We are excited to offer Houston the Secret RF®: a collagen-building treatment that combines two of our favorite types of treatments, microneedling with radiofrequency. The two together are used to improve photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks on the face, neck, and body.
The Secret RF ® treatment is safe and effective, and suitable for all skin types. As the #1 provider of Thermage ® in the Houston area, we know the impact radiofrequency energy can have on loose and crepey skin. Delivering radiofrequency energy through microneedles allows for more significant stimulation of the body’s own reparative functions, boosting collagen and elastin to produce visible smoothing, tightening, and improved texture after a series of just 3 treatments.
How does Secret RF (Radiofrequency Microneedling) work?
Secret RF uses incredibly small, thin needles to deliver radio frequency energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. Unlike other devices which only target the upper layers of the skin, Secret RF delivers RF energy below the surface where it’s needed most to help revitalize and regenerate the tissue. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results with little downtime on all skin types and on all areas of the body.
As the device is stamped in a grid like pattern against your skin, your skill will react with redness and a little swelling. These will resolve relatively quickly and are the result of a good treatment. The entire process lasts for about 30 minutes, depending on the needs being addressed, or areas. Different products can be combined immediately post microneedling to enhance overall results.
After the procedure, a light emitting diode (LED) treatment is performed to enhance collagen building and speed healing. To maximize results, we recommend a series of at least 3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photoaging, stretch marks or acne scars, we recommend 6 to 8 treatments at 4-6 week intervals.
You can resume any of your daily activities immediately after your visit. Gradually, as your skin develops collagen and begins to heal itself, results start to emerge — typically within a couple of weeks. These results typically last a year, after which annual maintenance treatments are desirable.
What can you treat with RF Microneedling?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity or “sagging” skin
- Enlarged pores
- Surgical scars
- Lip lines
- Acne scars
Secret RF Microneedling for the body!
This treatment can be used on larger areas of the body to achieve skin tightening, or on targeted areas to help fade scars and stretch marks. Secret RF treatment settings are customized by your provider to target the appropriate depth for optimal results on each area.
Skin tightening for: abdomen, backs of the upper arms, knees
Stretch marks from growth, weight gain, pregnancy
Add on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for an even better result!
What is PRP? The PRP treatment is an innovative therapy that involves using your own blood by-product to stimulate new collagen production and rejuvenate your skin. First, a small amount of blood (approximately 8-16 ml) is drawn from your arm. The tube of blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion from the red and white blood cells. The plasma contains 8 different growth factors which are applied to your skin after creating tiny holes with either the Secret RF Microneedling or any other microneedling or fractionated laser resurfacing procedure.
Why add on PRP?
PRP enhances your treatment by infusing the 8 growth factors already found in your body to help boost collagen and elastin further while also lessening your downtime by speeding up the healing of the vertical micro-columns created by the RF Microneedling (Microneedling or laser treatment).
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