Microneedling with Cutera Secret RF
Blemishes, fine lines and other signs of skin damage can make the skin look aged, dull and lifeless over time. Taking steps to treat and restore the skin’s health can go a long way towards slowing the effects of aging. Cutera Secret RF, a new cutting-edge treatment, does just that.
Cutera Secret RF is a new and improved microneedling approach that accelerates the skin’s collagen-producing processes, creating new, healthy skin. This treatment delivers results you will notice immediately, which is something other less sophisticated microneedling approaches can’t do. Your skin will also continue to show improvement for a good three weeks after the treatment.
If you’ve ever tried platelet-rich plasma therapy before, combining Cutera Secret RF’s rejuvenating effects with the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy will produce even more dramatic results. The Vein Care Center offers free screenings with Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, a board- and aesthetic-laser certified physician. Contact our office today to schedule a free screening, learn more about the benefits of Cutera Secret RF, and see if this treatment can help you achieve a radiant, youthful glow.
Why Does the Skin Age?
With each passing year, the body’s chemical processes move a little slower, including those that keep the skin looking young. Materials, such as collagen, elastin and essential acids all work together to nourish the skin and exfoliate dead cells promptly. During the adult years between the ages of 20 and 60, the materials that promote suppleness, moisture and smoothness start to break down, causing fine lines and dull surfaces to appear. During this time, exfoliation processes also slow down, leaving blemishes and spots as dead cells start to clump together.
Cutera Secret RF jump-starts the chemical activities that promote healthy skin. In effect, this procedure stimulates collagen production, which causes new skin cells to grow. In the process, the other activities that support healthy skin are also boosted.
What Are Cutera Secret RF’s Treatment Uses?
Cutera Secret RF can be used on both the face and the body and works with all skin types. It’s a noninvasive, in-office procedure that takes about 15 minutes, producing immediate results. Optimal skin appearance can be expected after three treatments. At the Vein Care Center, we go to great lengths to bring you the most cutting-edge, skincare technologies, like Cutera Secret RF.
Benefits you can expect with Cutera Secret RF treatments include:
- Tightens the skin
- Shrinks pores
- Reduces wrinkles
- Lightens scars
- Brightens the complexion
- Lightens acne scars
Body treatment uses for Cutera Secret RF include:
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Lightens scars
- Diminishes excess sweating
- Reduces the appearance of spider veins
How Does Cutera Secret RF Work?
The skin’s ability to heal and rebuild can be seen whenever a cut or scrape happens. Its natural, rebuilding mechanisms go to work creating new cells and new layers when needed. Microneedling devices, including dermal rollers, take advantage of the skin’s natural healing abilities.
Like basic microneedling devices, Cutera Secret RF uses microneedles that penetrate the skin. These tiny needles create mini-injuries that stimulate the skin’s rebuilding processes. Most notably, microneedling stimulates collagen production, which is the foundation for a healthy complexion.
However, beyond being able to safely penetrate to a deeper level of the dermis thereby stimulating a more active healing response, Cutera Secret RF differs from basic microneedling in its use of radio frequency (RF) energy. Once the needles penetrate the skin, the device delivers RF energy through the tiny needles into the dermis layer of the skin. This energy stimulates collagen production processes even more while also tightening the skin in the process. These effects account for how Cutera Secret RF delivers faster, safer, and more dramatic results than basic microneedling devices.
What’s Involved with the Procedure?
A Cutera Secret RF procedure starts out with a numbing agent that’s applied to the face for up to 30 minutes. From there, the microneedles pierce the skin surface. A total of 25 tiny gold needles deliver RF energy, warming the skin layers while stimulating collagen production processes on contact. The overall effect works to improve the quality of your skin as well as its texture.
The device is adjusted to a precise depth, so the microneedles only penetrate the skin as needed. Depth settings go up to 3.5mm, and can be adapted to treat different skin conditions. After the procedure, your skin will feel warm and may show signs of swelling. Within four days, your face starts to feel tighter and firmer.
Enhance Cutera Secret RF Effects With a Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
The RF microneedling process involved with Cutera Secret creates ideal conditions for the healing and growth effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma contains the body’s growth factors, which are materials that stimulate cell and tissue growth. In effect, the PRP is delivered into the openings made during the microneedling process, where it will have the most significant effect in rejuvenating your skin.
PRP growth factors essentially jump-start the skin’s natural chemical activities and keep working for weeks after the procedure is done. Rather than sit through two separate procedures, Dr. Aggarwal and her experienced staff can perform both treatments during a single office visit. When combining platelet-rich therapy with Cutera Secret RF, you can expect to see even more dramatic results including:
- Eliminates stretch marks
- Heals sun damaged areas
- Restores an even skin texture
- Restores an even skin coloring
- Tightens sagging areas
- Creates thicker, smoother skin
Beautiful Skin Is Just a Phone Call Away
At the Vein Care Center, we offer a wide range of effective skincare treatments that restore your face and skin and take years off your appearance. Dr. Aggarwal and her team have ample experience in treating skin conditions of all types with effective and cutting-edge procedures. Call us today at 419-227-4472 to set up a free screening appointment. Our caring, supportive staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
*Secret RF is FDA approved for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electro-coagulation and hemostasis.