Infini Radiofrequency Microneedling
Radiofrequency devices have been used for a variety of medical purposes, but the use of radiofrequency for skin tightening began in 2002 with the introduction of Thermage, a device which we had but stopped using several years ago. Since then there have been multiple devices introduced with similar technology. The problem with Thermage and most of these devices have been: The results have been unpredictable – most patients get no or minimal results ,large numbers of treatments (6 plus) were frequently needed.
Studies have shown that heating the dermis to 40-45 degrees Celsius stimulates the skin repair mechanism with the production of new collagen. Temperatures in the 60 – 65 degree range cause collagen contraction, producing more noticeable results. When the energy has to be delivered through the skin surface, it is difficult to achieve effective deep temperatures without injuring the skin.
Infini uses small, 200 micron needles. The needle depth can be adjusted between 0.5mm and 3.5mm, which is much deeper than other needle devices. Several different levels of the dermis can be PREDICTABLY treated. Different skin thicknesses can all be treated at appropriate levels, so the entire face can be treated. The energy travels only short distances between the needles, producing a true fractional with reduced discomfort.
Other devices cool the skin, attempting to protect it, while pushing energy into the deeper tissues. Because the skin of individuals varies, with differences in thickness, fat deposition, age and density of the collagen and skin hydration, the energy can be placed at variable or uncertain depths, resulting in variable effects and the risks of side effects from the energy being delivered too superficially (burns), or too deep producing fat necrosis. And if the desired temperatures are not reached, collagen growth will not be stimulated.
Unlike other devices which heat an entire area, Infini uses fractional heating, leaving the surrounding tissues untreated, resulting in more rapid healing, less discomfort and significantly less risk. By protecting the skin with insulated needles, one can heat the deeper tissues to a higher temperature producing greater collagen formation and contraction. Also, the microneedling itself mechanically promotes new collagen formation.
What can be treated with Infini?
Superficial fine lines and wrinkles: Face eyes, neck and chest
All scars, but especially acne scars. It’s especially valuable for darker skin types Loose skin on all parts of the body (abdomen, chest, arms and knees, plus other areas as well). Stretch Marks and increased armpit sweating have also been improved with this device.
Who is a candidate for Infini treatment?
People of all skin types are candidates, since hyperpigmentation is not a risk.
How many treatments are Necessary?
Usually 2 to 3 treatments achieve the best results.
What is the downtime?
There is approximately 2 days of a sunburn feeling and mild redness.
How long does the treatment take?
The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area treated. Generally a full face takes about 30-45 minutes.
What is the Main Advantage if the Infini?
Due to precise depth of microneedling combined with true fractional radiofrequency, we can place the energy more accurately and safely, producing better tightening results with less discomfort.
Why choose California Skin & Laser Center for your treatment?
Dr. Bock and the skilled and caring team at California Skin & Laser Center are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We have offices in Stockton and Lodi, serving residents throughout the Central Valley, Bay Area, Northern California and beyond. Call us at 209-751-4292 and schedule your appointment today.