Microneedling has become an increasingly popular choice for patients everywhere seeking safe and effective skin rejuvenation without incisions, anesthesia or an extended recovery period. With only mild side effects and no downtime, patients of all ages and skin types can enjoy the benefits of minimally invasive skin rejuvenation.

At Time 4 U Med Spa, Dr. Lisa Gulcher offers Secret™ RF, an advanced microneedling device by Cutera® that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to further improve the benefits of traditional microneedling. If you are seeking smoother, tighter skin with fewer signs of aging, blemishes and other common imperfections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher to find out if a Secret RF treatment is right for you.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling uses ultrafine needles to create controlled injuries on the surface of the skin. The tiny punctures formed are small enough to be unnoticeable after the procedure but still trigger the body’s natural wound healing response. After treatment, the body immediately flushes the skin with nutrients to heal the wounds, causing collagen and elastin production to increase.

Following a microneedling appointment, the renewed tissue in the treated area is more taut and radiant, with youthful volume and a smoother, dewier complexion. Over time, ongoing microneedling sessions can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, sun damage, large pores and discoloration.

How Is Secret RF Microneedling Different?

RF microneedling offers the same benefits of traditional microneedling with added advantages. As the microneedles penetrate the skin, the Secret RF microneedling device delivers RF energy deep below the surface to rebuild the skin’s underlying support system. The controlled application of thermal energy encourages the body to generate even more collagen and elastin as it recovers from the procedure, producing faster and more dramatic results.

What Makes Secret RF Technology Unique?

Secret RF’s innovative and adaptable technology allows for tailored treatment that can target a variety of skin concerns and skin types. The device offers two needle types and adjustable treatment depth so that our skincare experts can customize the procedure and deliver precise placement of the RF energy. Secret RF comes equipped with two handpieces for versatile and efficient treatment on both the face and body.

What Can Secret RF Treat?

The Secret RF treatment delivers energy to multiple layers of the skin with minimal damage to the skin’s surface. The procedure can address a range of minor and major skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Photoaging
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone

Who Is a Good Candidate for Secret RF Microneedling?

Secret RF is an effective option for men and women with all skin types who wish to rejuvenate their complexion. Secret RF is an ideal choice for patients seeking to improve skin imperfections or the effects of aging without invasive surgery or the downtime and discomfort of ablative laser treatments or deep chemical peels. Candidates for Secret RF should be in good overall health, understand what the procedure entails and have reasonable expectations of their results. Schedule a consultation at Time 4 U Med Spa to determine if Secret RF microneedling is the right choice to address all of your needs.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

Secret RF treatments are quick and can generally be completed in about 20 minutes. A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Our technicians calibrate the device according to the concerns and goals discussed during each patient’s consultation. A series of passes are made with the handpiece, with varying settings used to maximize results.

Does Secret RF Require Any Downtime?

Because it causes minimal damage to the skin’s surface, no downtime is required following RF microneedling. Patients may wish to spend a few days at home while visible side effects heal, but no recovery is necessary. Patients may resume all normal activities following their appointment.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Secret RF?

RF microneedling is safe when performed by an experienced provider. Side effects are mild and short-lived, such as redness and swelling in the treatment area. Any visible side effects will subside within one week, if not less. All benefits and risks associated with the procedure will be thoroughly reviewed during your consultation.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Multiple RF microneedling treatments are needed for optimal results. A typical treatment plan includes at least three sessions spaced approximately four weeks apart. Ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended to ensure long-lasting results. The exact number of treatments necessary for you will depend on your individual skin issues and how well your skin responds to the procedure.

What Kind of Results Can Be Expected?

The benefits of RF microneedling develop over time and improve with each successive treatment. How quickly results emerge depends on how quickly each patient’s body heals and begins producing new collagen and elastin. Patients may notice some superficial improvement to their skin in the first two weeks following treatment, but more substantial improvement takes six to eight weeks to develop. Patients can expect to see optimal results in three months or more, following the completion of a series of procedures.

Secret RF microneedling can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scars, stretch marks and sun damage. It can also improve excessively oily or lax skin, as well as uneven skin texture and tone. The benefits of Secret RF include no downtime, customizable treatments, minimal discomfort, mild side effects, enhanced collagen and elastin production, improved penetration of skincare products and faster, more dramatic results than traditional microneedling.

Smoother, Tighter Skin at Time 4 U Med Spa

Secret RF microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that produces excellent results with minimal discomfort and no downtime. If you struggle with fine lines, acne scarring, large pores, stretch marks or any other type of skin imperfection, contact Time 4 U Med Spa today to learn more about RF microneedling. During your in-person consultation, one of our qualified skincare experts will create a customized skincare plan that matches your unique concerns with the right treatment.

The information about Secret RF by Cutera was reviewed by Dr. Lisa Gulcher. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.