Micro Needling & Skin Tightening

Micro Needling at Kovanda Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Institute Edina, MN


INTRAcel is the next generation skin tightening and resurfacing treatment, utilizing a proven combination of methods to improve and correct the most common concerns. Skin tightening and a youthful, ideal complexion are possible without surgery or down time.

INTRAcel improves the following:

  • Skin laxity for both face and body
  • Lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and signs of aging
  • Active acne
  • Stretch marks, acne scarring, surgical scars

Does the treatment hurt?

While overall tolerance varies depending on type of treatment and person, fractional RF microneedle treatment is generally well accepted. To further ensure comfort and safety, INTRAcel employs a proprietary insertion mechanism and patented insulated micro-nee­dles optimized to deliver energy to target while minimizing discomfort. Topical numbing cream can offer additional relief if needed. It feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle makes the treatment comfortable.

How long does it take?

The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the treated area.

How many treatments do I need?

While some results may be visible after one treatment, typically three treatments are needed to show significant results. Dr. Kovanda will discuss the optimal number of treatments needed based on your skin condition and goals.

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When will I see results?

Improvements are typically noticeable 6-8 weeks after treatment. However, the number of treatment sand results vary depending on your skin condition. Our medical team will advise on what to expect.

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. INTRAcel micro-needle design maximizes fractional RF energy delivery to the desired target while minimizing downtime & discomfort. This patented technology coupled with a unique needle insertion system assures minimal downtime and quick recovery.

Is Fractional RF Microneedling safe on all skin types?

The insertion of insulated micro-needles at precise and controllable depths, ensure that the treatment is safe on all skin types and tones and furthermore greatly reduces the risk of hyper-pigmentation.

What Is SkinPen?

SkinPen’s unique microneedling technology helps to improve damaged or aging skin by utilizing the body’s healing response. The lightweight and ergonomic design of the SkinPen® in conjunction with the vertical delivery of the needles allows physicians/skin care providers to use the device to treat hard-to-reach places that other dermal rollers cannot.

The SkinPen® can specifically target delicate areas around the nose and mouth to assist in the collagen remodeling process. SkinPen® uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges that accommodate all skin types and needs. This specific combination reduces patient downtime.

What Does Microneedling Treat?

  • Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  • Uneven texture, tone & color
  • Striae (stretch marks)
  • Traumatic and surgical scars
  • Photo aging
  • Mild to moderate skin laxity

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Kovanda Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute

4999 France Ave S Suite 210
Edina, MN 55410