Infini RF — the Friend of Your Skin
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
Our skin is the human body’s largest organ, and it is the most exposed. That exposure, combined with the changes that come with aging, beat up on the skin. This shows itself in changes in skin texture and skin tone.
What’s needed is some skin rejuvenation and at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics we combine two skin rejuvenation procedures into one with Infini RF. This innovative procedure combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy delivered into the dermis. The result is a one-two punch to improve your skin.
How does radiofrequency energy tighten the skin?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy has been used in the aesthetic world since just after we turned to the new century. Today there are many different treatments that deliver RF energy to trigger a healing response in the skin.
Here’s how that response works. The idea is to send RF energy through the epidermis down into the skin’s second layer, the dermis. This energy becomes heat, and when the dermis is heated the body responds as if wounded by producing new collagen to repair and support the skin. It also causes an immediate contraction and tightening of the skin.
RF + microneedling is better
At Northcoast we like Infini RF for two reasons. First, it combines microneedling with RF energy. Second, because the RF energy is delivered through the needles directly into the dermis, there isn’t any warming or harm to the epidermis. This can be a problem with other RF procedures. Those procedures deliver the RF energy from outside the epidermis. That then risks damaging the outer skin if the RF energy level is too high. That means the level of RF energy can’t be as high as it is with Infini RF, which delivers the RF energy directly into the dermis by way of the penetration of the microneedling needles.
The Infini RF needles are very small, just 200 microns wide. They create very small punctures that begin healing immediately. The penetration depth can be varied between 0.5 and 3.5 mm. Different levels of the dermis can be treated in different passes, and it accommodates varying skin and dermis depths in different areas. The Infini needles are insulated and the RF energy is emitted from the end of each needle. This delivers the RF energy directly into the dermis without having to travel through (and damage) the epidermis. Generally, the further RF energy has to travel through tissue, the more pain is involved.
Adding microneedling to RF energy delivery has its own set of advantages. Penetration of the epidermis with Infini’s microneedles stimulates fibroplasts in the skin to produce collagen (wound response). Plus, topical therapeutics can be applied to the skin after the procedure and can be delivered more deeply through the microscopic holes than they can when applied to the surface normally.
Interested in the overall skin rejuvenation of Infini RF at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics? Call us for an appointment, 440-NEW-FACE.
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