Secret RF Microneedling

Vernon Hills | Facial Rejuvenation Chicago | Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa

Early signs of aging, such as sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, discoloration, and stretch marks, can make you feel less than your best. A new technology is now available to correct these concerns without the downtime or pain required by a laser, in half the time of other microneedling devices, and with significantly better results than traditional microneedling.

The solution is Secret RF by the medical doctors of Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, who provide a comfortable, convenient, and safe experience for all their patients undergoing treatment using microneedling and Secret RF.

One of the fastest and easiest methods for turning back the clock is Cutera’s Secret RF Microneedling system, a safe and effective solution suitable for patients with all skin types seeking skin revitalization. A course of treatments using this solution effectively rebuilds and revitalizes your skin. You could look years younger!

What Is Secret RF?

The Secret RF system stimulates rapid cell regeneration with no damage to the underlying layers of skin. In a fast treatment with no downtime, it is possible to improve skin conditions that were once difficult to treat. Secret RF delivers radiofrequency energy into the deeper skin layers with a customized microneedling system.

To find out more about Cutera’s Secret RF Microneedling at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL, contact us today and schedule a consultation by calling 847-367-8815.


Proven Benefits of Secret RF

As a radiofrequency (RF) fractional microneedling system, Secret RF delivers customized energy to improve wrinkles, fine lines, and scars from the inside out. With minimal or no downtime, Secret RF can correct acne scars, deep lines, and stretch marks, and restore skin elasticity in just a few sessions.

How Does Secret RF Microneedling Work?

Secret RF microneedles deliver RF energy at varying levels below the skin, including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. The perfectly spaced, gold-plated microneedles conduct high-energy RF waves into the dermis at carefully controlled depths.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Secret RF?

Both men and women can be excellent candidates for the Secret RF procedure. It treats a wide range of skin concerns and, with its adjustable depth capabilities, is appropriate for all skin types, including both thick and thinner skin.

The secret RF system is a revolutionary non-surgical method that treats several skin conditions from the inside out, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sagging skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Facial and body scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Crepey skin on face, neck, chest, and body

Over a series of treatments, you will notice smoother, clearer, and more refreshed skin on your face and body.

What Happens During a Secret RF Treatment?

The first step in your treatment is to numb the targeted area of your skin using a topical anesthetic cream. To make the procedure more comfortable, you might also choose to take an oral pain relief medication. After numbing the area, one of our medical aestheticians will apply the tip of the Secret RF wand over the area where the microneedles penetrate the skin.

The minor injuries caused by these microneedles triggers the healing process where the body creates new collagen and elastin, revitalizing the skin from within to make it feel and look tighter, younger, and healthier.

The procedure itself could require up to an hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area and the extent of your concerns.

Recovery and Aftercare

Immediately after this procedure, it is normal to find that your skin will be flushed, warm, and tingling, but this should diminish within a few hours. Some minor swelling and redness can last up to 48 hours.

Secret RF is a cosmetic procedure with few side effects and little downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities the next day, but could expect one or more of the following side effects:

  • Infection, although rare
  • Minor bruising, although rare
  • Redness lasting up to two days
  • Temporary patterning of treated skin
  • Slight swelling lasting up to three days
  • Limited skin color changes (more typical for darker-skinned patients)

After your SecretRF treatment, you should cleanse your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser recommended from the experts at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa with cool water.

To address any concerns you might have about the risks and side effects of Secret RF, be sure to contact the Ritacca Laser Center at 847-367-8815.

Maintenance After Treatment

You might be wondering how many treatments you will need with Secret RF. Typically, patients will need three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve the best results. Most patients report seeing an improvement as soon as three months after their second treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Secret RF Microneedling

Can Secret RF Treat Darker Skin Types?

Treatment with Secret RF is safe on all skin types, tones, and ethnicities, and is ideal for darker-skinned patients. Unlike some lasers, which are not suitable for use on certain types of skin, this technology bypasses the surface layers of the skin. By delivering energy directly to the collagen-producing dermis, Secret RF avoids the top layer of the skin, and significantly reduces post-treatment pigmentation.

What Areas Can Secret RF Treat?

Unlike other procedures such as those involving peels, the Secret RF microneedling procedure is gentle enough to treat the periorbital region around the eyes. Because it is a precise handheld piece of equipment, Secret RF can target any area on the face and body.

While patients most commonly request Secret RF to correct wrinkles, scarring, and uneven skin tone on their faces, other areas also respond favorably to treatment. Secret RF can tighten crepey, aging skin along the jawline and neck, and even on the chest to treat vertical wrinkles in the décolletage area.

How Long Does a Secret RF Treatment Last?

The results are typically long-lasting, though the longevity will vary for each patient. Due to the ongoing aging process, we recommend a booster treatment every 12 to 18 months.

How Long Before I See Results From Secret RF?

In as little as four weeks, you should see increased collagen production and skin remodeling. With at least three treatments, spaced four weeks apart, most people will see significant improvement after the second treatment and optimally, three months after the last treatment.

Can I Get Secret RF in Conjunction With Other Procedures?

By combining dermal injectables and Secret RF, patients can achieve even more spectacular results!

Injectable products such as BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® can significantly soften some of the most common signs of aging, also known as expression lines. These dynamic wrinkles result from smiling, squinting, frowning, and other repetitive facial expressions. Throughout the aging process, these creases all deepen, creating brow furrows, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. The primary function of these injectables is to relax the muscles that cause the wrinkles around the eyebrows and eyes.

Applying Secret RF to areas treated with injectables to relax the muscles and prevent those fine lines from further deepening can produce outstanding results. Adding Secret RF to treatments with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® helps reduce the moderate to deep wrinkles often found around the mouth and nose, as well as the loss of volume in the cheeks and mid-face area.

Advanced Facial Rejuvenation in Vernon Hills and Chicago

At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we are one of the leading laser and cosmetic facilities in the United States, providing outstanding Secret RF results. Our experts can help you find safe, effective ways to look your best.

Our surgeons and fully trained medical staff are experts in their fields. They have committed to providing excellent patient care in the areas of cosmetic enhancement, non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and skin rejuvenation.

To learn more about Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, as well as their approach to using Secret RF or any of our other medical spa treatments, contact Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL, at 847-367-8815.