About Secret RF Microneedling

One of the latest technologies of cosmetic medicine is Secret RF microneedling which utilizes ultrasound energy. In fact, it treats the skin through microneedling combined with radiofrequency energy. Secret RF treatment performs microneedling simultaneously releasing radiofrequency waves into the skin meant to stimulate collagen and elastin production and reducing lines and wrinkles on the skin.

Let’s see in more detail what secret RF microneedling is.  It represents a medical RF device that makes use of tiny needles that penetrate the skin and deliver ultrasound energy which reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size on the skin. This basically means that due to the fact that the device employs heat and small needles, it delivers better results than typical micro needling does (the latter uses only needles). This treatment system has adopted a different method and delivery system through which the skin is targeted by ultrasound waves.

The Secret RF fractional microneedling treatment has gained popularity due to its efficacy at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Studies have been conducted that prove the upgraded effectiveness of products like this to reverse the aging process that leads to sagging skin, slows down the production of new collagen, and  causes loss of skin elasticity. Secret RF before and after clinical results make it clear that the outcome achieved by secret RF microneedling is consistent and reproducible. With aging the body becomes less resistant to damages from free radicals. All of these happen because the body becomes unable to produce enough collagen and elastin due to aging.

Alongside with the above mentioned the skin becomes less efficient at regenerating itself.There are various types of procedures used to tackle this issue. However, the results offered by Secret RF can often be superior, depending on the particular case. During the procedure the deep layers of the skin are targeted. And due to the depth of the procedure,  you may not observe amazing results after just one session; it may take a number of sessions to bring forth optimal results. And it is quite normal; the results may take some time to show as the procedure targets the collagen that is present in the deepest layers of the skin, namely, the SMAS layer. This is another reason it is so important to trust your Secret RF treatment to a board certified doctor who can plainly and thoroughly explain to you how the secret RF fractional microneedling procedure works and what it actually does. In order to avoid unnecessary risks, make sure that you are as familiar with the details of the procedure as possible before undergoing it. This information includes the types of needles that will be utilized during the treatment as well as the pain relieving agents that will be used. You should also be aware that this particular type of procedure is a cosmetic treatment, meaning it requires all the necessary precautions to be implemented.

Is Secret RF Really Effective?

Involving fractionated radiofrequency waves that are delivered directly to the deeper layers of the skin, Secret RF is considered to be an advanced microneedling procedure. There are various treatments on the market that promise to achieve the results that Secret RF microneedling achieves. And, in fact, there are dozens of treatments that are similar to it, which however do not work the same way that Secret RF does. Yes, fractional microneedling with radiofrequency can be called highly effective, taking into consideration the results you are trying to achieve as well as the initial condition of your skin. Multiple clinical trials have proven this, which is evidence that fractional microneedling is superior to other similar treatments. RF microneedling can serve the purpose of eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing the size of pores, hydrating the skin, and even treating acne scars. However, be aware that Radiofrequency microneedling is not the best option for patients who deal with active acne, because of the radiofrequency heat involved in the procedure. The heat can make active acne spread, instead of improving it.

In general, Secret RF requires 2 – 3 sessions for optimal results, though some results are likely to be observed even after a single session.

Is Secret RF Really Effective?

Involving fractionated radiofrequency waves that are delivered directly to the deeper layers of the skin, Secret RF is considered to be an advanced microneedling procedure. There are various treatments on the market that promise to achieve the results that Secret RF microneedling achieves. And, in fact, there are dozens of treatments that are similar to it, which however do not work the same way that Secret RF does. Yes, fractional microneedling with radiofrequency can be called highly effective, taking into consideration the results you are trying to achieve as well as the initial condition of your skin. Multiple clinical trials have proven this, which is evidence that fractional microneedling is superior to other similar treatments. RF microneedling can serve the purpose of eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing the size of pores, hydrating the skin, and even treating acne scars. However, be aware that Radiofrequency microneedling is not the best option for patients who deal with active acne, because of the radiofrequency heat involved in the procedure. The heat can make active acne spread, instead of improving it.

In general, Secret RF requires 2 – 3 sessions for optimal results, though some results are likely to be observed even after a single session.

Does Secret RF Have Skin Tightening Effect?

Fractional radiofrequency microneedling has anti-aging properties. It gives the skin a radiant appearance and makes it look more youthful. This might be the solution you were looking for if you want to tighten your skin at the same time reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks. Not only that;  it also improves the appearance of pores, stretch marks and acne scars. The technique is carried out with the help of ultrafine needles that emit radio-frequency waves into the deeper layers of skin. This is a procedure that promotes collagen and elastin regeneration, providing long-term results. Taking only 30 minutes, Secret RF promises to be painless and quick, with little to no downtime. While your skin will put in the effort to heal from the wounds, the collagen production will increase in your body, resulting in tighter skin and less wrinkles. The fine needles that puncture the skin during the treatment cause micro damage to the skin which makes the body produce additional collagen and elastin. This basically is scar tissue that is formed within the deeper layers of your skin, bringing about a tightening effect. The tightening caused by collagen growth is similar to the tightening that one can observe in scar tissue from a healing scratch as the skin gets tighter with the scar. This is what happens in the deeper layers of the skin after the fractional radiofrequency treatment. Afterwards, it shows on the outer skin layers, making the overall treatment area look tighter and firmer after each session.

Does Secret RF Offer More Benefits than Traditional Microneedling?

A mechanical hand held machine with several tiny needles is used for traditional microneedling. The needle moves evenly over the skin creating precise punctures that are so small you may not even notice them. These small punctures enhance collagen production in the skin as the skin tries to repair itself from the minimal damage caused by the needles that have punctured through the skin. This damage makes the skin to naturally heal itself by means of collagen and elastin production. As a result the patient is left with a firmer and smoother skin. Microneedling can be carried out in a safe and minimally invasive way. The damage that is done to the skin and is meant to stimulate collagen and elastin production, is controllable. This treatment is deemed to be effective for the most common skin issues. Microneedling can also be used to reduce or remove stretch marks.

As for radiofrequency microneedling, it has the added function of delivering  radio frequency energy to the skin, which means that it achieves even better results than traditional microneedling. This procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy gentle enough not to cause any severe damage to the skin or the surrounding tissue. Radiofrequency energy is released through a specialized RF machine that aims to reach deeper layers of the skin. The microneedling device is fitted with tiny needles with the penetration depth being adjustable. In fact there is a microneedling depth chart that helps determine the depth of penetration for  different areas of treatment and different skin types.

Dr. Schwarzburg always holds a detailed one on one consultation with each and every one of his clients before moving forward with treatments.  The purpose of such consultations is  establishing the client’s  skin type, familiarizing with their goals and medical history, thus checking if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Radio frequency microneedling energy releases heat that boosts collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin tightening is carried out in a more effective way. Secret RF microneedling is more efficient than traditional microneedling as it accomplishes more in a single session than general microneedling does. The patients’ reviews on Secret RF prove that this RF facial device is above and beyond all other microneedling facials. Both fractional radiofrequency and traditional microneedling offer the advantage of quick recovery. In a few hours after the procedure, you can go back to your regular activities or work. There may be some redness and swelling after the completion of the procedure, which will go away in a matter of 24 to 48 hours.

How Many Sessions of RF Microneedling Are Required?

One may need anywhere from 1 to 4 sessions of Secret RF, depending on the initial quality of the skin before your first Secret RF treatment, the desired results of the patient, as well as the way the body responds to the treatment. In general, the majority of the patients are able to observe some results even after just the first session of the treatment. This however depends on the quality of the skin before the treatment. Not negating the fact that it is possible to see some results after only a single treatment, Dr. Schwarzburg highly recommends taking three treatments within a course of three months for the most optimal results.

For some cases, combining  Secret RF with other treatments, such as Fraxel dual laser can be really beneficial. Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative fractional laser system that targets superficial layers of skin resulting in increased cell turnover and partial removal of the epithelial skin layer, revealing the new healthy skin which is typically tighter and smoother. It is also possible to combine fractional radiofrequency with other milder skin care treatments, e.g. the carbon laser facial or mesotherapy. Mesotherapy combines non-cross linked hyaluronic acid, vitamins and peptides and is delivered to the skin through hollow needles, providing intense rejuvenation to the skin by means of hydration and collagen growth. Carbon laser facial works through binding organic impurities in the skin applying a well targeted custom made carbon paste and then blasting off the carbon with all the residues from the skin using the powerful and yet gentle laser energy. If you want to eliminate deep acne scarring, most likely one session of Secret RF won’t be sufficient. It takes multiple sessions of Secret RF to treat deep scar tissues.

Even if your skin looks good in general, it will take 2 – 3 Secret RF sessions, spaced one month apart from each other to achieve the best results that the procedure offers. Prior to your treatment, you will have the chance to discuss your overall goals and expectations from the treatment during your one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg. As a result, the doctor will be able to establish an optimal treatment plan that suits your particular needs.

What Is the Age One Can Start Getting Microneedling Treatments?

In fact, patients from all age groups can benefit from Microneedling. At the end of the day, we all share the same skin components and there are many advantages to microneedling. When it comes to teenagers, depending on the specific age they may need the permission of their parents to get the treatment. However, age is not a hindrance for undergoing the treatment should Dr. Schwarzburg find that the procedure will be beneficial for the patient. Dr. Schwarzburg will happily answer all of your questions and concerns related to microneedling  during your personalized consultation.

It would be best to start taking microneedling sessions while in your 20s or 30s; this way the increase in collagen production will be more noticeable. This would be good training for your skin to produce collagen more frequently and enhance your younger looks for a longer period of time. However, even if you’re older, the procedure can still offer you a whole lot of benefits, giving an amazing boost to your collagen production.

Does RF Microneedling Offer Permanent Results?

One should view Secret RF in terms of the efficacy of the procedure, rather than the longevity of its results. While the results are technically permanent, Secret RF won’t stop the aging process or provide a full protection from outside damaging factors that affect the skin. Sun damage, photo aging, gravity, wrinkle formation, and more, are still there even after your Secret RF treatment, which has given you amazing results. This is the reason Dr. Schwarzburg recommends starting your treatment with two to three initial sessions in the first three months and continuing with maintenance sessions two to four times a year. Not only will you be left with stunning results, smoother skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, smaller pores, and various other benefits offered by Secret RF microneedling, but also you will be granted the longevity that you are looking for in a skin care treatment.

If your purpose of getting Secret RF treatment is specifically scar elimination, e.g. acne scars, then the results are permanent. Once the acne scars are gone, they will not come back, unless new acne breakouts occur creating new acne scars.

How Long Do the Results of Secret RF Last?

In case you are undergoing regular microneedling sessions, the results can last for three to five months. Many patients prefer to have biannual follow-up appointments to maintain their results. You can preserve your results by taking good care of your skin with a meticulous at-home beauty regimen. Protective clothing or sunscreen can be useful means of avoiding excessive exposure to sun.

Secret RF is a facial treatment the results of which are expected to last from 9 to 12 months for most patients. For others the results might last longer depending on the initial condition of the skin. As for scars, atrophic acne scars can be treated by Secret RF with permanent results. The efficiency of the treatment is due to the combination of the techniques that it utilizes. The Secret RF system works from the inside of the human body to rejuvenate the skin and boost collagen production. Apart from that, it also exfoliates the top layers of the skin that might be affected by age-related issues. The two-pronged treatment system, which addresses both the top and the sub-dermal skin issues simultaneously, results in long-lasting results. This system can be used to treat certain types of scar tissues and produce collagen improving the texture of the skin.This is another reason due to which the results last longer than expected. Sometimes despite your age Secret RF can last for months. However, if your body is young enough it tends to produce more collagen, maintaining the results for an even  longer time.

Is Secret RF Painful?

The area of treatment will be properly sanitized in advance which is typically followed by the application of a topical lidocaine rich numbing cream that is meant to minimize painful  sensations. Keep in mind that Secret RF is a microneedling treatment that treats the deep layers of the skin, but also the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, also known as the SMAS layer. It penetrates quite deep into the skin and releases added heat from the radiofrequency energy that is delivered to the skin. This is why many patients have reported relatively unpleasant sensations despite significant numbing.

What Does the Secret RF Procedure Look Like?

Before the actual treatment session, you will have the opportunity to get a one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg. This is a good time to discuss your medical history, skin issues, and treatment goals, as well as raise your questions or concerns if there are any. Afterwards, you will go over your treatment plan with Dr. Schwarzburg. Once you and Dr. Schwarzburg have agreed on your treatment plan and you are ready for the treatment, you can either undergo your Secret RF session on that same day, or schedule another appointment for a day and time that will suit both your and Dr. Schwarzburg’s schedules.

On the day of your treatment session you should arrive wearing no makeup, otherwise your makeup will be removed and your face will be thoroughly cleansed. The next step is sanitization of the treatment area and application of a topical lidocaine rich numbing cream. This will help reduce painful and unpleasant sensations that are expected during the treatment. The numbing cream is typically left on for 15 – 30 minutes to settle after which it is removed and the area gets sanitized one more time before the treatment. Some discomfort and pricking sensations are expected during the treatment which usually lasts for about 30 minutes.

After the completion of the procedure, the treatment area will be sanitized once again and you will be provided an ice pack and a cream that is supposed to be applied several times a day to prevent the skin from drying. The ice pack is helpful for the potential swelling that can occur after Secret RF. Some discomfort, redness, swelling, and at times even bruising can be expected after the treatment. Make sure to avoid exercising, exposure to direct sunlight, and heat for two days after the procedure. Based on the treatment plan you have established with Dr. Schwarzburg, you might need to visit the doctor in a month after your initial treatment.

What Should Be Avoided Before Secret RF?

You should discontinue using Retin A, Retinoids and Vitamin A creams for at least 3-5 days prior to your Secret RF treatment. Besides, you should use sunscreen and correctly chosen home care products, such as Urban Skin Rx Even Tone cream or Retinol Pads Every day.

Secret RF Microneedling  is non-invasive and can be administered requiring no downtime. However, there are some preparation steps to be carried out and aftercare to be followed. You should avoid Accutane and heat-based cosmetic treatments prior to your Secret RF session. You should refrain from alcohol, tobacco, as well as NSAIDs, after the treatment.

Is It Allowed to Wear Makeup after Secret RF?

It is possible to wear makeup after your Secret RF treatment. However, it would be best if you waited for at least 24 hours. The reason for this timeframe is that Secret RF leaves very tiny punctures in your skin and you don’t want to put makeup right over them letting your skin absorb the chemicals within the makeup. If possible, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends avoiding  makeup  for two days following your treatment as a measure of precaution.  Although, this will not necessarily make or break your results.

Which One Is Better, Fraxel or Microneedling?

In comparison with regular microneedling Fraxel is a superior option in most cases. However, Secret RF is not just another microneedling; it does come with dozens of amazing benefits. And yet when comparing Secret RF and Fraxel we can’t name one of the treatments better than the other. The best treatment can’t be selected out of the context of the particular case. The selection should be based on the patient’s needs. During your one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, he will examine your skin and familiarize with your goals. The received information will help him determine whether Fraxel or Secret RF is a better option for you. He may choose Secret RF, Fraxel, or a combination of the two depending on your skin and what you would like to address.

Can Secret RF Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Secret RF  treatment can be used on its own and achieve great results or it can be combined with various other treatments. Being a skin tightening treatment, it can be complemented with other rejuvenating procedures, such as Botox injections to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. This is an option that many patients prefer. It is also commonly combined with facial dermal fillers, especially in the under eye filler area to achieve a more youthful and ‘awake’ appearance. There is also a variety of Juvederm fillers that can be injected into several areas of the face to result in a more youthful appearance.

Finally, many patients choose to combine Secret RF with other skin treatments, like carbon laser facial and other lighter facials, to help maintain their results. Based on the overall goal of the patient, Secret RF is also sometimes paired with Fraxel for the most optimal results.

What Are the Side Effects of Secret RF?

Secret RF is a minimally invasive treatment and is associated with minimal side effects. After the treatment some redness, swelling, and discomfort can be expected. In some cases, there can also be mild bruising. After the treatment Dr. Schwarzburg provides the patients with an ice pack to be applied to the area of treatment in order to relieve the sensation of discomfort and swelling. He also gives his clients a certain type of cream that typically helps to keep the skin moisturized, as another common side effect of Secret RF is dryness.

What Is the Price of Secret RF Microneedling?

The price of Secret RF may vary depending on the initial condition of the skin, the size of the treatment area, the qualifications of your physician, and the location of the secret laser clinic. The cost of the fractional radiofrequency facial treatment will probably be anywhere from $800 to $1400 conditioned by the mentioned criteria. The depths of penetration can be different for RF microneedling, depending on the RF system used for your treatment.

How to Get Started with Secret RF?

If you intend to schedule an appointment for your Secret RF treatment, feel free to call or email us at  212-203-7415 / info@skingenity.com. You will be given a consultation date with Dr. Schwarzburg during which you will have the opportunity to discuss your skin goals. The doctor will present you the treatment options and determine the best possible plan for your individual needs. After agreeing on your customized  treatment plan with Dr. Schwarzburg, you can move on to scheduling your first session.