Microchanneling in West St. Paul, Minnesota
(NEW Advanced Device) 

Unveil your skin’s most youthful, radiant look with Glo’s enhanced microchanneling treatment.

QUICK. SAFE. HOLISTIC. MINIMAL DOWNTIME

What is Microchanneling?

Microchanneling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment using micro-needles that are tapped into the skin creating uniform microchannels. As they heal the body’s natural wound-healing response is triggered stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. Improvements may be noticed as soon as the next day, but results ultimately take about a month to fully develop. This natural process leads to softened imperfections and healthier, more radiant skin.

Safe for all skin types. Safe year round. Add-On Options available.

Microchanneling in West St. Paul, Minnesota is right for you if you want to:

· Increase overall skin vitality

· Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

· Reduce the appearance of scars

· Brighten/Even out your skin tone & improve hyperpigmentation

· Improve & prevent general signs of aging

· Boost skin firmness & texture

· Minimize pore size

· Reduce the appearance of stretch marks & surgical scars

· Improve your skin, but have a busy schedule & frequent social commitments

What is the Microchanneling Treatment Like?

Upon arrival at Glo Skin Studio, your skin will be cleansed and prepped to begin the treatment. Depending on the depth and your pain tolerance, numbing cream may be applied. Most clients experience minimal discomfort during the short treatment without numbing agents. Once the treatment is complete, a serum containing growth factors and hyaluronic acid will be applied topically for absorption into the open channels. This sterile, highly concentrated solution nourishes the cells and supports the skin in repairing and rebuilding, leading to enhanced results.

Is There Downtime?

After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink or red in appearance, typically lasting 4-48 hours. You may experience a warm sensation, or tingling/itching which are great signs that your skin has started regenerating! You may also experience slight dryness a few days after your treatment.

Microchanneling Post Care Instructions Are As Follows

  • Post treatment, depending on the depth of your treatment, Glo will instruct you on how long to wait before applying anything to the treated area
  • It’s recommended to avoid touching your face with contaminated surfaces, such as: your cell phone, pillowcase and sunglasses for the first 4 hours
  • Avoid prolonged, direct sun exposure for at least 7 days. You will be instructed on when it is safe to apply mineral SPF post treatment. Taking additional precaution, such as wearing hats and avoiding sun during peak hours, is advised.
  • Swimming, exercise, saunas, and anything that causes sweating need to be avoided for 24 hours. · Active ingredients & exfoliants should be avoided for 5-7 days (AHAs/BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, topical prescriptions, and retinoids). · High quality mineral makeup may be worn 12 hours after your treatment

  • You will be instructed on when it is safe to use products at home. Depending on the depth of the treatment you may be advised to use the following professional products for 5-7 days: gentle cleanser, healing serums and/or cream, soothing moisturizer. Aquaphor or Vaseline may be applied over

  • moisturizer in the evening if skin feels tight or dehydrated. This WILL NOT break you out!

When Will I See Results

Though collagen production takes a minimum of one month, it is not abnormal to notice an improvement in the quality and appearance of your skin within the first 24 hours. After 2-3 treatments you will notice firmer and smoother skin. This is due to your collagen regenerating. The number of treatments needed will depend on your skin condition and concerns.

Does It Hurt?

There may be slight discomfort during the appointment, but it is very mild and does not last long. Afterwards you may experience a slight warm feeling, tingling, and itching which are all normal.

How Do I Maintain Results

It is recommended to maintain results by receiving a treatment 2-4 times a year once optimal results have been reached.

Furthermore, following all recommendations made by Glo Skin Studio for home care and ongoing treatments will protect the investment you made into your treatments.

Am I Good Candidate?

If you are in good health, can commit to post care instructions and have reasonable expectations you may be a good candidate for Microchanneling. However, if you have any of the following, this is likely not an option for you:

· Keloid scars

· Active eczema

· Psoriasis and other chronic conditions

· History of actinic or solar keratosis

· History of herpes simplex infections

· History of diabetes

· Active or recent sunburn

· Have overactive acne, rosacea, or other inflammatory conditions

· Have open wounds

· Scleroderma

· Collagen or vascular diseases, and cardiac abnormalities

· Blood clotting conditions

· Active bacterial or fungal infections

· Immunosuppression

· Pregnant or nursing

Side Effects

Microchanneling is well tolerated by most clients. However, like any treatment, there are some possible risks and side effects. The most common side effects include, but are not limited to: redness, tingling, mild discomfort, dryness, itching, acne/purging, skin sensitivity, bruising, tightness, flaking and cold sore breakout. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in 1-48 hours.

If you experience abnormal and/or prolonged side effects, it’s important to contact Glo immediately.

You can substantially reduce the opportunity for risks and prolonged side effects by following recommendations made by Glo to prepare your skin for the treatment, truthfully completing forms and following all post care instructions.

Combo Treatments

Depending on the depth and if deemed appropriate for your skin, microchanneling can be paired with a variety of services to enhance your results, such as:

BioRePeel & Pro Peel

Dermablading

Facials

Hydrafacial