The most popular skin tightening procedures use radio frequency(RF) to stimulate an increase in the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. We believe INTRAcel technology provides the best results. You may have heard of Thermage for tightening as well. These are the two most popular non-invasive skin tightening treatments on the market today. So what are the differences?
Intracel vs Thermage
When people think of needles they generally cringe - let alone 49 of them penetrating the skin at the same time!
Yet the most common response, immediately following a treatment is - "Wow, that wasn't so bad." Most clients are back to their regular schedule the next day, although I always advise to allow a day - as a precaution.
INTRAcel uses thermal micro-needles, coupled with RF which promotes the type of positive results we've seen. By by-passing the epidermis and releasing RF only in the Dermal layer, the treatment decreases downtime and increases results.
Thermage also uses (RF) to target the dermis and stimulate collagen production - however, the RF must penetrate the epidermis first as it does not use micro-needles. Thereby the epidermis receives the greatest amount of RF (which may cause a burn), and the dermis receives a minimal amount of RF (which equals unimpressive results).
Is INTRAcel the right treatment for you? If you are concerned with lines/wrinkles, laxity in the skin/jowls or pock marks/scars, etc. - then yes, this is by far the best treatment available to you. Even with only one treatment, you will notice an improvement in the elasticity and a decrease in the appearance of lines/wrinkles.
Remember if you wait too long, you may not be a great candidate for INTRAcel or any skin tightening solution. INTRAcel is the best way to avoid going under the knife, or needing a more invasive alternative.
If you are interested, we have an information package available. Contact us if you wish to receive one or would like a complimentary consultation.