An advanced ‘laser’ treatment
Posted:2:07 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I have sun damaged skin with facial wrinkles and brown spots. I also have some sagging of my facial tissues. Is there a treatment for both concerns without surgery or downtime?
Answer: The Infini system is a unique “laser” device that can improve both the skin surface as well as give deeper tissue tightening in one treatment.
Traditionally, C02 laser resurfacing or chemical peels are used for facial wrinkles and brown spots with a separate procedure like a facelift or Ultherapy™ to lift and tighten sagging tissue.
The Infini is an advanced Radiofrequency (RF) system treating both problems with no downtime.
Wrinkles, brown spots and loose skin occur at different depths in our face and neck tissues. Also, no two people are alike or have the same tissue depths. The Infini can be customized to the multiple tissue depths for each patient to give a more effective treatment.
In addition to benefits of no downtime and customizable tissue depths, the Infini is much more comfortable than many other devices. Unlike C02 skin resurfacing with weeks of recovery, dressings, ointments and peeling, an Infini treatment typically causes 1-2 days of redness with no peeling or dressings. Compared to tissue tightening and lifting with Ulthera, which requires a sedative due to discomfort, the Infini only requires a topical numbing creme.
Careful consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon who has a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and can customize your treatment using the most suitable laser devices is the first step.