An upgrade on the well known SecretRF treatment is the SecretDUO, which is a multi-purpose 2 in 1 device able to perform both radiofrequency microneedling treatments as well as non ablative skin rejuvenation with a 1540nm Erbium Glass laser.
Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes in two parts:
Firstly, radiofrequency microneedling is performed to stimulate collagen production in the deep layer of the skin (deep dermis). This is followed by treatment with the 1540nm Erbium Glass laser, which tightens the superficial layer of the skin (epithelium and superficial dermis).
Working together, these two technologies are able to provide a no downtime, effective and safe treatment for: Acne scars, sagging skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, double chin and eye bags.
How many treatments are required?
Typically- 3 sessions a month apart are recommended
Is the treatment painful?
A topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) will be applied to the skin before treatment, so most patients find this treatment only mildly uncomfortable
Is there downtime?
There is no downtime and patients can return to office work/indoor activities right away, and resume exercise/outdoor sports after 5-7 days. Most patients experience skin redness and tightness that goes away after 2-3 days.
How is this treatment different from CO2 laser?
Fractional CO2 laser is another commonly used treatment for acne scars and skin rejuvenation. However, it needs to be used in caution in darker skin types as there is a risk of developing hyperpigmentation. Also, the downtime is longer after a CO2 laser treatment, typically 5-7 days.