ProCell vs. Microneedling: What is the Difference?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is already well-established as a highly-effective treatment for many skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, scarring, and more. It does this by creating thousands of tiny injuries on the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process to repair the injuries with new collagen and other substances. But what would happen if we combined the reparative power of microneedling with a nourishing cytokine-based serum? Introducing ProCell microneedling, a revolutionary procedure that takes microneedling to the next level. In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between standard microneedling and ProCell microneedling, both of which are offered by Ultimate Image at our convenient Tampa Bay locations.

What Makes ProCell Microneedling Different?

ProCell microneedling combines standard microneedling with simultaneous delivery of a specialized serum that enhances the healing and rejuvenation process. The device used in ProCell treatments is similar to the one used in standard microneedling, but is designed to allow for the infusion of a stem cell-based serum into the skin during the procedure. This serum is packed with cytokines and other nourishing substances and is designed to accelerate the regeneration process, improve the skin’s texture and tone, and provide anti-inflammatory benefits, all of which reduce the visible signs of aging.

Key Differences

Treatment Focus

While standard microneedling focuses on collagen stimulation alone, ProCell microneedling adds in the delivery of a specially-formulated, stem cell-packed serum that enhances and accelerates results.

Recovery Time

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the ProCell serum, recovery times for ProCell microneedling clients tends to be shorter than standard microneedling clients. That’s because the ProCell serum helps soothe the skin throughout the procedure, leaving it in a healthier condition post-procedure than standard microneedling alone.


ProCell allows the aesthetician to customize the client’s microneedling treatment by adjusting the serum formulation for the client’s specific skin needs. For example, clients with extra dry skin may receive a serum with added hyaluronic acid, while clients with hyperpigmentation may get a boost of hydroquinone in their serum treatment.


Because ProCell microneedling allows for not just collagen induction, but also incorporates the healing properties of a custom-made, stem cell-rich serum, ProCell clients will typically see a faster and more drastic result from their microneedling sessions. But don’t get us wrong, both standard and ProCell microneedling deliver impressive results for a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure.

Try ProCell Microneedling at Ultimate Image in Tampa Bay

Standard microneedling remains a powerful tool for skin rejuvenation, but ProCell offers a next-level approach by incorporating custom nourishing serums that further enhance the healing and revitalizing effects of the treatment. A consultation with an aesthetic professional can help determine which microneedling treatment is best suited to meet individual skincare goals and needs. If you’re in Tampa Bay and ready to experience the benefits of ProCell or standard microneedling, call Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center at 727-799-7000 or email us at Dr. Todd Besnoff and his talented team are ready to serve you at two convenient Tampa Bay locations in Clearwater and Tampa, so you never have to go far to get the best skin of your life!