INTRAcel™ Microneedling is a cutting-edge skin-tightening and rejuvenating treatment that combines two minimally invasive techniques: deep dermal micro-needling and radio frequency (RF) skin tightening.
INTRAcel™ treats sagging skin, fine lines, pores, and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. Collagen is naturally produced by our body, helping skin look firmer and younger. As we get older, the body produces less collagen resulting in a loss of elasticity in the skin and evidence of wrinkles and lines.
The INTRAcel™ technology combines micro-needling to penetrate the skin and uses radio frequency to deliver heat energy deep into the skin tissue. The layers of the skin respond to the thousands of tiny microscopic energy points by generating new collagen growth which encourages the skin to tighten and heal naturally. The effect is similar to peeling, but with minimal impact. This results in thicker, firmer skin rejuvenation.
The results of INTRAcel™ Microneedling treatments help the skin look smoother and younger, reducing the signs of aging by tightening the skin and improving tone and texture. INTRAcel™ has also proven to be effective in diminishing signs of acne and acne scarring, as well as reducing large unsightly pores and unwanted stretch marks. INTRAcel™ also has dramatic effects on acne and acne scarring.
After just one treatment, your skin is stimulated to produce more collagen so will start to feel smoother and tighter with visible results showing after two or more INTRAcel™ sessions.Treatments are specific to you, with one to three treatments normally being required. Woodlands Medical Aesthetics will advise you and provide a treatment plan defined by your skin condition and desired results.
Results can vary, depending on the original quality of your skin and degree of damage. Normally INTRAcel™ treatments continue to improve the skin for up to six months for plumper, glowing skin and smaller pores.
To begin, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area roughly 30 – 60 minutes in advance of the procedure. The device’s tiny insulated needles are then used to penetrate deep into the dermis and effectively heat the tissue to the desired temperature within microseconds.
Not including the time required for the local anesthetic cream to take effect, the entire process takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes, depending upon the area being treated. Afterwards the body’s natural healing process immediately kicks into gear to produce a new, healthier, tighter skin structure.
Much depends on the location and general condition of the area to be treated. Typically, however, patients need between 2 and 5 treatments for best results. The treatments are usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, although this is relatively flexible.
Right after the first treatment most patients report their skin starting to feel smoother and tighter, but the results will continue to improve for a period of up to six months. As with many cosmetic procedures, the final results tend to vary from person to person and are at least partially determined by the overall health of each patient’s skin and the degree of damage that needs to be addressed.
Call us today to set up your free consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for Intracel RF Microneedling and work with you to develop a treatment plan.