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Transformative Microchanneling in Philadelphia, PA

As we age, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and other blemishes inevitably accumulate on our face. Not only can these lines, curves, and indentations make us look older than we really are, they can quickly diminish our self-confidence. At Viviane Aires, our microchanneling treatment can restore your self-esteem and help you feel years younger, healing your inner and outer being. 

With powerful microchannels, our ProCell™ micro-channeling promotes new collagen production and stimulates the elimination of old collagen, thereby improving acne scarring and the appearance of dark spots. Not to mention, the results are instant— tighter, brighter, and smoother skin!

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Experience Radiance for the Years to Come by Adding Microchanneling to Your Signature Facial!

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Benefits of Microchanneling

Microchanneling is minimally-invasive, safe, and effective for addressing numerous skin concerns. We utilize the ProCell™ microchanneling device, which has a linear micro-stamping technique and advanced stem cell technology, offering jaw-dropping rejuvenation results with minimal, if any, downtime. Whether you want to remove reminders of teenage acne, natural aging, or scarring, microchanneling is the ultimate beauty treatment for all skin types.

Microchanneling boasts various benefits, including:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved hyperpigmentation
  • Boosted hydration
  • Tightened skin
  • Minimized dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks
  • Increased radiance

Precise Renewal: Frequently Asked Questions About Microchanneling

What does microchanneling do?

Microchanneling stimulates your body’s powerful healing process to reduce unwanted blemishes like dark spots, acne scars, fine lines, and more. Basically, you’re working smarter, not harder, for radiant skin!

Here’s how it works. First, your provider will gently pass a handheld device over your skin, creating tiny micro-channels. Don’t worry; these tiny channels are smaller than the diameter of your hair! The micro-injuries activate your body’s healing processes, boosting the production of collagen and elastin—the proteins responsible for your skin’s tightness and firmness. For best results, we recommend a series of three to four sessions.

Is microchanneling worth it?

Absolutely! After your microchanneling appointment, you’ll notice instant results, namely brighter and smoother skin, not to mention the other added benefits you’ll receive from your signature facial. And when matched with proper home care, results can continue to improve over several weeks!

Who’s a good candidate for microchanneling?

If you suffer from premature aging, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and other blemishes, you’re most likely a good candidate for microchanneling! We don’t recommend microchanneling for those who actively have sunburn, instead, we suggest you wait until the healing process is complete to book your microchanneling and facial. For more information about if microchanneling is right for you, call us at (215) 787-7742.

What to expect after microchanneling.

After a microneedling procedure, it’s normal to experience some side effects. Your skin may appear flushed or bright red, similar to mild to moderate sunburn, when you leave the appointment.

This redness and swelling often persist for 24 hours or slightly longer. Despite diligent aftercare, immediate redness reduction post-microneedling is unlikely.

Avoid applying makeup to cover the redness as it can block pores on your newly exposed skin, potentially leading to breakouts. Patience is required as the redness subsides. In the meantime, gentle, unscented products with natural ingredients may provide some relief.

It’s also typical to experience swelling and slight skin peeling up to 48 hours after the procedure. Other potential side effects include bumps, breakouts, and dry skin, though not everyone will experience these.

To minimize these effects, maintain skin care with moisturizer and gentle cleansers.

What is the recovery time.

  • 60 Minutes: Reddening and possible spot bleeding, pores still open.
  • Up to 24 hours: Rash, red dots, minor swelling.
  • 1 – 2 days: Rash, red dots, reduced swelling, minor itching, dry/tight sensation.
  • 2 – 3 days: Reduced rash, fading of red dots, dissipated swelling, reduced itching, minor skin flaking.
  • 3 – 4 days: Potential slight dryness.
  • 4 – 5 days: Full recovery with normalized function.
  • 3 weeks: Improvement in pigmentation begins.
  • 4 – 6 weeks: Improvements in lines, wrinkles and scarring begins.

What to avoid after microchanneling.

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure After Microneedling

Stay out of the sun and avoid using sunbeds or solariums. For the first two weeks after microneedling, use sunscreen whenever you’re exposed to the sun. Sunscreen should be worn daily, but it’s especially important to protect your healing skin from sun damage during recovery. Use sunscreen with SPF30 or higher. Avoid applying chemical sunscreen on the same day as treatment, and only use approved physical defense sunscreen.

  1. Avoid Active Ingredients in Skincare Products After Microneedling

Avoid products containing active ingredients such as retinol or alpha acids, as these can further irritate your skin. Use only those products recommended by your microneedling practitioner.

  1. Do Not Use Makeup After Microneedling

Let your skin breathe for 24 hours after treatment. Applying makeup when your skin channels are open can cause further irritation. Wait 24 to 48 hours before using makeup, giving your skin ample time to recover.

  1. Use Face Masks After Microneedling

A cooling and hydrating face mask can give your skin a quick break and help with inflammation. Ensure the mask is mild and doesn’t contain active ingredients.

  1. Avoid Intensive Exercise That Will Make You Sweat

Sweating can cause your pores to reopen, exposing your skin punctures to bacteria, which can lead to reactions or infections. Skip the gym and avoid intensive chores for the first 3 to 4 days.


  1. Avoid Long Hot Baths and Showers After Microneedling

Avoid bathing for one day and refrain from long baths and showers during the first week of recovery. Spas and saunas should also be avoided.

  1. Do Not Swim After Microneedling

Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean.

  1. Avoid Tattooing After Microneedling

This includes cosmetic tattooing such as microblading.

  1. Avoid Further Clinical Treatments After Microneedling

Refrain from treatments including but not limited to microdermabrasion, laser, IPL, chemical peels, and muscle stimulation.

Homecare recommendations

Your practitioner will prescribe specialized post-session cream. For the first 1 – 3 days, your skin may feel dry and tight. Regular use of prescribed creams can help alleviate this.

After 3-5 days, you can return to your regular active(retinol, acids) products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.


Avoid washing your skin for the first 10 hours. After that, gently exfoliate the skin after 3 – 5 days to remove any flaky dead skin that may form post-treatment.

Use a gentle cleanser and cold water, ensuring your hand motions are as gentle as possible. Avoid using any face brushes (goat or synthetic hair) for at least 7 days after treatment.

Recommended Products

An antioxidant serum can promote healing and soothe the skin, preventing further irritation.

As microneedling stimulates the production of collagen, the skin requires higher amounts of collagen than normal for optimal recovery. Collagen Stimulating Peptides can assist in this process.


Staying hydrated before and after your procedure can help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster. Try to avoid caffeine or alcohol.

Oral Supplements

Oral supplements can enhance the skin and improve the outcome of the treatment. Consider taking:

  • Omega 3
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Glucosamine

Ready to Discover Your Best Skin Yet? Book Online!

Transform your skin and self-confidence with microchanneling at Viviane Aires! Book online, add it to your next facial, and experience a long-lasting glow!

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