Are you unhappy with dull, uneven or sun damaged skin? If so, evolv Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics offers two treatments to address these issues. Both microneedling and Infini RF treatments can help to naturally rejuvenate your skin. Read on to learn more about these options.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, known as collagen induction therapy or CIT, is an aesthetic treatment that utilizes very small surgical-quality fine needles to induce a healing reaction from the body, resulting in an increased production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling stimulates the body’s own natural growth factors to improve sun-damaged skin, fine lines, acne scars as well as skin texture.
At evolv, we use automated microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite. This technology will create precision controlled micro channels in the skin, allowing the increased absorption of topical products such as growth factors and other beneficial medical skin care products. The microneedling can be adjusted to different levels of penetration, depending on the amount of damage being treated. Any part of the body including the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, abdomen and even the back can be treated with microneedling.
The Microneedling Procedure
The procedure involves cleansing the skin and often using a topical anesthetic to reduce sensation. Your evolv medical skin care professional will then apply a fine layer of gel or other topical product to the skin. The pen will be gently pressed against the skin, gliding it in various directions while the treatment is being done. This may feel like fine sandpaper and is usually not significantly uncomfortable. The procedure takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After the treatment, there will be some redness to the skin and healing time is generally just one to two days. Makeup can be applied at 24 hours. Be sure to inquire about adding on the new CooLifting treatment to enhance results.
What is the Infini Treatment?
Infini RF, is a form of advanced microneedling that uses high-intensity focused radiofrequency energy along with microneedling in the various layers of the skin. This treatment can produce some very impressive results maximizing the effect of microneedling. The heat and energy produced by the radiofrequency energy will significantly improve the results of microneedling. It can help restore the skin’s youthfulness with a firming effect and result in significant improvement in texture and reduction of pores. This kind of technology is unique because the energy is delivered precisely at the level of the skin that is focused for maximal improvement.
The Infini Procedure
The procedure involves cleansing the skin and then applying a topical anesthetic cream for approximately one hour. Some patients will do this at home before the treatment. The settings are then determined after discussion with the physician and the topical gel is removed and the skin treated. It takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to treat the entire face. Infini is safe for all skin types and can be done in any season of the year. The insulated needles will protect the surface of the skin from any kind of energy damage and reactive pigmentation. There is a very short recovery involved with Infini treatments, though the face of the skin can be red for one to two days. Makeup can be applied after 24 hours and most activities can be resumed after 28 to 48 hours. Infini RF can also treat the neck and other areas of skin laxity. A new and exciting application of Infini is the permanent reduction in excess seating (hyperhidrosis). Be sure to ask your evolv nurse or Dr. Barone for more information.
If you are interested in microneedling or Infini treatments in Toledo, OH, please feel free to ask your evolv licensed aesthetician or any of our nurses at our office for more information. Contact us today at 419-464-9422.