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Microneedling / Microchanneling
Whether you want to enhance your skin, slow the aging process, improve scaring or pigmentations; Sacred Owl offers minimal downtime stem cell therapy and microneedling treatments that will promote your own natural healing and collagen production.
Here are Sacred Owl we offer top of the line, safe and effective Procell Microneedling / Microchanneling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CID). This microneedling treatment is a very sterile process and involves numbing of the skin, stem cell therapy and the utilization of fine needles to create hundreds of tiny “micro-injuries” in the top player of your skin.
When done, the body sees the “micro-channels” as a wound and will then repair the wound by sending collagen to the area of the tiny injury. This in turn will result in cell turn over that yields more youthful looking skin, better skin texture (softness), reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, acne scaring and reduction of overall skin damage. See video and FAQs about Sacred Owl’s services using Stem Cells and Microneedling in Fort Collins below.
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Try Microchanneling in our Fort Collins clinical spa for a clearer, healthier approach to skin rejuvenation and reducing the risk of tearing or scaring the skin.
Stem Cell derived Growth Factor Cytokines / Mesenchymal stem cells (also called PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. Somewhat unique to cosmetic medicine, the combination of ProCell Microchanneling and stem cell therapy offers improvement of the treatment site within 24 hours following a session. Most of the healing will occur internally, and any side effects like swelling, spot bleeding, or light scabbing will not be prolonged. By introducing better quality information to the skin with the Mesenchymal stem cell therapy, we can produce better quality results faster. The skin should appear refreshed after a day or so and will continue to improve in both its tone and texture. See video and FAQs below about Sacred Owl’s Microneedling and Stem Cell Therapy in Fort Collins.
Q: How often do patients receive ProCell microchanneling treatments?
A: Most sessions are typically scheduled 3-4 weeks apart.
Q: How many microchanneling treatments are necessary to obtain desired results?
A: Depending on a client’s own needs, this will vary. For early signs of aging, 1-2 treatments may successfully aid in those unwanted fine lines, while deep wrinkles and acne scars will benefit from 4-6 sessions. Clients can undergo as many treatments as they request, so long as there is adequate time allowed to pass between sessions.
Q: What does ProCell microchanneling target?
A: The treatment offers anti-aging benefits for fine lines and wrinkles as well as the effects of other conditions like pore size, acne scars, rosacea, hyperpigmentation. In some instances, stretch marks and tightening of loose skin in areas of the knees and elbows may be improved upon as well.
Q: How long does it take for patients to recover from a ProCell microchanneling session?
A: Some patients only require 12 hours before returning to normal activities. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for redness and minor scabbing to vanish. Using the Livra Microchanneling post care products will increase the recovery time and enhance the results. Ask your provider about the Lira Post Care System.
Q: What do patients look like after a ProCell microchanneling appointment?
A: Most patients will be slightly red after the procedure and cannot apply anything to the surface for 10-12 hours or as directed. The often described “vampire facial” was named for the deep red flushing, and occasional pinpoint bleeding that normally occurs after a procedure. However, when using the Procell Systems and the Stem Cell Cytokines we have found this effect is not as aggressive and “downtime” will not last as long.
Q: When are results visible following ProCell microchanneling?
A: Patients may see an improvement in appearance of the skin within 24 hours. After 2-3 treatments, the skin will appear thicker and healthier with obvious overall improvements. Patients with skin laxity and deep wrinkles may require 6 or more treatments for patients to notice treatment benefits.
Q: What are the contraindications of ProCell microchanneling?
A: While many people are great candidates for ProCell microchanneling, there are certain circumstances where other treatment options should be explored. This includes immunocompromised patients, like those undergoing chemotherapy. Pregnant women are also not suitable candidates for collagen induction therapy. Other variables include the avoidance of open or infected skin (like lesions and pustules), and same-day retinoid therapy.
Q: Can ProCell microchanneling be performed alongside other cosmetic treatments?
A: Prior to undergoing needling, a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion can be performed, as long as it is followed with a proper disinfection of the skin. The skin should not be treated with any topical solutions for cosmetic purposes other than those approved by Dr. Walder, which typically include the stem cell-based skin care line. It is, however, deemed safe for patients to be treated with LED light therapy post-microchanneling.
Q: Are patients required to apply ProCell microchanneling aftercare products?
A: The process of microchanneling stimulates a natural response from the body, which then releases peptides, cytokines, and growth factors that in turn induce collagenesis. As people age, the stem cells that produce these proteins lose efficacy and decline in numbers, so microchanneling alone becomes less and less effective. With conditions like premature aging, the Livra MicroChannel Delivery Solution, post-care Cellular Renewal Serum, and Healing Accelerator become more necessary to produce long term noticeable improvement. The Livra products provide the skin with continuous potent, robust, pristine peptides, cytokines and growth factors, including between treatment sessions.
Q: Is ProCell microchanneling painful?
A: The procedure can cause minor discomfort that is kept at bay by optional topical anesthetics. The sensation can feel different from one patient to the next based on tolerance, but most would agree that it is more comfortable to endure than an ablative or laser procedure. Ask our professionals about other forms of pain reduction if needed.