Medical micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), has been a widely growing skin treatment in recent years. Traceback over 2,000 years, a special treatment called “7-Star Needle” or “Plum Needle” puncture therapy in traditional Chinese medicine has been used with cluster needle shallow method in treating many diseases, which especially has a unique curative effect in skin diseases. CIT mirrors the concept behind acupuncture somewhat, which also has a long history in medicine has been around since the mid-1990s. 

Benefit and Rationale

It has been studied that with the procedure micro-channels increase skin permeability and simultaneously stimulate growth factor release. It is suitable for patients who desire measurable clinical results from treatments with little to no recovery. Repeated micro-damages to skin promote new skin generation. Also, the patient’s blood and skin tissue fluids contain growth factors that increase collagen production. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to puncture across the stratum corneum. The micro-wounds are created to stimulate the release of growth factors and induce collagen production. The epidermis remains relatively intact, therefore helping to limit adverse events. The treatment is widely used in helping many skin conditions: 1. Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles; 2. Scar treatment; 3. Sun damage recovery; 4. Hair loss treatment; 5. Minimizes pores; 6. Hyperpigmentation; 7. Fight stretch marks; 8. Rosacea reduction; 9. Acne improvements. Moreover, it has fewer side effects than laser or intensive peels.

Micro-Channeling VS. Micro-Needling

Within the cosmetic community, micro-needling has been proven as an effective method of treating common skin conditions. Unfortunately, the widely known roller pen that is often associated with customary micro-needling treatments can potentially cause additional harm to the skin. The vertical dragging approach that it requires can cause micro-tears along the skin, which can damage the area instead of improving it. This can be reduced by a highly skilled practitioner and a reliable device, but improvements have been made to help eliminate this concern. Micro-channeling is often considered an elevated form of skin needling. It provides a much-needed upgrade to the traditional approach while still maintaining the incredible results patients and practitioners love! The micro-channeling technique uses a pen-like device that delivers stamping motions to the skin. This allows for a more precise application while eliminating the potential for micro-tears.

Brighten Skin with Micro-Channeling

Whether you want to live foundation-free or just want to improve your starting point, rejuvenating your skin with a micro-channeling procedure can make a noticeable difference! Many patients find that, after treatments, their skin is much smoother and more receptive to make-up applications, skincare routines, and even other procedures.

For most patients, we recommend a series of three to six procedures over the course of several weeks to help deliver long-lasting improvements. Feel free to consult with Dr. An who is an acupuncturist and Ph.D. specializing in skin disease, with many successes in treating acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, warts, leg ulcers and etc. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive a customized organic skincare regimen that will help to maintain and enhance the results of your micro-channeling appointment.