- Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery now offers our patients a revolutionary advance in skin rejuvenation – the Procell Micro-Channeling system.
- Our award-winning plastic surgery practice focuses on healthy, natural-looking results and speedy recoveries.
- We employ innovative, cutting-edge skincare therapies and techniques to help our patients attain the best possible results.
- At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, your safety is our number one priority. We work only with experienced, board-certified anesthesiologists from the Boston PainCare Center.
A Revolution in Skincare
Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery now offers our patients the Procell Micro-Channeling System. It’s a revolutionary approach to skincare.
Breaking down skin or muscle tissue to stimulate new cell growth and healing is not a new idea. Collagen induction therapy, also known as skin needling or micro-needling, has been in use for over two decades, but micro-channeling by Procell is an advanced and precise procedure.
In the past, micro-needling devices have created uneven perforations or have penetrated too deeply. This has meant longer recovery times and inconsistent results. Procell has changed that.
The Procell Micro-Channeling treatment is a “lunch-hour” treatment. It enhances the feel and look of your skin so that it is smoother to the touch and healthier-looking to the eye.
The procedure uses tiny micro-needles to penetrate the skin, creating micro-channels that stimulate natural healing and the creation of new collagen.
What Can Procell Micro-channeling Achieve?
After just several micro-channeling treatments, the natural healing process stimulated by micro-channeling will create a new layer of collagen that considerably improves the look and feel of your skin.
And Procell Micro-Channeling isn’t for faces only. The treatment can be applied wherever you have skin imperfections that can use some improvement.
Skin conditions that may be improved with Procell Micro-Channeling treatments include but may not be limited to:
- acne and acne scarring
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hair loss
- large pores
- loss of elasticity
- stretch marks
Exactly What Happens in a Micro-channeling Treatment Session?
Micro-channeling is a three-stage process. First, precision micro-needles are tapped into the skin creating thousands of uniform “micro-channels.” This stimulates a healing response.
In the second stage, each micro-channel is surrounded by healthy tissue which enhances the healing process. In response to the micro-needles, a healing process begins which stimulates the formation of new collagen.
In the third stage, the repetition of the process builds new collagen and creates healthier skin, improving the skin’s texture and overall appearance.
Micro-channeling smooths out the imperfections. Your skin looks cleaner, healthier, and younger after a series of micro-channeling treatments.
Does Micro-channeling Require Anesthesia?
Many patients find the micro-channeling treatment comfortable and relaxing. Some patients report a sensation of warmth, and some patients momentarily feel tiny, negligible needle pricks.
Superficial micro-channeling treatments can be conducted without a topical anesthetic. If you require deeper micro-channeling treatments, speak with your plastic surgeon about a topical anesthetic.
How Do You Prepare For Micro-channeling?
What should you do to be prepared for a micro-channeling treatment session?
- Avoid exposure to sunlight for forty-eight hours prior to a micro-channeling treatment.
- Before the treatment begins, you will need to remove any makeup or skin moisturizers.
In most cases, a micro-channeling treatment session takes less than forty-five minutes.
At the conclusion of a micro-channeling treatment session, some patients experience a mild redness in the treatment area. It lasts no more than about ninety minutes. You will be able to use makeup again after about twenty-four hours.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of micro-channeling treatment sessions that you need will depend on exactly what we are treating and what results we are expecting.
If looking just a bit younger is the goal, many patients need no more than one or two treatment sessions. If we are dealing with deeper wrinkles or old acne scars, three to six treatment sessions may be needed.
Everyone’s needs and expectations are different. At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, an experienced Boston plastic surgeon will develop a micro-channeling treatment plan that meets your own specific personal needs.
How much time should elapse between micro-channeling treatments? Most patients need four to six weeks between sessions. Procell Micro-Channeling treatments are reliably safe when conducted by trained skincare professionals. Side effects are extremely rare.
Some patients see their initial results in two weeks or less, and the more micro-channeling treatments you receive, the more improvement you will see over time.
What Are The Restrictions?
Procell Micro-Channeling is probably not for you if:
- You are pregnant.
- You have diabetes.
- You are taking Accutane.
- You are undergoing chemotherapy.
- You have active herpes simplex.
- You have any inflammatory skin condition like psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.
If you are dealing with any of these conditions or any other medical condition, discuss your alternatives and options for treatment with Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery.
What Will Micro-channeling Cost?
The cost of your micro-channeling treatments will depend on the precise work that is being conducted. Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery offers several ways to pay for micro-channeling treatments. You can learn more by contacting us at (617) 237-6061 or (781)-239-0680.
Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery proudly serves patients in Wellesley, Boston, and throughout Massachusetts and the New England region. To arrange a consultation with a reputable plastic surgeon, call us at (617) 237-6061 or (781)-239-0680, or complete the contact form here on our website.
You can even begin an online consultation with us by uploading a photo to our website or sending it to our email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – and describing your cosmetic surgery goals and needs.
How Can You Learn More?
At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, we place a great deal of importance on our patients’ comfort and satisfaction. Throughout the entire process, we will do everything possible to ensure that you are at ease and that you are shown every professional courtesy and consideration.
Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has served scores of patients in the Boston area for more than two decades. Dr. Shektman and our entire team at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery are committed to helping our patients feel and look their best.
If you would like to learn more about Procell Micro-Channeling therapies or any of our other services, we’d like to tell you more. If you want to look and feel healthier and younger, the team at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery wants to help. Contact us today to arrange your first consultation.