The world of beauty, esthetics, and cosmetics is on fire! Every time you read a fashion magazine or log onto Instagram, you are introduced to a whole new slew of procedures and methods that allow us to enhance our beauty. The best part is, these advancements are tried, tested, and solidly backed up by science, and every new one is better and more effective than the last.
A few years ago, the world was introduced to micro-needling, and it took the skincare industry by storm. The results, the effectiveness, and the procedure were beyond satisfactory and it soon became a holy grail for many. We thought it couldn’t get any better than that, only, it did! The innovative technology and the genius minds have introduced to us yet another successful product and procedure, called MicroChanneling.
As soon as this new cosmetic process hit the market, its success stories spread out far and wide, making all of us curious and eager about the inner workings of the procedure and what exactly is making everyone rave about it.
We think it is time we dip our toes in and find out what MicroChanneling is and why do the reviews claim that it is even better than micro-needling?
Let’s find some answers!
What is Microneedling?
Before we move onto MicroChanneling, let’s refresh our memories a bit, shall we? Microneedling has become quite a common procedure today, so much so that people are even performing it at home, safely, of course. Microneedling refers to the procedure where numerous tiny needles, attached to a roller or a stamping device are pressed into the skin.
The needles are too small in size to create any actual wound or harm to the skin, but it does just enough harm to signal our brains to trigger the skin repair process, as fast as possible. The wound healing response by the skin is effective immediately and as a result, we experience a surge of collagen and elastin production – two things that make the skin appear youthful, blemish-free, and wrinkleless.
What is Micro channeling?
Very much like micro-needling, MicroChanneling is also a non-invasive method that works with the same theory as the former does, tricking the body to produce collagen, elastin, and various other building blocks of healthy skin as a wound healing response. The procedure stimulates the top layer of the skin, leading the body to actively start the healing procedure. With adequate production of collagen, the skin becomes thicker, sheds dead skin cells faster, and replaces it with newer, fresher, and youthful skin cells. The best part of this procedure is, the downtime is next to none.
Micro channeling is such a comprehensive procedure that it is used for numerous skin issues, from the scalp to the entire body. The procedure is paired with some of the best serums and creams, to enhance their absorption and provide unmatched results.
Who Can Best Benefit from Micro channeling?
As we just told you, MicroChanneling works on numerous skin issues, in all areas of the body. Hence, anyone who is bothered by any of these skin issues can benefit greatly from the procedure, and see amazing results in a short period:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hyperpigmentation, acne scars, age spots, melasma, sunspots, etc.
- Surgical scars
- Sensitive skin with redness
- large pore size
- sagging skin
- uneven toned skin
- Unhealthy scalp with hindered hair growth
- Dull and lackluster hair
- Body scars, age spots, and discoloration
- Sagging skin on arms, stomach, inner thighs, etc.
What To Expect After the MicroChanneling Procedure?
So far, we have only been talking about MicroChanneling in theory, but what about practically? What exactly happens and how do you feel after the procedure is done? Since the process involves inducing minor superficial injuries, you’ll feel a tightening sensation after the process. By the time you reach your home from the salon, you’d have a feeling similar to a sunburn, slightly heated, a bit uncomfortable. You might experience some dryness as well. These are all good signs, your skin letting you know that it is starting to heal, in more ways than one. At this point, you have to start heeding the aftercare instructions you’d have been given by your technician. Follow the instructions religiously and meticulously. The better you care for your skin at this phase, the better the results would be.
How Long Until the Results?
When it comes to skin and hair, we just want to see results as soon as possible. Since the process is focused on the production of new collagen, it usually takes a few weeks. However, most people start seeing an improvement within the first 24-hours. Nothing drastic or dramatic, but a slight glow in the appearance of the skin or a firmer skin, etc. From there, it only gets better.
If your esthetician has recommended 2-4 sessions, then after each session you’ll notice thicker more robust skin. The deeper the problem is, the more sessions it will take, but the results will show up within weeks of the procedure.
What is the Difference Between Micromanaging and Microneedling?
So far, we have learned a great deal about micro channeling, but how does it differ from micro-needling when the theory and the principle are the same? The difference is in the device used for the procedures. The micro channeling device implies a linear stamping method, is more advanced and precise, and lacks the shortcomings of the micro-needling device, making micro channeling a better procedure.
Is Micro channeling Better Than Microneedling?
Yes, it is! Why, because it is the next version of micro-needling, more advanced and cutting-edge. Here are some of the top reasons:
- With microchanneling, there is no dragging, since its device creates microchannels consistently, with little real damage to the skin.
- The discomfort, inflammation, and downtime are lesser than micro-needling.
- The collagen and elastin production is greater because the superficial damage to the skin is more precise.
- No bloody or painful aftereffects since it is minimally invasive. The redness is temporary and fades after a short while.
- Safe for all skin types and skin tones.
- No chances of hyperpigmentation, keloid scars, or any other side effects.
Microchanneling sounds tempting, doesn’t it? But don’t let your excitement ignore the fact that the procedure is only as good as your esthetician. For extraordinary results, reach out to Studio Ki Permanent Cosmetics, in Vernon, BC, and achieve your skin goals!