Infini® is clinically tested and cleared by the FDA as a safe and effective procedure for skin tightening. The technology uses Radiofrequency energy, which is placed into the deeper layers of the skin by way of gold insulated needles. The Radiofrequency energy penetrates into the dermis, creating a thermal coagulation zone. The heat stimulates your body to rebuild collagen, the absence of which is the main cause of wrinkles in aging skin. The needles are inserted into the skin in a quick and precise manner, which means less pain for the patient. The needles are insulated so the epidermis is protected; making this a safe and effective treatment for all skin types with no risk of post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation or in layman’s terms darkened spots, and hence no down time. Topical numbing medication is applied prior to the procedure to relieve any discomfort. Patients are able to wear makeup the next day. Compared with other similar devices but with different technologies (such as the CO2 Laser and Ulthera), many patients find the Infini® treatments more comfortable and the recovery quick and easy.
There are very few side effects associated with the procedure. Some patients have slight erythema (redness) afterward, but it usually subsides within 24 hours. Treatment time is usually fifteen minutes to one hour. Although improvement can often be seen after one treatment, we suggest 3 to 4 sessions, spaced about 4 weeks apart. Consultations are free in our office.