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Psssst…We Have the Secret!

Posted by Susan Cross on Sep 18, 2018 3:25:00 PM
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Laser technology is more advanced today than ever before. There are many new options to help your skin look and feel healthier and more youthful. A variety of treatments now offer dramatic results with minimal pain, risk, and recovery time. One of these exciting new treatments is the CUTERA Secret RF system.


What is CUTERA Secret RF? 

The CUTERA Secret RF is a handheld device that rejuvenates skin using fractional radio frequency (RF) micro-needling. This means that it uses tiny needles to deliver precisely controlled RF energy into the skin at depths from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm. As a result of this RF energy, your body’s tissue coagulates, and hemostasis occurs; basically, your skin starts to repair itself from the inside, creating new collagen. Since collagen is the main protein that gives skin its suppleness, buoyancy, and resilience, this remodeling process leads to smoother, plumper, younger looking skin.

The “secret” of Secret RF is the use of perfectly spaced, conductive micro-needles that emit energy in the form of radio-frequency waves. The precisely controlled RF energy can be applied directly into the skin at various depths and target deeper layers of the skin directly without the risk of overheating or burning the skin. The procedure stimulates your body’s natural collagen and elastin production rather than augmenting it with fillers. This regeneration provides lasting, natural effects. 


Customizing Your Secret RF Treatments

Secret RF treatments can be performed all over the face and body. The treatment is specifically tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns. It can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, photoaging, acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, and other blemishes. 

One of the best things about the Secret RF micro-needling process is that it offers fairly immediate visible results. Many patients see improvement after the first treatment, with the best results usually observed after three treatments. Immediately after a treatment, the skin may appear plumper, more radiant, and glowing. Over time, the results continue to develop: the mild inflammation stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving the skin’s structure and appearance even more. According to one study, following four micro-needling sessions (each spaced one month apart), the test subjects’ skin was still producing up to 400% more elastin and collagen six months after completing the treatments! 

These treatments may also allow topical products such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and other enriching anti-aging formulas that are applied immediately afterward to penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively.


Minimally Invasive With Little Downtime

Secret RF is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure with minimal downtime, so you can fit it easily into your busy schedule. Each in-office treatment typically takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

After your treatment, you may experience some redness or inflammation. You can mitigate any irritation by keeping your skin well hydrated and avoiding harsh or abrasive cleansers, toners, and exfoliators. You may also want to take a few days’ break from activities or environments that cause you to sweat (like exercise or sauna visits) as well as avoid exposure to sunlight and other UV rays, which can irritate recently treated skin.


The Secret RF technology can be used on all skin types and has customizable microneedle tips and two specialized handpieces to treat all areas of the face and body. Contact Urban Effects Medspa today to find out how Secret RF help you look and feel your best. 

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