1. If you get cold sores regulary, taking acyclovir or valcyclovir starting one day prior to your microchanneling will reduce the likelihood of a breakout due to your treatment.
  2. Discontinue retinol (2% or higher) or tretinoin at least 3 days prior to treatment.
  3. For your first treatment, (and treatments at .25mm in general) numbing cream is typically not necessary, and you can expect mild redness and swelling, and a tight, warm sensation for between 4 & 24 hours.
  4. Later treatments with longer needle lengths may require topical numbing cream, and can produce redness and swelling along with tiny flecks of redness for between 4 & 72 hours.
  5. If your liver, kidneys and immune system are healthy, taking an NSAID such as Ibuprofen 2 hours before treatment may reduce any discomfort.
  6. If you are being treated for hair loss, please arrive at the office with the shortest haircut possible and clean hair. Please do not applysprays or gels.
  7. If you are being treated with PRP or PRF drink an extra 24-32 oz of water for two to three days prior to treatment.
  8. If possible, please arrive at the office without makeup on, and with a clean, (and for men a clean shaven) face.
  9. If you’ve had Botox, Fillers or Threads injected you must wait at least two weeks before getting microchanneling. And you must be satisfied with the results before we can offer you any other treatments.

aftercare guidelines

1. Do not apply anything to treated areas for 90 minutes after your treatment is finished unless it is provided to you by your certified ProCell provider with instructions.
2. Do not touch treated areas with your hands, cellphone or any other foreign objects for 90 minutes after your treatment is finished! Bacteria from these sources can cause irritation or possible acne breakout.
3. Avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours post treatment. You may apply sunscreen 90 minutes after your treatment is finished.
4. Hydrate and moisturize your skin constantly to achieve the best results! Never let your skin dry out! If you experience excessive dryness in the days or weeks following your treatment.
5. Water is the least expensive and most powerful advantage you can add to your daily skincare routine!
6. Post-care Cellular Renewal & Healing Accelerator Serum:

• Apply twice daily at home to enhance results. Starting 24 hours after treatment.
• Step 1: Throughly cleanse treated areas and apply Cellular Renewal Serum.
• Step 2: Wait 30 seconds and apply Healing Accelerator Serum
• Wait for serums to fully absorb before applying any other product to treated area. Requires direct contact with skin to be effective.

NOTE: Things your skin may be feeling that are signs the treatment is working! tightness, itchiness, warmth, sensitivity, general light sunburn appearance to skin, redness .

Frequently Asked Question

What is microchanneling?

Microchanneling is a noninvasive procedure designed to stimulate your body’s own natural ability to generate collagen, elastin, and other building blocks of healthy skin. By stimulating the outermost layers of the skin,
microchanneling can help your body start this process without penetrating into living tissue.

How long before I can expect to see results?

Though neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen) can take several weeks, it is not abnormal to 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.

How many treatments will I need and how often?

The number of Procell Therapies Microchanneling treatments depends on the individuals skin condition. Typically for Skin Rejuvenation treatments (Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Tightening, Crows Feet, Etc ) 3-4 Treatments are required with each treatment done every 4 weeks. Scarring & Acne Scarring may require a minimum of 6 treatments with each treatment every 3-4 weeks and Stretch Marks may take 6-8 treatments with each treatment done every 4-6 weeks for optimal results.

Who can do this treatment?

As ProCell microchanneling treatments are minimally invasive, they are also safe for all skin types. Whether you are fair-skinned or dark, even if you experience chronic breakouts, properly conducted microchanneling treatments will not result in hyperpigmentation, keloid scars, or other lasting negative side effects.

Are there any contraindications?

 If you have any underlying condition that significantly impairs your immune system, it is a good idea to avoid microchanneling. Examples include but are not limited to active radiation or chemotherapy, uncontrolled diabetes, chronic inflammatory skin disease, Accutane in the past 2 years, hemophilia or similar bleeding disorder. Also anyone with stainless steel allergies should not do this treatment. We also discourage treatments for those who are pregnant or nursing.

My skin is irritated. Can I use moisturizer?

It is normal for treatments to result in some skin irritation, especially for clients with more sensitive skin. Always wait a minimum of 90 minutes before putting anything else on the skin. During this time it is normal for the skin to remain pink or light red. After the 90 minutes you can apply additional moisturizer or other products. Keep in mind however, that as your skin may be more sensitive than usual for several days after the treatment, especially strong topicals should be avoided until the skin returns to normal.

Do I have to use the MicroChanneling solution/ aftercare serums?

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 Microchannel Delivery Serum and the post care Cellular Renewal Serum and Healing Accelerator Serum become more vital to improvement. Use of the ProCell aftercare 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 can be good with microchanneling only, but are significantly amplified with serums.

What's in the serum?

ProCell’s Microchannel Delivery Serum contains bone marrow-derived growth factors in a hyaluronic acid suspension. Both of these elements are naturally-occurring in the human body. There are no human, animal, or plant cells, DNA, blood, or any other foreign substances. The product has been used safely and effectively for over a decade.

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