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Radio Frequency Microneedling

Have you looked in the mirror and considered having a procedure to fix your skin problems? Perhaps you are starting to notice some fine lines and wrinkles? Are old acne scars just really starting to bug you? Or do you just want a rejuvenated radiant complexion? If you answered yes to any of these questions, an Infini treatment might be exactly what you are looking for. Here is everything you need to know about the treatment, so you can decide if it is right for your skin needs.

What is Infini?

Infini is an innovative, high intensity, precise radio frequency microneedling treatment from Lutronic. It is used for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, skin rejuvenation, scars, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, skin textural changes, and sagging skin. Infini combines the skin benefits of microneedling and radio frequency to give patients their desired results.

Each treatment can be customized to each patient’s skin condition that they wish to treat. This can be done by adjusting the depth that the needle will penetrate the skin. The minimally invasive approach that this device and technique takes means that there is little to no downtime. Patients who suffer from sagging or loose skin can get the beautiful results of a face lift, without having to undergo surgery. These patients are also able avoid the long list of side effects and risks that are associated with surgery.

The Benefits of Infini

This advanced treatment from Lutronic has many benefits. Precise needles are injected into the skin, making this treatment less invasive than other laser treatments that can cause more side effects. More invasive needles can also cause damage to the epidermis. This is something that Infini is able to avoid with the delivery of precise energy.
All skin tones and types can benefit from the customized treatment options from Infini. Depending on a patient’s desired results, the specialist can choose from the automatic settings to choose the depths that they wish to penetrate the skin. This depth can range from .5 to 3.5mm. For conditions such as scarring, which goes deep beneath the skin, your specialist may decide to go to 3 mm to optimize treatment.

Each treatment will work on three different layers which provides the most collagen and elastin stimulation possible. Patients are able to see their desired results quicker because of this. Results are also optimized because of the combination of the skin benefits of radiofrequency and microneedling into one treatment.

Infini works by stimulating the body’s process to produce more collagen and elastin. This creates radiant and natural results that will not make patients look “like they had work done” as it takes time for optimal results to appear. The natural process also gives long lasting results, sometimes lasting years.

How Infini Works

This treatment works by penetrating the skin at three different levels with very thin gold coated needles. When the needles go into the skin, they are essentially creating small injuries. These injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process. During this process cell turnover is stimulated, while collagen and elastin production is increased. This creates new skin cells that help to eliminate scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores.

But Infini does more than just a standard microneedling treatment. Once the needles are at the desired depth they deliver heat at their tips. They are set to reach the ideal temperature to create coagulation zones in the treatment areas. A coagulation zone is created when the heat causes damage and injure to an area in the dermis. This injury stimulates your body to create collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin. This is the radio frequency technology being used. With focused depth control, heat is delivered through multiple passes. Due to the heat only being passed at the tip of the needle, the epidermis is left virtually unaffected. This leads to a shorter recovery time.

The combined technology of both microneedling and radiofrequency allows patients to get the most out of a short, non-invasive treatment. Both cause the body to create new cells and produce more collagen and elastin. By performing two procedures that have the same effect at one time, the amount of collagen produced is greatly increased. Infini may seem to be an intense treatment, but to ensure the patient’s comfort an area is never exposed to heat twice. This makes it much more tolerable and almost painless.

Side Effects and Risks

The list of side effects for Infini or short, but should always be discussed with the specialist or doctor before undergoing treatment. Bruising and swelling are common side effects that tend to go away a few days following treatment. A rarer side effect of radio frequency devices is “gridding”. This is a phenomenon that occurs when the laser leaves a grid mark the skin for a few weeks to months. Hyper pigmentation is another risk with lasers that does not occur frequently. Patients with severe acne should be cautious of microneedling, as it can spread bacteria and cause more breakouts.

What to Expect After Treatment

After receiving treatment most patients may notice some redness and swelling. This will usually disappear within the first twenty four to thirty six hours following your treatments. Makeup may be applied twenty four hours after Infini treatment.

Some patients notice results as soon as the day after having their specialist use Infini. Since this treatment stimulates your body to produce collagen and elastin, you will see continuing results for the following four to six months. These results will be natural, as they are from your body’s natural healing process.

Multiple treatments may be performed, with a break of a month in between, if desired results are not achieved the first time. Three treatments are usually recommended to get the patient’s desired appearance. The final results can last for years following the final treatment.

Once treatments are completed, the patient will have radiant skin that is firm and tight. Any scarring or hyperpigmentation with be removed. Any fine lines or wrinkles will disappear. Infini is able to give patient’s naturally radiant results without having to go into surgery.

If you want to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, scarring, hyperpigmentation, or any of the other skin conditions that Infini can easily treat, call our office for a consultation today.

Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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