Infini Takes Microneedling to a Whole New Level
- Posted on: Aug 15 2018
Advances in aesthetic medicine have brought numerous options for correcting the signs of aging, such as sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Historically, surgical protocols like the facelift or eyelid lift have been the best ways to restore a supple tone to the uppermost layers of dermal tissue. Today, we can accomplish quite a bit without general anesthesia and substantial downtime. At Westerville Dermatology, one way we do this is with Infini.
You may have heard of microneedling, a decades-old technique for inducing collagen production to support the needs of the skin. Standard microneedling treatments involve numbing the skin and then passing a handheld device over the surface to create tiny but significant puncture wounds. These puncture wounds don’t hurt, and they don’t leave marks. What they do is create just enough of an illusion of wounding that fibroblast cells kick into action to produce more collagen. The collagen boost equates to smoother, younger-looking skin. Infini takes this to a whole new level.
Infini treatments could be described as high-tech microneedling. The tiny needle-points on the device applicator tip are powered with radiofrequency. Therefore, when the sterile micro-needles are passed over the skin, they not only create microscopic channels, but they also deliver radiofrequency energy into those channels for more intense rejuvenation.
Radiofrequency waves have become commonplace in the field of aesthetic medicine because they transform into thermal energy when they penetrate the uppermost layer of the epidermis. This heats the collagen fibers that support the skin, causing them to constrict. This same heat also stimulates collagen-producing cells to activate their production mode.
What does this mean for you?
The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency can mean that your skin responds more dramatically to a single treatment. Common complaints that can improve with Infini treatment include:
- Enlarged pore size
- Sun damage such as spotting
- Acne scarring and other scars
- Dry skin and rough texture
- Skin laxity and loss of elasticity (sagging and wrinkling)
Infini treatments are comfortable, and there is no need for downtime after treatment. As a result of microneedling, there may be residual redness or pinpoint bleeding that lingers for about 24 hours. Initially, skin texture may feel rough, but this smooths out over a few days as collagen remodeling begins. For optimal results, a series of sessions may be scheduled several weeks apart.
Learn more about the benefits of Infini radiofrequency-powered microneedling at 614-895-0400.
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