Learn about the magic of microchannels ✨
Tiny, precise wounds created by our Fractional laser that work with our Medical-grade serums to give you a smoother, brighter complexion.
What are Microchannels?
Microchannels are tiny, precise wounds created on the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, created during our Fractional and Ultra Duo treatments.
Microchannels safely injure the skin to initiate a natural healing response that stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. They also provide a channel for our medical-grade serums to reach maximal absorption in the dermal layer of the skin.
How are Microchannels created?
During our Fractional and Ultra Duo treatments, the laser we use creates thousands of microchannels in the skin while leaving the outermost layer, stratum corneum, intact, leading to minimal side effects and little recovery time. All of our lasers at Skin Laundry are non-ablative as they do not harm the surface layer of the skin.
Why are Microchannels beneficial?
Microchannels allow products to penetrate the skin more effectively
providing optimal results more quickly! They allow our medical-grade serums to be absorbed into the skin by 80-90%, versus 10-15% of when you apply serums normally on your skin.
When the microchannels are created, the dermis (second layer of the skin) heats up building collagen and elastin, which is then paired with customized medical-grade serums that can diminish fine lines, smooth out irregular skin texture, remove dead skin cells, fade acne scars, and break up unwanted pigment such as PIH and sunspots.
How long do Microchannels last?
Microchannels typically stay open for about 24 hours,
depending on how fast your skin heals. During this time it is essential to be very gentle and avoid scrubs, acids, SPF, makeup, sweating, and introducing new products. Microchannels enter the healing phase for 2-3 days, where you may notice some texture on the skin. By day 4 they are healed and the skin looks and feels smooth.
How is this different from Microneedling?
Microneedling is a method of creating micro-injury over the treatment area using tiny needles that force the skin to heal.
Whereas, Skin Laundry's Fractional Laser is a needle-free treatment that delivers heat energy to penetrate the skin’s surface, heating the tissue, creating microchannels, and triggering a healing response.