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Microchanneling

Rejuvenate your skin naturally.

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Microchanneling in Colleyville

A non-invasive procedure to rejuvenate your skin.

Microchanneling is a relatively new treatment that not many people have heard of. It is best described as the enhanced version of a “Microneedling” treatment, which you may be more familiar with. 

The microchannel procedure uses a handheld device with thin needles that puncture the skin, creating micro-wounds. This is done across the treated area in a stamping pattern. These tiny microscopic skin injuries trigger the body’s healing response, producing new collagen and elastin in the treated areas. This production results in a dramatic improvement in your skin’s firmness and texture. It also improves the appearance of pore size, stretch marks, and scarring.

Microchanneling Treatments

Microchanneling is a very versatile treatment that can treat many different skin conditions across the body.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are the most common issues our clients want to treat with microchanneling. It is an incredibly effective treatment because the triggered healing process helps to “fill in” or plump the lines and wrinkles.

Skin Tightening

Producing elastin during the healing process helps firm the skin and improve laxity. We often see clients who want skin tightening done on their necks or arms, where loose skin can occur due to aging or weight loss.

Acne & Scarring

The regeneration of collagen can improve skin tone and texture, which means blemishes from acne or scars can be dramatically improved.

Stretch Marks

Because Microchanneling improves lines, wrinkles, and scarring, it is also surprisingly effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Microchanneling, Microneedling, Microdermabrasion... What is the difference?

It can be confusing with all the different treatment options available to know which one is right for you. Understanding these differences can help you make a more educated decision.

Microchanneling and Microneedling are very similar treatments, with the only difference being the type of device used. Microneedling uses a roller device with extremely thin needles that penetrate the skin as it is rolled over the treatment area. Microchanneling uses a stamp device that stamps microneedles into the skin. Both ultimately perform the same treatment, but the roller device used in Microneedling can cause micro-tears as it rolls across, causing unnecessary trauma to the skin.

That’s why we prefer microchanneling at North Texas MedSpa. This device allows for more control and a significantly smaller risk of tearing.

Microdermabrasion is an entirely different type of treatment. This procedure involves using an abrasive device to exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. Upon healing, the results include brighter, smoother skin and diminished or eliminated blemishes. However, microdermabrasion only affects the outer layers. Therefore, it won’t cause an increase in collagen production or have as big of an impact on deeper wrinkles or loose skin as microchanneling provides.

The results speak for themselves.

The results are typically noticeable after just one treatment, however 3 to 6 treatments are recommended for best results.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Microchanneling

Before the procedure begins, a numbing cream is applied to reduce pain. There may be slight discomfort that resolves quickly.

The number of treatments you’ll require before seeing results depend on what we are treating. Light wrinkles may improve after only 1-2 treatments, where as deep scarring may require 6 or more.

Your practitioner will discuss your needs and recommend a treatment plan.

Although it takes time to produce collagen in the treated area, many people see results in as little as 24 hours.

Results will become even more noticeable and dramatic with time and further treatments.

It is highly recommended that you keep your skin clean and dry for at least 90 minutes but up to 12-24 hours after treatment. Do not apply anything to your skin other than what is supplied or suggested to you by your technician.

Microchanneling is typically very safe. However, to prevent worsening of certain skin conditions and to avoid injections, it should not be used for people who have a variety of conditions. These include:

  • Rosacea, Eczema, or Psoriasis
  • History of keloid scarring
  • Blood clotting issues
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections
  • Active acne or open lesions
  • Moles, warts, and solar keratosis (we can avoid these areas)
  • Currently pregnant


If any of these apply to you, please call us to discuss alternate treatments.

  • Discontinue use of Accutane 6 months before beginning treatment.
  • For two weeks before your appointment, avoid sun exposure and wear SPF 30+ to protect your skin from UV rays.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements (including aspirin and fish oil) for 2 days prior to your treatment. If it not safe for you to do so, we may recommend an alternate treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A, Retinols, Glycolics, Salicylics, or other irritants on the on the treatment area 3 days before your appointment.
  • Arrive to your appointment with clean skin (no lotions, creams, or cosmetics). If you have dense hair in the treatment area, please shave before your appointment.

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