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Dr. Steve Weiner becomes One of the First Physicians in the US to Use the Revolutionary New Technology, INFINI by Lutronic, a Micro-Needling RF Device for Skin Tightening
Date:11/19/2013

Destin, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

Radiofrequency use in medical treatments has over a 70 year history. It has been used for multiple applications but the most exciting innovations recently have been in skin tightening. Thermage in 2002 was the first to market a device which was FDA approved to tighten skin and improve wrinkles. Since then, there have been a least a dozen devices come to market with similar technology. The “knock” on most of these devices has been that their results are sometimes minimal.

Research has shown that heating the dermis to a certain temperature will cause collagen stimulation and contraction. By heating to 40-45 degrees Celsius, enough heat is created to cause the body to try to repair the area by laying down new collagen. Higher temperatures, in the 65 degree range, will denature collagen and cause contraction. Obviously this requires more energy but this equates to more visible results. Here’s the problem with all cutaneous devices: It is very difficult to heat the dermis to a temperature that is effective and still maintain safe temperatures for the skin surface. If the surface were to reach the 40-45 degree area, it would burn. So, these device’s solution has been to try to cool the surface while pumping in energy to the deeper layers. This becomes a very difficult and unpredictable task. The devices rely on the tissues to carry the energy to the right level. Differences in skin thickness, hydration and the composition of collagen and fat can lead to placement of the energy at unknown or variable depths. If the energy is placed too deep, you can get fat necrosis, as what was occurring with the early Thermage device, and if placed too superficial, the skin skin can burn or get hyperpigmentation. Also, if you don’t actually reach the critical temperatures, you will get no stimulation of collagen. Multiple treatments are the norm for several of these devices because getting
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