What is INTRAcel Pro?
INTRAcel Pro is a new, state of the art, non-surgical treatment for tightening and firming skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scar tissue without the down time associated with laser resurfacing or surgical facelift.
How does it work?
It combines radio frequency technology and micro-needling all in one simple procedure. Tiny insulated needles penetrate deep into the dermis and heat the tissue for microseconds. Multiple depths are treatable in one session, and optimal collagen stimulation and regeneration is achieved.
It’s an extremely precise treatment so the surrounding tissue is left unaffected, which results in a very fast healing time and virtual no downtime. The body’s natural healing process produces a new, healthy and tighter skin structure in the treated area.
What skin conditions and areas can be treated?
- Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction on the face, around eyes, the top lip, around the mouth, jowls, neck, hands, knees, decollete and other body areas.
- Acne and Acne scarring
- Open Pores
- Stretch Marks
- Post Op and Other Scarring
- Safe for all skin types (Insulated Needles)
When will I see results?
Generally the skin will be smoother and tighter after the first treatment, but the results from the treatment will continue to improve for up to six months. The results are variable, depending on the original quality of the skin and degree of damage to be treated.
How many INTRAcel Pro treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will depend on the area being treated and the quality of the skin. The therapist will discuss this in your consultation, but generally between 2-4treatments are recommended.
Each treatment is ideally spaced between 4-6 weeks apart, but treatment plans can be flexible.
How is the treatment carried out?
- The INTRAcel Pro treatment is performed in our clinic.
- A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area to be treated
- This is left to penetrate the skin for up to an hour
- The treatment itself usually takes between 30-60 minutes, depending on the area
- The device head will be passed over the skin, pausing for the needles to penetrate before moving to the next area
Does INTRAcel Pro hurt?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied an hour before treatment. During the procedure you will experience a prickling sensation across the skin as the treatment device head is passed over the area. This increases with the number of passes, but as the skin is cooled during treatment it is completely tolerable.
The levels of treatment can be adjusted to suit patient comfort. If you are worried about discomfort or feel nervous about the treatment you can discuss these concerns with the therapist.
Is INTRAcel Pro safe?
Yes, the treatment is safe but it must be carried out by a trained and experienced therapist to ensure that the different areas are treated at the correct levels.
What are the side effects?
Initially there will be tiny pinpoint bleeding which will settle in a few minutes. You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for about an hour after treatment, then virtually no discomfort. The skin can be red for a few hours; this usually resolves within 24 hours.. Swelling is minimal particularly under the eyes (if treated) and resolves in 1-2 days. Sometimes a small bruise can occur.
Care following treatment
The use of a good sunscreen (40+) following the treatment is very important to protect the skin during the healing phase and for several weeks following treatment.
Moisturising with a good cream will alleviate any dryness you may feel. Makeup can be applied after 24 hours.