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.
Patient Actual Results
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.
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.
Dr. Bock - What is INFINIskin?
Rejuvenated skin with Infini’s microneedling technology
Oh it is bound to happen. Eventually you look in the mirror – the wrinkles, you have seen that in your face. They began to make your way down your neck. Yeah I know (not clear) but I didn’t want to go under the knife so I asked for some help from my good friend and dermatologist of many many years, Dr. Patricia Vexler. A few months ago she told me about a non invasive procedure called Infini. So I thought, why not?
After my friend and dermatologist Dr. Wexler told me about the latest procedure to eliminate a sagging neck, I was ‘in’. Althought it is not FDA approved for your neck yet, it has been approved for your face. And both I and Dr. Wexler agreed I was a good candidate. So I visited her Manhattan office to try Infini. So what are you going to do to me this time?
Infini is microneedling with radiofrequency which means that each tip has 47 tiny very skinny needles but just the tip of the needle has radiofrequency. And we go deeper and (not clear) and so that means (not clear) collagen elastic tissue. And that’s why you are getting (not clear) quick tightening and lifting of your neck.
The wierdest thing about it is that it feels like a (not clear) It just feels like boom boom. Well I have been with you now for twenty three years.
Hand in hand we made our way into the operations room. Dr. Wexler’s husband, Dr. Eugene Wexler was in charge of the procedure that day. They prepped my neck and upper lip with some numbing gel and then it was showtime.
After a relatively painless half hour procedure, we were done. It feels tight. What? Yes, she was great and I went for three procedures. It takes more than one. It takes more than one. But we saw immediate results. My makeup artist Mary the next day said ‘what do you do?’ And I went well and she says ‘o my gosh’ and there’s the difference. I don’t know if you can tell but believe me (not clear) that’s hard. It’s hard because you see it immediately and you can’t tell by the picture there because you had also had botox immediately before. Hey nobody needed to know that. They did because that gets the muscle out of the way before you do the Botox. Can you stay a little longer after? If you had told me I would have brought it.
So, Dr. Wexler is this for anybody? Who can get this neck procedure? Anyone who has got laxity of the skin, sagging, scars, acne scars.