Microneedling vs Microchanneling: What’s the Difference?

Microneedling Vs Microchanneling

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a skincare treatment that involves the use of a handheld device with small needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The needles are typically 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters in length and are designed to penetrate the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.

The depth of the needles are adjusted depending on the skin concern being treated and the individual’s skin type. Microneedling is typically performed in a series of treatments, with each session lasting between 20 to 30 minutes.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Reduces aging symptoms.
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin
  • Can be used on most skin types

What is Microchanneling?

Microchanneling, also known as micropenning or microinfusion, is a skincare treatment that involves the use of a handheld device with small, vibrating needles to create microchannels in the skin. The needles used in microchanneling are typically longer than those used in microneedling, ranging from 0.5 to 3.0 millimeters in length. The longer needles allow for deeper penetration of the skin, making microchanneling more effective for treating deeper wrinkles and acne scars.

During the procedure, a serum or solution is typically applied to the skin to enhance the effects of the treatment. The microchannels created by the needles help the serum to penetrate deeper into the skin, enhancing its effectiveness.

Our services page about ProCell Microchanneling explains the detailed process of how Microchannling works.

Benefits of Microchanneling:

  • Improves the appearance of deep wrinkles and acne scars
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin
  • Can be used on most skin types
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How is Microchanneling different from Microchanneling?

Microchanneling and microneedling are similar skin rejuvenation techniques that aim to improve the appearance of the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

Microneedling devices use tiny needles to create punctures in the skin, while microchanneling devices use a group of tiny, pyramid-shaped microchannels to create evenly spaced channels.

 Microchanneling devices create larger and deeper channels in the skin compared to microneedling devices. The larger channels created by microchanneling may lead to more significant collagen and elastin production.

Overall, while both procedures have similar goals, microchanneling may be more appropriate for individuals with more significant skin concerns, while microneedling may be better for those seeking a less invasive procedure with minimal downtime. It’s best to consult with a trained skincare professional to determine which procedure is best for your specific needs.

What to expect after the treatment?

After a microneedling or microchanneling treatment, you can expect some mild redness and swelling in the treated area. This is a normal and expected side effect of the procedure, and it typically subsides within a few days depending on the depth of the treatment and individual skin response.

You may also experience some dryness, flakiness, or peeling in the treated area as the skin begins to heal and regenerate. This is also normal and expected, and can usually be managed with gentle cleansing and moisturizing of the skin.

It’s important to avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning, or harsh skincare products for at least a week following the procedure to avoid further irritation or damage to the skin. It’s also recommended to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may cause excessive sweating for 24-48 hours after the treatment.

Results from microneedling or microchanneling treatments typically become visible within a few weeks to a few months, as the collagen and elastin production is stimulated and the skin regenerates. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results, and a skincare professional can provide guidance on the recommended number of sessions and maintenance plan.

Who is this treatment for?

Microneedling and microchanneling can benefit a wide range of individuals with various skin concerns. These procedures can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections. They can also enhance the overall texture, tone, and radiance of the skin.

Microneedling and microchanneling are generally safe and effective for most skin types, but individuals with certain conditions, such as active acne, eczema, psoriasis, or open wounds, may need to avoid or postpone the treatment until their condition improves.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of microneedling and microchanneling can vary depending on several factors, for instance, the provider and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired results.

In general, a single microneedling or microchanneling session can cost anywhere from $800 to $1200. A series of treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results, and package deals may be available to help reduce the overall cost.

It is worth noting that the cost of the procedure may vary based on additional factors such as the use of numbing cream or anesthesia, the addition of specialized serums or products during the treatment, and the provider’s experience and qualifications.

Does Microneedling or Microchanneling hurt?

Microneedling and microchanneling can cause some level of discomfort or pain, but the intensity of the sensation can vary depending on individual pain tolerance, the depth of the treatment, and the use of numbing cream or anesthesia.

During the procedure, you may feel a prickling or scratching sensation on the skin as the microneedles or microchannels penetrate the surface. The sensation may be more intense in areas with thinner skin or less fat tissue.

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