Secret™ RF Laser (Microneedling RF Treatment)
About the Secret RF Laser
It's no secret that in order to have great skin, you have to take care of it. With so many choices in aesthetics available today, it can seem overwhelming when deciding which treatment is best for your specific needs. When you simply want to revitalize your complexion, improve your skin quality, and attain a more youthful, healthy glow, remodeling your skin from the inside out with radiofrequency microneedling is an excellent option. The Secret RF by Cutera can address fine line and wrinkles, and improve overall skin quality and appearance in as little as 2 – 3 sessions. Patients are left with firmer, smoother, healthier-looking skin and results will continue to improve over time.
The Power of Two
Microneedling is one of the newer aesthetic procedures today that can change the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, scars, or stretch marks. It uses small needles to create micro-wounds in the epidermis and dermis to stimulate new collagen remodeling. The Secret RF technology by Cutera combines the precision of microneedling and blends it with radiofrequency energy, which delivers controlled heat at specific depths within your skin. Adding fractional RF energy to a microneedling treatment is the key to the success of the Secret RF treatment. The micro-wounds and RF energy pack a powerful combination in stimulating and rebuilding the collagen in your skin with little to no downtime.
Secret RF Dual Handpiece
Secret RF features dual handpieces and two sizes of tips – 25 and 64-pin tips – for fast, effective revitalization sessions for your face and body. The needle size and tip style, semi-insulated and non-insulated, are chosen based on the concern you are looking to address and the area being treated. The needles within these tips are also adjustable for how shallow or deep they can go into your skin, which ensures excellent precision in delivering the RF energy specifically where your skin concerns are.
Regardless of your skin type, Secret RF can help with many different skin concerns, especially for individuals who are looking forward to seeing improvements in skin quality, textural concerns, blemishes, and other surface imperfections. Your Secret RF provider will conduct a consultation where your skin will be examined and your concerns documented of what you would like to ward off in the future (acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and more). Secret RF can help you correct and prevent certain aspects of these conditions, as well as help improve the natural signs of aging. If you want to invest in the health of your skin now and over the course of your lifetime, a Secret RF treatment is a great treatment option for you.
If you want to discover more about the benefits of the Secret RF technology and how it will improve your skin, schedule your first appointment with one of our Secret RF providers for a consultation. In the first meeting, you will have a skin consultation in order to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Secret RF microneedling. The provider will assess the fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, discoloration, and amount of scar tissue present on your skin. They will also ask about your current skin care practices and what products you use daily to keep your skin clean and protected. Once it is determined that you will qualify for a Secret RF treatment, your provider will put together a treatment plan that will outline how many sessions will be needed and how frequently you should have them carried out.
Your Secret RF microneedling session is an in-office treatment that can be performed in about 20 minutes. Prior to treatment, your skin will be cleansed to remove makeup, debris, lotions, or creams. For your comfort, your provider will apply a numbing cream to the skin where the treatment will take place. Many patients find the microneedling sensation on their skin tolerable and do not require additional numbing measures.
The technique in which the Secret RF is performed on your skin is very important. Your provider will gently place the handpiece with the 25 or 64-pin tip on your face. The needles will gently be inserted in and out of your skin to minimize unnecessary damage to the epidermis. As the needles are inserted into the skin, RF energy will be simultaneously delivered in one seamless action for an effective 2-in-1 treatment delivery.
What to Expect
There is little to no downtime with the Secret RF procedure. You will be asked to not wash your face nor wear cosmetics on your face for several hours (let your skin heal for a while). Before leaving your provider's office, they will apply a serum or soothing mask to your skin, which is all you need. You may experience some minor swelling and redness of your skin for 12 – 24 hours. While your skin will not reveal immediate improvements, we know you will still be very excited to see your radiant results! Most Secret RF patients have a series of 2 – 3 treatments (spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart). Once you have that last treatment, you should see optimal results in three months. If you want to maintain the youthful modifications to your skin, then you will need to have a maintenance treatment every 12 – 18 months.