Sponsored by Cutera
More than ever patients are seeking results-driven, nonsurgical aesthetic procedures with little to no downtime. The Secret RF by Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.) provides physicians these advantages in one innovative platform that maximizes return on investment and patient throughput.
Secret RF is a fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling system that delivers precise and controlled bipolar RF energy at variable depths. This platform is designed to safely stimulate and remodel collagen on the face and body addressing fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, acne scars, scarring and striae. Treatment versatility is optimized with an intuitive user interface, adjustable parameters and two tip sizes allowing for the ultimate in customizable treatments.
Providers can choose from semi-insulated and non-insulated tips that deliver RF energy where it is needed within various depths of the skin from 0.5 mm – 3.5 mm. Secret RF features an ergonomic handpiece with a 25 pin tip for smaller treatment areas and a 64 pin tip for large areas. Adjustable RF intensity and needle penetration depth increases customization, allowing the practitioner to target a patient’s individual skin concerns in as little as 20 minutes.
Secret RF allows practices to expand their patient reach as it is safe for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI) with little to no downtime, making it an attractive option for a busy lifestyle. Treatments with Secret RF can be performed anytime of the year, thus avoiding seasonal limitations. Patients can expect to see noticeable results in as little as two to three sessions.
Thomas Sands, MD, of Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie, La., evaluated many devices before settling on the Secret RF. According to him, “The true benefit of this device is the elegant design and functionality compared to other devices.”
But what about patient response? In Dr. Sands experience, it has been extremely positive. “The unique benefit that I see with this device for a patient is the comfort level associated with the treatment and the lack of downtime and recovery, which allows patients to return to their normal lives.”
Kate Holcomb, MD, of Pure Dermatology agreed, “The Secret RF from Cutera fit well with our practice because of multiple factors: ease of use, patient comfort, ability to treat all skin types and practice marketing support,” she stated.
“I actually prefer Secret RF to traditional microneedling because the heat seals the blood vessels so there is less redness. It is also safe on acne and rosacea patients. It sells itself, and everyone is a candidate,” she continued. And like Dr. Sands, Dr. Holcomb also enjoys the sleek design. “The smooth motion of the needles is something that really sets the Secret RF apart from other microneedling RF devices,” she noted.
Today’s patients are not solely motivated by results, but also by the entire treatment experience. Secret RF is designed with a smooth motor which gently delivers the needles into the skin increasing patient comfort and safety. This eliminates unnecessary damage/trauma to the epidermis, allowing for quicker healing.
In addition, Dr. Holcomb enjoys the ease of use and full support that comes with the Secret RF. “The device is very easy to use out of the box and the company also has a practice development team that helps with events and educating patients,” she shared. “These are nice attributes for a busy practice.”