The skin starts to mature in our late thirties and early forties for most women and men, which is expected. However, that doesn’t mean we have to let ourselves age on nature’s terms. At Main Street Cosmetic & Skin, we find you the treatments that will get you the results you’re hoping for keeping in mind the time you have for recovery and your comfort. Any skin care treatment we provide at our luxury cosmetic clinic will address multiple skincare concerns all at once.With the variety of skin toning, anti-ageing and resurfacing treatments, we wanted to bring our clients options that fit their needs individually; every treatment is customised for your skin as dictated by your skin care analysis during your consultation with our cosmetic nurse. Microneedling is that treatment for us, unveiling rejuvenated skin that’s sure to promise smoothness, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and scarring at the precise depth your skin requires to achieve these results. Not only did we decide on an advanced microneedling tool with controlled delivery, but also one implemented with radiofrequency thermal energy.
From Dermal Rollers to Microneedling
Microneedling is one skin therapy that we have grown with over the years, through its many modifications. Of the first treatments that lead to what we know today as microneedling, dermal rollers were the industry standard. These dermal rollers were completely manual, covered in tiny needles and considered the perfect option for dermal remodelling. These facial treatments were once thought to improve the skin’s appearance; however, they were difficult to use regarding even texture and tone. Dermal rollers relied on steady hands and human accuracy for needle depth, especially in delicate areas of the face such as the forehead and around the nose. The time for dermal fillers has since passed and new technology that protects and treats your skin is now the gold standard.
Cryomed’s Secret RF
Cyromed has created a state-of- the-art, high-powered, microneedling device that uses radiofrequency heat energy to recreate young collagen and elastin fibres, down to the precise depths needed to reach and restructure the skin’s base layer. The Secret RF, microneedling and radiofrequency system is unique to aesthetic skin care treatments because heat energy is delivered into the dermal layer and directly reabsorbed by these microneedles; as soon as this heat is delivered, bipolar radiofrequency capabilities save the dermal layer from delivering further damage to bordering tissues. A set of 10-25, one-time use, gold plated and non- insulated microneedles within a pen-like handpiece is used to treat the face and any other area you’re interested in perfecting.
Treatment Areas Using Secret RF:
- Chest (décolletage)
- Face (cheeks, chin, forehead, nose)
- Abdominal area (post-baby stretch marks)
- Under the arms
Microneedling and Radiofrequency Pairing Benefits
Radiofrequency thermal energy, accompanied by microneedling, benefits our clients by focusing only on the deepest points of the dermis. Previously heat energy went through the topmost layer of skin treating the epidermis as well, but this compromised surface skin. Using microneedles to pierce through the epidermis protects this layer since the deeper we go, the best chance we have at healing the skin from the root. Your skin receives concentrated and isolated heat therapy that’s safe and effective while maintaining healthy cells on the surface.
Skin Concerns Treated with Secret RF:
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scarring
- Traumatic scarring
- Crepey skin
- Burst blood vessels and spider veins
- Excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis
- Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
- Loose skin, to tighten and lift
- Uneven texture
- Enlarged pore appearance
- Weak collagen and elastin fibre replenishing
Application, Recovery and Results
After your consultation with our cosmetic nurse, should you have any of the above concerns, we will likely recommend our Secret RF microneedling treatment that we can perform the same day. For comfort, a topical anaesthetic is smoothed over the area for about an hour and wiped away just before we begin with the microneedling device. Our cosmetic nurse will place the microneedling pen over the skin and wait for the red light signal to begin penetrating the surface to deliver radiofrequency heat energy. No two sections of this microneedling treatment need overlap since the proper distance in between needle entry is measured accurately to produce results. The treatment itself should only take about an hour or so, based on how much of the skin we intend to treat.