Skin Rejuvenation – INFINI RF
INFINI RF is high intensity focused radiofrequency (RF) delivered to the skin through microneedling. It uses your own body’s reaction to firm the skin by delivering energy directly to the dermis through gold-plated microneedles. This unique and innovative technology protects the top layer of the skin therefore, allowing treatments on all skin types, even tanned skin. When the energy is delivered, it stimulates the natural growth of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
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How does INFINI RF work?
INFINI RF combines the synergistic collagen building ability of both radiofrequency energy and micro-needling. As the skin ages, collagen, the structural protein of the skin, breaks down and this leads to wrinkles, sagging, and changes in skin texture. Through single-use, gold coated microneedles, the heat energy of RF is delivered directly to the second layer of skin (the dermis) which contains collagen. By delivering thermal energy into this layer, INFINI RF encourages collagen growth and tissue tightening. The treatment depth can be controlled allowing for energy delivery at multiple levels in the dermis, providing a 3-dimensional treatment to create tissue volumization.
What is Radiofrequency (RF) technology?
Radiofrequency energy is basically electrical energy and RF technologies deliver this electrical energy into the skin heating the treated area. This heating produces new collagen and subsequently tissue tightening and remodeling.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Traditional Microneedling is not associated with a light or energy device. The INFINI RF hand piece has 49 gold coated, insulated microscopic needles that are deployed onto the skin to deliver radiofrequency energy to pre-determined depths of the dermis.
What skin conditions can be treated with INFINI RF?
By stimulating collagen production, INFINI RF can treat wrinkles, fine lines, texture irregularities, acne scars, and skin laxity. Laxity of the lower face, jawline, and neck are commonly treated. Traumatic scars and acne scars respond well to a series of INFINI RF treatments.
What are the benefits of INFINI RF?
INFINI RF delivers multi-dimensional energy in many layers of the dermis stimulating collagen production to revolumize the tissues, tighten skin and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen remodeling improves scarring.
What areas can be treated with INFINI RF?
Most commonly the lower face and neck are treated but INFINI RF can be used on the entire face and other body areas if indicated. The vertical lines on the chest may be treated with INFINI RF for chest rejuvenation. Skin laxity and texture irregularities on the arms, knees, and abdomen may be improved with a combination of INFINI RF and Thermage.
How does the treatment feel?
You will feet heat and some pressure. The treatment is tolerable and your provider will work with you to maximize your comfort level. A topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the skin for 60 minutes prior to treatment and cold air is blown over the treatment zone during treatment to ensure the most comfort.
How long is the downtime?
There is initial redness and swelling which substantially subside after 24-36 hours. It can take up to a week for this to completely resolve. Most people resume normal activities within 48-72 hours but remain careful to minimize sun exposure. If the skin is very vascular, there may be mild pinpoint bleeding and bruising. If bruising occurs, it’s usually mild. The skin may feel rough like sandpaper for two to three days.
How long will results last?
Unlike many other procedures, this has long lasting results since it is your own body that is at work. The effects could last for years if you maintain good care of your skin.
How long before I see results?
You can expect to see some changes as soon as a day or two after the procedure. However, your body will continue to rebuild collagen for several weeks after, so you will see improvement over the next six months. The best result is achieved with at least three treatments.
How long does the treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
A treatment can take as little as 20 minutes and up to an hour or more depending on the area being treated. Application of a topical numbing ointment is recommended 60 minutes prior to treatment. Your provider will discuss your goals which can determine the length and number of treatments you will need. Typically at least three treatments one month apart are recommended for best results.
What are the contraindications to treatment?
If you have had recent sun exposure without adequate protection, you may need to wait a couple of weeks before treatment. Tanned skin can be treated, but skin recently exposed to sun can have a stronger reaction. If there are any cancerous lesions in the treatment area or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you cannot have treatment. If you’re using blood thinners, have uncontrolled diabetes, connective tissue disorder, history of keloids or have an implantable device such as a pacemaker, you are not a candidate for INFINI RF.
Is INFINI RF safe in darker skin types or tanned skin?
Yes. INFINI RF is approved for treatment in all skin types. Because of INFINI’s unique needling technology, radiofrequency energy is delivered deep into the dermis and bypasses the skin’s surface. By avoiding treatment through the top layer of skin, post-treatment pigmentation is greatly reduced.