Microneedling RF Resurfacing
How Does INFINI RF Work?
The INFINI RF device combines microneedling and radio frequency into one hand piece to address a variety of skin issues. Microneedling on its own is an effective way to address skin condition such as acne scarring, stretch marks, laxity, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. The micro wounds created by this device triggers the body to produce more collagen and elastin in the targeted area; resulting in plumper smoother skin as the skin heals. Radio frequency is a method used in skin tightening. Radio frequency is emitted into the skin, where it heats up the dermis, causing the body to produce more collagen, resulting in firmer and tighter, renewed skin.
Working in unison, they help to optimize the efficacy of each procedure by providing a precise and layered treatment. When both of this modality are used together, they cause protein remodeling: this means the treated skin begins producing more collagen and elastin in the area at an accelerated rate. The radiofrequency energy is delivered directly to into the dermis, allowing for a highly focused treatment, that minimizes disruption of the epidermis. As the body works through the healing process, it will produce healthy skin that is thicker, plumper, firmer and more even texture.
What Is It Most Effective At Treating?
Because the INFINI works at remodeling within the skin, it is effective at treating several different skin issues. INFINI helps to minimize the look of scars/ acne scars and stretch marks; improving the appearance and texture of them over several sessions. INFINI is also effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, and minor skin laxity on almost any area of the body. With multiple sessions, the treated area will begin to naturally produce collagen and elastin at a faster rate; resulting in skin that is firmer, smoother, plumper and tighter. INFINI also works well in treating hyperhidrosis, as it helps to regulate the sweat glands. The effects of this can last up to a year.
Before Tx: Skin is assessed and parameters are set to ensure safety. Numbing cream will be applied to the area.
During Tx: During treatment it is normal to feel pressure and heat in the treated area. The treatment may cause more discomfort depending on the person and area. The area is treated pulse by pulse in order to ensure accuracy and comfort. Treated skin will feel warm and sensitive immediately following the treatment; much like a mild sunburn, this will subside within a short period of time right after treatment.
After Tx: Skin will have minor redness, swelling, heat and sensitivity; similar to a sunburn. A cool compress can be applied to the area during this time. Pin point scabbing is also common. You will be advised to apply a specific home care products to help boost the treatment and preserve improvements. It is imperative that the area stays as moisturized as possible, and should not be exposed to the sun.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
To see a substantial improvement with your skin, like any treatment and depending on the individual’s needs, 1 to 3 sessions may be required. Treatments will normally be scheduled for every 6-8 weeks, because this treatment works within the tissues of the skin, improvements will not be immediately evident. Final result from the treatment can take up to 3 months to appear on the surface. Home care maintenance with collagen and hyaluronic acid serums, avoiding sun exposure in the area, and applying SPF can help to preserve the progress made. For most people, the effects can last up to a few years.
Can INFINI RF Treat All Skin Types?
This treatment is effective and safe for all skin types, including medium to dark skin tones. The INFINI RF device works within the deeper tissues of the skin, the epidermis is not being treated; minimizing the risk of hyperpigmentation in the treated areas. This risk is also lessened more when post care is strictly followed. Additionally, being able to control both the heat and depth of both modalities ensures that specific skin issues are addressed in a more precise manner.
What Are The Side Effects?
The downtime for this type of treatment is minimal. Most clients experience mild swelling and redness in the treated area for up to 3 days following the treatment. It is also common for the treated area to feel warm immediately following the treatment. While it is in the process of healing, you may experience itchiness, tightness, and dryness. It is also common to see pinpoint redness and/or scabbing in the treated area; these should be left alone, as it will resolve itself naturally within a few days. It is imperative during this point in the healing process to apply the homecare products provided to you to help keep the skin with what it needs to properly heal.
Will I Be Restricted From Activities Following Treatment?
Following the treatment it is important to avoid sun and excessive heat for about 2 weeks afterwards. You should not subject the area to saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, or any other forms of heat as it will compromise the natural healing process. Showers should be kept at a cool temperature. While the surface skin may appear totally normal, the dermis is still healing at this time, to apply excessive heat can negatively affect the results of the treatment, and usually causes hyperpigmentation.
Avoid any form of exfoliators such as scrubs, enzymatic scrubs, at home exfoliators, mechanical or chemical exfoliators for 4 weeks after the INFINI RF treatment.
Products with active ingredients such as: retinols, benzoyls, alcohol astringents, vitamins C/E/A, and any other forms of AHA’s and BHA’s must also be avoided 4 weeks after INFINI RF treatment, use of these products before the skin is fully healed can cause adverse effects. It is also advised to avoid physical exercise until the redness and swelling is subsided in the area, which can take up to 72 hours. For some patients, redness and swelling may take longer to subside.
How much does INFINI RF Microneedling Resurfacing cost?
The cost of INFIN RF Microneedling Resurfacing in Toronto varies depending on the type of procedure, the area to be treated, the number of treatments required, and other factors. Laser Essential & Skin Care clinic strives to offer the lowest prices of any laser hair removal clinic in Toronto, and offers financing plans to make procedures affordable to all clients. We will match anybody’s price on a comparable cosmetic laser procedure. Schedule a free consultation with Laser Essential & Skin Care clinic in Toronto and learn more about how affordable and competitive our laser hair removal pricing plans are.