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Secret RF Microneedling Tauranga

Secret RF microneedling is one of the most technologically-advanced forms of skin rejuvenation therapy available.

Secret RF utilises radio frequency energy and minimally invasive needles to penetrate the skin very precisely into the deeper layers. The RF energy stimulates heat, and activates a process called fractionated denaturing.

This stimulates the production of new collagen, the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. It also tightens elastin fibres and causes an increase in lymphatic flow.

Secret RF Facial

Secret RF microneedling is ideal for skin tightening, wrinkle and pore size reduction, acne and acne scar treatment, stretch mark reduction, as well as axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)

  • Face the world with a fresh, rejuvenated complexion
  • Improve the tone and texture of your skin
  • Decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles
  • Erase the evidence of acne
  • Smooth acne scarring
  • Improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • Get rid of heavy underarm sweating

Tauranga Microneedling Before & After

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Fractional Rf Microneedling With Secret Rf


About Secret RF microneedling

SecretRF microneedling is one of the most technologically advanced forms of skin rejuvenation therapy available. Its powerful combination of fractional radiofrequency energy and minimally invasive micro-needles is ideal for non-surgical skin tightening, wrinkle and pore size reduction, acne and acne scar treatment, as well as axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment.
All skin types can be treated by the SecretRF with minimal downtime.

How does Secret RF microneedling work?

Secret RF microneedling uses bipolar radiofrequency energy, delivered precisely and directly into the deeper layers of the dermis via minimally invasive micro-needles. This creates microscopic wounds (fractionated denaturing) in the dermal tissue. These in turn stimulate fibroblast activity, causing a significant increase in collagen production as well as tightening of elastin fibres and an increase in lymphatic flow.

What does Secret RF microneedling treat?

SecretRF microneedling is ideal for treating:

  • loose skin and wrinkles on the face, around the eyes, the cheeks, jowls, neck, décolletage, arms and hands
  • enlarged pores, facial veins, rosacea and flushing
  • hyperpigmentation
  • local areas of scarring
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • underarms for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

How many treatments will I need?

  • This will vary according to your individual situation and treatment. However, most people will benefit from 3-5 sessions of SecretRF microneedling treatment. Optimal treatment intervals should be determined in consultation with your practitioner, and will depend on the area being treated.
  • For ongoing benefits, a bi-annual maintenance treatment is recommended.

What to expect during and after your Secret RF microneedling treatment

  • Your practitioner will examine your skin and your area(s) of concern. It is important to communicate clearly with your practitioner regarding your treatment goals. SecretRF is a powerful and versatile technology, and it enables your practitioner to tailor your treatment to suit your individual needs.
  • An anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin and will be left to take effect for up to an hour.
  • During the procedure, your practitioner will move the handpiece progressively over the treatment area, pausing to ‘stamp’ your skin with the micro-needles that deliver the RF energy. You will feel a momentary warm prickling sensation. The intensity of this sensation will depend on the RF energy setting and the depth setting of the micro-needles.
  • SecretRF’s micro-needles can penetrate from 0.5mm to 3.5mm, delivering precise bursts of radiofrequency energy to the exact depth required for the treatment.
  • The treatment will take between 20 and 60 minutes, depending on the area to be treated.
  • Immediately after treatment, your skin will be red and will feel warm and tingling, as if you have been sunburned. You will be sensitive to extreme temperatures, and it is wise to stay out of direct sunlight. The redness will subside over a period of 6-24 hours.

What results can you expect to see?

Depending on your specific treatment, you can experience some or all of the following:

  • Collagen production and remodelling will occur approximately 4 – 6 weeks after treatment, and will continue for up to 6 months after each treatment.
  • The skin can tighten and lift, pore size can reduce, skin tone and texture can improve, and pigmentation can lighten.
  • You can expect to see a smoothing of wrinkles, and a reduction in the prominence of scars.
  • If you are being treated for hyperhidrosis, there will be a permanent reduction in the number of sweat glands, and you could experience a reduction in sweat volume of up to 75% after two treatment sessions.

Are there any side effects?

  • Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities the next day without any significant evidence of treatment.
  • You could experience some minor pin-point bleeding where the micro-needles have pierced the surface of the skin.
  • Very rarely there may be some minor bruising.
  • Some mild swelling might occur immediately after treatment, but this will resolve within 24-72 hours.
  • Very occasionally, a fine crust or scab might develop in parts of the treated area. This is quite normal. However, it is very important that you do not pick or rub this, but allow it to disappear naturally.
  • You could see some temporary patterning of the treated skin.
  • There is a very slight risk of infection, so it is important to keep the treated area clean.

Is there any pre or post treatment care required?

Pre Treatment:

  • The treatment area must be free from make up and lotions
  • Avoid having treatments over active breakouts. Consider dermal hydro facials to soothe and heal active breakouts before having SecretRF microneedling treatments.
  • Men – please ensure you have no more than a 5 o’clock shadow in regards to facial hair

Post Treatment:

  • Avoid cleansing the treated area with products on the day of the treatment. Start on Day 2.
  • For the first 24 hours, you may cleanse the skin with cold water and dab or pat lightly with a towel.
  • Use the post-procedure cream daily for the first 3 days.
  • Avoid hot showers, baths, saunas for 24 hours.
  • Avoid scratching or picking on the treated area.
  • Refrain from applying any lotions on the treated area for 24 hours.
  • Apply sun protection lotion every day and avoid sunbathing and direct sun exposure.
  • Avoid active ingredients 2-5 days before and 2-5 days after the treatment.

How is Secret RF different from other microneedling technologies?

Both options make use of a technique called collagen induction therapy – by piercing the skin and generating micro-wounds, microneedling can jumpstart your skin’s collagen production and achieve drastic improvement in concerns like texture and appearance.

Traditional microneedling stops there, however – RF microneedling is simply a more advanced version of the traditional method. RF Needling with SecretRF offers faster results with fewer treatments, treats a larger variety of skin concerns, shorter down times with very little pin point bleeding, customisable depths up to 3.5mm allowing for treatment of deep-rooted concerns, and a more effective stimulation of collagen production.

Depending on your skin concerns, and what results you are trying to achieve, yes there are some great treatment options to compliment SecretRF microneedling:

  • Ultraformer – advanced collagen induction for further skin tightening benefits
  • Dermal Hydro Facials with Aquapure – Deeply cleanses the skin, evens skin tone and texture, brightens complexion, addresses pigmentation
  • LED Light Therapy – Soothes inflamed skin, anti-bacterial, stimulates collagen production, increases blood flow