We all hope to find the fountain of youth or at least preserve the beauty of healthy skin. While we cannot stop the internal factors of the aging process at our Albany-area plastic surgery practice, we can slow it down or, in a sense, turn back the clock with the minimally invasive, no-downtime Secret RF microneedling.
Microneedling gained popularity in the past few years with vampire facials and celebrity endorsements. With this, medical cosmetic technology—much like our smartphones—continues to evolve. Cutera’s Secret RF microneedling developed the “Secret” to provide a quicker, more effective, customized, and result–driven technology for all skin types, even the most challenging.
What does microneedling do for your skin?
More than 70% of patients are bothered by signs of aging, scarring, and texture, and noninvasive procedures are in high demand and on the rise. Radiofrequency with microneedling is the newest technology for patients seeking to:
- Minimize fine lines
- Subdue wrinkles
- Diminish acne scarring
- Smooth out the skin’s texture
- Fade the appearance of surgical scars
- Reduce stretch marks
It’s a great option for those wishing to take preventive action against aging without injectables or going under the knife.
Is microneedling better than BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Each is effective at fighting the signs of aging in its own way. In our practice, a combined therapy of injectables such as neurotoxins (such as BOTOX), fillers, and medical-grade skin care creates the ultimate guide to anti–aging and healthy, beautiful skin.
What is microneedling with RF?
Secret RF uses the highest grade surgical needles for a controlled wound response in the skin with less epidermal damage on the surface. There are two types of needles: non-insulated and semi–insulated, which your provider chooses based on your skin type and concern.
Secret RF offers less pain and downtime than traditional microneedling, which mainly focuses on the epidermal layers.
To create a controlled wound response for maximum collagen and elastin stimulation, most skin types need to reach into the papillary dermis where the collagen and elastin (smoothing and tightening) are made and stored. This treatment combines two separate modalities into one, yielding one of the best firming and tightening overall skin rejuvenation treatments on the market.
Radiofrequency typically treats the surface of the skin to target temperatures for skin tightening to stimulate collagen and elastin production. When combined with microneedling at selected depths and optimal temperature for skin condition and patient concern, you get a two–in–one treatment delivered into the collagen and elastin powerhouse without harming the surface of the skin.
How many sessions of microneedling do you need?
Optimal results are recommended in 3 sessions performed about 4 to 6 weeks apart and may vary depending on patient concern and skin condition. Traditional microneedling results typically would take 6 or more treatments due to the depth and lack of radiofrequency.
Does Secret RF microneedling really work?
Yes! Very few nonsurgical treatments address laxity. With Secret in our practice, we have seen amazing results with a high patient satisfaction rate on deep acne scarring, creases, fine lines, jowl and neck laxity (loose skin), and overall skin health and rejuvenation. This treatment is a must for anyone who strives to keep the skin in optimal health.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your face with Secret RF microneedling at an experienced plastic surgeon’s office near Albany, NY, request a consultation online or call us at (518) 328-3330.