HOW DOES SECRET FRACTIONAL RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT WORK?
During the treatment, very fine needles are used that gently puncture the skin and direct the RF energy. The unique device that is used for this treatment consists of disposable 25 or 64 needle tips that are attached to the end of this device. These microneedles make perfect contact with the skin and gently penetrate it at different, previously set depths. Bipolar RF energy is precisely delivered and it affects the tissue that is surrounding the needles. The skin starts to heal from these micro-wounds and new, fresh collagen is triggered to build up. The new collagen makes the skin look firmer and younger.
As the controlled RF energy is precisely delivered deep into the skin there is no possibility for burning or overheating. The energy reaches the mid-level dermis where the collagen fibers are. The treatment addresses the skin’s collagen support system and restructures it. When the damaged areas are rebuilt the superficial layer of the skin looks stronger and smoother.
WHAT DOES RF-RADIOFREQUENCY REPRESENT?
Basically, RF represents electrical energy. It is used to gently heat the skin in aesthetic dermatology. It heats the dermis to 60 degrees and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are important for skin tightening.
As the RF used in Secret fractional RF micro-needling treatment is bipolar it doesn’t require a grounding pad. This means that the energy is directed between the electrodes. RF used in this treatment is fractional, which means that it doesn’t harm the surrounding tissue and only addresses the targeted one.
WHAT SKIN ISSUES CAN SECRET FRACTIONAL RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT TARGET?
The treatment involves a special device that can have 64 pins placed in a square for larger body areas or 25 pins for more delicate areas like the face, neck or around the eyes. The treatment can be fully customized to address the individual needs of every patient.
The following skin concerns can be treated:
- Facial wrinkles
- Acne scars and other traumatic scars
- Loose skin and fine lines around the mouth and eyes
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Mild to moderately loose skin on neck and chest
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
The fact which singles out Secret RF is that microneedles are ideally spaced and they emit high-energy RF waves in a safe way. The energy is emitted between the needles and it targets deeper layers of the skin. At the same time, it doesn’t harm the skin’s surface. The microneedle tips have enough space between the needles and this lowers the risk of side effects caused by overheating.
ADVANTAGES OF SECRET FRACTIONAL RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT
This treatment consists of RF energy which makes it a bit different from traditional micro-needling treatment. Secret RF treatment adds the element of skin tightening and enhances the production of elastin and collagen. As the RF energy is delivered deeper in the skin it brings faster and more significant results.
Secret RF treatment minimizes downtime and delivers excellent results. It can be completely customized to every patient’s needs and skin conditions. After the treatment the skin can recover faster which also keeps the complications at a minimum. With more treatment sessions, the patients get more noticeable results.
One of the biggest advantages of Secret RF micro-needling treatment is that it can achieve almost the same results as more ablative treatments but it is less uncomfortable, and the risk and downtime are minimal.
The epidermis or the top layer of the skin is the most vulnerable to side effects and longer downtime. However, during the Secret RF treatment, this layer of the skin is avoided and the collagen and elastin stimulation is done in deeper layers.
This treatment is also suitable for patients with darker skin tones. It is gentle and less aggressive than some other treatments and can fit into a busy lifestyle.
BENEFITS OF SECRET FRACTIONAL RF MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENT
IT IS SAFE
During the treatment, the energy that is being delivered spares the top layer of the skin. Also, this treatment is absolutely safe because RF energy is color-blind so the unwanted side effects like blistering and hyperpigmentation are at the lowest risk level or non-existent. Most potential side effects occur with stronger laser or deep chemical peels.
IT IS FAST AND REQUIRES SHORT DOWNTIME
The treatment can be quickly finished, all depending on the size of the treated area. It is minimally painful and after 48hours the patients can return to their normal daily activities.
IT PROVIDES AMAZING RESULTS
As time passes and the new collagen and elastin is building up, the skin on the face or the body gets smoother, clearer and more lifted. The treatment provides long-lasting results, but patients can decide to have occasional touch-up treatments every 3 to 6 months because the natural aging process can’t be stopped.
After the last treatment sessions, patients leave Lucia Clinic feeling more confident about how they look and feel. Providing the best optimal results is something that Lucia’s team always keeps in mind, as well as encouraging patients how to return their natural-looking beauty and adopt healthy lifestyle habits in order to prolong the effects of the treatments.