INTRAcel™ RF Skin Treatment
Help the Skin Look Smoother and Younger
INTRAcel™ Fractional RF Microneedling Treatment 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, and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.
INTRAcel™ makes use of fractional micro-needles and non-invasive electrodes to deliver RF heat energy into the middle layer of your skin known as the dermis. In essence, the heat energy causes controlled damage in the area of application, eventually triggering a repair response from the body. Simply put, the proteins that make your skin firm and strong, (collagen and elastin), are stimulated to produce more to rebuild and renew the area. With INTRAcel™ it means you can achieve thicker, firmer, tighter and rejuvenated skin.
INTRAcel™ uniquely treats the exact area required through specially designed insulated micro-needles that deliver the RF energy specifically where it is needed without causing any damage to the epidermis. The Radio Frequency energy transmitted stimulates the fibroblasts resulting in the production of new collagen. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
You can treat the face, neck, neckline and other parts of the body. Immediate results are experienced from the INTRAcel™ treatment with a visible tightening and lifting continuing over time as more collagen is produced.
What is it used to treat?
The INTRAcel™ RF micro-needling device can be used to rejuvenate your skin in almost all areas of your body including:
1. Face and neck
• Loose jowls including an undefined jawline
• Sagging skin under one’s chin
• Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and forehead
• Flabby tummy
• Sagging skin on the arms, buttocks, knees, and legs
• Unwanted bulges after weight loss or pregnancy
• Stretch marks
• Acne scarring
• Open pores
• Skin texture
• Fine lines
• Excess skin found on the upper part of the eyelid
• Wrinkles around the eyes
What does the treatment involve?
You may experience a prickling sensation as the machine head is passed over the skin. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment for added comfort. During the treatment radio frequency heat energy is delivered into the upper middle layers of the skin stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. What this means for you is firmer, thicker, rejuvenated skin without the downtime associated with other more invasive treatments.
How long does it take?
30 to 45 minutes.
Best results are achieved with a series of 3 treatments.
Are the results permanent?
Although the results will vary according to your skin type and the area of application, results last up to 2 years for most people. Skin ageing will of course still continue in all individuals so you may be advised to consider top-up or maintenance treatments every couple of years.
Side effects & risks
INTRAcel™ is considered quite safe as long as you are healthy.
Treatment can be painful, but will depend on the individual. Anaesthetic cream is used to minimise any discomfort, and sometimes cooling systems are also available if you are particularly sensitive. The treatment levels of the device can also be adjusted to suit comfort during treatment. Generally, treatment is considered to be tolerable.
Immediately after treatment there will be pinpoint bleeding which will go away quickly. You will feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few hours and the skin will stay red for up to a day. During this time the skin is starting to heal. There may be swelling, particularly if you are treated in and around the eye area; this may take up to 3 days to disappear. Small bruises are also possible. Tiny scabs will form (where the pinpoint bleeding was) at the entry points of the micro-needles. This will make your skin dry and flaky for a few days at the area heals. Improvement in skin tone and texture will happen after about 2 weeks.
You will be advised to wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen product after treatment, as well as to use any topical aftercare products such as aloe vera gel, alongside cold compresses to aid comfort, assist healing, protect your skin and avoid complications whilst it heals. Make-up should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment.