INIFINI Radio Frequency (RF) is commonly used for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Learn INIFINI drawbacks and limitations from San Francisco’s finest skin experts at Azalasf.com. Find cost and INFINI RF treatment near me.
As we age the natural collagen in our skin breaks down. Our facial features such as cheeks and jawline start to sag and lose volume. Fortunately we don’t have to accept these unpleasant signs of getting older as universal truths. Many skin issues can be corrected with minimally-invasive, non-surgical methods. One procedure, called the INFINI RF, uses microneedling in combination with radio frequency (RF) to stimulate collagen production and improve skin quality.
During the procedure 49 insulated needles are inserted into the skin to heat up the tissues. Each INFINI RF session delivers three passes with the device, covering 30% of the treatment area, and resulting in approximately 50,000 microscopic punctures also known as micro-coagulation zones.
RF devices are notoriously painful. Therefore a topical numbing cream and in some cases nerve block injections may be necessary. Additionally, positive outcomes with RF treatments are unpredictable. Some patients have satisfactory results while the majority are left wondering if the procedure was worth the time and money. Immediately after, redness and swelling can be expected and can take several days to subside. For optimum results, multiple sessions are recommended. INFINI RF positions itself as an anti-aging treatment but it’s not a replacement for surgery which may still be required in cases of advanced skin aging and laxity.
Although they do offer some advantages, Microneedling RF treatments can be costly. Especially if multiple sessions are required to achieve pleasing results. For those on a tight budget hoping to take advantage of microneedling benefits, the SkinPen® procedure may be a more appealing option. Similar to Eclipse MicroPen®, the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical goes deeper and therefore works better to break down scar tissue. SkinPen® delivers outstanding clinical results for the treatment of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, texture issues and enlarged pores. Microneedling side-effects and downtime are minimal (24-48 hours) and once the skin has fully healed results are visible within 30 days.
The SkinPen® device travels across the skin’s surface deploying 12 micro-needles into the epidermis. This causes hundreds of microscopic injuries to occur at the dermal level which the body starts to repair immediately while producing new collagen. As the skin regenerates itself a noticeable improvement in skin texture and overall complexion are the result.
With its excellent safety and efficacy record, the SkinPen® can be used on all skin types and ethnic backgrounds. Treatments can be personalized to each patient as the pen offers many settings and options. PRP (platelet rich plasma) can be combined with the SkinPen® to boost the results further by introducing growth factors that promote healing and cellular repair.
In some cases patients may need to address more complex issues such as pigmentation, skin aging and deeper texture problems. Our versatile Halo laser can offer a more advanced option to help patients achieve a complete resolution to their skin concerns. Halo is the first hybrid fractional laser that emits both ablative and non-ablative laser energy to improve the skin’s appearance. It helps to build new collagen, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, eradicate dark spots and various types of scarring.
Patients with jowls, strong nasolabial folds and marionette lines may also benefit from a non-invasive face lift with Novathreads. This quick treatment restores improves facial contouring in under an hour. With minimal downtime and very little discomfort, the face looks tighter and smoother with more defined cheeks and jawline.
To learn more about the Novathread PDO threadlift, Sciton Halo laser or Microneedling with the SkinPen®, call our San Francisco office to schedule your consultation with an experienced Azala clinician today.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.