Prior to recent advances in cosmetic technology, smoothing and tightening skin, especially the delicate skin of the face and neck, had been a challenge to accomplish without the help of surgery. Non-surgical skin rejuvenation methods like revolutionary INFINI™ radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, which are based on new knowledge about the skin’s natural healing process, now provide our patients at Pinsky Plastic Surgery with an effective, minimally invasive treatment for achieving firmer, more youthful-looking skin. FDA-approved INFINI™ combines two innovative techniques, microneedling and the application of radiofrequency (RF) to the deeper tissues, to achieve maximum skin improvement with each session.
Benefits of INFINI™ Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment
Aging, sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, and genetics can contribute to thinning skin, loss of skin elasticity, and diminished skin firmness. Often these changes result in wrinkles, sagging skin, and crepe-like skin texture that can have a dramatic effect on appearance. Fortunately, our licensed physician assistant, Lori Oswald, can perform the INFINI™ radiofrequency microneedling treatment in the following areas to stimulate tissue healing and restore firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin:
- Jawline (jowls)
- Chest and decollete
- Upper arms
Precision microneedling with radiofrequency delivers thermal energy to the deep tissue of the skin (dermis). This “fractional” approach stimulates the dermis to repair itself with the production of new collagen and elastin, resulting in comprehensive rejuvenation of the treated area. Customized INFINI™ sessions can deliver skin improvement benefits that include:
- Tighter, more lifted skin
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Thicker, more volumized skin in thinning areas
- Reduction in the prominence of acne scars
- Smoother, more even skin tone and texture
*Individual Results May Vary
Advantages of the INFINI™ System Over Microneedling Alternatives
Our plastic surgeon, Mark Pinsky, MD, invested in the INFINI™ radiofrequency microneedling system because its revolutionary design offers patients the opportunity to achieve significant skin improvements. RF energy and microneedling combine to create a powerful treatment that can beautifully rejuvenate any skin type. Advantages of the INFINI™ system include:
- Depth and energy-level customization to address specific skin needs and cosmetic goals
- Compatible with all skin types and skin tones
- Treatment appointments last approximately one hour
- Little to no downtime necessary after treatment
- Superior results and skin improvement compared to traditional microneedling pens
- Treatment can be combined with other non-surgical skin rejuvenation options such as laser skin resurfacing and cosmetic injectables for optimal results
- Rapid healing compared to more invasive skin rejuvenation methods
What to Expect During INFINI™ Treatment
Before treatment begins, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to your cleansed skin to numb the area and help prevent discomfort. Using the INFINI™ handpiece and gold-insulated tip, our physician assistant, Lori, will apply the ultra-fine microneedles across the surface of the treatment area. As the 49 microneedles gently penetrate the skin, RF energy is delivered to the tissue below, initiating the skin’s healing response. Depending on the area being treated, up to three applications may be performed in a single visit. Each application targets a particular depth of the dermis, delivering energy with precision to build layers of firm tissue. During treatment the skin might become red and small pin-pricks of blood may result from the microneedles; however, these responses are typically mild. Patients usually describe little, if any, discomfort during treatment and often say the procedure is well “worth-it,” especially once they see the full results of their INFINI™ session develop. The treatment process typically takes 45 minutes, with appointments lasting approximately one hour. Multiple INFINI™ sessions may be recommended to cover multiple areas or repeat treatment in a specific area for maximum skin improvement.
*Results of INFINI™ Treatment
There are two phases of results that patients usually experience after treatment with INFINI™. The first results, generally improvements in skin tone and texture, can appear within one to two weeks of treatment. Over the next weeks, the deep tissue continues to heal and form new collagen and elastin, which often creates a tighter, smoother, and more lifted appearance in the treated area. Typically, optimal results are visible about two months after treatment.
*Individual Results May Vary
If you are interested in learning more about INFINI™ radiofrequency microneedling, we invite you to schedule a consultation or connect with a knowledgeable member of our team.