Laser Whisper Lift Vs. Infini RF
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’m interested in having some lifting and tightening of my sagging jowls and neck. I don’t want a facelift or aggressive surgery. How do I know if I would be a candidate for your Laser Whisper Lift or Infini RF, both of which, I understand, are less invasive?
Answer: While both procedures are much less invasive than a traditional facelift, the Laser WhisperLift is surgery whereas the Infini RF is non-surgical.
The Laser Whisper Lift involves 3 to 5 micro-surgical incisions through which a tiny laser probe is passed to lift and tighten sagging skin of the neck and lower face. The end result is achieved by stimulating collagen on the undersurface of the sagging skin with results seen around 6 months after treatment. The Laser Whisper Lift also has the benefit of permanently removing neck fat. Downtime averages 3 to 5 days, enabling patients to return to their routine activities fairly quickly.
The Infini RF is completely non-surgical and treats not only sagging skin but can also improve fine lines, large pores and aged skin texture. Like the Laser Whisper Lift, Infini also works by collagen stimulation with final results seen around 6 months after treatment. Unlike the Laser Whisper, there is typically no downtime with Infini RF, allowing most patients to return to their routine activities after 24hours. However, Infini does not involve fat removal.
Whether you are a candidate for Infini or the Laser Whisper Lift depends on your degree of sagging skin, the amount of excess fat, the number of fine lines and your overall health status. Some patients benefit from having both the Laser Whisper Lift and Infini to address different aspects of their aging process. Such a decision is best made through detailed consultation with a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.