INFINI Acne Scars
The INFINI acne scars treatment by Lutronic represents an advance in fractional radiofrequency technology. It is effective at treating a myriad of skin conditions, such as acne scars, skin laxity, enlarged pores, wrinkles and fine lines.
The INFINI acne scars treatment is a breakthrough in fractional and radiofrequency technology. When compared to current fractional Laser and radiofrequency devices, it is more precise, versatile and has a much lower downtime.
How is INFINI different from Fractional Lasers?
In the treatment of Acne Scarring, the fibrous tissue (scar tissue) often runs deeper within the dermal layer of the skin. Fractional CO2 Lasers have an average depth of 1.8mm, which is insufficient to target deeper scar tissue.
The INFINI acne scars treatment system uses insulated micro needles with an adjustable depth of 0.5 to 3.5mm to reach the deeper layers of the skin. This is important because different areas of the facial skin would have different thickness levels. For example, treating scars around the temples would require a more superficial depth while cheek areas would need deeper treatments.
Fractional laser systems are considered ablative (destructive) as they penetrate the uppermost epidermal layer of the skin. This is associated with prolonged healing times, increased risk of pigmentation, and longer duration of redness and swelling. Scar tissue is located in the dermal layer of the skin, and the INFINI system delivers energy to this level without compromising the epidermal layer. This translates to a more precise treatment with better healing times.
Can INFINI be used on all types of Acne Scars?
Different acne scars require different treatments.
The INFINI acne scars treatment system is best suited for mixed acne scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars.
For Ice pick scars, in which the depth of scar tissue is deeper, we use methods such as TCA CROSS and punch excision to resurface the skin. In severe mixed acne scarring, we deal with the deeper scars first before we improve the overall skin texture with INFINI.
How long would I need to recover from the treatment ?
In Singapore, the average number of public holidays is 10 days annually, and the number of annual leave is about 14 days. Planning any treatment takes into account your recovery and whether it is fitting in with your precious time. With laser resurfacing, you can expect a downtime of 7-10 days of skin redness, swelling and skin peeling in some instances.
With INFINI, a faster recovery time of 2-3 days is seen for most individuals, and make up can be applied after 24 hours. Mild pin point bleeding and mild bruising may occur in individuals with vascular skin. Recovery is faster than fractional lasers because the epidermal layer of the skin is spared during treatment, while precise energy is delivered into the dermal skin layer.
Is INFINI Acne Scars Treatment Suitable On Dark and Tanned Skin Types?
For Lasers, we are limited by skin colour. The risk of side effects such as pigmentation increases with darker skin tone. INFINI is 'colour blind' and is effective for all skin types because it bypasses the upper layer of the skin. INFINI can safely be used on dark and tanned skin individuals who are not good candidates for laser treatments.
Is the Treatment Painful? How many sessions do I need to see results?
In preparation for your INFINI treatment , your skin will be cleansed and numbing cream applied. To maximise comfort, the INFINI acne scars system has a built in ComfortFlow technology to deliver smoother energy throughout the procedure. The procedure is well tolerated for most individuals.
The number of sessions you need depends on the type and severity of scarring. In general, 3-4 INFINI sessions spaced at least 4 weeks apart give the most optimal results for acne scarring.
INFINI Acne Scars Treatment
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