The Treatment Flexibility of Infini RF
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I had ultherapy a few years ago. While my facial sagging improved, my face ended up looking hollow and more aged months after the treatment. I went back to the plastic surgeon who told me Ulthera did not cause the volume loss in my face. However, Ulthera was the only treatment I had. I’ve heard the Infini is better for treating face and neck sagging than Ultherapy. Am I at the same risk of having volume loss with Infini RF as I did with Ultherapy?
Answer: In my experience with performing up to 7 to 8 Infini treatments each week, I have not had a patient complain to me about volume loss post-Infini treatment. Unlike Ultherapy, Infini is a much more advanced technology with tremendous flexibility and versatility in its settings and usage. I have found Infini RF to be the “Rolls Royce” of non-surgical skin tightening devices due to its unique, cutting-edge technology.
Infini RF consists of 49 very tiny gold plated micro-needles that are so small that they are barely visible to the naked eye. These micro-needles can be set at multiple depths, depending on whether one has sagging, wrinkles, fine lines or aged skin texture. More important, as we age, our skin itself becomes thinner and we may not be able to get as good results with a device such as Ultherapy which gives much less control in how deep the treatment penetrates the skin layers.
It’s because of Infini’s unique ability to set the needle depth to match the patients’ skin thickness and aging concerns that allow more precise and accurate treatment with much less risk of the side effects of volume loss. Infini RF also has greater flexibility not only in its depth settings but also with its power and pulse duration settings to allow treatments to be tailored to each patients’ individual needs.
More people have heard about Ultherapy compared to Infini RF for the simple reason that Ultherapy not only came onto the market first, but it is also easier to train a technician or non-doctor to use it. Ultherapy has also become a service more frequently seen and carried in aesthetics offices that are less specialized. On the other hand, Infini RF requires greater technical skill. Infini RF also requires a more detailed assessment, on the part of the doctor, of the patients’ aging concerns, treatment areas and skin thickness level.
A through consultation with a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is the first step in determining the procedures most suitable for the aging face and neck.