Holiday Skin Reboot: Microchanneling

Portrait,Of,Beautiful,Asian,Woman,In,Santa,Claus,,Christmas,HolidayThere are three things your skin needs to stay healthy and look its best: collagen and elastin (two essential, naturally occurring proteins) and good hydration. Drinking enough water and following a skincare routine can improve hydration, especially with a great moisturizer, but our skin sometimes needs some help to boost proteins. Just in time for the holidays, you can achieve a brighter complexion with microchanneling.

What Is Microchanneling?

You may be familiar with microneedling, a procedure that helps increase collagen by triggering your body’s healing response through micro-injuries. Similarly, microchanneling stimulates collagen and elastin production by removing the top layers of the epidermis. You can think of microchanneling as the next wave of microneedling technology.

Your epidermis, though often simply referred to as your skin’s “top layer,” actually contains five separate layers of skin. Microchanneling goes beyond all five layers and into your skin’s dermis, the deeper middle layer.

The treatment process is straightforward:

  • Your aesthetician cleanses your skin to prepare it for treatment.
  • They use a specialized device to puncture your skin and create microscopic wounds.
  • Each injury acts as a channel, encouraging the body to produce more collagen and elastin.
  • Your aesthetician applies a topical serum with growth factor to nurture your immune response; the pictures allow the serum to reach deeper into your skin’s dermis and maximize the effects of treatment.

Why Microchanneling Makes a Great Holiday Skin Booster

You can receive your treatment in one to two hours and have zero downtime. You may have some redness and sensitivity, similar to a sunburn, but there is nothing to stand in your way of resuming all your holiday festivities.

After treatment, the only thing you have to do is let your body heal. As it does, you will notice a clearer, brighter complexion. Microchanneling is a great treatment for acne scars, dark spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

Schedule Your Next Visit With Us in Washington, D.C.

The West End Plastic Surgery team invites you to book your next skincare treatment.

Our entire team is here to help you get a glowing complexion you adore. To arrange your next visit, please submit a message online or contact us at 202-785-4187.


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