SECRET RF is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that uses fractional radio frequency (RF) and micro-needles for the treatment of depressed acne scars. These depressed acne scars include rolling scars, boxscar scars and ice-pick scars. The Secret RF works on the theory of tissue coagulation and hemostasis, transferring controlled heat to specific parts of the skin. Effectively, this addresses the common signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. It is ideal for patients who have deep acne scars and also for those who are looking for a lifting procedure and address fine lines and wrinkles.
The Secret RF comes with an incredible new feature that is revolutionising our treatment of deep acne scars. This is the RF powered micro cannula. This is the finest, most precise RF microcannula that we have seen to date. This allows us to completely make the conventional subcision with sharp needles obsolete! In addition, because the RF power stops bleeding, the entire process of subcision can be carried out with virtually no bleeding or bruising. This is a revolutionary step in the history of scar subcision!
RF’s microcannula is also able to lift small areas of jowl fats, eyebag fats and double chin fats, leading to skin tightening and lifting. The precision of the microcannula allows us to target extremely delicate areas with confidence.
Unlike Fractional CO2 laser, the Secret RF does not use laser beams to penetrate into the skin. These ablative lasers although useful to cut through scar fibers and stimulate collagen growth, the fractional CO2 laser has a long down time due to the ablative nature of the laser light energy hitting the epidermis.
The Secret RF uses micro-needles with a radiofrequency to penetrate into the deep dermal layers of the skin. This allows for deeper collagen stimulation with better effect of cutting through of scar fibers.
Because of the tightening effect, it is also able to stretch out rolling scars and improve mid face sagging.
Infini uses insulated microneedle radiofrequency in the treatment of acne scars while Secret RF uses non-insulated microneedle radiofrequency. We have discovered that certain scars that do not respond well to Infini actually respond to Secret RF. We also realized that the two treatments have a synergistic effect on each other, and work better together rather than in isolation.
Wrinkles on body or face
Treatment of acne and acne scars
Treatment of deep scars
Removal of unwanted thread veins
Treatment of saggy skin on jowls, double chin, undereyes
Yes, SECRET RF is designed to work with a variety of skin types, so it is safe even for those with dark skin types.
A session is approximately one hour.
A topical anaesthesia will be administered before the treatment begins, so it is virtually painless.
You may experience some redness on the treatment areas for 3-4 hours initially. A scab may also form on the skin, however this is normal and contributes to the healing process.
This varies with every patient, but most patients start to see results after 1-2 treatments. Each treatment is conducted every 4 weeks. Results vary from person to person, and we will be able to advise you personally on expected results after assessment.
It is recommended that the patient avoid being exposed directly to sunlight that could damage the skin. Certain medications such as those containing isotretinoin such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid or Retin-A® should also be avoided as it may irritate the skin. After treatment, avoid cleansing the face until the redness disappears. Cleanse after with cool water and dab face dry gently. A sunscreen should be applied daily to protect your skin during the course of the treatment.