Acne Scarring and the Infini RF System
Acne is a skin condition that affects millions of people all over the world. It is caused when skin pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to bumps and blemishes that can affect the youthful appearance of the face. Acne is especially common among teenagers, but adults can also suffer from the condition. In severe cases, the bumps can lead to unsightly scarring. Dermatologists like Dr. Glenn Goldberg, DO, of the Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, California, have many options for treating the appearance of acne scars, including revolutionary medical devices like the Infini RF system.
What is Infini RF?
The Infini RF system is a microneedling device that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to reduce the appearance of large pores, acne scars, and other skin flaws. Infini uses tiny insulated needles to deliver the RF energy directly to the affected tissues without damage to the surrounding areas of the skin. Dermatologists can adjust the amount of energy delivered and the depth of needle penetration, giving them ultimate control over the device. This is especially important in patients with darker skin. Unlike devices that apply RF energy to the skin’s surface, microneedling devices like Infini produce superior results.
Skin texture and tone are improved. RF energy works to thicken the skin and tighten it, reducing the appearance of scars and large pores and ultimately producing a more youthful appearance. It can also be used to reduce fine lines and crepey skin. The RF energy stimulates the production of natural skin collagen, a protein that plumps up the skin and supports the growth of healthy connective tissues, erasing lines, wrinkles, and flaws.
How is Infini RF Different than Other Treatment Methods?
Dermatologists have many tools at their disposal to improve the skin texture and tone of patients’ skin, each with their own strengths and applications. Common acne scarring treatments may include chemical skin peels or the application of laser (light) energy to reduce scarring. Infini RF uses radio frequency energy and is designed to give the skin care professional a level of control that other methods cannot offer. The microneedles are much more precise and able to target specific areas without damage to surrounding tissues. Laser and light devices may harm the epidermis, especially in patients with darker skin tones, making Infini RF a great choice for those patients.
What is Involved in an Infini RF Treatment?
Infini RF treatments typically take several sessions. These treatments are spaced out over several months, with most dermatologists performing treatments every six weeks to let the skin recover naturally. Infini typically requires 3-4 sessions for maximum results. Each session can be completed in as little as 20 minutes.
Before treatment, the skin is numbed with a topical cream to reduce discomfort. Some areas may require a local anesthetic to be applied by the dermatologist. Once the treatment session is completed, most patients will experience minimal discomfort and only a little bit of redness and swelling in the treated areas. This inflammation resolves in about 48 hours, and most patients can go about their daily lives without follow-up medication or pain.
This article was brought to you by Dr. Glenn Goldberg, a professional skin doctor located in Laguna Beach, CA. He frequently utilizes RF needling strategies for his own customers.