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Cutera® Secret™ Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling

Effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques that require little to no downtime are gaining popularity. Many women and men concerned with key signs of skin and facial aging are now turning to radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments to achieve smoother, tighter, more radiant skin. At Copeland Cosmetic Surgery, we use the state-of-the-art Cutera® Secret™ RF system to perform RF microneedling with outstanding results.

What is Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that perforates skin and warms tissue with controlled radiofrequency energy to stimulate skin healing, cell renewal, and new collagen/elastin production. These natural processes essentially transform the skin from the inside out to reduce signs of aging, sun damage, uneven tone/texture, acne, scarring, stretch marks, and more. At Copeland Cosmetic Surgery, radiofrequency microneedling with Cutera Secret RF is customized to provide targeted treatment for your unique skin concerns and goals. Typically, multiple treatments are recommended at specific intervals to deliver optimal rejuvenation.

What Can RF Microneedling Treat?

Radiofrequency microneedling treatments with Cutera Secret RF can be performed on the face, neck, chest, or body to address a broad range of skin concerns, including:

Dr. Jeffrey Copeland custom-tailors the details of your treatment—from adjusting the depth of the microneedles to precisely controlling the delivery of RF energy—based on your skin type and personal skin challenges. By targeting only a fractional portion of the skin and leaving healthy cells unharmed, downtime following Cutera Secret RF treatment is typically minimal. As dermal remodeling takes place over a series of weeks, the prominence of wrinkles, discoloration, texture issues, and scars should diminish, and the overall quality of results gradually improve. Moderate to severe aesthetic skin concerns typically require more intensive treatments and repeated sessions to reach the desired goal.

Who Is a Candidate for RF Microneedling?

Cutera Secret RF microneedling is suitable for all skin types, which means that nearly anyone who wants healthier, more youthful-looking skin can potentially be a candidate for treatment. To find out if RF microneedling is right for you, a consultation with Dr. Copeland is necessary. During this appointment, he will evaluate your skin, discuss your goals, and recommend an effective treatment plan. Many of Dr. Copeland’s patients choose to combine RF microneedling into a larger facial rejuvenation plan that includes treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal filler injections, and even plastic surgical procedures for a more comprehensive degree of improvement.  

What Happens During RF Microneedling Treatment?

Before RF microneedling treatment begins, your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream to prevent discomfort. Once the skin is desensitized, the Cutera Secret RF microneedling handpiece (either the 64-pin or 25-pin handpiece) is applied to the treatment area. The microneedles simultaneously perforate the skin, and RF energy is emitted through the pins to the subcutaneous (below the surface) tissue. This process is repeated until all of the skin in the targeted area has been treated with the microneedles.

Cutera Secret RF sessions typically take about 20 minutes, though they can be longer when larger areas of skin are being treated. For patients who desire additional enhancement, specialized serums can be applied to freshly treated skin for deep absorption into the tissue.

What is Recovery after RF Microneedling Like?

Fractional RF microneedling with the Cutera Secret RF is both non-surgical and minimally invasive, which virtually eliminates downtime following the procedure. Though skin may seem sensitive and appear slightly flushed, the majority of patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after a treatment session. It is important to keep your skin protected and out of direct sunlight. You should notice gradual improvements over the first two weeks, and as the tissue creates new collagen and elastin over a nine week span, more significant tightening and rejuvenation can be revealed. Maximum results usually require three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart; however, each treatment plan is customized to suit the individual.

How Much Does RF Microneedling Cost?

At Copeland Cosmetic Surgery, the cost for a single full face treatment with the Cutera Secret RF is $650, or you can purchase a 3-pack of sessions for $1,500 (at $500 per session)—please note that single session and package prices increase when the neck and/or chest are included with the full face. Since pricing can vary, based on the area(s) of the face/body being treated and the intensity of treatment, an exact cost quote can only be provided following a consultation with Dr. Copeland. If you are apprehensive about the price of treatment, we accept payment with major credit cards and work in partnership with several third-party lenders. Approved applicants can take advantage of affordable financing opportunities offered through these trusted lenders. A knowledgeable member of our office team can answer any questions you have about costs, payments, and financing.

Refresh and renew the appearance of your skin with RF microneedling treatments! To learn more about Cutera Secret RF, we encourage you to contact Copeland Cosmetic Surgery and schedule a consultation.