RF MICRONEEDLING: SECRET PRO
Secret PRO is a radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that effectively rebuilds and revitalizes skin. Using controlled RF energy, Secret PRO delivers heat into the deeper layer of the skin to firm up tissue, remodel collagen, improve mild wrinkles, and diminish scars, all while leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. This translates into effective skin resurfacing with no downtime.
Dermal remodeling is a process by which the skin can be restored and rejuvenated, reducing several skin concerns of the face and body. The Secret PRO system promotes rapid cell regeneration without damaging underlying layers of skin. Skin conditions that were once difficult to treat can be improved in a fast treatment with little to no downtime.
Secret PRO treatments boost the body’s natural collagen production, providing continuous improvement in the area treated over the coming weeks resulting in smoother, clearer, and more lifted skin on your face and body.
IMMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENT
REDUCE FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
ELIMINATE STRETCH MARKS
EVEN OUT SKIN TONE AND TEXTURE
IMPROVE ACNE SCARS AND BLEMISHES
What is RF Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling in Dubuque is a relatively new type of energy-based treatment. During this treatment, a microneedling array delivers 25 tiny gold-plated needles to a set depth within the skin. Both deeper and more superficial depths can be targeted during the same treatment. The device then delivers radiofrequency through the needles, causing tissue tightening and gentle nonablative resurfacing. This allows the energy to bypass the more sensitive upper layers of the skin, and target the deeper layers which allow for more effective tightening and remodeling.
Who is a good candidate for RF Microneedling?
Numbing cream along with forced cold air cooling is used to minimize discomfort. This is an ideal treatment for skin of color because there are minimal chances of complications that can occur with laser treatments in darker skin tones. It is an ideal treatment for acne scarring because it disrupts the scar bands that tether the acne scars within the skin. It is also excellent for non-surgical skin tightening and is the next generation technology beyond well-known treatments such as Thermage® and Ultherapy® because the energy is deposited deeper within the skin.
Is there downtime following an RF Microneedling treatment? How many treatments will I need?
After treatment, there is some mild redness for 1-2 days after treatment. Often, a series of 3 treatments are performed one month apart, and ongoing improvements are seen 6 months out from the last treatment.
What do neuromodulators do?Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
Does Botox and Dysport hurt?Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.
THE SOLUTION TO PAIN AND ANXIETY DURING TREATMENTS:
One of the biggest concerns our Dubuque patients have when considering some of the more advanced treatments like Moxi and dermal filler is pain management. This fear is understandable; the human brain is hardwired to experience anxiety at the prospect of pain. At Faces Medspa, we make every effort to keep our patients completely comfortable before, during, and after their procedures. Fortunately, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: an innovative sedation system called Pro-Nox that’s designed to minimize both anxiety and pain.
If you're interested in learning more about how Pro-Nox can be incorporated into your comfortable treatment, call Faces Medspa today.