INFINI is an advanced technology that combines fractional radiofrequency with microneedling to address skin concerns like deeply-rooted acne scars and sagging skin. Radiofrequency treatments usually address skin concerns from the outside in. But INFINI takes this procedure one step further and uses a needle-flow mechanism to direct the radiofrequency waves at a deeper level of the skin where it can cause needed dermal remodeling. The dermis is the second layer of the skin. It is responsible for the production of growth proteins such as collagen and elastin that provide the skin its structure and definition. Creating numerous micro-injuries serves as an additional benefit that directs the thermal energy of radiofrequency and stimulates deeper perfection of the skin.
INFINI: A Combination of Radiofrequency and Micro-needling
INFINI is becoming a popular and in-demand aesthetic solution for various skin issues, including scars and skin laxity. Let’s explore how this skin treatment eradicates major skin problems.
Radiofrequency (RF) Technology
Radiofrequency is low-intensity thermal energy that penetrates the skin at a deeper level and heats it at a specific rate to enhance cell turnover and performance. The second skin layer, the dermis, is responsible for our skin’s appearance, tone, texture, structure, etc. It produces growth factors and proteins that keep the skin youthful, plump, rejuvenated, clear, and firm. But with constant exposure to the sun and harmful factors present in our surroundings, it gets hard for our skin to cope with it alone. Moreover, the lack of a proper skincare routine makes it prone to acne and soothe rosin disorders that leave damaging marks and scars. Thinning and dry skin, or oily and clogged skin, can cause long-term damage to the skin texture and tone.
Radiofrequency heats the dermis and enhances cellular functionality to increase collagen and elastin production, further addressing multiple skin imperfections. Usually, RF treatments can also be classified by how they affect the skin, i.e., leave any injuries or not. Traditional categories have been non-ablative, sublative, and ablative. However, INFINI is in a category of its own as it delivers multi-dimensional energy in the dermis.
Micro-needling or collagen induction therapy is a procedure that aims to boost the levels of declining collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Using multiple micro-needles, this procedure creates micro-wounds on the skin’s surface that go deep at a specific level to stimulate collagen and elastin. The INFINI handpiece contains around 49 needles that penetrate the skin at a predetermined level, depending upon the skin’s condition and desired results. These micro-needles direct the radiofrequency waves that create a thermal effect in the dermis and cause it to remodel and restructure.
Skin Conditions Treatable with INFINI
INFINI combines two technologies and treats a variety of skin concerns and imperfections, including skin laxity, stubborn scars, stretch marks, collagen formation, poor texture, hyperpigmentation, and aging signs (wrinkles and fine lines), etc. Traumatic scars and most types of acne scars respond well to a series of INFINI treatments. Our face is the most common area for treating wrinkles, scars, or skin texture because of its constant exposure to harmful factors. However, neck aging and saggy skin respond well to INFINI treatment. Some other types of wrinkles include vertical wrinkles of the decolletage area that INFINI can effectively treat.
Suitable for All Skin Types and Tones
Unlike the majority of the skin treatments available in the aesthetic world today, INFINI is safe for all skin types. With INFINI, RF energy goes directly to the second skin layer, the dermis, where it is needed. This aspect reduces the chance of severe side effects or the risk of post-treatment pigmentation. INFINI is approved for the treatment of all skin types and is an ideal option for all of us who want clear, firm, youthful, and definitely-structured skin.
What To Expect Post-Treatment
INFINI is not a surgical treatment, so it is a safer option and alternative to surgical aesthetic procedures. However, it is minimally invasive and can cause some mild side effects. The micro-injuries cause a minimal chance of bruising that usually subsides within a few hours after the treatment.
The most common side effect is redness on the skin surface that lasts approximately 24 hours. The skin may feel slightly rough for a few days as the wounds start healing. Many patients can resume their normal routine within a day without any inconvenience. The skin can look sunburned for a few days, but don’t worry; this temporary situation won’t last for too long. Those who have had INFINI notice results around six weeks after their procedure. However, some report positive changes as early as one week afterward as the results are variable and depend on the individual.
We at Cutera Aesthetics offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments for skin and body. INFINI is among our top-notch services that our professional doctors provide with utmost care.