Microneedling with Radio Frequency (RF) is similar to regular microneedling, but with an added “boost” of heat to the dermis. This treatment is excellent for those looking to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin laxity, stretch marks, scars, and for stimulating collagen production! Using a stamp technique when the needles enter the skin, this device does not interrupt/damage the visible outer layers due to the patented insulated needles. Once through, the uninsulated tip (.2 mm) of the needles “zap” with Radio Frequency heat. To increase collagen remodeling, this creates a larger controlled injury deep within the skin, which is expanded by the RF to boost collagen and elastin. To personalize this treatment for you, our estheticians will decide between 4 different controlled depths for maximized results!
What can I expect during and after treatment?
Prior to your treatment, we topically numb the skin for about 30 minutes in hopes that the treatment has little to no discomfort. The treatment itself is a stamp technique doing sections of the face at a time with some over-lap each pulse. Once done, the area will be red and possibly inflamed but will calm down within a matter of hours. Redness can be expected for 24-48 hours potentially, sometimes longer depending on the intensity or the treatment, or the sensitivity of the skin. Face may be a little hot for a few hours following the treatment. Skin may also have a little bit of a texture to it for 1-2 weeks after but will go away once the healing process is complete.
What conditions does Microneedling improve?
INTRAcel can help with:
How much down time and post care is expected?
After an INTRAcel treatment, there will be minimal downtime USUALLY consisting of 24-48 hours of redness. Downtime can vary depending on the intensity of each treatment which will depend on what is being treated and the desired patient goal. Post care products will be given, and at home skin care may be recommended or required with treatment series.
How often should I have this treatment performed?
The number of treatments suggested will depend per person. We typically suggest 3-6 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart, however it truly depends on what each person is looking for in results, as well as the condition of each skin prior to treatment. Everyone’s skin is different and results can vary per person.
How long does this treatment last?
As with any treatment you will need to do maintenance treatments after your original series. Results should last about 12 months, and we would suggest maintenance treatments 1-3 yearly or more if patient desires.