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
142 reviews

Featured Reviews

My skin has never been better. Katie takes great care of me and the extremely helpful and friendly staff will always make sure you have all you need!

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you very much April! We always look forward to seeing you!

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Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you very much!

Expert consultation and explanation of procedure, what to expect afterwards, the risks and benefits. Staff was very friendly, helpful and made sure that I was completely informed and satisfied. Calmed my fears and gave reassurance. Did a follow up with me and made me feel beautiful and confident.

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

We appreciate the kind words Darci!

Love this place and love Aubrey. Highly recommend!

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you Shelley! Aubrey is the best!

I’ve been going to Revive for several years. I’ve always had a great experience with everyone from the front desk staff to the dermatologists to the estheticians. The VIP program is amazing! Highly recommended!

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you so much Alyssa! We appreciate the review!

Revive is the best dermatology clinic I have ever been to! After suffering from trial and error at the last clinic I went to, I was very hesitant to go to Revive. Right away, everyone was so caring and accommodating. I have never received such amazing service from any clinic I have been to, but Revive is leaps and bounds greater than your ordinary dermatology clinic. I received the hydra-facial from Maria, and I did not want to leave! The experience was amazing and the service was outstanding. The facial itself was incredibly relaxing and Maria walked me through the steps in the facial process since I had never received one before. Carissa at the front was so friendly and welcoming as well. I was seen right away and felt like everyone truly cared about my overall experience at the clinic. I would recommend Revive to anyone who is looking for dermatology services! I will be back!

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you Natalie, we appreciate your trust with us and the kind words! We love Maria!

I have had the BEST experience getting Botox at Revive with Aubrey. She is great at explaining the process and expected outcomes of the service. She’s very knowledgeable and I always appreciate her recommendations! All of the staff is welcoming and I always look forward to my appointments there!

Business Owner replied on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you very much Mikala! Aubrey is fantastic and we appreciate the kind words about the staff!

I was really nervous getting any kind of procedure done that involves my face. The whole staff was very nice and made my experience awesome!!!!? I will be using this spa as my go to for all my dermatologic needs. A special thanks to Stefanie Gatica for making me feel better about myself!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Business Owner replied on Oct 3, 2022:

We loved having you in! You are such a fun patient and it is always a hoot when you come in!

I Love coming to see Dr Stephanie, she took care of Krystina and now I come see her!! She’s the best, Love her!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Tom! You are the best and we love having you come in!

I called several dermatology clinics and was unable to see anyone soon. Revive was able to do a Tele health visit the same day with me! Tawnya was kind and knowledgeable. I would recommend this clinic and return if needed!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Elizabeth! Tawnya is fantastic and we are glad you found us!

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