Micro-Channeling (or collagen induction therapy) is a procedure to create micro-point channels within the skin, the majority of which are simply pushing open the pores temporarily. This is perceived by the body as damage, which in turn stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. At Glo Med Spa, we are happy to bring to you Revitapen®, a leader in the micro-channeling revolution.
Benefits of Revitapen® micro-channeling:
- Diminishes wrinkles, lines and folds
- Reduces the signs crows feet
- Improves skin radiance
- Skin firmness and compactness are noticeable
- As effective as ablative treatments and chemical peels
Micro-Channeling Frequently Asked Questions
What is micro-channeling and how does it work?
The body’s ability to remodel and heal itself is at the heart of this amazing process. Our skin reacts to any injury by immediately initiating the healing process. The healing process includes the release of growth factor, new epidermal growth, deposition of collagen and elastin and tissue remodeling or skin tightening. With micro-channeling, small punctures are made in the skin to encourage and speed up the onset of the healing process. The production of new collagen can reverse years of sun damage, address fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, texture, acne scars, hyper-pigmenation, and stretch marks.
The Revitapen is a state-of-the-art precision tool designed to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen. Revitapen’s multi-speed, adjustable needle depth allows the needles to pierce the skin layers at 90 degrees increasing absorption and lessening pain for the client.
What can I expect from a Revitapen® micro-channeling procedure?
Revitapen procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile Revitapen needle head. Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation. Those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm, are offered numbing creams as an option for treatment. After the procedure your skin will be red and flushed in appearance similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days, evidence that the procedure is barely evident.
What are the benefits of a Revitapen® micro-channeling treatment?
Visible results of skin rejuvenation are generally seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and improve further over time. Revitapen® treatments are especially effective for aging concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin needling treatments and visible improvements can be seen. Revitapen® has been shown to be as effective as ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Resurfacing, and Chemical Peels at a fraction of the cost of leading alternatives.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with a Revitapen® micro-channeling treatment?
Revitapen® micro-channeling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime, rapid healing and requires simple after-care. Side effects experienced with the Revitapen® will usually subside within 48 hours. They include red or pinkish skin, stinging, itching, tightness of the treated area. To help with this, be sure to adhere to your aesthetician’s aftercare instructions following a Revitapen® treatment. This will help to reduce redness, swelling, itching and discomfort and also enhance results.
How many Revitapen® micro-channeling treatments will I need?
Each person’s skin is different and requires a different level of treatment. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may see improvement after just one treatment while more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need more than one session. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during consultation with your highly skilled and certified Revitapen® technician but we recommend a series of 6 sessions to receive the most benefits.
Micro-channeling can be combined with procedures such as chemical peels, photofacial, microdermabrasion and customized facials. A series of 6 sessions is recommended.