October 30, 2017
In recent years, some innovative modalities have been developed and tested for safety and efficacy in anti-aging. As we have come to realize the impact of skin laxity, reputable cosmetic surgeons have sought new ways to address facial aging. Facelift surgery is still an option, but it usually involves both skins tightening and filling. With INTRAcel, skin tightening focuses on collagen, the very origin of youthful skin. INTRAcel is a proven tightening treatment that combines the power of microneedling and radiofrequency in one powerful therapy. Microneedling has become known as an excellent non-surgical treatment for the early signs of aging, including looseness, wrinkles, and sun spots or other pigmentation concerns. Microneedling is also highly recommended for scars and stretch marks. Radiofrequency is also a modality that is frequently used in aesthetic medicine, though not in the way it is with an INTRAcel treatment. Radiofrequency, when directed toward the skin, heats the deeper-lying tissue where collagen is stored. When this tissue is heated, collagen strands contract, tightening the skin temporarily. Over time, collagen remodels to tighter strands, achieving long-term results. After an initial series of treatments, patients can usually manage aging skin with periodic touch-ups.