What is an Intracel Fractional Microneedle Radio Frequency treatment?
INTRAcel Fractional Microneedle Radio Frequency works by delivering thermal damage through microneedles directly into the dermis, bypassing the epidermis completely.
- It is able to cause collagen shrinkage and new collagen formation without damaging the epidermis.
- you can treat the face, neck, décolleté and other parts of the body without worrying about scarring or pigment changes.
- All skin types from white to Asian to black can be treated, and there is no wound to take care of after the procedure.
- It takes less than one hour to perform and is done with local or topical numbing."
Is there any downtime?
- Since this isn't a surgical procedure there is no real downtime.
- There is a slight redness after treatment that will go away within five days.
- There may also be some bruising in certain areas from the needles.
- The only restriction is that the treated area must be protected from UV exposure, which should be done anyway...!
Are there any risks involved?
- There is a risk for those who tend to develop hypertrophic scarring or hyper-pigmentation.
- For most people, the risks are very minimal.
Is these procedure, right one for you?
- If you don't want to have surgery. "these treatments are non–surgical"
- These treatment have low downtime and the "Intracel" don't cause pigmentation complications...!
How often can you do this treatment?
- For most clients, I generally recommend 1-3 treatments, waiting six weeks in between treatments.
- The effects will last 10-12 months.
How would you describe the treatment and recovery?
The procedures were done with local numbing. I was able to drive home, and I did not take time off from my regular activities. There was slight redness for two to three days, but I was able to wear makeup the next day.
What should I know before a treatment?
- One weeks prior to your first treatment, your technician will recommend to do a exfoliating treatment.
- No Retin-A products or applications 12 hours prior to your treatment.
- No auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to your treatment.
- No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment.
- On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.
What to avoid after treatment to ensure proper healing?
- Do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
- Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds.
- Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
- No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
- Apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a SPF30+. (A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.)
- Erythema and edema (redness and swelling) are common immediate reactions from the non-ablative INTRAcel treatment. This typically resolves within 2-3 days.
- A warming sensation of the skin may be felt after treatment.
- Cleanse the skin with a mild cleanser. Do not scrub.
- Apply a light moisturizer after cleansing.
- Avoid laying flat for 2 to 3 days and nights. This will help prevent or reduce swelling. Resting and sleeping in a recliner chair is preferred. If you do not have a recliner chair, prop your head and shoulders upright with many pillows.
- To improve your healing time after treatments, oral supplementation with 500mg of vitamin C (in the form of ascorbic acid) two to three times daily is recommended.
- There is a possibility of rare side effects which may include blistering or increased acne formation. If this occurs, do not rub, scratch or pick at blisters or acne. Apply antibiotic ointment to any blisters and use a antibacterial cleanser twice daly if any increased in acne formation. Please contact our office immediately (0030)2310260096 with any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.
- A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater should be generously and frequently applied to the treated areas at all times. Avoid prolonged sun exposure for a minimum of two weeks following treatment.