Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is responsible for giving our skin structure and volume as well as contributing to elasticity. As we age, our collagen production starts to dip — in most people’s bodies, this process begins around our early 20s, with a 1% drop each subsequent year. While this is natural and certainly beats the alternative, it can be discouraging.
You don’t have to admit defeat to Father Time though. The secret to maintaining youthful, plump skin? Secret™ RF. Here’s everything you need to know about the innovative and effective treatment.
Secret™ RF combines radio frequency heat with microneedling for a powerful treatment that rebuilds collagen no matter what age your skin is. It’s a one-two hit that packs a serious punch.
On its own RF works by heating deep in the dermis. By targeting specific layers of skin the procedure triggers a healing response from the body that leads to improved skin texture and tightened skin.
Microneedling works similarly, creating micro-injuries in the skin, which leads the body to produce new collagen and elastin for firmer skin.
Combined, the treatment is a double threat that stimulates collagen in a significant way for a visible difference that lasts. Because of the combination, Secret™ RF treats a multitude of concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin texture
- Sagging skin
Better yet? Secret™ RF is safe, effective, and suitable for all skin types and ethnicities.
The unique treatment requires minimal downtime with results appearing at 4-6 weeks following treatment and continuing to build as collagen and elastin production carries on. Most patients will need 3-4 treatments to see ideal results, but we’ll discuss details during your consultation — after all, no two faces are the same.
While the treatment itself may feel uncomfortable, we use a numbing cream to ensure it’s as pain-free as possible. It takes under an hour to perform, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities 24 hours later. Of course, keep in mind it’s important to avoid the sun for a few days after your procedure, and you may experience extended redness and swelling for a couple of days: Relax, this is totally normal.
Not only is Secret™ RF transformative on its own, but it also works wonderfully in tandem with injectable treatments like Botox and dermal filler to sculpt your face and plump your skin exactly how you envision.