Today, More than 70% of patients are bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes and skin texture and/or discoloration, and over 60% of patients are bothered by wrinkles near the cheeks and mouth, lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, forehead and neck/chest. Now there is a new dimension in correcting these issues, without the downtime of a laser, without the pain, in half the time of other micro-needling devices, and with significantly more result than traditional micro needling. The Secret is Secret RF.
Secret RF is a radio frequency (RF) fractional microneedling system that helps you deliver tailored energy to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and scars from the inside out. With no to minimal downtime, and safe for all ethnicities, Secret RF can correct acne scars, deep lines, stretch marks, and elasticity in just a few monthly 20 minute sessions.
Q: How does Secret RF needling work?
A: Secret RF uses minimally invasive gold plated micro-needles to deliver precisely controlled RF energy directly into the deeper layers of the dermis avoiding damage to the skin surface. This produces a fractionated denaturing of dermal tissue (similar to fractionated laser) inducing new collagen and elastin production. Unlike a fractionated laser, however, there is minimal damage to the skin surface resulting in a safer treatment with minimal down time.
Q: What are the benefits of Secret RF Skin Micro-Needling?
A: Tightens skin, minimizes pores, reduces scarring and acne scarring, lightens pigmentation, dramatically reduces wrinkles and stretch marks.
Q: Can darker skin types have Secret RF?
A: The treatment is safe on all skin types and ethnicities (unlike many lasers that can’t be used on certain types of skin)
Q: What are the risks and side effects of Secret RF?
A: This is a very safe cosmetic procedure with few side effects and little down time. Side effects can include:
• Redness lasting 1-2 days
• Minor swelling lasting up to 3 days
• Minor bruising (rare)
• Skin colour changes (rare and most common in dark skin patients)
• Patterning of treated skin (temporary)
• Infection (rare)
Q: Why is Secret RF better than traditional Micro-Needling alone?
A: Secret RF needling combines both skin micro-needling AND Radiofrequency. producing a synergistic effect much greater than the sum of each treatment individually.
Traditional RF uses a handpiece that sits on top of the skin’s surface. The RF energy needs to penetrate through the surface layers of the skin before it produces a effect thus delivering RF at a lower energy level producing less collagen stimulation even though effective.
Secret RF Micro-Needling on the other hand uses the micro-needles to deliver the fractionated RF energy directly and precisely into the dermis. The RF energy administered this way has a greater heating and denaturing effect on the dermal collagen resulting in greater stimulation of new collagen and more effective re-modelling producing better and more consistent results. Its effect is closer to fractionated laser than traditional RF. In addition to this, the micro-injuries induced by the physical needling produce additional collagen stimulation and also can help in reducing skin pigmentation which traditional RF cannot do.
Q: What can I expect after the Secret RF treatment?
A: Your skin will be red, warm and tingling immediately after the treatment and subside within a few hours. Some redness and minor swelling can last up to 24-48 hours. Most patients will return to work the next day without any obvious effects. Occasionally a fine crust or scab may develop that looks like dots from the treatment. This is normal so do not pick or scrub this off and follow all post-treatment recommendations.
Q: How long will it take to see results from Secret RF?
A: Collagen production and remodelling are seen after 4-6 weeks but coThe protocol is at least three treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. Most people will see significant improvement after 4-6 treatments. The more treatments you have and the greater the intensity of the treatment, the more improvement you will see.