We have been receiving a lot of interest in our INTRAcel Skin Tightening & Resurfacing. So I thought this might be a good time to post our Intracel protocols and links to the actual procedure.
Remember – All of our consultations are FREE. So please feel free to book an appointment to discuss what might be best for you.
What to expect….
The treatment begins with your before photos then the application of numbing cream (approx. 30mins), then it is cleansed off, and the treatment begins. There are 49 needles in a 1cm square cartridge, that are penetrated quickly into the skin delivering Radio Frequency to the dermis. (For the record – the needles are tiny – the thickness of a hair). The needles are thermal needles which keep the RF from reaching the epidermis – sparing it from burns/damage (**This is a patented technology). Most other treatments cause damage to the epidermis first and try to deliver enough energy to the dermis. The actual treatment time is approx. 45-60 minutes followed by a cooling face mask with cold pack to reduce any inflammation and redness (approx. 20mins). Then a post care cream and daily sunscreen is applied. Total booking time 2.5 hours.
What is to be expected in the days following…..
That same day and for the next day as well, cold packs will help with any swelling or discomfort. There are also specific masks that are in the recommended Post Care Kit (apply 1 am and 1 pm).
The skin will look a little pink and may have some tiny needle marks (tiny pin head scabs) – usually resolving within 5-14 days. If you are using the Blemish Balm (or a safe coverage) most people would not notice anything is different about you. If you are nervous about what your reaction might be, I would recommend that you plan to be at home for 1-2 days after the treatment.
I have had four treatments done on myself over the past 3 years. I really found the downtime minimal and the results quite impressive. No one noticed any marks, redness or swelling even though I had a little of each and was at work on Day 2 on both occasions. Every person I have treated with this has noticed a difference in their lines, scars, and the taughtness of the skin – some more than others. However, it does take a least a month to start to notice changes. These results continue to improve for up to 6 months.
Here are a few links that might give you a better idea of the procedure…
Intracel with Dr. Mulholland on Breakfast t.v. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLxmPjOg6PA
A personal experience documented - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPMT15lXa5w
Dr. Poon’s neck area Before and After shots - http://www.elevatemagazine.com/before-after/391-shirley-s-platelet-rich-plasma-treatment
Here is a link to our own before and after pics http://www.freedommedispa.com/intracel/
And last but not least is the Youtube video of Daniela Hofmann of Freedom performing the treatment - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBF3Pl0vLLg
This is an awesome treatment – allowing us to age gracefully - with subtle differences in lines/wrinkles we aren’t denying our age, just looking great while aging!