What is SecretPro?
SecretPro is a microneedling radiofrequency (MNRF) device and CO2 laser that combines microneedling and radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production and promote skin rejuvenation. The SecretPro CO2 laser delivers precise and controlled energy at multiple skin depths and targets the most common skin concerns on both the face and body, offering remarkable results with minimal downtime.
Microneedling is a procedure that involves using fine needles to create microscopic punctures underneath the skin’s surface, prompting the body’s natural healing process and helping improve the way the skin looks. Radiofrequency tightens the skin and CO2 laser supports your treatment with toning and scar reduction.
Here at Viva Eve, we love this procedure for its wide range in customization and versatility for our patients. The two modes of MNRF (Microneedling w/ Radio Frequency) as well as CO2 Laser, allow you to have the utmost custom treatment plan possible. We can tailor your goals to align with your lifestyle, your budget, and your ultimate goal of beautiful skin.
What kind of Skin Rejuvenation procedures can be performed by SecretPro?
- Wrinkle Reduction: SecretPro can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially in areas like the forehead, around the eyes, and the mouth.
- Acne Scar Improvement: The treatment can be effective in diminishing the appearance of acne scars, improving skin texture and smoothness.
- Skin Tightening: By stimulating collagen production, SecretPro can help tighten and firm the skin, leading to a more youthful appearance.
- Pore Reduction: The microneedling and RF energy can contribute to reducing the size of enlarged pores.
- Scar Revision: SecretPro may be used to improve the appearance of certain types of scars, such as surgical scars (including laparoscopic and C-section scars)
- Stretch marks: the procedure promotes skin remodeling, which can help improve the skin texture, tone, and the appearance of stretch marks.
- Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage Treatment: The treatment can help address areas of hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone.
- General Skin Rejuvenation: SecretPro MNRF can be used to improve overall skin texture and quality, leading to a fresher and more radiant complexion.
How do I prepare for a procedure performed by SecretPro?
If you’re looking for skin rejuvenation services near you through SecretPro there are a few things to note. Viva Eve’s expert dermatologists provide their patients with the following recommendations:
- Please avoid sun exposure unless you are wearing a very strong (50+) SPF, hair removal, and exfoliants before your treatment to prevent irritation.
- Please reschedule your treatment if you have an active skin infection or breakout, like a cold sore, hives, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or active acne.
- Please stop using retinoid and acid-based skincare products one week before your procedure to avoid any possible skin irritation or overdrying.
- If you are taking blood-thinning medication you are advised to temporarily stop using it for one to three days before your SecretPro microneedling appointment.
What can I expect during my SecretPro Skin Rejuvenation treatment?
Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the treatment area will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort during the treatment.
Treatment: Once the numbing cream has taken effect (usually 15-30 minutes), the RF microneedling procedure will begin. Your provider will use a specialized handheld device equipped with fine, sterile needles. The device will be passed over the skin, and the needles will create tiny, controlled micro-injuries in the targeted areas.
Radiofrequency Energy Delivery: As the needles create micro-injuries, the device will simultaneously deliver radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers of the skin. This energy heats the tissue, stimulating collagen and elastin production, which leads to skin tightening and rejuvenation.
Adjusting Depth and Intensity: Your Viva Eve provider can adjust the depth of the needles and the intensity of the radiofrequency energy based on your specific skin concerns, your anatomy, and the treatment area. Deeper settings are typically used for treating acne and surgical scars and deeper wrinkles, while shallower settings may be used for general skin tightening and texture improvement.
Sensation: During the procedure, you may feel some mild discomfort, heat, or a slight prickling sensation as the needles penetrate the skin and the RF energy is delivered. The numbing cream helps to minimize any discomfort.
Duration: The procedure’s duration depends on the treatment area and the specific settings used, but it generally takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.
How will I look and feel after the SecretPro procedure?
Immediately following your treatment, you should expect your skin to be flushed or bright red, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Some people experience flaking or peeling skin, small red spots or light bruising that lasts for several days during the healing process.
Every person’s skin reacts differently. Patients who become flushed during physical activity or when the weather is cold may experience more redness than those who don’t have those reactions. The redness typically lasts less than 24 hours and applying a high-quality moisturizer will soothe and hydrate the skin.
It’s essential to follow your Viva Eve’s practitioner’s advice regarding aftercare and any recommended follow-up treatments to achieve the best possible results.
What is the followup and recovery like for the SecretPro procedure?
Depending on the intensity of your treatment, your goals, and anatomy, downtime can range from 1-7 days. Our providers will do their best to adjust the downtime to fit in with your lifestyle and individual circumstances and schedule treatments accordingly. Patients usually experience redness and skin dryness for about 5-7 days after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two.
When do I start seeing the results of the SecretPro procedure?
You will most likely notice results in as little as 24 to 72 hours, but it is important to note that these results are temporary and tend to fade over the week following RF microneedling treatment.
The true results become apparent after at least 2 to 4 weeks, as new collagen matures in the skin and provides the skin with additional support. This happens faster in younger patients, who often see final results in 3-4 weeks after treatment; while older patients may have to wait for more than 4 weeks to see desired results.
You may need a series of treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired improvement in the appearance of your skin, especially for the treatment of surgical scars and stretch marks.
Who is not a good candidate for RF microneedling?
We do not recommend RF microneedling procedure for pregnant women or anyone with active acne breakouts.
What are the potential risks of RF microneedling procedure?
Microneedling with Radiofrequency (MNRF) is generally considered a safe and effective procedure for skin rejuvenation and various dermatological concerns. However, like any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects that you should be aware of before undergoing the treatment. Our team will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, so you can carefully consider whether RF microneedling is appropriate for your individual circumstances. Some potential risks include sensitivity, risk of infection, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and bruising. The most common side effects of SecretPro Treatment may include:
- Redness and Swelling: After the procedure, it is common to experience some degree of redness and swelling in the treated area that usually subsides within a few days.
- Discomfort: The microneedling process can cause discomfort during the procedure. While a topical numbing cream is typically applied beforehand, some individuals may still experience mild pain or discomfort.
What Are The Next Steps for RF Microneedling?
As we venture into the future of dermatological innovation, the evolution of RF microneedling presents a captivating trajectory for the realm of skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. With its dynamic fusion of microneedling and radiofrequency technology, the next steps for RF microneedling hold the promise of even more refined outcomes. As research and development continue to push the boundaries, we can anticipate advancements that delve deeper into personalized treatment approaches, amplifying the efficacy of this technique in achieving unparalleled skin vitality and firmness. If you’re looking for skin rejuvenation treatment near you contact Viva Eve today!