solution, procell serum?
ProCell Serums are derived from human stem cells (from healthy adult bone marrow donors) and contain a high concentration of natural human growth factors. These growth factors support cellular renewal and have potent regenerating properties to improve skin firmness, elasticity, and tone. Fine lines and wrinkles diminish over time, and skin looks and feels brighter, more luminous, and healthy.
The growth factors found in skin care products come from a variety of sources, including plants, adipose tissue, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and even snails! Only human stem cells help detect damaged skin and stimulate the skin’s own regenerative abilities. ProCell Serums contain growth factors derived from human bone marrow stem cell cultures, which demonstrate potent anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce healing time, hyper pigmentation, and scar tissue deposition.
Ingredients: Deionized water, Stem CytokinesTM (proprietary mixture of human bone marrow stem cell-derived growth factors and cryokines), Hyaluronic Acid, Dhydroacetic Acid and benzyl alcohol as preservative.
How do stem cells and cytokines work?
Procell creates a biological interaction between damaged cells and healing cytokines. Our bone marrow contains mesenchymal stem cells. These contain DNA hardware to work towards wound healing, fighting disease, and rejuvenating skin. The cells excrete proteins called cytokines, which are like little packages of information. When the microchannelling creates a small injury in the skin, stem cells report to the area (or, in this case, are applied on the treatment area) to heal. Cell receptors in the injured area connect with the healthy cytokine into the damaged cells. Let the healing begin!
Is microchanneling painful?
Most clients report mild to moderate discomfort. I typically do not numb when using the .25mm tip but will numb the treatment area when using .5mm tip before the procedure. You will feel a pin prick sensation, especially over the forehead, cheekbones and lips. Some clients report the treated skin feels hot and tight after treatment. After the treatment, skin turns red, fades within the first hour or so, and resolves within 24 hours.
How long does each session last?
Each session usually lasts 60-75minutes.
What will my skin look like after the treatment?
When needling is complete the treated skin may feel hot and tight. After the treatment, skin turns red, fades within the first hour or so, and resolves within 24 hours. Expect a mild sloughing of the treated skin for up to 3 days after treatment. Deeper stamping depths will increase healing time.
We apply a potent healing serum to the tiny micro-wounds immediately after treatment in the short window of time before micro-wounds close.
By communicating directly with your skin’s wounded cells, the stem cells in this serum offer robust information to your skin cells on how to heal in the fastest and fullest way possible.
Does ProCell microchanneling have side effects?
Rare side effects include infection and scarring. Short-term side effects are minimal but may include:
Cold Sore breakout (if you already have the cold sore virus). Consult your physician about appropriate prophylactic treatment before a procell microchanneling treatment.
Dry Crepey Skin (moisturize, moisturize, moisturize to ease discomfort)
Itchiness – during healing itching is common and can be uncomfortable. If it seems intolerable seek the advice of a doctor about treatment.
Acne Flare up – may occur due to the urge to touch the treated area, especially due to itchiness. Avoiding touching your face!
Millia (small, bump-like cysts) may appear, and are transient, resolving in a week or less - don’t pick!
Reddening, peeling, scabbing, temporary bruising and temporary discoloration of the skin.
How many treatments will I need and how often?
I recommend microchanneling treatment for skin rejuvenation every 4-6 weeks. Treatment should begin at .25mm or .5mm needle depth. One could continue this series indefinitely and experience both corrective and anti-aging benefits.
I recommend series of 6 for general skin rejuvenation and anti-aging. For scarring and of the face I recommend a series of up to 12 sessions. Quarterly, or at least semi-annual treatment is required to maintain results.
How quickly will I see results?
Results vary from person to person but are typically seen after 2-3 sessions
Who should not have procell microchanneling?
If you have any underlying condition that significantly impairs your immune system, you should avoid microchanneling. Examples include but are not limited to:
On Accutane(last 2 years) or any related acne medication within the last six months
Any active inflammatory skin condition e.g. eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site
Laser or deep chemical peel that removed the entire epidermis within last 18 months
Newly done fillers within the last two weeks
Scars that are less than 6 months old
Keloids or raised scarring
History of eczema, psoriasis and any other chronic skin conditions
High blood pressure
Presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on the area to be treated
Currently or in the last 6 months undergoing cancer treatment
Allergy to steel
Chronic skin disease
Additionally, if you have a history of cold sores (herpes virus), consult your physician regarding appropriate prophylactic treatment before you have Procell microchanneling as it can activate cold sores. (Please note that Procell Microchanneling will NOT give you cold sores if you do not already have the virus.)