Microneedling is fast becoming the hottest new skin treatment on the market. The device builds collagen and revitalizes the skin with minimal downtime. Very fine needles make tiny holes in the skin. These microscopic holes are not visible to the naked eye and are temporary. During the healing process, the body produces collagen, which tightens the skin, softens wrinkles, and reduces scarring. At-home microneedling using rollers has become quite popular. However, performing this treatment at home can put the patient at risk for infection and scarring if not done correctly. Additionally, these rollers do not offer the same strength as professional microneedling devices, which are higher quality, medical grade and can deliver radiofrequency during the treatment. Hence, microneedling should be administered by professionals in order to achieve the best, safest results.
Microneedling With Radiofrequency
Radiofrequency is energy in the form of heat. When the skin is heated it produces new collagen. Older radiofrequency devices would deliver heat to only the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, which limited their effectiveness. New devices, such as the Secret RF Microneedling machine, can deliver heat directly to the deeper dermis, where the collagen is located. This more directed treatment improves results, lessens the downtime required for healing and improves safety.
Secret Microneedling With Radiofrequency
Secret RF offers the latest technology backed by one of the most renowned laser companies, Cutera. This radio frequency (RF) fractional microneedling system delivers tailored energy to improve fine lines, wrinkles and scars from the inside out. Secret RF’s microneedles smoothly penetrate the skin, delivering energy at various depths to induce collagen regeneration while sparing the skin surface. Secret RF’s unique customizable features allow us to treat the widest range of skin concerns and skin types. Additionally, we can apply precisely controlled RF energy directly into various depths of skin – from 0.5-3.5 mm – depending on the area treated, with minimally invasive microneedles to spare the epidermis and reduce patient downtime.
The treatment can be performed on all skin types, because the Secret RF technology has customizable insulated and non-insulated microneedle tips and specialized hand pieces to treat both the face and body quickly and effectively. The non-surgical, in-office treatment typically takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area for about 30 minutes before the procedure, so there is minimal pain and discomfort. The Zimmer Chiller, which delivers cold air during the treatment, can also be used to minimize any discomfort. After the treatment, you can expect your skin to be pink, similar to a sunburn and you may see minimal blood spots. These disappear in about 24 hours. Many patients see improvement after the first treatment, with optimal results seen after three to five treatments. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated, however, we generally recommend treatments 1 month apart for optimal results.
Combining Microneedling with Other Treatments for Maximum Results
On its own microneedling is an incredible treatment, however there has been a movement toward combing it with other skin rejuvenating treatments to supercharge the effect microneedling produces. These treatments include:
PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma.” PRP is extracted from the patient’s own blood and contains a higher concentration of platelets, which have a variety of growth factors. PRP has shown to stimulate stem cells to produce more collagen, improving wound healing, overall skin texture and youthful appearance. At Siperstein Dermatology Group, we are combining PRP with some of our other aesthetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing and microneedling. By combining PRP with these procedures, we hope to decrease the down time and increase the youthful glow of the skin.
Broadband light (BBL) otherwise known as intense pulsed light (IPL), is a type of phototherapy that uses a range of wavelengths to reverse signs of sun damage. It can treat uneven pigmentation (sun spots/brown spots) and broken blood vessels (red spots/spider veins/rosacea) which are both common signs of the aging process. In addition, BBL energy gently heats the upper layers of skin, stimulating new collagen production to give the skin a firmer, smoother appearance. We can combine these ant-aging light treatments with microneedling RF to further enhance collagen building, improve skin rejuvenation, and reverse the signs of aging.
Is Secret RF Microneedling For You?
Anyone bothered by their skin texture, scars, or lines and wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks and the forehead will benefit from this treatment. This cutting-edge technology also allows for more delicate areas to be treated such as around the eyes. The Secret RF has dual hand pieces with two different sized treatment tips for fast treatments on both the face and body, such as chest and neck, and even stretch marks on the stomach.
Siperstein Dermatology Group, located in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, is one of the first practices to offer the newest microneedling frequency machine on the market.
If you’re looking for the secret to great skin, you’ve found it! Please call 561-364-7774 to schedule your complimentary consult today.