INFINI®: Beauty meets technology


By: Samuel Farhan Siddiqui, MD, MPH Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
The Aesthetics industry is a giant with no signs of slowing down. The global spa services market is expected to increase to $154.6 billion by 2022, according to a report from Research and Markets titled, “The Spa Services Market-Global Opportunity Analysis Industry Forecast from 2014-2022.” Men and women globally are on an insatiable quest to look and feel their best.
One dimension of skin rejuvenation is the development of using cutting edge devices to tighten skin at the deeper levels of the skin. Here at Palm Beach Botox after extensive research we have found the gold standard in skin rejuvenation devices which is called Infini®. Infini® is a device for non-surgical skin tightening that utilizes Microneedling with High Intensity Focused Radiofrequency, which is clinically proven to increase collagen production, with results lasting up to seven years. According to Dr. Steven Weiner, a plastic surgeon, who has used Infini® since its inception and has now performed thousands of procedures, it is “the best tightening technology of 2016.” The ideal candidate for Infini® RF Micro-needling has one or more of the following aesthetic concerns: mild to moderate skin laxity, fine lines and creases, or acne scarring.
Infini® is clinically tested and cleared by the FDA as a safe and effective procedure for skin tightening. The technology uses Radiofrequency energy, which is placed into the deeper layers of the skin by way of gold insulated needles. The Radiofrequency energy penetrates into the dermis, creating a thermal coagulation zone. The heat stimulates your body to rebuild collagen, the absence of which is the main cause of wrinkles in aging skin. The needles are inserted into the skin in a quick and precise manner, which means less pain for the patient. The needles are insulated so the epidermis is protected; making this a safe and effective treatment for all skin types with no risk of post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation or in layman’s terms darkened spots, and hence no down time. Topical numbing medication is applied prior to the procedure to relieve any discomfort. Patients are able to wear makeup the next day. Compared with other similar devices but with different technologies (such as the CO2 Laser and Ulthera), many patients find the Infini® treatments more comfortable and the recovery quick and easy.
There are very few side effects associated with the procedure. Some patients have slight erythema (redness) afterward, but it usually subsides within 24 hours. Treatment time is usually fifteen minutes to one hour. Although improvement can often be seen after one treatment, we suggest three to four sessions, spaced about four weeks apart. Consultations are free in our office.
Before Infini®, both microneedling and radiofrequency were methods used around the world for many decades. Microneedling alone done with a small pen like device provided limited results for wrinkles and acne scarring. Radiofrequency energy delivered from the surface with a device such as Thermage® or Thermi® often do not produce the thermal coagulation zones in the dermis needed for optimal results. Moreover, it is important to address the danger of indiscriminate heating of all tissues from the surface of skin, which may cause long term deleterious effects such as, melting of the subcutaneous fat and cause a haggard look to the face. This unwanted effect was seen with Thermage® in some patients after years or decades of treatment. Infini® addresses these concerns by selective targeted heating in deep dermis and yields results that catapult us into a 21st century where plastic surgery has fallen behind the non-surgical procedures in facial rejuvenation.
Along with Infini®, Palm Beach Botox also offers full spectrum of facial aesthetic services. Palm Beach Botox, 16244 S. Mlitary Trail, Suite 150. 561-376-2790.