Radiofrequency Infini Microneedling is a relatively new skincare procedure that helps to reverse aging and leaves patients with a more youthful look. If you’ve been curious about this procedure, here’s everything you need to know before scheduling a consultation.
What is Radiofrequency Infini Microneedling?
Radiofrequency Infini Microneedling is a combination of treatments. In just one procedure, you receive both microneedling and radiofrequency to improve your skin.
Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-wounds on your skin to encourage the production of collagen. Radiofrequency is a non-surgical procedure in which an electrical device heats your skin to promote collagen production.
Both of these treatments exist on their own. Combining them makes these procedures more effective and more profound within the skin, and it comes with a more negligible risk of hyperpigmentation.
Radiofrequency Infini Microneedling can help your skin in many ways, including:
- Removing acne scarring
- Tightening the skin
- Removing age spots
- Evening skin tone
- Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Anyone can be a candidate for this procedure based on their skin color and skin type, as the laser does not discriminate. Still, some people should not receive Radiofrequency Infini Microneedling, like:
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Anyone who is on specific wrinkle and acne medications, such as isotretinoin
- Anyone prone to keloid scarring
- Anyone who has an open wound on the skin
- Anyone with a skin infection
- Anyone with an autoimmune disease or immunosuppression
As always, it is essential that you have a consultation with a professional before receiving this treatment to ensure it is appropriate for you and your skin type.
Benefits of Infini Microneedling
Effectiveness: This procedure is effective in many ways. Not only does it leave patients with the desired results, but it’s also effective for people with darker skin because of the low risk of hyperpigmentation.
Precision: Because the device is precise, this procedure can be targeted to the areas most in need.
Minimally invasive: This procedure uses needles, so there is some penetration to the skin. However, they are tiny, so the invasion is minimal.
Customizable: The length of the needle is easy to adjust to fit the thickness of the skin in the targeted area. If you have thicker or thinner skin than someone else who is also getting the procedure, your results should not differ much.
You will begin to see results quite soon after the treatment. It will take about a week for the swelling to go down completely, but you should start noticing significant skin changes afterward. You will continue to see changes for about six months after your treatment as it continues to improve your skin.
This procedure goes in stages, and the number of treatments recommended varies from person to person. Most patients receive a minimum of three treatments and wait an average of five weeks in between the treatments.
The effects of the treatment may wear off after a few years, so you may need to have another round of treatments completed at that time.
The length of this procedure depends on the number of treated areas, but it shouldn’t take longer than an hour to complete. The entire appointment will take longer than an hour, though, as you will have to wait as long as 90 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.
The procedure can be mildly discomforting, but it will not be painful, thanks to the numbing cream applied before the procedure. Nitrous oxide is also available during the process to make patients more comfortable if desired or needed.
Results vary depending on your skin type, but you should notice the effects of your treatment on your skin for years after the procedure.
It will take your face about a week to return to normal, but after about 48 hours, you should be able to resume regular activities. You must take good care of your skin and body for those first 48 hours after the procedure, as any unnecessary trauma could affect the healing process.
Better not to wear makeup or complete your regular skincare routine for the first 48 hours after your procedure, but after that, you can return to your everyday routines