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Nano Needling vs Micro Channeling & Micro Needling: Which one is for you?

Did you know that there is a way to treat your skin concerns with little to no downtime, without the use of chemical peels and lasers . If you are looking for an alternative method to treat your skin concerns you have reached the right blog. Where you can get an understanding on which option is best for you. Those alternative methods are Nano Needling, Micro Channeling and Micro Needling. In this blog we will discuss Nano Needling and touch on the topic of Micro Channeling and Micro Needling,

Nano Needling, Micro Channeling and Micro Needling are non-invasive procedures offered by PowerHouse Esthetics to completely transform your skin. These procedures are based on the stimulation of the skin’s natural ability to heal and are completely safe for all ages and skin types. Even though these treatments may seem the same, they have distinct differences in which we will discuss. Read on further to discover which one is the right for you.

Nano Needling

Nano needling is also known as Dermal infusion, it is a non-invasive and pain free way to increase product absorption. Its considered a transdermal delivery system that works by creating micro channels with thousands of microscopic pyramid-like tips that penetrate the very top layer of skin (don’t worry, they’re actually thinner than human hair!) to increase product absorption by 97%. Apart from that, the microscopic pyramids penetrate the stratum corneum which is the very top layer of the epidermis( the first and outermost layer of the skin) and stimulates skin rejuvenation. One of the main benefits of nano needling is the ability to target several concerns with no down time.

After a through skin consultation a highly concentrated serum will be selected based on your skin type and concerns. Therefore everyone can benefit from a Nano Needling session, aside from guest with active acne. Following your first Nano Needling session, you should expect increased hydration, and plumper skin. This treatment can be performed weekly for maximum benefits and results.

Nano Needling Benefits:

  • Increase skin smoothness and hydration

  • Exfoliates the skin

  • Improves microcirculation

  • Evens out skin tone

  • Improves skin texture and acne scars

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles

Micro Channeling & Micro Needling

Did you know your collagen and elastin production starts to decline in your mid 20s? Your next question might be what can I do to reverse it or increase collagen and elastin production? Since we all know time machine do not exist and we can not be 25 forever. That leaves us with cosmetic treatments, and no I'm not referring to Botox. Especially if you want to still express yourself and not worry about injectables. I'm referring to Micro Channeling often referred to as cosmetic needling, and Micro Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).

Micro channeling and Micro Needling are both non-invasive procedures that use the body’s natural ability to heal and produce collagen and elastin after stimulation. This will reduce wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and lift and tone your face but also can help with product absorption, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. Even though you may need 3-6 treatments for optimal results, you are treating several skin concerns with one treatment.

How are the treatments done you may ask, during both treatments the skin is stimulated with the use of needles, that penetrate the skin's epidermis at different depths (determined by which treatment is best for your condition). Do not worry, a numbing cream is used during the treatment to ensure the procedure is pain free. This makes both treatments a better option for people that want to treat deep wrinkles, deep acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and deeper stretch marks. It is also a very popular non-invasive treatment for scars as it breaks down the old tissue and promotes the development of healthy tissue by increasing collagen and elastin production.

So what actually sets Micro channeling apart from Micro needling? Although the techniques are similar to one another there is a difference in the two procedures, which is the depth in-which the needles enter the skin. In the case of micro channeling the needles stay above the dermis which is also considered the "live skin" therefore decreasing the chances of damaging dermal cells. Micro channeling is considered a newer improved version of Micro needling with little to no damaging side effects. I do not mention that to scare you away from Micro needling, which has been around since the early 1900s. Each treatment option has its place and need in the treatment room. Micro Needling is ideal for people with deep wrinkles, acne scars, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and scars and can also help with hair growth. These treatments are administered every 4 weeks for a total of 3-6 treatments to target most concerns.

Skin concerns treated by Micro Channeling or Micro Needling:

  • Moderate anti-aging

  • Uneven skin texture

  • Lost of elasticity

  • Fine lines and Wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores

  • Stretch marks

  • Hyperpigmentation ( sun spots, acne scars, age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation)

So what’s the difference between nano needling and micro channeling?

Now that you have read this blog you have a better understanding on ways to treat your skin concerns without the use of Botox, chemical peels and lasers. Given the gained knowledge the question at hand now is "Which one best suits me?" Not only should you take into consideration your skin concerns, also look at the information at hand. In addition to that ask yourself; Can I stay out of the sun for 24 hours post treatment? Will I follow the home care instructions in order for my skin to heal properly? Which treatment time line works best for me 4 weekly treatments vs. 3-6 treatments every 4 weeks?

Nano needling enhances the skins ability to absorb serums specifically targeted for your skin concerns, ideally performed weekly with zero down time. In addition to all the wonderful benefits of Nano needling this treatment also includes in enzyme that further targets your concerns. Micro channeling and Micro Needling both stimulate collagen and fibroblast activity by penetrating deeper into the epidermis making it ideal for people with more moderate to advanced skin concerns. Both techniques are completely pain-free and safe for all skin types. Following both of these treatments there can be minimal irritation and redness but you should expect it to last less than 24 hours. At PowerHouse Esthetics every guest is unique so we are waiting for you to schedule your appointment and discover the skin you deserve together! Find our contact details here.

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