INTRAcel Skin Tightening Facelift

Bodyvie is proud to be one of the few clinics in the UK offering INTRAcel – hailed as the future of skin tightening and resurfacing. It is very rare that devices like INTRAcel come to the cosmetic market place and we can see why it is taking the market by storm – the results are truly remarkable. Patients in Richmond, Surrey and London are undergoing skin transformations with the help of INTRAcel skin rejuvenation at bodyvie.

Intracel is an innovative and scientifically proven method for non-surgical skin tightening and resurfacing. INTRAcel adds a new level of treatment outcome to patients without the need for invasive treatment/surgery. Through the use of 2 treatment applications – fractional RF microneedling™ (FRM) and Non-invasive Superficial RF Rejuvenation (SRR), INTRAcel can reduce the signs of ageing, eliminate wrinkles, and correct scarring with little or no downtime.

Discover more about

  • INTRAcel RF Microneedling (FRM)
  • NEW INTRAcel ‘Light’ Non-invasive Superficial RF Rejuvenation (SRR) and
  • Three Layer Therapy (TLL) (the combination of the 2 applications!) under the treatment tabs below.

INTRAcel RF Microneedling – FRM

This revolutionary treatment uniquely targets and treats problem areas with tiny insulated microneedles which, unlike laser procedures or surgery, protects the surface of the skin from damage. These tiny microneedles penetrate the skin and create tiny columns that facilitate healing and yield natural skin recovery. At the same time, INTRAcel emits a high-tensioned RF pulse to the treatment area and selectively degenerates the collagen fibres between the superficial dermis and muscle band, promoting the construction of new collagen. The treatment targets variable depths below the skin surface, meaning that healthy skin is left undamaged and there is minimal pain or discomfort.

Comparison of Fractional Laser & INTRAcel System

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INTRAcel before and after shots
INTRAcel before and after shots

INTRAcel is a safe, non-ablative procedure that allows one to immediately resume normal activities, with full skin recovery in 1-6 days. INTRAcel delivers reliable results, with minimal pain, little or no downtime and outstanding improvements to the skin.

 

 

 

 

What are the benefits?

•    Reduced skin sagging, fine lines and wrinkles
•    Diminished pores and stretch marks
•    Improved skin texture
•    Reduced acne and acne scars
•    Decreased appearance of stretch marks
•    Smoother, younger-looking skin

What does INTRAcel treatment involve?

A topical anaesthetic is applied 60 minutes prior to treatment. To reduce discomfort our doctors also administer nerve block injections so that you are unable to feel anything during treatment. During the Intracel treatment, tiny insulated needles penetrate the skin and deliver energy into the dermis, stimulating the tissue and encouraging the skin to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The result is a tightening and plumping of the skin, without causing excess damage.

How will my skin look immediately post treatment?

Following treatment, patients can expect to look red and skin might be slightly puffy. This redness usually subsides within a few hours following which you might see tiny little needle marks, which can appear as purple dots. 3-5 days post treatment skin ususally becomes dry and flakey for a week or so. Once this peeling has occured skin will become re-hydrated and the collagen stimulation and cellular regeneration will be underway.

How many treatments do I need?

Dr Weber will advise how many treatments you may require during your initial consultation. The average number is 1-3.

Interested in INTRAcel? Contact us to book a consultation.

INTRAcel ‘Light’ – SRR

img_sbn0 INTRAcel Light (Superficial RF Rejuvenation – SRR) offers non-invasive radio-frequency treatment to the epidermis. It is ideal for treating areas of thinner and crêpey skin, particularly the eyes, crows feet, upper lip and corners of mouth, forehead and full face and neck for light peeling.

INTRAcel Light is a brilliant option for patients who do not want to undergo more aggressive treatments with associated discomfort and micro-needling, but want to achieve subtle tightening, lift and improved skin appearance including a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. For many patients it is a gentle way to ease into skin rejuvenation treatments and to become comfortable and familiar with the experience of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. INTRAcel Light is a pain free skin rejuvenation treatment.

Before & after 3 INTRAcel Light for the eyes

Before & after 3 INTRAcel ‘Light’ treatments for the eyes

img_prod7INTRAcel Light incorporates the use of a 49 electrodes in a 1cm/sq non-ablative headpiece. These electrodes are applied to dry skin to deliver a controlled level of radio-frequency. No anaesthetic gel is required for this treatment and treatment is pain free. A slight sensation of warmth might be experienced.

 

What are the benefits?

INTRAcel ‘Light’ is ideal for treating areas of thinner and crêpey skin, particularly the eyes, crows feet, upper lip and corners of mouth, forehead and full face and neck for light peeling

What does INTRAcel 'Light' treatment involve?

Treatment is very quick and pain free. No topical anaesthetic is required. During treatment the electrodes will be applied to your skin and radio-frequency will be transmitted to the dermis. You might feel a slight warming sensation. Depending on your skin type and area being treated your doctor might do 2-3 passes over the same area. Treatment takes 10-15 minutes.

How will my skin look immediately post treatment?

Immediately following treatment, patients can expect to look red and skin might be slightly puffy. This redness usually subsides within a few hours. Within 2-3 days  small pixelated dots might occur on the skin (they look a little like scabs) and the treatment site might become itchy. This dryness/flaking tends to subside within a week, depending on the treatment parameters used.

How many treatments do I need?

Dr Weber will advise how many treatments you may require during your initial consultation. The average number is a course of 3, but it depends on skin type and condition. Treatments are spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

INTRAcel Three Layer Therapy – TLL

Combination Therapy – INTRAcel Three Layer Therapy

INTRAcel RF Micro-needling and INTRAcel Light (Sublative RF Epidermal) work effectively alongside each other and combination treatment is applicable for several lesions on both layers where RF energy could not be delivered to the dermis and epidermis by a singular application.

Micro needles penetrate into the skin and build columns for healing, and then simultaneously, partial thermal damage is produced to epidermis and dermis by the high tensioned radiofrequency. The entire treatment area about 20% of deep skin is wounded with micro scratches that will soon be regenerated. These micro scratches induce the growth factor of the cell and maximise the natural healing process. This is the newest reverse ageing treatment.

With the wound healing process from RF microneedling treatment (bipolar and monopolar – see diagram above) and the SRR (Superficial RF Rejuvenation) tip that provides non-invasive treatment on the epidermal layer – we can target three different layers (Three Layer Therapy). Three different tissue interactions based on TLT would approach all skin layers from epidermis to dermis.

INTRAcel Three Layer Therapy Diagram

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Three Layer Therapy Combines the 2 tip types. Invasive FRM & Non-Invasive SRR

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