The Secret PRO combines CO2 laser energy with radio frequency microneedling to treat an incredible range of skin concerns all at once. While CO2 laser technology targets the outermost layers of the skin, the RF energy reaches into the deeper dermal layers. With the unique combination of these two technologies, your treatment can be customized to maximize the results of your specific aesthetic needs.
The combination of the two technologies gives the CO2 Micro Peel with RF the power to treat a wide range of conditions simultaneously. While the fractional RF microneedling penetrates deeper in the skin, the fractional CO2 laser resurfaces the top layers of the skin to improve the skin's tone and texture. This combination treatment improves fine lines, wrinkles, scar, acne scars, stretch marks, skin texture, pore size, crepey skin, and sun-damaged skin.
Before the procedure, a topical numbing cream will be applied and/or a prescribed medication will be provided to ensure comfort during the entire procedure. The treatment will begin with multiple passes of the RF microneedling that may feel like a slight pressure and tingling while the micro-sized needles gently penetrate the skin. Next, your provider will gently stamp the CO2 laser over the treatment area over the same treatment area to create thousands of microscopic perforations while leaving the surrounding area untouched. This combination procedure will maximize the stimulation of your body's natural creation of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure usually last 30-45 minutes.
The amount of downtime depends on the skin conditions being treated. Superficial procedures will only require a few days to heal, while deeper treatments may require up to a week. Your provider will discuss and determine your treatment plan during your initial consultation.
The number of treatments will depend on the conditions being treated. 1-3 treatments are usually required, and they are generally performed 3-6 weeks apart. Your provider will discuss and determine your treatment plan at your initial consultation.
Most patients see improvements after 4-6 days or when the exfoliation process is complete. Results will continue to improve over the next 3-4 months after the treatment. Superficial procedure results are visible sooner than deeper treatments. Improvements will appear gradually over the days and weeks following your procedure series, as your skin repairs itself and new collagen forms.
The Cutera CO2 Micro Peel with Radio Frequency safely and effectively provides skin resurfacing and revitalization for fair to medium skin tones. Talk to your provider to determine if this treatment option is right for you!