Beautiful Skin by Carmen is one of the first in Orlando to offer the latest advancement in skin rejuvenation, Medical Micro-channeling, by Procell Therapies. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as skin needling or micro-needling has been around for over 20 years, but now new advancements to this procedure have emerged. Out with the old manual rollers and the ones that creates a cat scratch effect, and in with the new Medical precision treatment. Micro-channeling creates tiny perforations in the skin which initiate a natural healing response. These perforations cause a healing cascade that produces new collagen and elastin resulting in firmer, healthier skin. We combine this with our all-new micro-channeling solutions with an infusion of ProCell MD Stem Cell serum containing powerful growth factors including stem cell derivative cytokines, TGF beta-3, IGF-1, and anti-inflammatory age fighters. This advanced cocktail accelerates skin cell renewal for more timely, noticeable results, plus trigger the collagen-producing skin cells to go into overdrive and create permanent new healthy skin!
A series of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended for best results.
$350 for face and includes Light microdermabrasion and light vitamin C peel plus our take home MD growth factor serums for advanced results. This growth Factor retails for $70 and is included in price.
Free add-on for neck if you are a member. A $50 savings.
Before & After Photos
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How many treatments should I do?
A: The number of treatments necessary will range greatly depending on what we are treating. On average, for light anti-aging treatments, 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. For deeper wrinkles and acne scarring, 3-6 treatments may be required to achieve desired results. There is no limit to the number of treatments that one can receive as long as adequate time passes in-between each treatment. And as always, maintaining your investment with maintenance sessions is highly recommended. Your aesthetician will guide you on a treatment plan for your specific needs.
Q: How long should I wait in between treatments?
A: Depending on the depth of the needle length used in your specific treatment, you may need anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks in-between sessions.
Q: What will this improve the appearance of?
A: Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, [non-raised] keloid scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, and rosacea are all conditions that micro-channeling can improve.
Q: How will my face look immediately following a treatment?
A: There is a very wide range of normal reactions. Anything from little to no reaction, to a deep red flush, to pinpoint bleeding is normal. You may experience discomfort at the treatment site with transient redness and swelling which may last up to two hours or longer. The redness may last up to 2-3 days for all redness and pinprick scabbing to disappear in some patients. The treated area may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment. As this is a non-ablative procedure, more extreme reactions do not necessarily correspond to more extreme results.
Q: How long before I can expect to see results?
A: As soon as 1-2 weeks in some cases. 2-3 treatments for more extreme results. For hair regrowth it can take up to a month.
Q: Are there any contraindications?
A: Anyone with a condition that seriously impairs their immune system (such as cancer patients that are undergoing chemotherapy)
- We can’t treat scars that are less than 6 months old, or areas that have been treated with facial fillers within the previous 2 weeks before the micro-channeling treatment. I
- It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your micro-channeling treatment.
- Diabetes (due to problems with healing)
- Patients on Accutane (or any related acne medication should be discontinued for a minimum of 6 months prior to undergoing Micro-channeling.)
- Active Herpes Simplex in the treatment area (treatment is possible once the outbreak has healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication to keep this condition in remission during treatment series.)
- Any active inflammatory skin condition (such as eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site – it may further aggravate the condition)
Please consult with your physician about having a micro-needling treatment if you have any of the following conditions: Scleroderma, Cardiac Abnormalities, Collagen Vascular Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Rosacea, Blood clotting problems, Active bacterial or fungal infection or Immunosuppression (Lupus, HIV, etc.).
Q: What should I do before my treatment?
A: It is best to stop the use of retinoids at least 3 to 5 day before treatment.
Q: Can I combine this with other treatments?
A: Typically combining treatments will result in more aggressive treatments and longer downtimes but can yield impressive results. Some treatments such as a light microdermabrasion or light chemical peel can be performed right before micro-channeling treatment. This cannot be combined with procedures that involve the use of any topical solutions immediately following the micro-channeling. LED Light therapy is the only treatment highly recommended post-needling.
Q: Do I have to use the micro-channeling solution/aftercare serums?
A: YES! And it included for free because we want you to get the best results. Micro-channeling stimulates keratinocytes in the skin to release growth factors that induce collagenesis. As you get older, these keratinocytes become less and less effective at this so the treatment on its own becomes less and less effective. Because of this the micro-channeling solutions become more and more imperative as a client progresses in age. Using the aftercare serums as well will cause the skin to continue producing growth factors even while in between treatments. Think of diet and exercise – micro-channeling without serums is like exercising without dieting. Results will be good with micro-channeling only, great with serums.