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.

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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
124 reviews

Featured Reviews

What a wonderful place! Love coming here where I know the care and treatments are great and staff is well trained! Run don’t walk!

Love this place for many aesthetic services & dermatology. The customer service is amazing! Stef always treats me like family and does a great job! Stef has caught skin cancer early and I’m forever grateful. Jayden, the manager, is so friendly and has helped me get the best prices with Allē. Jayden even went above and beyond to help out a friend with saving money also! 5 stars!

Always enjoy going to Revive. The atmosphere and employees always make me feel welcomed and continue to produce results that make it the best med spa/clinic I've been to.

I love how much time this staff takes to answer questions. They are kind and very knowledgeable. I absolutely love working with Maria. She shows that she cares and always helps me with a smile on her face. She is just a genuinely nice gal who I trust and I know she always does her best to help me find what I need. She is not salesy and I appreciate that. I highly recommend Maria for your skincare needs.

Relaxed atmosphere with caring and hospitable staff. Procedures virtually painless with great results.

Tawnya was able to see me regarding some moles causing me concern. She removed the moles and sent them to the lab. As soon as my results were posted, she contacted me immediately with the news that everything was ok. I will be seeing her for regular checkups.

Dr Stef was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to help our daughter out with some skin issues. I can’t recommend this place enough!

The best dermatologist & nurses around! Everyone is so welcoming, they make you feel comfortable & really listen to your concerns! Dr. Stef & her nurse went above & beyond for my needs. I love revive & highly recommend them!

the results are impeccable ??

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!

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