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Q&A: The Difference Between Microchanneling and Microneedling

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Q. Do you offer Microneedling or Microchanneling? What is the difference?

A. Microneedling is the generalized term for using a device to make microperforations into the skin. The difference between microneedling and microchanneling is that microneedling is often performed using a rolling device that creates angled, irregular channels of a single depth in the skin. Microchanneling is performed by a trained aesthetician who uses a hand-held medical device to create vertical channels that are of tunable, variable depth depending on the location of treatment. That means the aesthetician can go deeper in fleshy areas like your cheek and jowl, but stay more superficial in thinner areas like around your eyes.

Our licensed aesthetician, Jess, uses the only FDA-approved device, SkinPen®, to create microchannels in the skin. These microchannels are perceived by the skin as micro wounds that stimulate the surrounding fibroblasts to heal the wounds by creating new collagen. Using SkinPen®, Jess is able to alter the depth of needle penetration throughout the procedure for optimal results without complications. For exceptional results, Jess offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as an add-on to your microchanneling procedure. PRP is derived from your own blood and is rich in growth factors that stimulate enhanced new collagen production. PRP also expedites healing and calms inflammation for added benefit.

Please give us a call at 239-529- DERM (3376) with any other questions or to schedule your SkinPen® treatment.

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