The Fountain of Youth Facial $320
Medical Grade post treatment Growth Factor serums : $290 for Serum 1 & 2
The 2 serums need to be purchased and used after the MicroChanneling sessions for best results.
EXPRESS Fountain of Youth $215 (no facial)
With only 90 min downtime (1 1/2 to 4 hours depending on the client and needle length), this treatment can be done year round without worrying about looking red for social events! If you are busy and looking for a result-driven treatment, this is it!
Livra MD™ Micro-channeling & Stem Cell Therapy Micro-channeling therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure designed to improve the appearance of aging skin and to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne, scaring and hair loss. The procedure creates invisible micro-perforations on the outer layer of dead skin, stimulating cells to activate the production of new collagen and triggering the body to fill these channels with newly produced collagen and elastin. Unlike other treatments that injure or damage the skin to activate a healing response (IPL, Chemical Peels, Laser treatments), ProCell Micro-channeling therapy improves the skin’s health and appearance by stimulating the release of Epidermal Growth Factors with virtually no damage to the skin and very little downtime.
Microchanneling is known to enhance the skin’s absorption of natural nutrients and topical serums by over 300%. Our Livra MD stem cell growth serums are applied during and immediately after the procedure to deliver a high concentration of growth factors.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-face containing tiny micro-needles is attached to the Microchannel. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical growth serum to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs.
Then, the Microchannel is stamped or tapped across your face, creating hundreds of tiny channels through which the serum is absorbed into your skin. Because the microchannel is stamped on our face instead of dragged, the only injuries are the microchannels created by the tiny needles (the size of a hair).
What can be expected during a treatment?
Though there are micro-fine needles used, the treatment is not painful (although we do offer numbing if necessary). Each treatment begins with a thorough cleansing and a light Enzyme Exfoliation. During microchanneling, there is a cool, wet feeling as the Growth Factor serum is infused. Upon completion of the treatment a cooling and Hydrating mask is applied.
Make up can be applied 12-24 hrs after treatment.
Karine with dr Des Fernandes
Pioneered by the internationally renowned Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Desmond Fernandes in 1997, needling has been combined with Vitamin A, to successfully treat acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. Environ is the product line created by Dr Fernandes to safely and effectively be used with needling.
Results can take three to nine months to fully appear as the body takes time to generate new collagen. The client, however, sees continual improvement. The procedure can take from 1 hour to 90 min. Results last as long as the bodies own collagen, 5-10 years or more. Maintenance is important to prevent the breakdown of collagen.
Prevention is better than cure. Our skin requires cytokines and growth factors as key modulators of skin cell metabolism, their levels decrease with the aging process which results in slow cell renewal and defective skin defense systems.
Skin Needling stimulates cytokines and growth factors in the aged skin; they improve skin elasticity and plasticity via accelerated rejuvenating process. The good news is that the latest treatments such as Microchanneling are more effective than ever and treatments should be started sooner than later when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate.
If wrinkles are left unattended and they become ingrained and scar like they are much more difficult to treat. Loss of collagen in the face causes dreaded sagging.
How many treatments should be done?
The number of treatments varies from person to person and depends on what and who we are treating. For deeper wrinkles or acne scarring, usually 4-9 treatments may be required to achieve desired results. There is no limit to the number of treatments that one can receive as long as adequate time passes in between each treatment (3-4 weeks).
What will this treatment improve the appearance of?
Fine lines and shallow wrinkles
Aging and sun damaged skin
Uneven skin texture from sun damage
Oily/Acne prone skin
Dry, flaky, patchy skin
Raised scars and pitted acne scars
Are there any contraindications?
Pregnancy – if you are pregnant or nursing, you are advised to not receive any MicroChanneling treatments. As a general rule, pregnant women should stay away from any type of cosmetic procedures.
Diabetes – unstable diabetes patients should not be treated due to problems with healing.
Accutane or any related acne medication – Accutane or any related drug should be discontinued for a minimum of 6 months prior to undergoing MicroChanneling.
Active Herpes Simplex in the treatment area – treatment is possible once the outbreak is healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication to keep this condition in remission during the treatment series.
Any active inflammatory skin condition e.g. eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site (because it may aggravate the condition).