INFINI Laser Treatment For Acne Scar Removal In Singapore
What is INFINI RF?
INFINI laser is a minimally-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment to address a wide range of issues such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and scars. This technology allows the doctor to precisely control the skin rejuvenation procedure for a customised treatment, regardless of skin type.
The treatment involves administering radiofrequency energy into the dermis with an adjustable depth of 0.5mm to 3.5mm to stimulate collagen production and elastin fibers to reduce scar tissue.
How does INFINI laser treatment work?
Step 1: The treatment begins by applying a layer of numbing cream to temporarily numb the skin. If necessary, the doctor will inject local anesthesia to ensure more comfort during the treatment.
Step 2: A blunt-tipped cannula is used to break up the fibrous scar tissue during subcision treatment.
Step 3: Using radiofrequency microneedling technology, INFINI laser administers tiny amounts of radiofrequency waves under the skin to stimulate collagen production and plump up the skin to improve scar tissue.
As the fibrous scar tissue breaks down over time, the skin produces new collagen which will eventually result in smoother skin, treating acne effectively.
Why is INFINI laser the preferred choice for acne scar treatment in Singapore?
Fibrous scar tissue is often found in the deeper layers of the skin such as the dermis. Most doctors only use CO2 skin resurfacing lasers to reduce the appearance of scars. However, the depth of the micro-channels induced by CO2 lasers is about 1.8mm. This is insufficient to target stubborn, deeper acne scar tissue.
How does INFINI laser treat acne scars?
INFINI laser combines radiofrequency technology with microneedles. Unlike other acne scar treatments that addresses the surface of the skin, INFINI laser uses flow needle technology to deliver radiofrequency waves directly into the dermis where the scar tissues are located.
The dermis also contains collagen that provides the supporting structure of the skin. By bypassing the superficial layers of the skin, the radiofrequency waves are administered directly into the dermis to encourage collagen production and tissue tightening at predetermined depths decided by the doctor, with minimal downtime. A wide range of atrophic scars can be treated by adjusting the depth of the microneedles, penetrating the skin between 0.5 and 3.5mm.
INFINI laser vs CO2 skin resurfacing laser
Although it may seem that INFINI laser is a harsher treatment as compared to CO2 lasers, the truth is that there is more epidermal damage for CO2 lasers. CO2 lasers ablates the top layer of the skin, leaving the wound exposed to the surroundings.
Many people avoid undergoing CO2 laser treatments because of the prolonged healing times, and the lingering pain that may last for up to a week. In addition, if the post-treatment care is not optimal, infection may set in, causing more discomfort and inflammation of the skin.
Frequently asked questions about INFINI laser in Singapore
What kind of acne scars are best suited for INFINI treatment in Singapore?
INFINI laser works best on rolling scars because it can considerably improve overall skin texture.
For people with ice pick scars, doctors may use other specialty scar treatment such as TCA cross to release the deep scar tissue first. After a few sessions, the overall skin texture can be further improved with INFINI laser to smoothen out the appearance of residual scars.
What is the downtime of INFINI laser treatment?
Depending on the intensity of the treatment, INFINI treatment typically has a downtime of 2 to 4 days. The downtime is considerably shorter than a CO2 laser, which could possibly last up to a week.
The shorter downtime is because there is little epidermal damage during the INFINI treatment as the energy is delivered directly to the deeper layer of the skin.
Is the INFINI a substitute of CO2 skin resurfacing laser?
As an ablative laser, CO2 skin resurfacing laser only removes the top layer of the skin. It does not target the deeper layers of the skin. INFINI laser, on the other hand goes deep into the skin up to 3.5mm. Both are not a direct substitute of each other. However, they work synergistically if someone has various types of scar tissues which may require treatment at both superficial and deeper layers of the skin.
Can INFINI tighten skin?
Yes, INFINI laser can tighten skin.
INFINI laser is one of the most versatile medical aesthetic treatments available in Singapore. Other than treating a wide range of acne scars and trauma scars, INFINI laser can also correct wrinkles and improve skin texture with superior results. Neck aging and skin folds on the neck also respond well to INFINI treatment.
Wrinkles on the décolletage may be treated with INIFINI laser for skin rejuvenation as well.
Am I a suitable candidate for INFINI laser treatment?
Laser treatments are often not suitable for people with dark skin. The risks of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are high for people with darker skin tone.
INFINI laser stands out from the competition as it is able to treat all skin types, regardless of color. It does so by administering the radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis, bypassing the superficial layer of the skin.
Does INFINI really work?
INFINI is mostly known for its capability for improving acne scars. What most people don’t know is that INFINI laser is able to treat a wide range of other skin disorders such as skin laxity and wrinkles. In fact, the INFINI laser received US FDA approval in 2013 for the percutaneous treatment of facial wrinkles.
The deep heating of the dermis causes collagen stimulation in exactly the same way other skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy and Thermage do.
- Improve overall skin texture
- Reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve in skin laxity
- Kickstart collagen production to reduce appearance of depressed scars
- Reduce appearance of stretch marks on the arms, hips, tummy and thighs
People who are suffering from different types of depressed scars, pigmentation, and fine lines on the face. INFINI does not only effectively remove acne scars, it is also able to provide overall skin rejuvenation for ageing skin.