We understand how hard it can be to deal with acne, and it's a fairly common condition that most of us go through at some point in our lives.
But scarring from severe acne may occur in about 40 percent of patients if left untreated for an extended period. Once scar tissue develops, removing it and replenishing the skin is a challenge for any skilled cosmetic physician.
As a result, treatments like INTRAcel – a cosmetic procedure that combines deep micro-needling and fractional radiofrequency dermal tightening – are becoming more prevalent to repair damaged skin from acne scarring.
Here are the essentials of what INTRAcel does to treat skin ailments.
What is INTRAcel?
INTRAcel developed as an alternative to laser-based cosmetic medical procedures. An ablative fractional laser penetrates the skin deeply, and it does so by removing the upper layers of skin.
Even modest laser treatments to heal scar tissue require a lengthy recovery, allowing the skin to heal properly before the next session.
Since micro-needling can be equally, if not more, effective, it's preferable among patients who desire faster, more noticeable results and shorter downtime. Likewise, fractional radiofrequency dermal tightening performs well on scar tissue, too.
INTRAcel treatment relies on both techniques and one medical device, which reduces costs for patients and cosmetic practitioners alike.
How does INTRAcel work?
The technologies used in treatments like INTRAcel are state-of-the-art in the cosmetic field, particularly for acne-related scarring. They help the skin naturally produce collagen, the substance our bodies use to keep our skin smooth and elastic.
Micro-needling gently penetrates the skin down to the lower layers where collagen formation begins. Then, fractional radiofrequency treatment sends radio waves deep into the skin, which generate the warmth needed to stimulate collagen production.
What can INTRAcel treat?
INTRAcel's effectiveness speaks volumes about the benefits of combining RF skin tightening with deep micro-needling. INTRAcel patients often report that their skin feels better than expected after only a few treatments.
INTRAcel works most efficiently for patients who need treatment for:
- Sagging, loose skin
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
This treatment has additional uses, too, so we strongly recommend a thorough medical evaluation before starting a treatment regimen.