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Psssst…We Have the Secret!

Posted by Susan Cross on Sep 18, 2018 3:25:00 PM


Today’s laser technology is more advanced than ever before, which means there are many new options to help your skin look and feel healthier and more youthful. A variety of treatments offer dramatic results with minimal pain, risk, and recovery time, and an exciting new treatment is now available: 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) microneedling. This means 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; essentially, this means 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 microneedles 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 directly, without the risk of overheating or burning the skin. Instead of requiring fillers to plump your skin, this procedure stimulates your body’s natural collagen and elastin to provide lasting, natural effects. 


Customizing Your Secret RF Treatments

Secret RF treatments can be performed all over the face and body and specifically tailored to address your individual concerns. Want to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, photoaging, acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, or other blemishes? No problem! That’s exactly what this treatment will do.

One of the best things about the Secret RF microneedling process is that the results are often visible almost immediately. Many patients see improvement after the first treatment, and the best results usually appear after three. Immediately after a treatment, your skin may appear plumper, more radiant, and glowing, with results continuing to develop over time. The mild inflammation caused from the procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving the structure and appearance of your skin even more. According to one study, after four microneedling 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! 

When combined with the Secret RF treatment, topical products that are applied immediately after (like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and other enriching anti-aging formulas) may penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively.


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Minimally Invasive with Little Downtime

Secret RF is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure that causes minimal downtime, so it can easily fit 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. To lessen the irritation, make sure to keep your skin well hydrated and avoid 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.


If you’re interested in another type of treatment that can help rejuvenate your skin to keep you looking and feeling your best, download our free ebook to learn about laser skin rejuvenation! 

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Topics: skin wellness, microneedling, rf treatments