Dec 29, 2017

INTRAcel Treatment Review: Skin Tightening & Acne

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Zalea Editor's Rating
INTRAcel RF Procedure Review
  • 7.9/10 Overall
  • Marketing Claims

    7.7

  • Peer-Reviewed Literature

    6.6

  • Consistency of Results

    8.6

  • Comfort Level

    8.1

  • Overall Satisfaction

    8.4

Editorial Review

Pros:

  • Great procedure for acne and traumatic scars.
  • The unique combination of monopolar and bipolar delivery modes allows for precise RF depth delivery into the epidermis, dermis and deeper in some patients.
  • Relatively painless for RF micro needle.
  • Minimal downtime.

    Cons:

  • Numerous sessions needed to achieve optimum results.
  • Need for topical anesthesia.
  • Things You should know:

  • There is downtime with increased depth of needle penetration. There is some pain with increased depth of needle penetration.
  • Have realistic expectation established for tone and texture improvement.
  • Will usually need 3-4 treatments. With topical anesthetic is relatively painless.
  • Most Common Use Cases :

  • Acne scars.
  • Improvement of skin tone and texture.
  • Stretch marks.
  • Atrophic scarring.
  • Physician Testimonials

    "This is a tremendous addition to our armamentarium of therapies to improve tone and texture of skin, and reduce the appearance of atrophic scars, acne scars and stretch marks.” -- Greg Chernoff, M.D.

    “This has become my go-to device for acne scarring, and for those who want limited downtime. I have never seen post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with this device even in type IV and V skin patients. Thus, all skin types can be treated with this.” -- Chris Zachary, M.D.

    “This is one of our go-to scar treatment devices.” -- Anonymous

    Additional Information (provided by Perigee)

    Procedure Description: Fractional RF microneedle technology used in INTRAcel was invented by Jeisys to uniquely treat the target area through rapid penetration of specially designed insulated micro-needles without causing extensive damage to the epidermis. The patented and proprietary technology means INTRAcel™ is the only device with the ability to precisely place thermal energy entirely within the dermis and cause a response in 100% of the area with minimal discomfort, and less than 2 hours downtime.

    Typical Clinical Applications: Non-surgical skin rejuvenation, acne scars, scar treatment, fine lines and wrinkles, pores, skin texture and toning, skin laxity, skin tightening, stretch marks, striae. I can be used anywhere on the body including face, neck, chest, knees, arms.

    Best Patient Candidates: Can be used on all skin types I to VI. Best patient candidate is someone who cannot take time off, has potential issue with pigmentation or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or wants to avoid uncomfortable procedures. INTRAcel is designed to accommodate all these patients.

    Other Patients Considerations: It is important to take care of your afterwards. INTRAcel will reduce the signs of aging, reduce scars and acne, and the appearance of stretch marks.

    US Procedure Price Range: $1000 face. $1500-$1800 face, neck and chest.

    Average Number of Treatments Needed: 1 to 4 depending on condition and needs.


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