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Fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and dull-looking skin are some of the telltale signs of aging and ultraviolet damage. At Veinguard Heart & Vascular Center, we employ advanced techniques such as the Secret RF device to reverse these signs of aging, leaving your skin energized and more youthful.

What Causes the Visible Effects of Aging?

Skin texture and laxity are maintained by two types of proteins known as collagen and elastin. While the skin consists of three layers of epidermal (outermost layer), dermal (middle layer), and subcutaneous (the bottom-most layer), these proteins are present in the dermal layer.

While in previous times, a facelift procedure was the only option to get rid of wrinkles, many non-invasive approaches to reversing the signs of aging are now available. As one of the leading experts in the use of non-invasive techniques to address a range of vascular, wellness, and beauty related challenges, we specialize in Secret RF.

Secret RF for Skin Rejuvenation

Secret RF is a cutting-edge microneedling technique that remodels the skin by stimulating collagen. The minimally invasive device makes use of fractional radio frequency (RF) energy along with microneedling to reverse age-related bothersome skin issues.

With adjustable microneedles, our highly skilled providers deliver precise energy into different depths of the skin to achieve optimal collagen production.

How does it Work?

Our medical professionals tailor the treatment session for you based on your unique needs and concerns as well as the extent of wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, or sun damage to be treated. Secret RF combines the efficacy of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to deliver synergistic enhanced results with the use of just one device.

What is the difference between Secret RF and Other Types of Microneedling

Traditional radiofrequency devices have a handheld piece that delivers RF energy to the surface of the skin that has to penetrate into the deeper layers to produce collagen stimulating effect. Although it can be effective, there is less collagen produced, which can mean the anti-aging effects may not be as long-lasting.

Secret RF combines RF with microneedles to deliver the radiofrequency energy precisely and directly into the dermal layer where collagen is made. In this way, there is more energy delivered to the dermal layer resulting in greater dermal collagen stimulation. Additionally, the microneedles create microscopic injuries that further encourage the process of healing and collagen production.

Secret RF Microneedling: Procedure and Results

After a detailed review of your medical history as well as an in-depth skin analysis, the first step is a thorough cleansing of your skin. A topical numbing agent is applied to enhance your comfort during the treatment. The treatment is delivered with the use of a hand-piece that takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. A soothing agent is applied after the treatment to resolve any minimal redness or bruising.

While we personalize treatment sessions to ensure the best outcomes for each individual, generally, collagen remodeling can be observed four to six weeks after Secret RF treatment. The number of sessions required is also tailored, but these generally consist of about three treatments administered every four weeks that provide optimal results for most people.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you reverse the signs of aging with Secret RF.

Recommended Pre & Post Care for Secret RF Treatments

Before Your Treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment
    • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days before and after treatment
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.
  • Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment

After Your Treatment:

  • Immediately post-treatment, apply gauze soaked in isotonic saline solution to the treatment area and let sit for 5-15 minutes
  • After saline solution soak, apply a post-procedure product if desired
  • Wait at least 4 hours before washing face or applying soap, cream or makeup to the treatment area
  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days before and after treatment
    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.
  • Bruising, redness, swelling or a grid pattern may occur and resolve with time
    • More aggressive treatments or use of irritants in the days prior to or after treatment can lead to longer downtime
  • Multiple treatments are required
  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, persistent grid pattern, etc.)
  • Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime

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