Side effects and Risks
INTRACEL Pro is considered quite safe as long as you are healthy.
Treatment can be painful, but will depend on the individual. Anaesthetic cream is used to minimise any discomfort, and sometimes cooling systems are also available if you are particularly sensitive. The treatment levels of the device can also be adjusted to suit comfort during treatment. Generally, treatment is considered to be tolerable.
Immediately after treatment there will be pinpoint bleeding which will go away quickly. You will feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few hours and the skin will stay red for up to a day. During this time the skin is starting to heal.
There may be swelling, particularly if you are treated in and around the eye area; this may take up to 3 days to disappear. Small bruises are also possible. Tiny scabs will form (where the pinpoint bleeding was) at the entry points of the micro-needles. This will make your skin dry and flaky for a few days at the area heals. Improvement in skin tone and texture will start to occur after about 2 weeks.
You will be advised to wear an SPF minimum 30+ sunscreen product after treatment, as well as to use any topical aftercare products such as healing gel, cold compresses to aid comfort, assist healing, protect your skin and avoid complications whilst it heals. Make-up should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment.
The time taken for a treatment session will depend on the size of the area and indication being treated, for example, facial skin rejuvenation will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Body areas generally take longer.
Normally, you will require between 1 – 5 sessions, 3 is most commonly recommended, but this all depends on your skin type and the area in which the procedure is to be applied. Treatment sessions are usually 6 weeks apart to allow healing in between.
Treatment cost and course options
The cost of treatment may depends on multiple areas being treated, but standard cost for the majority of treatment areas are – £495 per single session, £895 for 2 sessions or a course of 3 treatments is £1250