Secret RF FAQ
How does Secret Rf needling work?
Secret RF uses 64 gold plated microneedles to deliver the energy to the dermis where it is needed. It allows us to bypass the skin surface to avoid thermal damage to the skin’s surface but still delivering improvement to the surface via collagen and elastin production from below.
What is the difference between microneedling and Secret RF?
Microneedling uses fine needles to penetrate the skin to induce collagen production and improve the texture of the skin’s surface. Secret RF is an amplified form of microneedling that incorporates the benefits of radiofrequency heat released between the needles allowing for more collagen and elastin production. Both require multiple treatments but patients can experience faster and greater results with Secret RF. Both are suitable for all skin types and tones.
Is there a risk of hyperpigmentation with Secret RF?
No. Secret RF is safe for all skin types and tones. The radiofrequency heat and depth of the needles are all adjustable to suit the needs of the individual skin types and location of treatment.
Is Secret RF comparable to Deep Fractionated Laser Resurfacing?
Secret RF is designed to be a less invasive procedure allowing for less down time. Deep Fractionated Laser Resurfacing requires 7-10 day downtime. Secret RF requires multiple treatments as compared to one deep fractionated laser resurfacing. In general the results of the Secret RF tend to be more subtle unless multiple (4 or more) treatments are obtained. Deep fractionated laser resurfacing is not suitable for darker skin types whereas Secret RF is a good alternative.
Can PRP (platelet rich plasma) be combined with Secret RF?
Absolutely, we can combine the two treatments to give you a synergistic result. We would draw the patient’s blood and spin it down using advanced PRP technology kits. The PRP is then applied to the freshly treated skin. The microchannels produced by the Secret RF allows the PRP to penetrate the dermis, enhancing the healing time and collagen production. The PRP can be added for an additional fee to the Secret RF. The patient will need to notify the provider in advance, to allow proper time for the PRP to be processed.
Is Microneedling/Radiofrequency the best technology for acne scars?
Deep fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing
is still the gold standard for acne scars but requires 7-10 days of downtime and is not suitable for all skin tones. Secret RF technology is an amplified version of microneedling which is also known to improve acne scars. Patients have seen great results with Secret RF, especially on the higher settings. Patients with stubborn acne scars can use both Secret RF and Deep fractionated Resurfacing for greater improvements. Sometimes Secret RF can be performed after c02 laser for maintenance and enhanced results.
How soon can I have Secret RF if neurotoxins or fillers are part of my beauty regime?
We ask patients to space their fillers one month apart from Secret RF and two weeks apart from neurotoxins.
Secret RF improves skin texture, tone and some skin thickening but can never replace the volume, fillers are meant to provide. Therefore the combined procedures, timed appropriately apart, will give the best results.
Secret RF improves fine lines and wrinkles but cannot change wrinkles from motion. Neurotoxins temporarily relaxes the muscles from motion which can lengthen the benefits of Secret RF.