There are a number of non-surgical treatments designed to enhance both the health and appearance of the skin. Microneedling is a prime example of how a youthful, glowing complexion can be regenerated through minimally invasive techniques that take advantage of the body’s natural wound healing processes. When microneedling is performed with the aid of state-of-the-art radiofrequency (RF) technology—which gently employs controlled heat energy to tighten and remodel lax skin—the result can be a cutting-edge rejuvenation procedure that renews and heals the skin at multiple layers of the dermis.
Infini™ radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is an innovative Medi-Spa skin treatment that utilizes both of these technologies to foster notable improvement of a range of skin conditions. Plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD offers FDA-approved Infini™ RF microneedling at our Reno practice to stimulate collagen and elastin production at multiple skin depths for a smoother, firmer, and more youthful complexion.
How Does Infini™ RF Microneedling Work?
Infini™ radiofrequency microneedling is designed to foster new growth of healthier skin by creating thousands of tiny coagulation (tightening) zones in the treated areas, from which RF heat energy can be delivered directly into the dermis. As the dermis houses collagen and elastin fibres that are essential to the supportive skin structure, RF energy works to reinvigorate production of these proteins to lift, tighten, firm, and smooth the skin. The energy level and targeted depth of Infini™ is customized according to the extent of your concerns as well as your cosmetic goals for a precise, tailored treatment. As the micro-needles make multiple passes over the skin, the body’s natural wound repairing mechanism is activated at several layers of the dermis for comprehensive improvement in tone and texture. Commonly treated areas include the face, jaw (jowls), neck, décolletage, or upper arms.
What Concerns Can Infini™ Microneedling Treat?
Aging, sun damage, genetics, and hormonal fluctuations can all contribute to a loss of skin elasticity, crepe-like texture, uneven tone, and diminished firmness in the skin. As a treatment amenable to all skin types and tones, Infini™ RF Microneedling can provide a powerful improvement in the following skin conditions:
- Lax or sagging skin in the face, jowls, or neck
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars, trauma or surgical scars, and hyperpigmentation
- Crepey skin
Infini™’s fractional radiofrequency technology, which targets precise layers of the dermis rather than treating the entire skin at once, generally allows little to no downtime after treatment. Since the epidermis (surface layer of the skin) is unaffected by the thermal coagulation zones, healing can occur at a faster pace when compared to more invasive skin rejuvenation procedures.
Radiofrequency technology is also employed during LaseMD treatment, another skin rejuvenation procedure that can diminish sun spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, wrinkles, and many other skin conditions without surgery or downtime. If you do not wish to undergo microneedling treatment, Dr. McCormack can help you determine if LaseMD, or another Medi-Spa service, is better suited to achieve your desired aesthetic.
How is Infini™ RF Microneedling Treatment Performed?
While the length of your treatment will depend on the size and number of targeted regions, an average Infini™ microneedling session takes approximately one hour. Before the in-office procedure, a numbing agent will be applied in order to minimize treatment discomfort, which patients typically describe as mild. During the session, the Infini™ handpiece will be run along the skin, creating tiny micro-channels through which temperature-controlled RF energy can travel. As the ultra-fine insulated needles gently penetrate the skin, RF energy is delivered into different layers of the dermis. Three passes can be completed in one Infini™ session, with each application targeting a particular skin depth. In this way, firmer skin can be built at multiple layers as the growth of new collagen cells is catalyzed.
Does Infini™ Microneedling Hurt?
Most patients report only mild discomfort from Infini™ treatment, with the sensation typically described as a mild stinging or snapping. Numbing cream and PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide sedation can be utilized to make treatment more comfortable. Redness, pinpoint bleeding, and/or swelling is normal immediately after each session and should fade within the next 24 hours. There is generally little to no downtime required after Infini™ RF microneedling.
What are the Results of Infini™ RF Microneedling?
The rejuvenation provided by the Infini™ system typically occurs gradually and unfolds in two phases. Improvements in skin tone and texture can be noticed within the first one or two weeks after treatment, with a tighter and more volumized skin appearance usually developing over the next several weeks. Depending on the extent of your concerns, Dr. McCormack recommends a series of two to four treatment sessions to realize the best possible aesthetic outcome. During a consultation, you and Dr. McCormack will discuss the most ideal Infini™ regimen to achieve your cosmetic goals. Optimal improvement is often noticed a few months after completion of your treatment plan.
Questions? If you would like to learn more about Infini™ radiofrequency microneedling, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.