Secret DUO: RF 64 needles combined with Lux (Erbium Glass) Laser
* The most effective skin tightening and snatched look device
- Gold Standard of Skin Tightening
- Clinically – illusion of lifting and skin smoothing.
- Combination of “under skin) Radio- frequency injections and Ebrium Glass Laser skin resurfacing on the top.
- Additionally, “Shrink” excessive tissue in unwanted places – like under chin, jowls, eyebags, wrinkles, scars etc.
- Ideal patient – similar to facelift one. But not yet “bad enough” for surgery
Modern science has come a long way in providing us the tools to assist us with being best versions of ourselves. RF micro needling is one such advanced innovation that helps combat the signs of ageing and actually deliver results. It is a non-invasive procedure with almost no downtime (swelling, bruising are possible, but rare) and can be targeted to cater for individual skin concerns ranging from sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven skin and pores.
What are indications?
Many really. Most common ones are – before event for wow effect and Skin laxity – mild to moderate (once we tighten the skin – it’s illusion of facelift and make up looks better).
Eyelids, neck, face rejuvenation without surgery and minimal downtime.
How Radio Frequency contribute to overall skin health?
It’s the most effective skin tightening device, particularly when combined with Erbium Glass (Lux) laser. But in addition to giving overall tightening to the areas mentioned above, the technology also heats the deeper, collagen-rich layers of skin, causing old collagen denaturation and subsequent formation of tighter “young” collagen.
When can you expect results:
Due to advanced technology and synergy of different technologies (laser and Radiofrequency needles) – you can see improvement after the first session and with more sessions the quality of your skin will keep improving over 6 months.
How many sessions will you need:
In research, there are 3 sessions were shown as an optimal course.
In contrast to normal needling where you would require 10-12 sessions to see any kind of improvement in the skin the RF needling will show results after 2-4 sessions depending on the skin concern, and you can have maintenance sessions thereafter every 6-12 months.
Skin tightening continues over a period of 6 months after each procedure.
Combination of RF needling with other treatments?
We specialise in combination treatments and certainly RF microneedling acting under the skin, lends itself to more skin oriented technology.
Combining microneedling and non ablative mode of Erbium Glass (Lux) laser is one of the best ways to treat signs of aging as these treatments augment each others effects.
Radiofrequency Needles injections provides deeper tightening, while Laser benefits the surface of the skin, eradicating sunspots, lightening pigmentation, improving tone and texture and stimulating youthful collagen on the skin surface.
For patients with more severe changes, we increase settings of the laser over deeper lines, scars or wrinkles, or to enhance lifting points of the face.
We also find RF needles to work synergistically with injectables and threads, and often put together a treatment plan involving anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, fat dissolving injections and lifting Cogs threads with Secret Duo for overall facial remodeling and rejuvenation.
Why to choose RD needles?
One of the most effective technologies for skin tightening among minimal downtime ones.
Safety profile is favorable.
Technologies backed by a research.
How it works:
RF needling is very different and much superior to the normal needling. The mechanism by which RF needling works is through two aspects of trauma.
The first is by creating micro injuries in the skin by the needles penetrating it. Second aspect of trauma is when the RF is released through the needles. This causes heating of the tissue and further compliments the process of skin tightening and rejuvenation and scar reduction.
The depth that the needles go to is adjusted according to the facial area and the specific skin concerns and therefore the treatment can be tailored to individual patients.
Once the skin is penetrated by the needles producing injury, it initiates a complex cascade of reactions by the body on a microscopic level, activating growth cells that migrate towards the site of injury and start the process of healing and remodelling by producing collagen and elastin. This gives your skin a more youthful and brighter tone.
Why Erbium Glass Lux Laser has much less downtime than traditional laser resurfacing?
The main advantage of 1540nm is reduced healing time, as opposed to traditional full resurfacing. Because it’s applied in micro-columns, the untreated areas are able to help the recovery of the new skin, making it a much gentler process, with significantly reduced downtime. Non-ablative factional resurfacing technique makes it a much gentler process with significantly reduced downtime and recovery time comparing to the conventional ablative fractional laser.
Secret DUO uses a principle of non-ablative (minimally invasive) laser light with a rapid recovery time. The non-ablative laser beams are delivered as individual columns. The advantage is the reduced downtime as adjacent normal tissue can assist with more rapid healing. These multiple columns of laser beam can be varied in width, depth and density for a treatment program that is specifically suitable for you.
To get the best out of the procedure, up to 3 treatments sessions are recommended. These can be carried out every 1 to 3 months. To keep your complexion looking its best, maintenance treatments can be performed yearly. 1540nm produces outstanding results for, Complexion and skin tone, Fine lines and large pores, Acne Scarring, Active Acne, Skin Remodelling and Rejuvenation and Wrinkle Reduction. Patients can expect clearer, smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin.
Who will Benefit from RF needling :
Rf needling is beneficial for a wide range of cosmetic treatments. The beauty is It can be used regardless of the colour, texture and thickness of the skin – the action is cleverly delivered under the skin with very minimum damage to a superficial barrier skin layer (we combine with a collagen stimulating, peeling and revitalizing Erbium Glass (Lux) laser. Addressing all structures in combination is the best approach in terms of both safety and efficiency.
Treatment will benefit the most patients who want to address the following concerns:
• Non-surgical face lifting
• Normalizing skin structure and texture
• Skin tightening (Mild – moderate. Severe cases will also benefit, but realistically surgical facelift would make more difference).
• Wrinkle and fine lines reduction
• Pores reduction
• Acne scars treatment
• Scars improvement
• Increasing natural collagen formation
• Stretch marks appearance improvement.
There are two groups of “typical” patietns. One is younger demographic – 20-40s, looking for non-invasive treatment options, to tighten early age changes or genetic problems, to be the best version of themselves, celebrities and performers. They are seeking treatment to prevent progression of age changes and they understand the concept of early intervention and skin health mainenance.
The other group in their 40-50s (we are talking approximately, biological age is often different from passport age) who had surgery of more intensive laser resurfacing in the past, and use Secret Duo as their maintenance treatment to continue tighten their skin, particularly in lower face and neck.
Other groups are non surgical tightening of eyelids, mothers after childbirth to tighten skin in abdomen, knees wrinkles, or any other stubborn area. That’s the versatility of Secret Duo.
What to expect during the procedure?
You will be asked to come in with a makeup free face on the day of the procedure. Numbing cream may be applied before the treatment although the needling procedure is usually well tolerated. It is not a painful process but you might feel some heat. We can use Zimmer (German made cryotherapy cooling device), Nitric Oxide gas ( “laughing gas”) for sensitive individuals, but usually it’s not necessary.
More you can tolerate – higher settings we can do and more effect you will get (however, more likely downtime like bruising/swelling and your practitioner can stop when risks outweight the benefit).
Some bleeding during the procedure is normal. Skin will show some redness which tends to resolve itself within a day.
Depending on the surface area treated it can take from 10-20 minutes for the session, excluding the time needed for numbing.