The most recent buzzword buzzing in the fashion and skincare industry is microchanneling. People who have had the procedure done swear by it, and dermatologists the world over rely heavily on it.
The success and fast-spreading popularity of microchanneling attest to its incredible benefits. It is one of the few skincare procedures that shows visible results and improves some of the most persistent skin problems.
But, what exactly is microchanneling and what are the skin ailments that it can treat? Well, let’s find out:
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Microchanneling is a cosmetic medical procedure with many names. It is quite similar to micro-needling, except that microchanneling provides definite results and has a more precise procedure. In medical terms, microchanneling and micro-needling are two methods of performing collagen induction therapy.
Collagen induction therapy refers to procedures that promote collagen production. Children have a high collagen production rate, hence their amazing skin. However, as we age, the collagen production slows down, the skin-renewing process slows down and results in dry and dull skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Slow collagen production also results in age spots and acne scars that last for months.
Collagen production begins to slow down as we hit our mid-20’s and only regresses from there. As it slows down naturally, collagen induction therapy or microchanneling helps trigger the body’s collagen production by inflicting micro-injuries.
Collagen production is part of the skin’s healing cycle, and as the body rushes to heal the micro-wounds, it increases the cell turnover which further leads to increased elastin and collagen production.
As painful as it may sound, microchanneling is an entirely pain-free procedure, especially when conducted by trained professionals who administer anesthesia and numbing creams. To ensure improvement after the procedure, various hydrating and skin-repairing serums are used right after the procedure, when the skin’s absorption rate is at an all-time high.
What Skin Ailments Does Microchanneling Help With
Microchanneling increases the collagen production rate, as a result, the cell turnover rate is high. Due to that, numerous skin-ailments are improved and treated with micro-channeling. Let’s have a look at some of the most tenacious skin-ailments that are treated by microchanneling.
- Hyperpigmentation and Acne Scars
A study on micro-needling conducted by Govt Medical College, Srinagar, India in 2009 showed noticeable improvement in the appearance of acne scars of all the participants. The micro-channels created in the skin during the procedure stimulates the skin to produce collagen in the affected area. As a result, new skin cells replace the old ones, and years-old acne scars and spots lighten up considerably and eventually vanish completely with proper skincare.
Other scars that are improved greatly in appearance with microchanneling include scar hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sunspots.
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Aging decreases the production of collagen and increases the production of free radicals. As a result, we get wrinkles and fine lines. However, premature wrinkles and aging wrinkles can be reduced and delayed with micro-channeling. Naturally, when the microchanneling procedure will increase collagen production, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced. Other signs of aging such as dull and dry skin are also improved with microchanneling.
- Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are natural and normal occurrences, especially in pregnant women and in people who have gone through significant weight fluctuation. Stretch marks are also one of the most stubborn and impossible-to-treat skin ailments. However, microchanneling renews the skin by triggering rapid collagen production. As a result, stretch marks are significantly reduced in appearance.
- Uneven Skin Tone and Texture
Lack of elastin and collagen in the skin leads to uneven skin tone, texture, redness, dryness, and reduced skin laxity. These skin issues are quite difficult to tackle. Microchanneling improves and treats these skin ailments by regenerating new skin cells. The hydrating serums administered right after the procedure also help treat these skin conditions. In two to three sittings, some of these issues such as dryness, redness, and rough texture are entirely treated.
Rosacea is a skin condition that creates facial redness due to certain triggers and leads to the breakdown of collagen. When collagen production is promoted via microchanneling, the redness and occurrence of rosacea are significantly improved.
- Pore Size
While pore size has a lot to do with genetics, it is also affected greatly when there’s increased oil production. Microchanneling reduces the size of pores by regenerating skin cells and creating a thicker epidermis.
- Improve Dehydration and Dullness
One of the immediate results that can be observed after microchanneling is the glow and hydration on the skin. While these issues aren’t as urgent or stubborn as others, it comes as an added benefit from the procedure. The rejuvenation of the skin after increased collagen production and the use of hydrating serums brings a youthful glow to the skin. The skin is also much firmer, plump, and smoother after microchanneling.
- Hair Growth
There are few guaranteed treatments available for hair regrowth. Fortunately, microchanneling is fast gaining a reputation for being one of the most effective treatments for hair restoration. This non-surgical hair rejuvenation process triggers collagen production by introducing micro-wounds on the scalp. The repeated wounding procedure instigates higher collagen production, resulting in a healthier scalp and stimulating the generation of new hair follicles – leading to hair regrowth. To ensure healthy hair, beneficial hair oils and hair food is administered right after the procedure.
Other skin ailments treated and targeted by microchanneling includes:
- Active acne breakouts
- Loose skin
- Acne and acne scarring/Surgical scarring
- Keloid scarring
- Treat darker skin types without significant risk
- Revitalize Hair
Is Microchanneling Right For You?
Microchanneling is a medical procedure and you must only trust trained and certified professionals to conduct the procedure on you. Lack of expertise and training can lead to unsatisfied results. To make sure you receive only the best microchanneling treatment in Houston, TX, reach out to Bre’s Everlasting Beauty. Our trained personnel conduct microchanneling with precision, targeting problem areas and introducing excellent skin food to enhance the results.