Infini Radiofrequency insystem combines microneedling technology with fractional radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production, reduce lines and wrinkles, treat acne scars, and improve skin sagging, tone and texture.
The Infini Microneedling patented by Lutronic Aesthetics is a process that combines microneedling and radio frequency. The Infini device has 49 microscopic needles that direct radio frequency energy into the dermis, the second layer of skin that is beneath the epidermis.
Radiofrequency is a non-surgical method that practitioners use to tighten the skin. These devices deliver electrical energy to your skin and heat a specific area to stimulate collagen production. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses very small needles to cause micro-injuries to your skin, which also stimulates collagen production to repair the injuries.
Unlike microneedling on its own, the combination of radio frequency and microneedling can reach the dermis, making it effective for all skin types and minimizing the risk of hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones, says Denise Wong, MD, FACS.
Microneedling and radio frequency individually treat a variety of skin conditions, including:
Radiofrequency can help tighten the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles. According to a
In combination, microneedling with radio frequency is effective in the treatment of moderate and severe acne scars, according to a
the FDA has approved the use of Infini to treat facial wrinkles.
Microneedling alone is considered an effective method.
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The doctor can adjust the depth of the needles to reach different layers of the dermis. This leads to mechanical micro-injury from the needles as well as thermal tissue micro-injury. As a result, your body creates a wound healing response that leads to elastin and collagen production and cell turnover.
Because Infini Microneedling does not damage the epidermis, there is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, making it a better choice for medium or dark skin tones.
In general, the Infini Microneedling process is considered safe. However, side effects are still possible today.
You may notice swelling and redness or discoloration on and around the target area after treatment. This should be temporary and usually go away in less than 3 days.
Once the treatment area is determined, the doctor will numb your skin with a topical numbing cream. It can take between 45 and 90 minutes to take effect.
Your doctor will then use the Infini handheld device to gently puncture or stamp your skin with the gold-coated micro-needles of the Infini radio frequency. This delivers radio frequency energy to the dermis layer of your skin. You will feel a slight sting as the needles penetrate your skin.
The high frequency energy heats the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. New York dermatologist Hadley King, MD, says the procedure allows for controlled and precise energy delivery.
The entire process takes 45 to 60 minutes. There will be minimal downtime.
You may notice redness or discoloration, or a rough feeling on your skin 1 to 2 days after the procedure. Light bleeding or bruising rarely occurs at the treatment site. Most people can resume their normal makeup and skin care routine within 48 hours.
At least three treatments are recommended, with three to five being the most common. Your doctor will likely perform these procedures 4 to 6 weeks apart.
The results vary for each person. Since it takes time to produce collagen, King says full results take about 3 months. But the stimulated collagen can be long-lasting, she says, and last for up to a few years. In general, follow-up treatment is recommended every 12 to 18 months.
Below are examples of Infini microneedling treatments.
The amount to be paid depends on the treated area and the treating doctor. In general, each session can range from $ 1,000 to more than $ 5,000. Infini Microneedling is unlikely to be covered by health insurance as it is viewed as an aesthetic rather than a medical procedure. Talk to your doctor about an installment plan or possible discounts.
In general, Infini Microneedling is considered safe for all skin types. In addition, it is considered a good option for people with olive or dark skin as the top layer of skin is left untreated, which reduces the risk of pigment changes. Other procedures can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation, which darkens the skin more often than usual after treatment.
This procedure is considered ideal for mild to moderate skin sagging, scarring, fine lines, or wrinkles. “Infini radiofrequency microneedling can reduce the signs of aging to improve fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and sagging, and treat acne scars,” says Wong.
Wong says this procedure is not recommended for people:
- with open or poorly healing skin wounds or skin infections
- who recently had radiation treatment
- with a weakened immune system
- who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- who have taken isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 12 months
- with a history of keloid scars
Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists use radio frequency microneedling. That said, each doctor can use a different device to perform the procedure.
With this in mind, you need to call and ask if a doctor is using the Infini handheld device.
To find a cosmetic surgeon, you can use a list provided by the. provided American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. You can find a state-certified dermatologist at American Academy of Dermatology Association.
You can also use the Healthline Find Care Tool to search for doctors in your area.
Procedures that combine microneedling with radio frequency, such as the Infini Microneedling System, can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and minimize the signs of aging.
While it is generally considered safe and suitable for a wide variety of skin conditions, it’s always a good idea to speak to a certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist first about the Infini microneedling procedure.