Dec 20, 2016

Intensif Review: Micro Needling & Acne Treatment

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Intensif Procedure Review
  • 6.6/10 Overall
  • Marketing Claims


  • Peer Reviewed Literature


  • Consistency of Results


  • Comfort Level


  • Overall Satisfaction


Editorial Review


  • Treatment improves oily skin, pores, texture, fine lines and skin tightening.
  • Only 1-2 days redness post treatment.
  • Excellent results particularly for acne scarring, good technology for deep delivery of topicals. Can be used on all skin types.
  • This procedure achieves tightening and crepey skin reduction without downtime.
  • Cons:

  • Procedure requires topical anesthesia to be comfortable otherwise the procedure can be uncomfortable.
  • Multiple treatments are required to achieve maximum results. More aggressive treatments require about one week of recovery time. 

  • Skin needs to be thin to respond, so best for thin skin on the neck; patients with small faces; superficial wrinkles and superficial to moderate acne scars.
  • Things You should know:

  • 3-5 treatments necessary. treatments at 4-week intervals.
  • Not for deep scars or wrinkles.
  • Procedure has some downtime.
  • Results can be variable.
  • 3 months to see final results.
  • Most Common Use Cases :

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Texture improvement
  • Lifting and tightening
  • Physician Testimonials

    "We use this for under eye wrinkles, acne scars, wrinkles around the mouth and for overall tightening of a thin to medium skinned patients with textural issues”
 Amy Taub M.D.

    "It is not "a no downtime" procedure, multiple treatment sessions are necessary. Requires some form of anesthesia (numbing), post-operative recovery takes a few days. Results are variable." Neil Sadick M.D.

    Additional Information

    Procedure Description:
    Intensif is a fractional RF micro needling technology designed to target multiple layers of tissues to address both laxity, deep wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and various other textural irregularities.
    Typical Clinical Applications:
    Non-surgical skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
    Best Patient Candidates:
    All skin types.

    Intensif US Procedure Cost & Price Range:
    $800 to $1000 USD per treatment.
    Average Number of Treatments Needed:
    Three treatments.

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