Advancements in skin tightening
Patients often ask me if there are any good treatments for wrinkles that don’t involve surgery. Fortunately, the options for non-surgical skin tightening are growing. Most everyone is familiar with Botox and other neurotoxins that relax facial wrinkles. But for most people, those treatments are limited to the forehead and upper face. Dermal fillers also help with deeper wrinkles. Several energy based skin tightening devices exist. But these treatments for skin tightening have been sub-optimal in my opinion, until now.
In 2015 a new skin tightening technology was unveiled that has me really excited. It’s called Infini. This unique device is specially developed for wrinkle reduction through 3-D volumization; it maximizes results while minimizing patient discomfort. Patients looking to fight the ravages of time now have a new alternative treatment that is comfortable and won’t keep them hidden at home during recovery while still providing outstanding results. Infini is proven worldwide, with over 10,000 treatments performed and sound clinical proof.
How Infini Works
Infini applies radiofrequency energy through microneedles, allowing precise treatment depths for different areas of the body with varying skin thickness. Infini works in the deeper skin layers (dermis), where wrinkles originate, to rebuild collagen without causing unwanted damage to the top layer of skin (epidermis). The collagen continues to build over several weeks after each treatment; the skin becomes more youthful as wrinkles become less and less visible. Because Infini applies energy below the surface of the skin the Infini can treat dark and tanned skin patients, providing wrinkle solutions for patients who had few,if any, other options.
Three treatments are needed, each about one month apart. Downtime is usually limited to less than 24 hours of redness. Most patients go to work the next day looking completely normal. Infini can treat wrinkles of the entire face, neck, chest, arms, hands, thighs, or anywhere with unwanted laxity. Infini is also highly effective for the treatment of acne scars. The beneficial effects are long lasting. It’s best to think that the treatment will turn the clock back 5-10 years on your skin, and then the aging process will continue from there.
I chose this technology, because of its combined benefits; excellent wrinkle reduction outcomes, extremely short downtimes, and greater comfort than other traditional energy based treatments, such as Ultherapy. My patients really appreciate that the short down times get them back to their daily routine fast and they LOVE their results.
To learn more about Infini, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Guy Cappuccino, in Mt. Airy at 301-829-4110. For more information on Infini visit www.DrCappuccino.com