Surgical Scar Revision at The Breast Place with Secret RF

Feb 03, 2021
Surgical Scar Revision at The Breast Place with Secret RF
Life can leave us with many different scars. The visible scars left behind from surgery or accidents can be unwanted, leaving you feeling self-conscious or they can serve as a constant reminder of what the scars are connected to.

Life can leave us with many different scars. The visible scars left behind from surgery or accidents can be unwanted, leaving you feeling self-conscious or they can serve as a constant reminder of what the scars are connected to. Today, we are going to be talking about our scar revision services, Secret RF. 

Hello readers! Welcome back to the blog! How has your new year been going so far? Now that we're a month into 2021, the new year feels much more solidified. How have you been doing with your personal goals and resolutions for the new year? Are you still holding on and working on a game plan to keep up with them? We believe in you, and know you can do it! Don't forget that resolutions and goals can be trying something brand new or finally permitting yourself to try something you've been wanting to try. Make 2021 your year of yes, your year of trying something new, your year of taking a step into the unknown, and your year to let yourself try some new things you haven't yet! In our last blog, we talked about the realities of laser hair removal treatments in our office, in this blog we will be discussing the realities of surgical scar removal in our office. 

Carrying scars that people can and cannot see is something we all battle with that can be incredibly difficult to deal with. They all have their own weight, memory, and story connected to them. Physical scars left behind due to surgery or accident can be unwanted, due to the memories connected to them or just how they make you feel. We have integrated laser technology into our offered services that break down the texture and appearance of scars and improve the cosmetic outcome for our patients. Coupled with top of the line products to enhance your results, a scar revision can decrease the appearance of unwanted scars. From accidental scars to surgical scars, everyone has a scar they wish they could get rid of. If you have ever wanted to improve the appearance of your skin, don't hesitate to contact us for a consultation and customized treatment plan for you. We would like to introduce you to Secret RF. 

What Is It & What We Do

Secret RF is a micro-needling device paired with fractional radiofrequency designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address the common signs of aging. Using micro-needles that can be adjusted to penetrate at various depths, Secret RF can deliver energy at the necessary levels of the skin to promote anti-aging by addressing fine lines and wrinkles but also to correct the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. Not to be confused with at-home micro-needling rollers that only go to a depth of 0.3 mm MAXIMUM, Secret RF can penetrate up to 3.5 mm below the skin's surface with minimally invasive micro-needles to spare the epidermis and reduce downtime. One of our skilled medical providers will do a full assessment to provide an accurate treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Actual results may take up to 3 months to be fully appreciated.

A Little More Background Information

Similar to our laser hair removal procedures (truSculpt ID) Secret RF falls into the noninvasive category of treatment that doesn't give a patient any downtime needed to recover. Non-surgical procedures in the aesthetic world have become very popular, and rightfully so. Who wants to go through a potentially dangerous and painful procedure that takes time to go through and recover from when you don't have to? When it comes to aesthetic procedures, it's hard to justify carving out time in a busy schedule to make anyone happy, especially if it isn't a pleasant experience. Thankfully that is one of the many benefits of Secret RF, it is a non-surgical aesthetic procedure with little or no pain that is followed by little to no down time. 

According to Cutera, more than 70% of patients are bothered by signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Secret RF is described as a novel functional radiofrequency micro-needling system for "tissue coagulation and homeostasis designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address signs of aging" according to Cutera. It is a great tool to also help with the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and scars left behind from acne. How does it work? Sterilized needles are used to create microscopic wounds at precise levels of the dermis while not affecting the epidermis. The heating of the dermis causes collagen production and derma thickness and causes the body to naturally heal around the microscopic wound area. According to Healthline.com, collagen is the most common protein in the body and it creates the framework of your skin and gives the skin its firmness. The production of new collagen can help smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines in your skin.

The microneedles used in the treatment can be adjusted so it can deliver energy at different depths to the skin, so every treatment is tailored to every patient's treatment area and skin type. The microneedles used and the ability to tailor the depths they go into the skin helps keep it as noninvasive as possible, helps spare the skin, and reduces the patient's downtime after the procedure. There are two different types of needles used in a Secret RF treatment, non-insulated and semi-insulated. Having these options allows treatment on all skin types and treatment in challenging areas to be possible and successful. Patients can receive treatment on both the face and the body, and it is a treatment that you can receive all year round. 

Advantages Of Secret RF

  • Secret RF allows the treatment to be focused entirely on the damaged area, and not the entire surface of the skin. 
  • The tissue surrounding the treated areas that are left intact after treatment help the entire healing process of the treated area. This helps reduce recovery time and leaves the patient with very few side effects. 
  • Secret RF micro-needling was created as a device especially focused on skin revitalization, helping signs of aging, scars, and much more. 
  • It is a tool and treatment created for all skin types.
  • Secret RF has a very small risk of hyperpigmentation. 
  • Secret RF is reliable and very safe.
  • According to Cutera, treatments can last between 15-20 minutes or 30-40 minutes depending on the area you are working on, and only requires as little as three months to begin to see the final results. 
  • The radiofrequency used in the treatment can result in mild skin tightening, which helps with the treatment of wrinkles. 
  • Secret RF helps leave your skin looking rejuvenated, healthy, restored, and refreshed. 
  • Secret RF can also help with the tone and texture of your skin, uneven skin tones, blackheads, excessive sweating, crepey skin found across the body, large pores, dull complexion, helps add luminosity to the skin, helps with the treatment of scars, and much more! 
  • There is rarely swelling that comes with treatment, the patient will usually only experience swelling on the day of their treatment. 
  • Secret RF has even less downtime than that of micro-needling due to the heat used in the procedure. The heat seals up the bleeding caused by the micro-injuries the micro-needling creates. 
  • You can return to your schedule, skincare routine, and wearing makeup the day after your treatment. 
  • After your treatments, it is highly recommended that you continue or begin wearing sunscreen every day. Immediately after your treatment, please refrain from wearing makeup and using strong cleaning agents or other products that have retinol or acid in them. 
  • There is little to no risk of burning, scarring, or pigment issues from the treatment. 
  • It is a safe enough procedure to do around your eyes and lips. 
  • The needles used leave such micro holes in your skin that without help, they can't be seen by the human eye. 

The Con's 

With all the good, there can be a few things that you need to be aware of with this treatment, and any treatment available to you. 

  • A topical pain cream is used in the treatment to help with the patient's comfort, which is very important to us. However, patients could experience a feeling of pinching or discomfort during treatment. 
  • You must only receive treatments from very experienced and trained individuals like ourselves. If you are in the hands of someone inexperienced it can cause more of what the procedure is trying to remove and can hurt during the process. 
  • It is not a one and done treatment, you will need a few treatments to get the desired outcome and the results won't be overnight. 

The benefits and realities of Secret RF are so vast that we couldn't recommend it more to our patients. It is a treatment for everyone! If you want to help ease signs of aging, stretch marks, acne scars, and many other benefits, Secret RF is the perfect treatment for you. Calling all warriors, blog readers, friends, and patients! Is 2021 your year for Secret RF? Let's get started! Give us a call, we are ready to go on this journey with you! Dear readers, please know we are always here for you with your best interests at heart. Please stay safe, make smart decisions, and be kind to yourself in 2021! 

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