To INFINI and Beyond: The Game-Changing Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation
Very rarely does a device come along that's a game-changer. Fractional laser resurfacing has revolutionized skin rejuvenation and acne scarring, however this technology (though still excellent) is nearly a decade old.
Fractional lasers (Fraxel, Pixel, Portrait, CORE, Deep FX, ProFractional, Deca, etc..etc..) all work along the same principle of delivering laser energy with different wavelengths to target either the upper layers of skin or both the upper and lower. The problem is that, if you're aiming to treat the lower layers to tighten collagen or remodel acne scars, much of the energy is lost through the upper surface of the skin.
Lutronic is a small company that produces a device called INFINI. Never head of it? Not many people have, but this device is a game-changer. INFINI is not a laser, it's a microneedling system that can be adjusted to deliver radio frequency energy from 0.25mm right down to 3.5mm below the surface of the skin. What makes this device special is the way the energy is delivered, namely via insulated needles. INFINI, as the name suggests is infinitely adjustable. Power, depth, passes, and pulse duration are all tailored according to what the patient and doctor are aiming to treat. Insulation of the needle prevents energy from hitting the upper layers of the skin, but delivers controlled heating to the lower layers. This means super quick healing times, and no chance of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin darkening), which can sometimes occur with other treatments if energy is delivered deep.
If you're considering a treament for skin rejuvenation, here are some points to keep in mind about INFINI:
1. INFINI is not a laser, so healing times are quicker, often less than 48 hours.
2. INFINI does not treat the upper layers of skin, so the chance of hyperpigmentation is much less.
3. INFINI is ideal for rolling, atrophic, mixed, and tethered scars. It can also remodel collagen, making it an excellent treatment for those looking to tighten the face, neck, jawline, and jowls.
4. In the deepest setting, INFINI can be uncomfortable, so it's commonly used with nerve blocks and/or sedation coupled with numbing cream.
So, how good is this treatment really? Just look at the patient reviews. As of December 2015, it has a 100% Worth It rating on RealSelf. If that is not a game-changer, I don't know what is.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist,