INTRACEL SKIN REJUVENATION AND ACNE SCAR TREATMENT
FDA approved since July 20, 2016
INTRACEL – RF MICRONEEDLE (FRM™) SYSTEM
INTRAcel is a revolutionary treatment using fractional radio frequency combined with insulated microneedling to treat acne scarring, wrinkles, large pores, general skin rejuvenation and the reduction of stretch marks. This device is good for all skin types.
Fractional RF micro needling technology, FRM™, 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. This allows the RF pulse to be targeted into the treated area causing thermolysis, selectively degenerates the collagen fibres between the superficial dermis and muscle band, stimulating fibroblasts and resulting in the construction of new collagen.
Impedance varies by patient, skin type and target tissue. Thus, predicting a precise result with RF treatment is not practical without monitoring impedance. In addition, impedance values change when RF energy penetrates into human tissue.
Many aesthetic patients who visited the clinic desired immediate results. If it is difficult to find a moderate method to stimulate the superficial dermis with non-invasive methods, or for patients who do not want to wait for results of treatments for 2 months. For those patients monopolar treatment would be an alternate solution. According to the study, the ideal depth to stimulate using monopolar mode is approximately 0.8mm, the typical distance between superficial dermis and mid-dermis.
- Acne scar
- Skin Rejuvenation, Tightening, Glow
- Stretch marks
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See how injections can treat Keloids
So this is my patient here DeAndre, he’s been coming in several times every month to get serial injections for Keloids. So a Keloid is an overgrowth of a scar, essentially your body has no idea it needs to stop creating scar tissue, it keeps forming, keeps forming, and eventually it creates this large mass that usually looks like a mushroom. So we’ve been treating him for a while. If you pan up to that screen over there you’ll see where it started, looks like two large kid-ney beans there, and now they’re starting to shrivel up as I’d expect. He’s had several serial injec-tions, and now they’re kind of looking like from a full grape to little tiny raisins so the goal is to get them as small as possible and eventually we may even remove them, depending on how he feels about that in the future, so the smaller they are the easier they are to remove, so we’re going to go ahead with this injection now.
Microneedling Facial/Body Skin Rejuvenation with INTRAcel RF - March 2017
Gayle: It’s a good song for this story, a popular new treatment is helping a growing number of people to search for the fountain of youth. Microneedling is what it’s called—it uses tiny needles to improve your skin. The procedure was only available at dermatologists’ offices or even high end spas but now companies are selling devices so that you can do this at home despite concerns from the FDA. Michelle Miller looks at whether this is a true break through or as critics say, this is just a marketing ploy. Michelle, can’t wait to hear, good morning.
Michelle: Good morning, it’s not just beauty bloggers who are hyping these at-home micronee-dling tools, major publications from The New York Times to Allure magazine are devoting copy to these devices, but doctors say consumers should be aware of a few risks.
Woman on TV: The biggest beauty craze right now which is microneedling
Michelle: It’s the latest in “do-it-yourself” beauty. Microneedling is coming home from the of-fice, and demand for these products is outpacing the supply.
Woman on TV: You sold out, not once, not twice, but six times on beauty report.
Jamie O’Banion: I know it.
Michelle: Jamie O’Banion’s GloPRO, sold here on HSN, is just one of a number of microneedling tools marketed for at home use. The GloPRO and devices like it use tiny needles to pierce the skin, stimulating the body’s natural regeneration response.
Jamie O’Banion: What does the skin do? It says “I’ve been injured, I need to heal, I need to cre-ate new collagen, new skin cells.”
Michelle: It doesn’t hurt, it pricks, it’s like little tickle, tingle, yeah a tingle.
Michelle: Prices for this popular product range from the $30 no frills Stack skincare device to the $200 vibrating GloPRO. Compare that to in-office treatments which can start at $500.
Michelle Lee: A lot of these very expensive procedures that people have done in-office, the fact that people can now bring them home is very appealing. So I’ll usually go kind of all the verti-cal’s first.
Michelle: Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee is a self-described skincare guinea pig.
Michelle lee: Doing the at-home version feels almost like a cat licking you. When you have a pro-fessional do it, it hurts.
Michelle: But not everyone is sold. Dermatologist Jeanine Downie offers in-office microneedling treatments to reduce scarring, signs of aging and even stretch marks, but she cautions against the use of at-home tools.
Dr. Downie: It can spread infection, that it can actually cause scarring, and that it can make whatever you’re trying to treat worse.
Michelle: The FDA has also issued warning letters to several microneedling pen manufacturers, not including GloPRO.
Woman on TV: The FDA has safety concerns regarding the potential for the needles to damage vessels and nerves. What do you think about that warning?
Jamie: Yeah, and I think that’s very interesting, I’m very familiar with all the cases that you’re referencing and those are from copycat tools as well, and again it goes back to safety, you know, trust your skin to the original.
Michelle: In addition to her concerns about at-home devices, Dr. Downie has one more piece of advice.
Dr. Downie: So if you’re microneedling and you’re not using sunblock, you’re really wasting your time.
Michelle: Well, Dr. Downie and other dermatologists say protecting your skin from the sun is the best way to combat skin damage. Now when it comes to choosing between these devices, Al-lure’s Michelle Lee says your skincare is no place to scrimp but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the most expensive tool is the best for you and your skin, so make sure you do your research. And we have a few of them here, ranging in price from $30 all the way up to $200, so you have a range.
Gayle: Well all morning long, we’ve been saying tiny little needles, the fact that I can do this and squeeze it, this is, that doesn’t even feel like a needle.
Michelle: Well, it’s supposed to, you know, penetrate at, you know, the cell level, so or, you know, it.. we’ll see. We’ll see what happens, I mean people swear by it.
Gayle: It’s not as bad as I thought it was gonna be. I might be borrowing this one.
Man on TV: Gayle was imagining needles in her face.
Gayle: I was, after I’ve been pooh-pooh-ing it all morning, that’s why you should wait to hear the whole story! Thank you, Michelle, thank you.
Michelle: You’re welcome.