Cutera®secret™ RF

San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer this innovation in microneedling and skin rejuvenating techniques. Traditional microneedling has been shown to be one of the most effective non-surgical anti-aging treatments because of its ability to jumpstart collagen production and boost the skin’s healing process— however, Secret RF takes this to the next level with enhanced technology and even better results.

What is Secret RF?

This procedure uses a non-surgical fractional radio frequency (RF) system in addition to traditional microneedles to achieve the same effect, which is regeneration of the skin and collagen. This is done by creating microchannels in fractions of the skin, and these small wounds then cause the skin to repair itself, leading to more suppleness and reduced wrinkles. Because Secret RF uses the assistance of laser technology, there’s less downtime and even less pain.

How does Secret RF work?

Secret RF works similarly to traditional microneedling because the handpiece contains microneedles that cover a larger area than any other microneedling technique. However, these microneedles are conductive and emit the RF energy down into the skin, which is more effective at stimulating the skin to rejuvenate itself. The depth of the treatment is easily adjusted so that specific problem areas can be effectively treated at the exact depth of maximum impact.

What conditions can Secret RF help improve?

Many problem areas of the skin can be improved with a collagen boost, and thus Secret RF. Things like wrinkles or lines are commonly the result of losing volume over the course of aging, and a restored collagen matrix under the skin can smooth them out. Secret RF is also effective at improving the skin’s texture and tone, as well as minimizing stretch marks, acne scars, and pores.

Who can benefit from Secret RF?

Unlike other skin rejuvenating treatments that can carry a risk of hyperpigmentation, Secret RF can benefit any skin type. It can also be used on most areas of the face, neck, chest, or body because of interchangeable handpiece tips that can adjust for a large or small treatment area. Combined with adjustable treatment depth, Secret RF can be customized to benefit anyone and their unique concerns.

What are the recovery and results from Secret RF like?

Immediately after treatment, there can be redness that resolves within a day or so. Patients can usually return to their normal activities within a day, but skincare steps given by our aestheticians should be carefully followed during this time. Most patients report little to no discomfort afterward, although the skin can feel rough for the first few days. During this short recovery period, the skin heals and rebuilds the micro-wounds in the skin with new collagen and elastin. It can take up to six to eight weeks before visible results emerge, and repeated treatments can improve these over the course of the following months.

Schedule a consultation

With Secret RF, your unique concerns and treatment plan are possible. Contact our San Antonio office to consult with our aesthetic staff and learn what options are available to you and your cosmetic goals.