Infini RF, photosensitivity.

I'm having infini rf treatment soon. Should I stop antidepressants that may cause photosensitivity before it? I've read infini rf isn't a laser so doesn't use light. Am I still at risk of photoallergic reaction? Thank you .

Doctor Answers 5

Intensif and Medications

there is no reason to stop any medications before intensif. this is not a laser, this is RF which goes deeper and doesnt cause much resurfacing.  plus the treamtent itself doest cause photosensitivity.  Combine with sculptra and PRP for best outcomes.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Do I need to stop photosensitive drips before Infini

There is no need to stop the drugs before Infini. The only medications we tell patients to stop are those that thin the blood, including herbal supplements if that is possible. We have done the procedure on patients with thinners and they have more bruising than usual. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

No need to stop photosensitizing medications

There is no need to stop your medications. I would only recommend you stop most blood thinner medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen for these may cause more bruising from treatment. That said, your skin will be more sensitive to sun damage immediately after Infini treatment so please use proper precautions when going under the sun like using a high physical SPF sun block or avoiding the sun all together the week after your treatment when healing. 

Usha Rajagopal, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

No need to stop meds.

As Infini is not a laser, there will not be any problem with photosensitivity. Even with lasers, your Specialist will know that photosensitive wavelengths lie in the long UVA spectrum, and the majority of lasers are absolutely safe. In context of RF there is no interaction with medications. All the best, Dr Davin S. Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 75 reviews


The medications you will have to stop or hold are any blood thinners you might be taking.  You will need to discuss this with the physician doing the INFINI. Also, INFINI is not a laser; it works within the dermis and not the superficial skin layer.  I hope this helps.

Sunny Park, MD, MPH
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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