After the indulgences of the holiday season, most of us are in need of a little boost. We start diets – how long will they last? – And we make an attempt to detoxify our bodies after the increased amounts of food and drink we enjoyed over Christmas.

If you want your skin to look radiant and beautiful for 2015, consider Intracel; an advanced skin-tightening and rejuvenating system available at Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin.

Intracel treatments will give you tighter, firmer, brighter skin, with smaller pores. It’s effective at lifting sagging jawlines and jowls; softens wrinkles and greatly reduces acne scarring.

Intracel, which can only be administered by a doctor, combines the most effective of minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques; micro-needling and radiofrequency.

How Intracel Works to create radiant skin

Unlike lasers that have an ablative effect on the skin’s surface, Intracel uses conducting needles to ‘inject’ radiofrequency heat energy into the deepest layers of the skin. The needles are ultra-fine and are insulated all the way down to just before the tip.

The un-insulated area at the needle tip allows the energy to be delivered deep into the skin, essentially creating thousands of microscopic ‘wounds’. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, which is to immediately produce more collagen.

Brand New Collagen

As we age our collagen production slows down more and more every year, leaving us with tired, dry old skin cells; a dull appearance and a propensity for wrinkles.

Once the collagen goes into overdrive as stimulated by the radio frequency energy, fresh, young collagen is made and our skin is plumped up and supported by the network of proteins underneath.

The Treatment

Dr. Fay will apply a topical anaesthetic cream to minimise any discomfort before commencing treatment-she has control of the Intracel device and the needles only come up in the hand piece when she triggers them.

Different areas on the face and body vary in depth and fat content, so the needles can be adjusted accordingly in bony or shallow areas. Deeper needles are used on the cheeks where more fat is stored while shorter needles are on shallow parts of the face such as the nose.

When the treatment is complete, a cooling mask is applied to the face while you relax. An aftercare pack is provided to the patient after each treatment. You can’t wear make-up immediately after the procedure and your face will probably be quite red, fading to tiny marks and possibly a little bruising.

The Benefits

As Intracel has a cumulative effect, a series of three treatments are recommended, allowing several weeks between each treatment to allow skin cells to go through their phases of production and deterioration.

The positive effects are noticeable after the first treatment, and after the second they are even more so; especially if you want to firm up your jawline or tighten jowls. You will also notice that the skin around the eye area, usually extremely difficult to treat pro-actively due to its sensitive nature, will look fresher and firmer.

By the third treatment you’ll see a tighter jawline; fuller cheeks; an arch to your brow as the facial skin has been lifted and tightened; all facial lines softened (particularly the naso-labial lines running between the corners of your nose to the sides of your mouth) and your pores become noticeably smaller.

As the skin is full of freshly produced collagen it is plump and glowing; the stimulation of collagen production has long-lasting positive effects.

essentially triggers your body to produce collagen the way it did when you were younger; the skin’s natural support network of protein and fibres will improve areas of sagging or lost volume and tighten skin, giving a subtle lift to your entire face.

To book a consultation or for more details, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100.