STRETCH MARKS TREATMENT
SECRET RF MICRONEEDLING
What is Secret RF microneedling?
Secret RF is a skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency to improve skin tone and texture, with minimal downtime. Developed by Cutera, it can address fine lines, mild wrinkles, stretch marks (striae), acne scars, photodamage like hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions on the face, neck, and body. It works by remodeling existing collagen and kick-starting your skin's natural development of new collagen, for firmer, more supple and evenly toned skin over time.
During a treatment, microneedles penetrate the dermis and deliver fractional radiofrequency energy into the lower layers of subdermal tissue, at various depths. This triggers a healing response, which stimulates new collagen production and accelerates cell regeneration.
We will customize your treatment for your skin concerns.
25-pin or 64-pin tip: The narrower, 25-pin tip is ideal for use in small, delicate areas. The wider, 64-pin tip can cover larger areas more quickly.
Non-insulated or semi-insulated needles:
Needles without insulation deliver heat along their full length, through all layers of the skin, while semi-insulated needles radiate heat from only their tips, embedded deep in the skin.
0.5–3.5 penetration depth: Shorter needles can target more superficial concerns, like shallow acne scars, fine lines, or stretch marks. Longer needles can reach deeper into the skin, to trigger a boost in skin-tightening collagen production.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin, providing structure and keeping skin firm and supple. Production slows in our 20s and 30s, leading to wrinkles and sagging. RF microneedling treatments like SecretRF help reverse this process, while addressing a range of other tone and texture concerns.
To see optimal results, most people need a series of three to four treatments, every four to six weeks.
What happens during a Secret RF procedure?
A single treatment session takes about 20 minutes. First, we apply a numbing cream, to minimize discomfort from the needle pricks and heat.
After your treatment, you might have a little pinpoint bleeding, redness, and slight swelling for up to 24 hours.
How soon will you see Secret RF results?
our customers report seeing an improvement in their skin quality after their first treatment, with continued improvements after each successive session.
Individual results vary, but you may not see optimal results until three to six months after your last treatment, since it can take that long for new collagen to form.
You’ll need annual follow-up treatments to maintain results.
The key to treatments like Secret RF microneedling, which purposely create injuries to trigger a healing response, is that the trauma is completely controlled. The needles should not tear the skin, and the heat should not burn it.
Insulated needles are less likely to cause damage because they heat only the subdermal tissue, the deeper layers of skin below the surface. “By bypassing the epidermis, the risks of heat damage, burns, blisters, and pigmentation are all but eliminated, making this safe and effective for all skin types.
Especially if you have olive or more deeply melanated skin, we to use insulated needles, to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation.