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What Is Secret™ RF?

Secret™ RF is a new non-surgical aesthetic procedure that can be used to repair blemishes such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne scars, and striae throughout the face, neck, and body. It can also address textural and discoloration problems in the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light and the natural aging process.

This makes Secret™ an ideal option for people with minor to moderate skin conditions who do not want to undergo traditional surgeries like a facelift or eyebrow lift. Secret™ has a diverse set of applications and is available to all patients regardless of skin type.

How Does Secret™ RF Work?

Unlike other treatments that focus solely on using either microneedles or radiofrequency energy, Secret™ is able to correct imperfections by using both methods simultaneously. But Secret™ does more than just combine the two methods; it has actually improved on popular microneedling and RF treatment techniques in more ways than one.

Secret™ offers a 64-needle handpiece — the largest on the market — to deliver faster treatment sessions. Where a finer, more delicate touch is needed, the handpiece can be swapped out for a 25-needle option instead. Both handpieces offer an adjustable needle length between 0.5 and 3.5 mm. This means that whatever your skin condition may be, your treatment can be fully tailored to meet your needs.

During the treatment, each of the needles emits radiofrequency energy directly into the skin at different levels. Since the needles are adjustable, the RF energy can be delivered in different depths depending on the area being treated. This RF energy works together with the microneedles to stimulate collagen and elastin production, the two chemicals responsible for keeping the skin taut.

Secret™ also offers customization for the penetration level of RF energy being emitted. Non-insulated needles offer deeper, more widespread penetration of the dermis, whereas semi-insulated needles inhibit the energy and provide a more controlled, precise application.

What Is Secret™ RF Treatment Like?

For ideal results, it is best to avoid excessive sun exposure for one to 2 weeks prior to your treatment. Tanning booths and airbrush tans can also be problematic to attaining top results, so those should also be avoided.

In some cases, you may want to avoid taking blood thinners for at least 10 days before your treatment. Dr. Lisa Gulcher can discuss any concerns you have during your consultation.

Each treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin and is followed by a topical numbing agent to help minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Once the numbing agent has taken effect, most Secret™ treatment sessions can be performed in under 25 minutes. Some are even done in as little as 10 to 15 minutes for smaller areas.

In general, patients claim to feel very mild pain or discomfort. But our office can work with you to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment if the treatment begins to get too unpleasant.

It is normal to experience a small degree of bleeding during the treatment. This is caused by the microneedles penetrating the skin. Luckily, the coupling of RF treatment helps to minimize this bleeding throughout the procedure.

What Results Can I Expect From Secret™ RF?

Most patients begin to see drastic improvements to fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne scars, and other facial blemishing in as little as two sessions. While a complete treatment plan usually consists of three to six total treatments, Dr. Gulcher and the highly trained staff at AMA Med Spa will work with you during your consultation to develop a care plan that will work best for your unique conditions.

Like all other microneedling and RF treatments, maintaining the results requires additional work. So it is important to remember to schedule and keep all your follow-up appointments, otherwise, you could be risking your progress. 

Is Secret™ RF Safe?

Because Secret™ uses controlled radiofrequency technology and precisely measures microneedles, there is virtually no risk involved with undergoing this treatment. This is a huge benefit over other more aggressive and invasive techniques like lasers and chemical peels, which can cause hyperpigmentation or blistering in some cases.

What Kind of Recovery Will I Have From Secret™ RF?

The best part about this procedure is that there is basically zero downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure. Some patients experience minor redness and swelling. This is a normal side effect that will typically dissipate in less than a day. Since your pores will be opened, you may be asked to avoid wearing make up for a few hours after your procedure is completed to prevent any blemishing.

Ready to Get Started?

If you would like more information about Secret™ RF treatments, contact AMA Med Spa today at our Deer Park location 847-719-2200, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher or her estheticians.