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Fractional radiofrequency needling treatment
Achieve the youthful skin you desire,
without the surgical downtime.
Infini is a non-laser treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling to produce skin tightening and improve fine lines, wrinkles, thin skin and acne scarring.
What is Infini
Infini combines two modalities, micro-needling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten skin and improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin elasticity, thinning skin and facial acne scarring. Skin needling or micro-needling and radiofrequency are both well-established treatments that are normally performed individually to induce new collagen to improve the skin. Infini combines both together in a single treatment to synergize their effects on the skin.
• Skin needling or micro needling is used to create thousands of micro-injuries to the skin. This mechanically induces the production of new collagen in the skin by creating a small injury to the skin that the skin repairs by producing more collagen.
• Conversely, radiofrequency (RF) treatments generate heat in the skin to produce new collagen. Research has shown that heating the skin can cause collagen fibers to shrink and tighten immediately.
How does it work?
Infini delivers the RF energy internally through the tips of the multiple needles inserted into the skin. The Infini has 49 micro-needles in its hand-piece arranged in a 7 X 7 grid. These needles are retracted until triggered and sequentially fired into the skin. They can be adjusted by the operator to penetrate from 0.5mm to 3.5mm deep into the skin, depending on the skin concern to be treated. Once inside the skin, the tips of the needles transmit focused radiofrequency energy, which causes dermal coagulation and induce new collagen formation and remodeling. The temperature achieved is the ideal temperature for producing collagen remodeling and stimulation. Furthermore, the base of the needles is insulated, so that RF energy is only delivered at the tips of the needles, and does not affect the superficial layers of the skin. Each stamp of the hand-piece fires the 49 needles into the small gridded square area on the skin. The treatment area is systematically stamped with the handpiece to deliver thousands of micro-injuries to the skin.
The Infini delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin in a fractional manner through the 49 needles. The advantage of fractional devices is that not all parts of the skin are treated, which allows for faster healing times.
Overall, the effect of Infini is therefore two-fold; collagen production is induced both by the mechanical effects of micro-needling, and the radiofrequency energy delivered through the tips of the needles.
Advantages of Infini
• Treatment is not dependent on skin type allowing treatment of fair to dark skin type
• It can be selectively delivered to the deep dermal layer avoiding thermal disturbances to the skin’s surface
• The electro-thermal energy easily reaches the target temperatures of which is the prime temperature for collagen remodeling and therefore skin tightening
What can be treated?
Infini RF is an effective treatment for many concerns including:
• Skin laxity in the neck and face, and also skin on any part of the body
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Thinning and aging skin
• Acne scarring
• Potentially it can be used to treat excess sweating or hyperhidrosis (by heating sweat glands in the skin)
Infini RF is particularly suited to the treatment of olive or darker skin types. Unlike laser treatments, there is minimal risk of causing hyper pigmentation or hypopigmentation post treatment, as the energy is delivered from the inside of the skin, and not from the outside like in laser treatments.
What to expect during and after an Infini RF treatment
Prior to the treatment, the patient’s skin is numbed for 1.5 hours with a strong topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Combined with the Infini’s patented Comfort Flow technology, where the needles are injected sequentially in rows to allow a more gentle insertion, the treatment is comfortable in most areas. There is some mild discomfort felt over bony structures such as the jawline and cheekbone. The skin feels warm and tight, similar to that of sunburn. Pinpoint bleeding may occur during treatment, this will have resolved before the patient leaves.
At the conclusion of the treatment, the skin will have mild to moderate erythema (redness of the skin) and some transient swelling. These are normal and expected outcomes which settle shortly after treatment and resolve over the following a couple of days.
The patient may feel a tightening and burning sensation, this may feel like sunburn or windburn. This will resolve within 24 hours post-treatment.
Some patients may experience mild crusting post-treatment, these will dry on the skin and slowly resolve: this can take up to two weeks for some patients. These are not to be picked or scratched off as this may encourage scarring.
Our patients are provided with a serum to apply post-treatment to help soothe the skin and encourage skin hydration.
How many treatments are required?
There can be variation between each individual and the number of Infini RF sessions they require to achieve their desired results. While there is a variation in treatments required we recommend a minimum of 3 sessions.
After your first treatment, you will begin to see the results at the 8-week mark. A positive effect can be seen immediately post-treatment due to the lifting and tightening from the temporary collagen shrinkage lasting approximately 1 week. The temporary collagen shrinkage is then replaced by collagen tightening associated with the reparative and remodeling phases of wound healing. From here you will experience continued improvement to the treated area between 3 to 6 months or longer post-treatment.
The effect is Infini RF treatment can last several years, depending on each individual’s collagen regeneration and remodeling time.
What results can be achieved?
As mentioned above Infini RF is an effective treatment for skin laxity and acne scarring. These results are achieved through the lifting, tightening, firming and scar untethering properties of the treatment.
The lifting, tightening and firming comes from the combination of controlling micro wounds from the needling and electro-thermal heating of the collagen from the RF element.