An In-Depth Look at the Innovative Infini Facial Treatment While there are a number of facial treatments now available to help improve skin quality and target problem areas such as wrinkles, Infini is certa...Continue Reading
INFINI – Skin & Acne Treatment
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About The Procedure
The INFINI system from Lutronic represents the culmination of many years of research into the optimum delivery of radio frequency. Promising significantly less discomfort and downtime for patients, and suitable for all skin types, fractional radio frequency (RF) today affords better results for skin rejuvenation, scar revision and skin tightening than other popular procedures.
INFINI is a new technology that delivers real results for skin tightening and acne scarring correction. It targets coagulation zones in aging, sagging skin with fine wrinkles. This 2 in 1 Fractional Radiofrequency (RF) System provides complete control over treatment depth and energy levels to enable a multi-layered treatment approach with no electrothermal damage to the epidermis. For a superior Acne treatment, the results are outstanding. For skin tightening, medical research has shown this is similar to a mini facelift (1/3 of a facelift for a fraction of the price and downtime).
The Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic is the 2nd cosmetic clinic in Australia and the 1st cosmetic clinic in Sydney to have Infini. This is a TGA approved system and is well proven in the USA where it is FDA approved.
Infini Technology, Superior to Fraxel Laser Treatment
Superior to Fraxel Laser, IINFINI’s 2 handpieces allow for the delivery of the RF energy to be precisely targeted and controlled into a specific layer of the dermis up to 3.5 mm in depth. This allows the practitioner to tailor the procedure to the patient’s specific treatment needs from mild to more aggressive, even in delicate areas. INFINI also has ComfortFlow™ technology to ensure that the treatment is well tolerated by patients.
Infini Treatment through Skin Needling or Superficial Fractional RF
MICRONEEDLE FRACTIONAL RF
Micro needling fractional radio frequency (MFR) has fine needles which puncture the skin to deliver the radio frequency to the deeper levels of the dermis, providing a three dimensional delivery of energy maximizing skin volumization while dramatically tightening and rejuvenating the skin. Skin needling can only perform a part result compared to an Infini treatment.
SUPERFICIAL FRACTIONAL RF
Superficial fractional radio frequency (SFR) employs a minimally invasive delivery of radiofrequency to the epidermis and dermis for resurfacing the skin and stimulating the production of collagen for a more toned and refined skin.
To speak to a treatment specialist to find out if INFINI is for you, fill out the form below or call the clinic on 02 9362 7400.
What Is A Non-Surgical Face Lift?
This ‘non-surgical’ facelift is actually a non-invasive procedure suitable for the 35-55 year old age group, employing radiofrequency technology to tighten loose skin by using heat to shrink tissues and stimulate collagen growth. It is also called the ‘Thermacool Facelift’ because it has a cooling spray to protect the surface skin. No anaesthesia or down time is required and the procedure takes between one and two hours to perform.
What is Wrinkle Relaxation Treatment?
More and more people are turning to Dr Hodgkinson and his team of Specialist Cosmetic Treatment Nurses at the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic for rejuvenation techniques, to help their face reflect the way they feel inside. One such rejuvenation technique is wrinkle relaxation treatment. It can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause upper facial lines (crow’s feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines) to form. Wrinkle relaxation treatment involves a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in wrinkle relaxation treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions. The treatment is a prescription-only medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional such as Dr Hodgkinson and his team. It is registered for the treatment of crow’s feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of your eye when you smile or squint), forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows) and glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown).
How does wrinkle relaxation treatment work?The treatment can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (these are the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and continue to make the undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
What does wrinkle relaxation treatment involve?Wrinkle relaxation treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of product is administered into selected facial muscles by Dr Hodgkinson or one of his staff specialists using a very fine needle. Generally, the treatment takes around 10 -15 minutes. At the Cosmetic& Restorative Surgery Clinic we have used our vast experience with these treatments to develop methods to minimize any discomfort so that no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after. After the injection, it takes 2 -3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and about 7 days to see the full effect. The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your lines. Dr Hodgkinson and his staff will know what the best dose is for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.
How long does wrinkle relaxation treatment last?The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat anti-wrinkle treatments, the effect tends to last longer.
Does wrinkle relaxation treatment cause more wrinkles to form?The treatment will relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines. It does not cause more wrinkles to form. If you choose not to have further treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.
Will facial expression be affected by wrinkle relaxation treatment?The treatment works specifically on the muscles treated. This means that any muscle left untreated, including untreated facial muscles, should not be affected by the treatment. Dr Hodgkinson or one of the nurses will determine the best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.
Are there any side effects?In addition to its use for cosmetic reasons, the product used in wrinkle relaxation treatment is also used to treat patients in a variety of therapeutic indications including cerebral palsy in children, movement disorders (head, neck, shoulder, face), and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating). In the amounts used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itichiness, nausea and flu like symptoms.
How long has wrinkle relaxation treatment been used?The treatment has been used in Australia and New Zealand in therapeutic treatments for over 15 years. It was first approved for use in Australia for movement disorders (eye & face) in 1993 and for eye spasms and crossed eyes in New Zealand in 1991.
Can wrinkle relaxation be combined with other products and procedures?Absolutely. To get the desired result other non-surgical treatments such as injectible fillers, Thermage® or microdermabrasion may be used a combination with wrinkle relaxation treatment. The team at the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results if your treatment is combined with other products and/or procedures.