AdvancedMD Aesthetics


What Is Secret RF? Understanding The Benefits

If smooth, plump, clear, glowy skin that’s firm and looks younger than it is is what you are after, then a RF microneedling treatment, like Secret RF, is one to consider. A common question we hear is “What is secret RF and is it the best choice for me?” Combining the rejuvenating powers of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF), Secret RF taps into the skin’s ability to promote a natural wound-healing response for a renewing effect on the face and body that will have everyone wondering why your skin looks so good—and only you will know the secret. The downtime-free innovative skin-resurfacing procedure helps to reorganize collagen at a dermal layer to smooth away troublesome signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, dull-looking skin tone and texture, laxity, and even lingering acne scars from years past. At AdvancedMD Aesthetics, we offer Secret RF as our RF microneedling treatment, leaving you with a beautiful, youthful glow and a restored sense of self-confidence.


What is Secret RF?

Secret RF harnesses the power of microneedling and RF energy, each delivering a unique benefit to the skin. Both skin-rejuvenating technologies are pretty powerful alone, but when combined, the results are much greater.

The microneedling component of Secret RF is important. The microneedles are safely stamped into the skin using tiny, sterile needles to create microscopic wounds. These micro injuries allow the skin to stimulate collagen production as a healing response to the treatment while aiding in a tightening effect. With microneedling, the controlled openings that are created also provide a pathway so that the RF energy can be delivered precisely to the deeper layers of skin (the dermis) through these microchannels for healthy skin rejuvenation that, in turn, creates a natural-looking result. Unlike other rejuvenating treatments that ablate, abrade, or slough off the top layers of skin, the needles themselves work to regenerate the skin so that it emerges, in due time, more refreshed and rejuvenated.

Pairing RF with microneedling adds more of a tightening benefit than performing microneedling alone. RF treatments typically address crepey and slack skin on the face, chest, neck, arms, and stomach. With Secret RF, these same problem zones can be treated effectively. By providing a firming effect to the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring seemingly fade. Since the delivered RF energy, which heats the deeper layers of the skin to cause a collagen production effect, bypasses the outermost layer of skin, there is no damage to the surface of the skin, and the downtime is minimal at most.

Since the benefits of RF and microneedling are cumulative, you’ll see the best results with a series of treatments (usually three, although a consultation will determine what is best for you) every four to six weeks.


The Key Benefits of Secret RF

Secret RF isn’t a single-benefit treatment. Instead, a series of treatments help to improve dull and aging skin tone and texture while addressing common issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. It also stimulates collagen and elastin deep into the skin for an overall firming effect. It also promotes total skin rejuvenation no matter where on your body or face you choose to have Secret RF done.

The main benefits of Secret RF include:

  • Firmer, smoother skin
  • A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improvement in skin tone and texture
  • Smaller-looking pores
  • Improvement of scars and acne scars
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin for a tightening effect
  • Overall healthier, more youthful-looking skin


Secret RF is customizable to address your specific concerns in any area. The quick treatment can be completed in less than one hour. Thanks to two different treatment tip sizes, the appropriate one for your concerns and the treated areas make the treatment customizable for precise results. It also comes with minimal downtime and is relatively painless compared to more invasive procedures and even other RF microneedling devices. The treatment can be done on all skin types, colors, and ages.


Who Secret RF is For and What to Expect

The nice thing about Secret RF is that the treatment is compatible with all skin tones and types and can target a wide range of concerns. If you are bothered by common signs of aging, Secret RF may suit you. Secret RF is best for those who are healthy with minimal to average amounts of sun damage and:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial or body scars or acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Crepey skin on the face or body
  • Stretch marks
  • General signs of aging
  • A dull complexion


For most people who choose to have Secret RF, the results last about one year, if not longer. Of course, taking care of your skin and using high-quality skincare products can help prolong the results, as can year-long maintenance sessions. However, the results can take two to three months to surface.