Collagen makes up an estimated 80% of youthful skin, providing elasticity and firmness. It is the foundation of the skin, and it impacts tone, texture, and tightness. Unfortunately, collagen levels drop as you get older and certain factors like sun exposure can stimulate faster collagen loss. To combat aging and sun-damaged skin, you need to induce more collagen production. At Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, we know the secret to more youthful-appearing skin – Secret™ RF Microneedling by Cutera.
Microneedling has been used for many years as a collagen induction therapy. This treatment uses tiny needles to puncture the skin, which triggers a repair response. Even though the skin is not damaged, collagen is produced due to the perceived wound. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments have also been used to stimulate collagen, using thermal energy targeted into the skin. Secret RF microneedling combines both treatments for a synergistic effect and powerful collagen induction.
Advantages of Secret RF Microneedling
There are a few different RF microneedling treatments available that can provide improved collagen levels. They all use RF thermal energy delivered into the skin through microneedling, which can have wonderful results. What Secret RF Microneedling offers that others may not is fractional RF microneedling with two different lengths of needles. This allows for better control of the depth used for delivery, which can vary depending on the patient’s skin type and the conditions that are being treated. Secret RF Microneedling can be customized for the patient’s needs, from the treatment of superficial skin issues like fine lines and acne scarring to delivering RF energy deep into the skin for firming and tightening.
With Secret RF Microneedling, you can experience more youthful-looking skin with just a few treatments. The procedure can be performed in about 15-20 minutes. The treatment is not invasive, and you do not need to schedule downtime for recovery. Most patients benefit from a series of at least three treatments to obtain the best outcomes. Some of the conditions that can be reduced include:
- Thinning or sagging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and other scarring
- Sun damage
- Uneven tone or rough texture
- Stretch marks
Secret RF Microneedling can reverse some of the effects of lost collagen. Over the weeks and months following treatments, the skin becomes firmer with better tone and texture. Dark spots, lines, scars, and other cosmetic flaws can diminish, creating a healthier and more youthful appearance.
Look More Like Your Younger Self
If you are unhappy with the changes to your skin as you hit your late thirties and beyond, you are not alone. Collagen loss happens to everyone, but it can be slowed with induction therapies. To learn more about Secret RF Microneedling and whether it may be right for you, contact our team at Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists. Call our office in Marietta, GA, to schedule a collagen induction consultation.