Self-harm scars can be emotionally and physically distressing for people, not only because they are a reminder of the associated reasons for them, but they look and can feel painful. Everyone has their own reasons for self-harming, but we believe you shouldn’t let your past define you, and that one way to move on is to heal those scars. INTRAcel is a treatment that can help to restore your self-esteem and confidence so that the physical reminder, at least, is gone.
How Does INTRAcel Work?
INTRAcel is a simple device that combines microneedling, radiofrequency and ultrasound, tackling the scars at their core. Microneedling is used to puncture the epidermis, and radiofrequency is sent through the insulated needles to reach the dermis, together stimulating the breakdown of old fibrous collagen, while producing new collagen and elastin. This healing process causes new cells and skin to form, covering the scars and leaving you with smoother, clearer and healthier looking skin.
Numbing cream is applied to the skin to prevent any discomfort, with the treatment itself lasting 20 minutes.
3 sessions are usually required to reduce the appearance of the scars, and we recommend follow-up treatments every 6 weeks until the scars are gone.
What Should You Do Post-Treatment?
- Avoid washing the treated area, direct sunlight and strenuous exercise for 1 day.
- Do not drink alcohol for 3 days.
- Do not go swimming or use a sauna for 1 week.
What Are The Benefits of INTRAcel?
- The device only targets the scars, without effecting or harming the surrounding skin.
- It is a quick treatment that results in little to no pain or downtime.
- It’s safe and effective, gradually removing your scars.
Gronow (2017) claims the benefits of INTRAcel in her article for Aesthetics, which include, ‘skin rejuvenation’ and how patients can ‘really see the results’.
Ridding your skin of those scars is a good step in moving forward. Call us today for a friendly and informative chat about how INTRAcel can help you.