SECRET RF (Radiofrequency) Needling Plano, Frisco, and the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex in Texas
What is SECRET RF MicroNeedling?
The SECRET Micro-Needle Fractional RF System is the ideal technology to revitalize, rebuild, and firm up your skin. By utilizing minimally invasive micro-needles to deliver controlled RF (RadioFrequency) energy directly into various depths of the skin, it will effectively remodel collagen, improve wrinkles, and diminish scars while leaving the outer layer of skin safe and intact.
Skin Needling (or micro-needling) and Radiofrequency are both well-established treatments that are normally performed individually to induce new collagen to improve the texture of your skin. The Secret-RF combines both of these technologies together in a single treatment to intensify the benefits for your skin.
What can be treated with the SECRET RF?
The SECRET RF is an effective treatment for many concerns including:
- Nonsurgical Face Lifting
- Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Skin Tightening and Lifting
- Droopy Eyelids
- Acne Scarring
- Pore Reduction
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Stretch Marks
- Scar Reduction
- Wrinkle Reduction of Necks, Hands, Knees, and other areas of the body
- Hyperhydrosis (Excessive Sweating)
- Keratosis Pilaris
What is the SKIN MD and Beyond Difference?
Dr. Fiona Wright focuses exclusively in non-surgical procedures to provide her patients with the best rejuvenation without the need for surgery. To do this, she demands a meticulous approach because careful attention must be paid to both the aesthetic outcome of a procedure and maintaining a very natural appearance.
Throughout her years of practice, Dr. Wright has perfected the art of developing customized patient care. At your very first treatment, you and Dr. Wright will form a close professional relationship built on trust and communication. She spends ample time listening to your concerns and answering your questions. By talking to you about your goals, habits, lifestyle, history, and plans for the future, she will create a treatment plan that’s completely tailored to your needs.
What Is the Difference between SECRET- RF and Other Treatments?
SECRET RF vs. Laser Resurfacing
The Secret Micro-Needling Fractional RF System has outstanding results for all skin types with very low risk of pigmentation and side effects – a key difference when compared to laser treatments.
When delivering energy into the skin, to stimulate remodeling, Laser Resurfacing will deliver the energy from the “outside-in”. This means that the energy starts at the top outer layer of your skin and works its way down to the deeper layers. This direction of energy puts the surface skin at risk for pigmentation changes (unwanted darkening or lightening of your skin.)
The Secret RF system delivers its energy from the “inside-out”. The micro-needles penetrate the skin and the energy is delivered only at the tip of the needle. Because the Secret RF delivers energy from ‘inside’ the skin, and also because radiofrequency is not attracted to the pigment in the skin, (like some lasers are), the incidence of pigment changes in the skin is significantly less.
SECRET RF vs. Skin Needling
Skin Needling (DermaPen, SkinPen) is a rejuvenation treatment that works by creating micro-injuries in the skin that trigger the body’s own healing response. These thousands of micro-injuries will mechanically stimulate the skin to repair itself and produce new collagen in the skin. The amount of surface trauma created by this technique can cause significant swelling and bleeding and can cause 5-10 days of downtime.
The gold coated micro-needles of the SECRET RF system will pierce the skin and deliver RF energy underneath the top layer of skin – which creates minimal trauma to the surface of your skin and with minimal bruising and downtime. At the same time, the RF energy is delivered into the deep dermal layers, where the emitted heat can promote tissue tightening through its effects on collagen fibers and elastin, producing an immediate firming effect on the skin’s surface. This skin tightening benefit is not seen with DermPen/SkinPen microneedling alone.
SECRET RF vs. External RF only Treatments
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments generate heat in the skin to produce new collagen. Research has shown that by heating the deeper skin layers to 40-48 degrees Celsius, collagen fibers will remodel to shrink and tighten the skin.
External RF machines deliver energy through the surface of the skin by direct skin contact with an electrode. These machines heat the skin from the superficial layers to the deep layers. The limitation of external RF machines is that the superficial skin layer (epidermis) is over-heated before an adequate degree of heating can occur in the deeper layers.
The Secret RF overcomes this limitation by delivering the RF energy internally through the tips of the multiple needles inserted into the skin. The needles can be adjusted to penetrate from 0.5mm to 3.5mm deep into the skin depending on the skin concern to be treated. Once inside the skin, the tips of the needles transmit focused radiofrequency energy which causes dermal remodeling and promote new collagen formation and tightening.
Is the Brand important when you do RF Micro-needling?
Yes! Not all RF Micro-needling devices are created equal. To get the best results of tissue remodeling and tightening, the deeper skin layers need to be heated to a specific temperature, while protecting the top layers of skin from over-heating. Several RF micro-needling devices and do not have the built-in safety to protect your skin surface, or provide effective heating deep enough to get significant results.
Secret RF’s unique customizable features help to treat the widest range of skin revitalization concerns in one system while controlling treatment depth, energy and temperature delivery. The result? Natural, firm, smooth and tighten skin – without the need for surgery!
Is SECRET RF safe for all skin types?
Yes. The SECRET RF is able to effectively treat olive and darker skin tones with less risk than other available treatments. The SECRET RF is different to other devices, as it comes with the option to choose insulated or non-insulated needles. This unique ability to customize the treatment delivery system allows for safe treatments for all skin types.
What should I expect during a SECRET RF treatment?
To minimize any discomfort, a local anesthetic numbing cream is applied for 15-30 minutes prior to the treatment. These treatments are very tolerable with most people stating that their skin feels warm and tight, similar to that of sunburn. At the start of treatment, Dr. Wright will select the appropriate needle type and depth of treatment, to get you the best results.
The needle tip of the Secret RF moves over the treatment area while the micro-needles penetrate the skin and deliver the radio frequency directly into the target areas.
How long is recovery after a SECRET RF treatment?
After your treatment, your skin will have mild to moderate erythema (redness of the skin) and some transient swelling, which may last for several hours. You may feel a tightening and tender sensation, this may feel like sunburn or windburn. This will resolve within 24 hours post treatment. In most cases normal activity can be resumed on the day of the procedure or the following day. Pinpoint bleeding may occur during treatment, but this will have resolved before you leave.
Uncommonly, there may be mild swelling and redness for up to 3 days. Some patients may experience a fine brown crusting in a grid-like pattern on the treated areas which may be seen for up to 5-8 days, but this covers very well with makeup and does not usually affect social activities. These areas will dry on the skin and slowly resolve. It is important to avoid picking or rubbing the crusting to avoid damaging the skin.
After care instructions are provided along with specifically prescribed products to help soothe the skin and encourage skin hydration.
How many Treatments are Required?
There can be variations between each individual, and the number of Secret RF sessions they require to achieve their desired results. While there is a variation in treatments required, we recommend a minimum of 4 sessions for best results. For patients who are treating scarring and stretch marks, additional treatments are usually required. The typical interval between treatments is 3-4 weeks. This may vary according to your skin condition and Dr. Wright will be better able to assess and advise you on this at the time of your treatment.
Because collagen stimulation is a gradual process, maximum benefit from each treatment takes 4 to 6 weeks to begin to be seen.
How do I get started?
Take your first step by contacting us to set up your personal consultation by calling 972-608-0808.
We will help answer your questions and put your mind at ease. You can expect your questions to be answered fully and clearly. The team at Skin MD and Beyond prides itself on our state-of-the-art facility, as well as our commitment to providing the highest-quality in safety, patient service, aesthetic procedures, and pre- and post-care.