FAQ'S ABOUT INFINI, RF MICRO-NEEDLING
WHAT IS INFINI RF MICRO-NEEDLING
The INFINI RF (Radio-Frequency) device is state-of-the-art technology for skin tightening and rejuvenation. It uses your own body’s healing response to boost collagen within the skin through delivery of radio frequency heat waves, and micro-needling.
WHAT MAKES INFINI DIFFERENT THAN OTHER RF DEVICES?
Unlike other RF treatments, INFINI has adjustable, insulated microneedles to deliver precise thermal (heating) energy at varying depths targeting collagen remodelling for a variety of skin conditions, thus making it a versatile multi skin treatment apparatus. INFINI’S advanced energy delivery system offers significantly higher, yet safer heating, with less discomfort, downtime and risks associated with other Fraxel and Laser systems.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
With an experienced provider, the face treatment takes about 45 minutes, and if the neck is included, add another 15 minutes.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY?
The initial redness subsides very rapidly in the first hour. It takes about 24-36 hours to resolve, as does the swelling. Rarely, patients report extend redness for a few more days.
To hasten your skin’s recovery, clients who undergo an INFINI RF Skin Tightening treatment receive a complimentary skin soothing and calming HEALITE II LED therapy at the end of each session.
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS AFTER THE INFINI?
Skin care must be only the prescribed creams. No make up until the morning and care with touching the skin with unclean hands or towels. There are no activity or sun restrictions!
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
It does vary from person to person. To get maximum benefit, the general consensus is 3. Some people might be happy with only one, but that is uncommon. Younger patients wanting only preventative treatments can get one yearly. Acne scarring clients should consider at least 3, and might be more satisfied with 5 or 6.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BETWEEN TREATMENTS?
Consecutive treatments can be done as close as 3 or 4 weeks. If this is not possible because of your schedule, don’t worry, the final results are not affected.
HOW PAINFUL IS THE INFINI?
We do dumb the skin with a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream). The areas which might be higher are over the bone, such as the forehead, cheeks, and jawline. All patients report no discomfort when the procedure is complete.
CAN THE INFINI BE USED ON OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?
We routinely treat the neck and chest in conjunction with the face treatment. Other areas we have treated are arm laxity, knee area, and scars from abdominal surgery. Stretch marks have been treated but results are variable. We have successfully treated hyperhidrosis with the Infini as well. Bottom line is that when appropriate depths and settings are used, the Infini can be used on all areas of the body.
HOW MANY PASSES ARE PERFORMED ON EACH AREA?
Each area is treated at least with 3 depths and 2 passes for each depth. Some areas area treated at 4 or 5 depths.
WHAT PATIENTS WOULD YOU EXCLUDE?
Very few patients wouldn’t be candidates. Patients with pacemakers should not be treated. If there is metal in an area of the face, the skin overlying this area can not be treated. Patients on blood thinners can be treated but will get bruising. We try to hold all thinners if it is possible prior to treatment. Aspirin needs 12 days for it’s action to be completely reversed on the platelets. Patients with severely sun damaged skin will theoretically respond less than a person with healthy skin.
HOW DOES THE INFINI COMPARE TO LASERS FOR TREATING ACNE SCARS?
The Infini is safer than a laser, with less downtime, and no risk to the eyes. Lasers have the risk of pigment changes (darker or lighter). Results from Infini appear to be better than lasers for acne scars. It is postulated the the increased depths of the Infini (up to 3.5mm) vs lasers (maximum about 1.8mm) seems to the difference. Also, elastin is produced (elastinosis) in response to a RF treatment, and this is not the case in laser resurfacing.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
This is a difficult question and will be different for each patient. The collagen created will last at least 7 years. However, the amount of collagen is variable, and depends on the overall skin health, patient’s health, smoking habits, age, tanning, sun exposure, and lifestyle. It is usually recommended to have a “touch up” performed every 12-18 months.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED?
To get started with our Infini treatment you can book a consulation online at www.facetimeclinic.co.nz