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Secret RF

If you want to know the “secret” to have beautiful skin at any age, it’s Secret™ RF by Cutera®. The technology uses fractional radiofrequency (or RF) combined with micro-needling to build collagen and fight aging signs.

Popular with patients and doctors alike

It’s one of the most popular skincare treatments for patients who want to refresh and rejuvenate their skin. That’s because it’s hassle-free and useful across all skin types.
Secret RF is a non-surgical, non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It also treats problems with skin discoloration and irregular texture.
Practitioners appreciate this technology because they can customize individual treatments for each patient. They also like its versatility since the system offers two different needles and is suitable for all skin types.

  • Fine lines/wrinkles
  • Photoaging
  • Scarring/acne scars
  • Striae

How does Secret RF work?

(It’s not a secret anymore – The Cutera® Secret RF technology works by delivering therapeutic radio frequency (RF) energy through multiple layers of the skin without damaging its surface. The process is described as dermal remodeling from within.

It offers multiple options to help a wide range of skin issues, especially as an anti-aging treatment against sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines around the face and neck. It also softens scars, especially from acne.

Secret RF technology uses microneedling to deliver RF energy into specific levels of the skin with pinpoint accuracy. Unlike other technologies that only deliver energy into the upper layers of skin, Secret RF goes below the surface to reach underlying problems.

Quick treatment with versatile results

This direct therapy gives optimal results with little, if any, downtime. Best of all, it’s effective across all types of skin.

This treatment is quick – sessions typically between 15 to 30 minutes. During the process, you’ll feel slight pressure and heat on the treatment area.

Most patients tolerate these quick treatments easily. Of course, the doctors use numbing creams and other measures to increase comfort. It only takes a few treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve long-lasting results.

We usually see improvements in skin appearance after the second session. Still, the full benefits typically show up about three months after your last treatment.

Individual results depend on many factors, and we can work on a maintenance schedule to keep you looking beautiful. Most patients return several times each year.

Before and after

Here are photos showing patients before treatment and typical results afterward. Keep in mind that individual results may vary.

Dermal remodeling customized to meet your needs.

This dermal remodeling is brought about by applying RF energy in precise doses. The procedure is minimally-invasive because the energy is delivered into the skin through micro-needles directly where it’s needed most.

This RF-through-microneedling technique means that doctors can deliver powerful treatments with great accuracy. Fewer side effects means less downtime.

What to expect during and after a Secret RF session

After each treatment, we typically apply a soothing ointment. Any minor irritation or swelling from treatment will go away within 12 to 24 hours.

In most cases, you’ll be asked to avoid putting on makeup for a few hours. It’s also a good idea to avoid retinol and acidic products for a few days.

The skin may be somewhat flaky, but you can resume the usual skincare routine the next day after treatment.

Secret RF is one of the most popular skincare treatments.

When we compare and contrast it against ordinary lasers and epidermal abrasion treatments, there’s little or no downtime with Secret RF. That’s the real “secret” behind why it’s so popular.

There’s also a significantly lower risk of skin infection. That’s because the micro-needling channels in the skin are sealed very quickly after treatment.

Comparing this treatment against IPL, photo-rejuvenation lasers, or other lasers used for aesthetics, Secret RF causes less swelling. It looks like a mild sunburn.

Compared with photorejuvenation lasers, IPL, or other aesthetic lasers, there is rarely any swelling with microneedling and Secret RF beyond the day of treatment. It’s gentler on the body.

Secret RF in Tucson

We’re Tucson’s leading provider of dermatology services and life-changing aesthetics procedures. Is Secret RF the right treatment for you? To learn more about it, contact us!

Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics is one of Tucson’s leading dermatology and aesthetics practice. Our goal is to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.

Mountain View Aesthetics, LTD, Skin Care, Tucson, AZ


Mountain View Dermatology
2375 N Wyatt Drive
Suite 109
Monday - 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday - 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Thursday - 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday - 7:30AM – 12:00PM


Mountain View Aesthetics
2375 N Wyatt Drive
Suite 107
Monday - 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday - By Special Appointment
Wednesday - 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday - 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday - By Special Appointment


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