Infini RF Microneedling

Infini RF Microneedling At A Glance

  • Best Results2-3 treatments
  • Treatment Recovery2-6 days
  • Procedure Time15- 30 min
  • Skin SpecialistReplaced with Genius RF
  • Duration of ResultsYears++
  • AnaestheticNumbing cream, gel, gas, blocks
  • Back to Work2-5 days
  • CostThis has been replaced with newer model called Genius RF

Infini RF Microneedling

Infini RF Microneedling or RFM is the next step beyond traditional laser resurfacing. RFM spares the upper epidermal layer of the skin & directs the energy to the dermal & fibroseptal layers. This results in scar remodelling & skin tightening. The Infini RF has been replaced by the newer Genius RF since 2019.

Facts Facts on Infini RF Microneedling

  • RFM or radiofrequency microneedling is not a laser
  • This means the upper layers of skin are spared
  • Energy is delivered to the deep layers, up to 4 mm depth
  • Infini RF has been replaced with the Genius RF since 2019
  • Genius RF uses deeper & more powerful needles
  • The latest generation of RFM uses computer-controlled energy delivery
  • This results in more effective & safer treatments compared to other systems
  • Each treatment is individually tailored according to clinical findings

How is the newer Genius RF different from Infini RF Microneedling?

The Genius RFM is the upgraded version of Infini RFM. We have used the newer Genius since 2019 at Clinic Cutis.

Genius RF has the following up grades-

  • Deeper needles. We can go down to 4.0 mm if required.
  • Better insulated needle. This means more power can be delivered with less side effects.
  • Stronger motor compared to Infini RF. The stronger motor of Genius allows more consistent placement of needles to the correct depth.
  • Impedance control of Genius measures resistance in the tissue. A computer adjusts energy levels based upon resistance. This allows for safer & more effective treatments.
  • User feedback with Genius RF is an upgrade from Infini. With Genius, each pulse of RF energy is communicated back to the user with an audible beep. This allows for a safer more accurate treatment.

Lutronic continues to innovate & invent better devices every year. I make it a point to upgrade each piece of equipment as this gives patients the best possible outcomes.

Lutronic keeps innovating, replacing the Infini with Genius in 2020.

Why is Infini unique and how does it differ from laser treatment?

Infini RF represent the culmination of many years of development in the development of RF or radiofrequency. RF uses controlled heating through electrodes. This delivers energy to the deeper layers of the skin- sparing the upper layers. This translates to better acne scar remodeling & collagen stimulation than laser itself.

Microneedling uses ‘cold needle’ technology, whilst RFM uses insulated needles to deliver heating of up to 69 degrees for a fraction of a second. Heat stimulates more collagen than ‘cold needling.’

 Note: Infini has been superseded by the newer Genius RFM since 2019. For more information on Genius RF, refer below.

What conditions can RF microneedling – Infini RF treat?

The two main indications of RF technology are; treatment of mixed acne scars, & treating skin laxity in the absence of photo damage.

RFM is used to for 2 main goals, acne scar remodeling & skin tightening.

RF can tighten skin around the jowls, jawline, & neck area. It is especially useful when I require non-surgical lifting of the lower face. I normally combine RF energy with lasers, dermal fillers & thread lifting as they all have a synergistic role to play in collagen contraction.

Infini RF has been replaced with the newer Genius RFM since 2019. These devices can treat acne scars. For more detail see below.

What types of acne scars are best suited to Infini or Genius RF microneedling?

Not all acne scars are suitable for RF microneedling. Atrophic, rolling & tethered scars do best with this treatment.

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This is the real classification & treatment options for acne scars.

Ice pick scars are treated with surgical punch excision or TCA Paint. Box scar scars do best with ablative laser resurfacing, whilst markedly atrophic scars are best treated with dermal fillers.

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Scars should be treated based on their merits & not the other way around.

Even though we have the latest state of the art lasers & energy devices, acne scars should be approached with clinical examination & scar typing.

Davin’s Viewpoint on RF microneedling, Genius & Infini

RFM or radiofrequency microneedling by Lutronic represents the pinnacle of RF treatments. Skin needling first started off with DermaRollers nearly two decades ago, followed by stamping procedures such as the Dermapen. This was followed by radiofrequency with non-invasive devices such as sublative eMatrix- excellent for mild atrophic scars and early acne scars. Invasive microneedling was subsequently invented, however it is the insulation of the needles and sequential delivery system of Infini that made this a game changer when it first came out.

This is the most important concept to grasp; if you have poor skin quality (sun damage), lasers are much better as we need to treat the upper layers of skin. RFM is only useful for mild to moderate skin laxity in the absence of photo damage.

This device spares the upper layers of skin, namely the epidermis. It delivers its energy deep into the dermal layers. The adjustability of needles from 0.25 to 3.5mm makes this an extremely versatile device to treat enlarged pores, atrophic scars & tethered scars. This device is colour blind- hence it can be used on acne scars in patients of all ethnicities. This was one of my favourite devices for acne scars, and has, in my practice replaced Fraxel lasers.

Fast forward to 2021 & we have been using the much newer Genius RF. We transitioned from 2019, so have over 2 years of experience with this new device. The newer model has much more power, better insulation with the needles, a more powerful motor & importantly impedance control. This automatically adjusts the power according to the resistance, making treatments more effective & safer.

The Genius RF is a whole generation better than Infini RF.

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