FAQ'S of the INFINI
What Is INFINI laser?
The Infini is a high intensity focused, radio-frequency, fractional micro-needling system, that delivers radio-frequency through insulated micro-needles. The Infini induces the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis, while Radio-frequency tightens the skin. The Infini is used to tighten loose, sagging skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars, and improves the overall texture of the skin.
How long does an appointment for an INFINI treatment take?
The exact time depends on the area that is being treated, but typically an Infini treatment can take up to two hours or less to complete. This timeframe includes an additional 30 minutes for topical numbing to be applied prior to treatment.
How is an Infini treatment administered?
Infini procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a the handheld INFINI system and a sterile needle head. The Infini is gently pressed into the skin, which delivers radio-frequency deep into the dermis through the 49 microscopic needle tips.
Does the Infini treatment hurt?
While the treatment can sound daunting, we ensure that our patients are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. A topical numbing agent is applied 30 minutes prior to aid any discomfort. The Infini needle tips are microscopic; However, the Infini treatment can cause some discomfort and has been said to feel like a pricking sensation with some heat. Areas with deeper imperfections may cause more discomfort than areas with superficial imperfections.
When will I begin to see results from my Infini treatment?
Generally, patients notice tightening, and a more even tone to their skin, a week or two after their first session. For areas with deeper imperfections, results can be subtler, and additional treatments are usually required. Since Micro-needling stimulates new collagen and elastin production, these results will continue to build for up to 6 months. Tightening after your procedure will also continue to build up to 6 months.
How long do results from Infini results last?
It is important to realize that we cannot stop the aging process, we can only slow it down. With this in mind, results are not considered permanent, as natural degradation will occur over time. Improvements from the Infini can be seen for several years after treatment, and results can be prolonged with the correct at home skincare maintenance.
What areas can I treat with Infini?
The Infini can essentially be used on any part of the body. The most popular areas to treat are the face, neck, and chest. Infini can also be effective on most types of scarring, stretch marks and on the arms.
Is there any downtime a Infini session?
There is technically no downtime required after the Infini. After your treatment, your skin may be red, with some pin point bleeding. This is normal and to be expected. Redness usually lasts from one to 24 hours. You may also have a little swelling in some areas. A few days after your treatment your skin may become dry. Some patients go straight back to work, while others prefer to schedule their treatment over the weekend.
How many Infini Treatments do I need?
This varies between patient to patient. The recommended amount of treatments for optimal results are three; However, some patients may need more or less.
How often should I get Infini treatments?
Patients should wait 4-6 weeks between Infini treatments. This allows ample time for the skin to heal.
Are there any side effects or possible risks to the Infini?
The Infini is considered a safe treatment for all skin types. The side effects associated with the Infini are temporary swelling, redness and pin point bleeding. This should subside within 24-36 hours. If you experience any worrisome symptoms, please call your medical provider as soon as possible.
Who is NOT a candidate for the Infini?
During your consultation an assessment will be made to ensure that you are a candidate for the Infini. Infini may not be safe for those with certain health problems. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not a candidate for Infini.