Radiofrequency

Radiofrequency set to be among most in-demand treatments post lockdown

Google Trends data from the latest UK lockdown indicates that “wrinkle removal treatments”, “skin tightening” and “non-surgical face lift” are to be some of the most in-demand treatments when lockdown restrictions lift.

Searches for these terms have risen during the last 12 months, suggesting that these are among the procedures clients will be booking once salons can reopen.

Devices such as the Cutera Secret RF (radiofrequency microneeding) help to dramatically revitalise and regenerate skin tissue with little to no downtime, addressing a huge range of aesthetic skin concerns, including those most searched for.

The award-winning Secret RF by Cutera is a microneedling fractional radiofrequency device, which can deliver targeted heat directly into the deeper layers of skin, with minimal damage to the skin’s surface to revitalise, rebuild, and remodel collagen to improve common skin concerns on the face and body.

It uses precisely delivered bipolar radiofrequency energy to provide fractional RF microneedling for the treatment of photodamage, rhytids, acne scars, striae and other forms of scarring. Secret RF is clinically proven to be easy and efficient in managing acne scars, improving skin texture, and reducing pore size, without causing direct damage to the epidermis.

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How does microneedling fractional radiofrequency work?

The Secret RF uses gold-plated stainless-steel microneedles to deliver radiofrequency energy into varying levels of the skin, including the deeper layers, where treatment is most beneficial. The amount of energy released is customised and delivered at targeted depths, ranging from 0.5mm to 3.5mm.

The Secret RF’s tiny gold needles first create mini-injuries common to microneedling, which provoke a wound-healing response that leads to younger looking skin. At the same time, the radiofrequency energy releases heat, which induces collagen production and tightening of the skin. This unique delivery of energy helps revitalise and regenerate the tissue and addresses a wide range of aesthetic concerns.

The Secret RF uses a unique combination of non-insulated and insulated tips to distribute energy evenly throughout the entire needle, which helps target the energy where it is most needed for the optimum clinical results.

The Secret RF also uses a unique and highly sophisticated motor mechanism, which allows the needles to be smoothly delivered, with 100-micron precision. This precision enhances patient comfort and safety by reducing unnecessary damage to the epidermis.

Secret RF is suitable for treating all skin types with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. It is safe and effective and requires no downtime. In addition, unlike traditional microneedling devices, Secret RF treatments are FDA cleared for use in dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electro-coagulation and haemostasis.

Medical review of the Cutera Secret RF

Dr Tapan Patel, the multi-award-winning director of Harley Street’s PHI Clinic, says, “At PHI, we only use the highest quality devices that ensure our patients undertake treatment that is both safe and that will deliver the best possible results achievable.

“What stood out to me was the Secret RF’s ability to gain dramatic improvements in skin texture and appearance with very little to no downtime. The results I have seen are comparable to those usually only achieved with much more aggressive treatments.”

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