An advanced skin tightening and acne scar treatment in Chicago.
INFINI An advanced skin tightening and acne scar treatment in Chicago
Two of the major trends in cosmetic skin rejuvenation during the last decade have been microneedling and radiofrequency heat energy. The Infini is the first treatment to bring both these skin rejuvenation methods together in one treatment. The Infini apparatus utilizes miniscule needles that emit radio frequency energy when they are fractionally introduced into the dermal layer. This unique combination creates smoother, tighter, younger looking skin, no matter what the skin type.
What is Infini?
The Infini treatment is truly revolutionary in nature, because it is the first skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency heat energy to promote skin tightening and the improvement of visible acne scars. The treatment is specialized to treat the deep, medium and superficial layers of the skin, which is something most other radiofrequency skin rejuvenation treatments simply can’t accomplish.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHICH ISSUES CAN THE INFINI TREATMENT IMPROVE?
- Acne scars
- Active inflamed acne
- Deep wrinkles of the face
- Extensive neck wrinkles and lines
- Hanging jowls of the face
- Loose neck skin
- Stretch marks (abdomen, legs, underarms, breasts)
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM INFINI?
One of the great aspects of the Infini treatment is all skin types can be treated, regardless of skin tone, complexion and/or tanned skin. Many other skin tightening, stretch marks and acne scar treatments are restricted to certain skin types and tones. The Infini has no such restrictions.
HOW DOES THE INFINI TREATMENT WORK?
Radiofrequency heat energy is delivered directly into the deep, moderate and superficial layers of the skin via mini, insulated needles. These miniscule punctures trigger the body’s normal healing process, which promotes new collagen and elastic production into the treated areas.
WHICH AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH THE INFINI?
WHAT DOES THE INFINI TREATMENT COST?
Expect each session of Infini to range from $700 to $2200, depending on the overall treatment area.
HOW LONG DOES AN INFINI TREATMENT NORMALLY TAKE?
Expect each session of Infini to last about 45 minutes.
HOW SOON CAN RESULTS BE NOTICED FROM THE INFINI TREATMENT?
Because the process that creates new collagen and elastin takes some time, expect full treatment results about two full weeks after treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF INFINI ARE REQUIRED FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
This will ultimately depend on several factors, including the area treated, the severity of the issues presented prior to treatment, the variation in healing process from patient to patient and more. However, expect optimal results after two or three treatments, then yearly maintenance treatments thereafter. In extreme cases, more treatments may be necessary.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE INFINI TREATMENT?
Normal, everyday activities can be resumed immediately following treatment, but there may be some minor redness and swelling in the treated areas for about one day post-treatment.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF THE INFINI TREATMENT?
The Infini treatment is a single, safe, heavily studied procedure that promotes skin rejuvenation, improvement of acne scars, improvement of stretch marks and overall skin tightening.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE INFINI TREATMENT?
The ultimate goal is to stimulate new collagen and elastin formation via microneedling and radiofrequency heat energy. The result is the improvement of deep wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars.
IS THE INFINI TREATMENT PAINFUL?
A topical lidocaine anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area about 30 minutes before the procedure. This topical anesthetic provides adequate short-term numbing, which ensures the patient remains comfortable during treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS FROM THE INFINI TREATMENT LAST?
Expect the results to last quite a while. Since the Infini treatment actually promotes the creation of new collagen and elastin to, in effect, “heal” the treated areas, this replacement process completely rejuvenates the treated area, replacing old tissue with brand new tissue. With a few initial treatments, and yearly maintenance treatments, expect a permanent result.
WHAT OTHER PROCEDURES CAN BE AT THE SAME TIME TO COMPLEMENT INFINI?
Healite ™is a sophisticated LED phototherapy system, this multiwave (830 nm, 633 nm, and 415 nm wavelengths) therapeutic light is used after the Infini procedure for three reasons: 1) To reduce discomfort, 2) To reduce bruising and 3) To reduce inflammation. This advanced light treatment will enhance the Infini result. In our practice we use Healite after all ablative lasers and facial surgeries such as facelift or eyelid surgeries to minimize bruising/downtime and accelerate the healing period. This rapid heating also prevents scar formation. We can also use platelet rich plasma (PRP) extracted from the patient and immediately applied on the skin to enhance the results exponentially.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE PATIENT AFTER THE INFINI TREATMENT TO ENSURE OPTIMAL RESULTS?
The sun in the enemy for the first few days after treatment, meaning all sun exposure should be avoided for up to three days following treatment. Healing skin-ceutical creams and UVA blockers will be provided to you and are highly recommended. For those with active acne topical antibiotic cream will be provided and are highly recommended.
WHAT PRODUCTS I SHOULD USE TO OPTIMIZE MY RESULTS?
Twice a day a facial cleanser we will provide called ReGen Cleanser should be used. The ReGen cleanser is a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid and antioxidants including CoQ 10. After the cleanser apply C-Zone™ and Radiant Lift Max™ also twice a day to full face, neck and chest to further enhance dermal rejuvenation