RF Microneedling

Did you know we lose as much as 1% of our body’s natural collagen every year once we reach our late 20s? It’s true—and that’s the cause of wrinkles, skin laxity, and many other unwanted signs of aging. You can replenish this lost collagen and rejuvenate your skin with INTRAcel® RF microneedling, available at our Ankeny dermatology clinic and spa near Des Moines, IA.

This FDA-cleared treatment boosts the production of our skin’s structural proteins to reverse signs of aging and even minimize scarring or stretch marks, all without the downtime or invasiveness of surgery.

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

INTRAcel uses fractional microneedles and noninvasive electrodes to deliver radiofrequency (RF) heat energy into the middle layer of your skin (the dermis). The heat energy causes controlled damage in the treated area, triggering a repair response from the body. Simply put, the proteins that make your skin firm and strong—collagen and elastin—are stimulated to rebuild and renew the area. That means you get thicker, firmer, tighter, and more rejuvenated skin.

Clinic Leaders

Dr. Stefanie Gatica
& Nikki Roetman

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As board-certified family nurse practitioners, Dr. Gatica and Nikki work alongside our experienced staff, several of whom are bilingual, to offer personalized care in a supportive and luxurious environment.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Nikki Roetman

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

What Does RF Microneedling Treat?

RF microneedling naturally replenishes collagen on the face and body to treat several different concerns, including:

  • Skin laxity on the face, near the eyes, on the neck, above the knee, and more
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring (including acne scars)
  • Pigmentation
  • Stretch marks

If you’re looking to treat mild concerns on the surface of your skin, you may be a candidate for traditional microneedling. During your in-depth skin consultation, you’ll also discuss other treatments you could benefit from, such as HALO™ laser skin resurfacing and SkinTyte™.

What Is It Like To Have RF Microneedling Done?

Here’s what to expect during your INTRAcel treatment:

  • Your provider starts by placing the device’s handpiece over your skin.
  • The microneedles project from the handpiece and penetrate the top layer of your skin.
  • Radiofrequency is transmitted through the insulated needles.
  • The needles withdraw from your skin and the handpiece is moved to the next area to repeat the process.

Treatments take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area you’re looking to treat.

Does RF Microneedling Hurt?

Your experienced provider will apply a topical anesthetic before your treatment begins to make sure you’re comfortable from start to finish. You may feel a prickling sensation and some heat,

What Is Recovery Like After RF Microneedling?

Expect to have some redness, swelling, and sensitivity for a few days following your treatment. You can care for your skin by applying SPF, avoiding direct sun exposure, and keeping it hydrated with a gentle, unscented moisturizer. Your provider will discuss your aftercare instructions in-depth before you head home. Most people can reapply makeup after 2 to 3 days, once the punctures in their skin have healed.

When Will I See Results After RF Microneedling?

You’ll likely notice a difference in your skin after the first week or so, but improvements will continue for as long as 6 months as new collagen develops. Most people need 1 to 3 treatments spaced about a month apart to see their best results.

How Much Does RF Microneedling Cost?

The price of INTRAcel RF microneedling at our Des Moines-area med spa varies from person to person, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of sessions needed. We will provide a personalized pricing estimate during your consultation with details about your expected costs.

Where Do I Start?

If you would like to turn back the clock with INTRAcel RF microneedling at Revive, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to get started. We look forward to seeing you!

Testimonials

Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa, area, trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

5/5
115 reviews

Featured Reviews

So welcoming and such a truly wonderful experience. Thank you!

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you so much for your kind review! We can't wait to see you again!

My fiancé and I are new to the Ankeny Iowa area and I needed to see a dermatologist. First and foremost, it is a fantastic environment. Not cluttered, clean, professional and polite. I saw Nikki Roetman the first visit. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very well versed outside of normal dermatology. The second visit I was blessed with the help of Dr Stef Gatica, she was very fun to work with. We were able to joke and have a good laugh. With the help of Aubrey I have had nothing but pleasant professional visits. Highly recommended to go hear and get taken care of the right way

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you very much! It was a pleasure meeting both of you!

I saw Nikki at the clinic and she was so thorough and sweet! She makes you feel comfortable and goes over everything with you in detail. Highly recommend!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Hi, Megan. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

I’m an NP that recently did a Botox training with Dr. Stef. She is very knowledgeable and skilled-an excellent resource for all things skin! I learned so much. I appreciated the 1:1 training. The day was fast paced which allowed for several opportunities for me to inject but also personalized enough for me to gain the skills to inject independently. I highly recommend.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Katie! I had a lot of fun with you and you did a great job! Can't wait to watch you grow in your skills!

Thank you Dr Stef for coming to our office to share your wealth of knowledge and skills. Your years of experience and technique methods that you offered during our training was amazing.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Melanie! It was so nice to meet all of you!

I had such a great day training with Stephanie on jawline and chin filler. It was my first time using cannula’s as well and she did an amazing job teaching and training. What a fun Friday

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Lizzie! You have been a lot of fun to work with! - Dr. Stef

A friend with glowing skin recommended me to Revive to see skincare specialist Stephenie Ganske. I went in for my consultation, and began my skincare prescription. Within days my skin was already beginning to glow! Friends and family were commenting on my skin, asking me if I had on makeup ( I did not) what I was using! I coined the term "GanskeGlow" to describe my results. Stephenie is a guru, and I can not thank her enough for my renewed skin and of course that "GanskeGlow" 😉

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Vivette, thank you for your kind words! We love the term "GanskeGlow" that you came up with! Can't wait to see you soon!

I had a great experience at Revive! Dr Stef is very thorough and so easy to talk to about your skin health concerns. I am a permanent clinical Dermatology patient for sure!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Kristen for your kind words. We are happy you had a great experience.

I highly recommend Revive! Clean facility with a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful staff! I saw Nikki and she is Amazing!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Shara, thank you so much for the recommendation. We strive to make your experience top notch each and every time you visit. We appreciate your feedback.

Great staff, beautiful clinic atmosphere and amazing provider, Dr. Stef!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Hi, Tami. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

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