Many skin resurfacing treatments and skin tightening treatments require long periods of downtime, which is sometimes a deterrent for people who have busy lives. Here at MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington DC, we offer two solutions for those busy people with all skin types. INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra are revolutionary devices that use RF, or radiofrequency, energy in order to resurface the skin from within. Using this type of device means that both pain and downtime are usually minimal, although each patient will be different.
What is RF Skin Tightening?
INFINI is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to tap into the skin’s ability to heal itself and stimulate collagen development to improve skin’s tone and texture. Exilis Ultra is a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation device that uses radio frequency energy to create smoother, brighter skin from within. Instead of using laser light to destroy irregularities on the surface of the skin, INFINI RF and Exilis Ultra penetrate the deep layers in order to heal from within, stimulating the production of new collagen to even skin tone and smooth irregularities in appropriate candidates.
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Who is a good candidate for RF Skin Tightening?
People with all skin types who have acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines may benefit from an INFINI RF Microneedling treatment or Exilis Ultra procedure. Two to five treatments may be needed in order to see full results, but downtime should be minimal following each procedure.
INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra are great for people who don’t have the time for a procedure that requires long downtime. These procedures don’t take long to perform, and most patients can be back at work the next day. There will be a sunburn-like redness that may last for up to three days, but this can usually be covered by makeup.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that the sheer variety of laser treatments available can get confusing. To try to help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together some commonly asked questions below.
Q: What is the difference between INFINI RF Microneedling, Exilis Ultra and other types of laser treatments?
A: INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra differ from most fractional resurfacing lasers in that they do not use laser light to destroy surface skin irregularities. Using radiofrequency energy, INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra use tiny needles to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface to heal from within. These procedures stimulate collagen production, allowing the skin to heal itself over time.
Q: Who can use RF Skin Tightening treatments?
A: INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra can be used on most skin types and colors. These can be an ideal procedures for women of color because there is minimal risk of damage or discoloration to the surface and underlying skin tissue. INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra should not, however, be used on pregnant women or people who have taken Accutane within the past year.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra treatments are generally not painful. A local anesthetic will be applied to the skin before the treatment is started, and the treatment only takes ten to twenty minutes depending on how many areas of skin are to be treated. Some patients liken the pain to a snapping rubber band. There may be a slight stinging sensation or a feeling of warmth as the treatment is administered.
Q: What side effects can I expect?
A: After the treatment, the skin may look sunburned, with large areas of redness. This redness usually fades within a few days, and can be covered with makeup.
Q: How long will it take to see results?
A: Because INFINI RF Microneedling and Exilis Ultra work by stimulating collagen production in deep tissue, results may take some time to appear. We recommend two to five sessions for optimal results, depending on which device is used. However, the collagen production continues well after treatment stops, meaning that results are often long-lasting.
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Are you interested in learning more about skin tightening, scar treatment and wrinkle reduction with INFINI RF Microneedling or Exilis Ultra? Request a consultation online to learn more, or call our office at (202) 393-SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment.
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