Intracel Specialist

Angelina Devera, MD -  - Cosmetic Specialist

Laser & Vitality Institute

Angelina Devera, MD

Cosmetic Specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

Fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots are natural consequences of age, but smoother, tighter skin is simple with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. At Laser & Vitality Institute in Fountain Valley, California, Angelina Devera, MD, uses the INTRAcel™ microneedling device to enhance the tone and texture of your skin. To learn more about INTRAcel microneedling, call Laser & Vitality Institute or schedule an appointment online now.

Intracel Q & A

What is INTRAcel microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that triggers your body’s natural healing response to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. 

Aging brings about many physical changes, including fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. One of the primary culprits behind aging skin is collagen and elastin loss. These two proteins play an essential role in strengthening your connective tissues. They keep your skin supple and plump. The older you get, the less collagen and elastin your body produces.

How does INTRAcel microneedling work?

The INTRAcel microneedling device uses small, thin needles to puncture the skin. It creates tiny micro-wounds that stimulate your body’s healing response. During the healing process, your body strengthens existing collagen and elastin and creates new proteins. 

This process alone helps tighten wrinkled skin and repair damage. The INTRAcel device combines microneedling with RF energy to enhance your results. When the device creates tiny punctures in your skin, it also introduces targeted RF waves, giving you noticeably firmer, tighter, clearer skin.

What can INTRAcel microneedling treat?

RF microneedling with the INTRAcel device can improve nearly any skin concern, including:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Light scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks

The INTRAcel microneedling device can also rejuvenate the overall tone and texture of your skin for a smoother appearance.

Is there downtime after INTRAcel microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that requires little to no downtime. You can return to your normal activities almost immediately after leaving Laser & Vitality Institute. Redness and swelling is normal after the treatment, but this should subside within one to two days. You can start wearing makeup just 24 hours after your treatment.

How many INTRAcel microneedling treatments will I need?

Every treatment plan is different, but most patients need around three microneedling sessions to achieve lasting results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Devera performs a full exam of your skin to determine how many treatments you may need.

Microneedling with RF is a safe, effective treatment for aging skin. To learn more, call Laser & Vitality Institute or schedule an appointment online today.