Is Secret™ RF Microneedling Safe for All Skin Types?

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Skin imperfections, like fine lines, wrinkles, and acne, are common burdens that almost all of us experience. Many people spend hours each week on costly skin care routines to get that perfect complexion. But what if we told you that you don't have to purchase endless skin creams or undergo invasive surgery to achieve the skin you've always dreamed of?

At Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA, board-certified physician Dr. Avi Ishaaya and the rest of our team are committed to providing patients with the best aesthetic care possible in the industry, which is why we're proud to offer Secret™ RF microneedling. Secret RF is an innovative cosmetic treatment used to treat various skin conditions and help you reach your aesthetic goals. Best of all, the procedure is safe for almost all skin types and can be performed during your afternoon lunch break.

What is Secret RF microneedling?

Secret RF is a pen-like device that combines customized microneedling with targeted radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver advanced skin rejuvenation. Traditional microneedling has quickly gained popularity thanks to its minimally invasive nature, beautiful results, and short recovery time.

Essentially, the microneedling process involves using several ultrafine needles to create micro-injuries, which stimulate the skin’s repair process and increase the growth of new skin cells, elastin, and collagen. The final result is firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Secret RF has taken this a step further by using RF to deliver targeted energy below the skin's surface, dramatically enhancing results with no additional downtime.

Secret RF can be performed during a quick, 20-minute appointment, and most patients see optimal results after 3 – 4 treatments, spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart. However, the number of treatments you need will ultimately depend on the severity of your skin issues. You can expect to start seeing results after the second treatment, but it will take about three months for optimal results to take effect. We recommend maintenance appointments every 12 – 18 months to maintain your new, youthful complexion.

What can Secret RF be used to treat?

Secret RF is one of the leading aesthetic treatments for many reasons; one of them is its ability to improve a wide variety of skin issues. However, the treatment is ideal for helping to reverse signs of aging and sun damage. We use Secret RF in our Los Angeles office to improve several skin imperfections, including:

  • Mild to moderate skin laxity of the face, neck, and chest

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles

  • Acne, chickenpox, and traumatic scars

  • Large, visible pores

  • Photodamage

  • Skin texture

  • Discoloration

  • Stretch marks

How is Secret RF different from traditional microneedling?

One of the most significant advantages of Secret RF is that it offers similar results to laser treatments and traditional microneedling but with considerably less discomfort, a quicker recovery time, and a much lower risk for hyperpigmentation on darker skin tones.

Before Secret RF, if patients wanted dramatic results, they needed to undergo aggressive skin resurfacing laser treatments or deep chemical peels that require lengthy recovery times. Additionally, similar treatments, like traditional microneedling aren't suitable for people with darker skin tones due to a substantial risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

In contrast, Secret RF is safe for virtually any skin type and can deliver RF energy deep in the lower dermis while minimizing damage to the skin's surface. This means minimal downtime with a dramatic improvement in results.

Schedule your skin rejuvenation treatment today

Dr. Avi Ishaaya is a board-certified physician in the Los Angeles, CA, area and the owner of Optima Medical Spa. In addition to leading his own private medical practice, Dr. Ishaaya also specializes in anti-aging treatments and skin rejuvenation.

If you're unhappy with your skin or would like to learn more about how Secret RF microneedling could improve your complexion, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.