Psst: Want in on a secret that can put the brakes on wrinkles and other signs of aging skin?
Who doesn't? More than 70 percent of us are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention the skin texture and discoloration that come with advancing age, according to data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures1.
There are more options today than ever before to delete wrinkles and restore a youthful glow, but some techniques, like microneedling, continue to stand out from the fray.
Microneedling therapy, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), employs small needles to create tiny wounds in the skin. Invisible to the naked eye, these wounds trigger the skin's natural healing process and stimulate the development of two key structural proteins, collagen and elastin. These proteins are the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin, but as we age our natural supply dwindles.
Cutera's Secret RF adds radiofrequency (RF) energy to the mix and dramatically enhances the already impressive results seen with traditional microneedling. The microneedles deliver precisely controlled RF energy deep within the skin to address fine lines, wrinkles and scars from the inside out. The result? Firm, smooth and radiant skin — in as little as one 20-minute treatment.
"Secret RF has changed the face of nonsurgical cosmetic interventions by way of skin tightening and dermal remodeling simultaneously," says Mira K. Kaga, MD of the Kaga Institute of Medicine & Aesthetics in Freehold, NJ. "It is a go-to procedure for patients who want to maintain a natural appearance, but need a tool to fight the signs of aging."
"It's also extremely versatile," she adds. "Safe for all skin types, the Secret RF can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, photoaging, scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks on both the face and body with minimal downtime. Secret RF has definitely changed the playing field and my patients have been thrilled with the immediate sense of tightening they experience as well as the longer-term effects they see two to three months post procedure."
Most people report brighter skin in about two weeks after one treatment, while the internal collagen building takes about six months. A series of two to three treatments may be needed for optimal results.
Dermatologist Adriana K. Holy, MD of THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology in Phoenix agrees that the technology's versatility makes Secret RF a true game changer. "The Secret RF has revolutionized skin resurfacing and rejuvenation in my practice," she says. "It erases etched lines, but in addition to that, it tightens the skin, reduces and often eliminates jowls and dramatically improves the neck — all with minimal and manageable downtime! I also love the tightening in the eye area — it's my eyelift without surgery!"
Now that the Secret is out, what are you waiting for? If you are ready to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, photoaging, scars and stretch marks, schedule a consultation with a Cutera Secret RF provider near you today: https://cutera.com/patients/find-a-provider.
1. The ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures indicates the percentage of consumers considering a cosmetic medical procedure has doubled since 2013. https://www.asds.net/portals/0/Images/body-consumer-survey-2017.jpg