Micro Needling Radio Frequency (Infini) is an innovative way to tighten and smooth the skin. Dr. Stephen Nogan is very excited about this device which combines micro-needling with radiofrequency heat. Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre was the first office in Ohio to offer Infini treatments and when it comes to skin care treatments, experience matters.
Number of Treatments
3 treatments are recommended
Face, Neck, décolletage, arms, knees
45 minutes-1.5 hours
During the treatment, patients report varying degrees of discomfort. Most individuals tolerate the procedure with just a prescriptive topical anesthetic cream and Tylenol. There may also be slight swelling, bruising and some break-out.
Infini RF is a series of treatments that work with the body’s natural healing process. We are stimulating the collagen building properties of the skin. When the microscopic needles pass through the skin, Infini RF applies heat directly to the skin’s collagen layer. Micro Needling Radio Frequency (Infini) delivers the heat directly to the dermal layer where tightening occurs.
You can expect to see changes as soon as you have the procedure done. Your body will continue to rebuild collagen for several weeks following your treatment; Final results are typically complete at 6 months. Multiple treatments will maximize results. The best results come with three separate treatments usually spaced a month or so apart. Number of recommended treatments and the scheduling of these treatments are determine by condition of skin and desired outcome.
Is Infini safe?
Infini is a very safe procedure and the FDA has approved Infini for skin tightening in the face. However, Micro Needling Radio Frequency (Infini) is also being used on other body areas with good results.
How long is downtime with Infini?
Infini Recovery is quite minimal with three to four days of visible reaction; This can be pink to red to bronze. All of this can be covered by using a mineral product. This mineral camouflage is available for purchase at Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre. There may also be slight swelling, bruising and some break-out. Response varies per patients depending on the level of treatment and desired outcome. Sun avoidance following an Infini treatment is a must. The best sunscreen options will be discussed during your Infini appointment.
What areas can be treated with Infini Radio Frequency?
Infini with great success on the entire face, neck and chest. Some patients may choose to do a full face and neck treatment, some patients may choose to only have a focal area treated. An infini treatment can be customized to address your individual areas of concern. During your comprehensive consultation appointment we will discuss your concerns and customize a plan for you to achieve your maximum results.
You are a candidate for the Infini treatment if:
- You want to improve brown spots
- Your want to improve lines
- You want to improve deep wrinkles
- You want to improve crepe like texture
- You want to tighten tissue
- You want to improve the look of the skin around the eye area
- You want to improve the look of the skin on the upper lip
- You want to improve facial scars
- You want to improve acne scars
- You want an overall better appearance of the skin of the face, neck or chest.
- You are not a candidate for the Infini treatment if:
- You have a metal allergy (Infini needles are gold plated)
- You have any facial metal pins
- You have any facial implants
- You have an acute inflammatory disease (other than acne)
- Your have hemorrhagic disease
- You have an uncontrolled diabetic condition or complication
- You have any major medical complications
- You have a tendency for keloid formation (raised scarring)
- You have a cardiac pacemaker
- You have an implanter defibrillator
- You are pregnant
How do I know if Infini is the right treatment for me?
Every patient at Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre has a comprehensive consultation appointment where all options and treatment plans are discussed. Allow us to use our expertise, experience and knowledge to direct you to the right treatment plan for you.
How can skin care products help me?
Skin care products, ones that are either dispensed in a physician’s office or sold by prescription, break down the sticky glue between the dead skin cells of the epidermis, causing them to exfoliate. There are literally hundreds of skin care products available on the market—Retin A, Tretinoin, glycolic acid, just to name a few. There are two things you should remember about all these products. One, they all do the same thing, and two, they are all equally effective. It ultimately comes down to your physician’s clinical experience in dealing with your particular skin type and your satisfaction with the product price, look, and feel. It may come down to trial and error when trying to find the correct fit. Skin care products are at the lowest rung of the ladder of skin rejuvenation. Results will be subtle and generally take 3–4 months to materialize. These products will typically improve the appearance of your skin from point A to point B, but most of us expect to see significant improvements. We want to be up at point D, E and F, and we want it yesterday. Skin care products alone won’t get you there, but they are an important first step in the rejuvenation process. Individuals looking for better and faster results need to move up the ladder and consider in-office resurfacing.
The Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre Difference:
Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans. With so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan and his team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use Visia to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. At Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre, we offer an array of skin care treatments that are tried and true. This promotes confidence that you are receiving the right treatment and products to achieve your best skin.