(BPT) - Your skin is your body's largest organ, which means that it needs extra care every day to keep it in tip-top shape, whether that means avoiding sun exposure, not smoking, limiting your consumption of Merlot, drenching your skin with hyaluronic acid, or exfoliating weekly. But these good habits can only take your skin so far. Over time, you’re going to need some more intense intervention to reverse environmental damage and take your skin to the next level.
Enter Cutera’s Secret™ RF energy-based system that stimulates remodeling collagen under the skin’s surface to address the most common signs of aging on the face and the body. Secret RF delivers controlled radiofrequency energy directly into various depths of the skin’s layers with minimally invasive microneedles. Therefore, it spares the epidermis or surface of the skin so you can get back to your normal routine quickly and no one will know you had anything done.
“Secret RF Microneedling can treat acne scars, stretch marks and can also be used to minimize pores. We are able to customize treatments based on each individual’s top concerns, skin type, and area of the face or body,” says New York City dermatologist Marina Peredo. “We may use a gentler setting for light facial rejuvenation, fine lines or pores, but a more aggressive setting for acne scarring, which requires deeper penetration. We can also get excellent improvement for crepey skin of the neck, upper arms and abdomen, without the discomfort and downtime of some other devices.”
The unique handpiece on the Secret RF system makes it ideal for treatments on the face, neck, chest and body. In addition, because it is the largest size available, your aesthetic provider can treat several areas in one visit for more impressive results in a shorter period of time.
“My patients wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin, but without lengthy side effects or downtime. By adjusting the microneedles, Secret RF can deliver energy at various depths so I can tailor the treatment for each patient’s concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and stretch marks," says Dr. Manu Aggarwal, Vein Care Center & Laser Specialists in Lima, OH.
"Since there are two needle types, I can perform customized treatments on all skin types and all year round.”
It’s important to understand that while traditional microneedling that you can do at home or in a spa may provide an initial boost, the intense radiofrequency energy combined with microneedling of Secret RF greatly amplifies the process. Heat created by the added RF energy also works to constrict the underlying skin layers which helps to smooth out more severe lines, wrinkles, old stretch marks, scars and acne scars.
According to Dr. Peredo, Secret RF is one of the most popular treatments in her practice. “Most of my patients will have an initial series of three or four sessions spaced a few weeks apart to attain the best results. Some come back for touchups and also to have other areas done since they are so pleased with the skin improvements we can achieve,” she says.
To find an aesthetic provider near you who offers Secret RF, visit FindaProvider.