Why Portland patients choose Infini skin rejuvenation

Infini Skin Rejuvenation in Portland area

Infini is a unique dual-action device that combines the traditional skin rejuvenation technique of microneedling with next-generation radiofrequency technology. The result is a comprehensive skin rejuvenation solution, which is gentle and minimally invasive, yet powerful enough to correct a wide array of cosmetic concerns and signs of aging. We are proud to offer this exceptional treatment, right here at Thrive in Portland, OR.

Benefits of microneedling

Microneedling is a tried and true skin rejuvenation technique, which has been used for many years with great success. The idea is credited to German dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer, who experimented with a variety of burs for reducing scars and improving skin in the early 1900s. Many years later, his research was refined and improved, leading to the first microneedling devices, also called dermal rollers.

The concept of microneedling is quite simple. A small handheld roller is fitted with a multitude of small needles. It is then rolled over the treatment area, piercing upper layers of skin. The needles are very small in diameter, making the procedure virtually painless. The limited length of the needles prevents it from damaging deep tissue layers.

Microneedling, used alone, benefits the skin in many ways. The needles break up and soften hardened fibers such as scar tissue. Meanwhile, the process triggers the body’s own healing mechanisms, which increases collagen production.

Benefits of radiofrequency treatment

Although it is a hallmark of innovative technology, radiofrequency energy actually has a long history of medical use. It has many of the same benefits as laser therapy. Like lasers, radiofrequency devices increase the temperature of treated tissue to induce a therapeutic thermal reaction. However, that is where the similarity ceases.

Radiofrequency is not light energy. It is the same thing we call “radio waves,” which consists of magnetic and electrical energy. This is an important distinction because energies react differently to specific components in the skin. Most notably, light reacts with skin pigment, but radiofrequency energy does not. Therefore, these devices are appropriate for any skin color. This energy can safely pass through the epidermis, targeting deeper layers where collagen is formed.

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How Infini combines two good technologies into one exceptional treatment

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The Infini system is a very small, handheld device with microneedles, which conduct radiofrequency energy. It provides all the benefits of microneedling, while simultaneously delivering therapeutic energy to deep layers, precisely where collagen is formed.

Over time, natural collagen production slows, which is one of the primary causes for skin laxity and many other signs of aging. However, your body still has the capacity to generate new collagen vigorously, because that is an essential part of the healing process.

Collagen induction therapies essentially “trick” the skin by creating microscopic damage to collagen. Because the needles are so small, the process is gentle, and recovery is quick. However, due to the multitude of points triggered, skin reacts as if it had been injured. That is, collagen production ramps up, and the natural rejuvenation process takes over.

Benefits of Infini Radiofrequency treatment include:

  • Tightens saggy skin
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of scarring
  • Increases collagen production
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Little to no downtime and fast recovery

Is Infini right for you?

Infini is considered safe for most adults. Because it does not use light energy, it does not react to skin pigment as lasers do. Additionally, the device is equipped with insulated needles that deliver energy to deep tissue layers without overheating the epidermis. Therefore, it is appropriate for people of all skin tones. However, there are a few exceptions. Most notably. Infini is not recommended for people with metal implants in the facial area, or for those who have pacemakers. We will discuss potential risks and side effects, as well as reviewing your medical history before recommending this or any other procedure.

Generally, the best candidates for Infini are adults who have concerns about skin laxity, firmness, sagging, fine lines, acne scars, or sun damage. It can also improve other concerns about the texture or appearance of skin, and general signs of aging. If you are ready to enjoy younger, more attractive skin, we are here to help. Please call us at (503) 928-6505 and schedule an appointment to get started.

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

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You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,


Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,


And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.


Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
Oh my gosh,


Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.


The one done idea is very appealing.

Exactly, yeah.

Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.

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