By Kate Dee, MD
If you have had Infini in the past, you are going to be blown away by Genius. I have been performing Infini treatments for skin tightening and acne scarring for over 3 years, and I have been anxiously awaiting their new and improved microneedling RF device. There are many look-alike devices out there now, but none produce the kind of results Infini does. Thus, Infini has been the most popular device for skin tightening and scarring world-wide. Genius is so dramatically different and improved, they decided it needed a new name. As far as I know, I was the first person to purchase the Genius literally on the day the FDA cleared it in December 2018, and we have now been using it for all our procedures since then. WOW, what a huge difference!
The engineers have introduced smart technology that measures impedance of the skin and how much energy is being absorbed with each pulse, so we can modulate the energy being delivered as we treat. What this means is that the exact right amount of energy is used for effectiveness and NO MORE, so that each pulse is maximally effective with much less discomfort.
The needle tip and the motor have been completely redesigned, increasing the ease of each pulse insertion and the accuracy of the depth of the needle tips. This also results in less pain and a more accurate treatment. The motor is now very quiet as well – no more snapping noises.
We have now performed Genius treatments on over 15 people who have had Infini before, including myself. The universal consensus is that Genius is a breeze. There is minimal to zero discomfort and less need for medication and the chiller. There is almost no bleeding with Genius, and recovery time is decreased. My own recovery after Genius was 24 hours of redness, and I did not need makeup at all the next day. Patients are also reporting quicker recovery and almost no breakouts or bruising. Both the experience of the procedure itself and the recovery are markedly improved.
The Genius prototype has been in use for the last year and has shown to produce even better results than Infini for both skin tightening and acne scarring. Docs who have been using it have reported that Genius gives more tightening and lift and resolves scarring better than Infini. We have not had the device long enough to publish any of our own long-term results, but I am confident our patients will love the Genius. It is a game-changer.