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Secret RF Microneedling in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

This innovative procedure takes microneedling a step further by infusing radiofrequency into the skin to achieve stunning results. 

What is Secret RF microneedling?

Secret RF microneedling in the Bay Area is a step above traditional microneedling. It is more intense, and therefore more effective for patients who are seeking anti-aging or preventative treatment. Microneedling with Secret RF can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, or can simply be used for maintenance. It is very customizable, and can be adjusted to meet your exact skin type for optimal results. 

How Secret RF works

Microneedling in itself works when the skin is pierced by microscopic needles, thereby triggering your immune system to create brand new collagen and rejuvenate the skin. Because the skin is thickened and remodeled by this process, lines and wrinkles are improved.

When Secret RF is paired with microneedling, the results are even better because heat is being released into the skin, creating a bigger injury and summoning a bigger wound repair process. This means more collagen production.

Secret RF microneedling treatment details

When you arrive for your appointment for microneedling in Palo Alto, a topical numbing aesthetic will be applied to your skin, where it will stay for about 40 minutes. Once you are numbed, the topical will be removed. Dr. Hessler will then use the Secret RF handpiece to pass over each area of the face that is being treated.

With each microscopic needle punch, radiofrequency heat goes into skin. The tip of the device is insulated so that heat is only at bottom of needle. This keeps any pain very minimal. Usually two passes are done in order to adequately treat the multiple layers of skin and to trigger collagen growth everywhere. Cold air can be used during treatment to help with any discomfort. 


Microneedling with Secret RF is an incredibly customizable procedure. As mentioned above, the machine can be adjusted to meet your exact skin type for the best results, and different settings can perform different levels of depth and intensity. The amount of intensity and heat will depend on your desired results, as will the goal of your visit. During your consulation with Dr. Hessler, she will go over your areas of concern and why exactly you are interested in the procedure so that she can achieve the outcome you want. 

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Recovery and downtime

One of the best things about microneeding with Secret RF is that there is very little downtime involved. Patients should avoid the sun for the rest of the day, but can go back to work the next day (as long as you only use a gentle cleanser and very minimal makeup).

There is no bleeding with Secret RF microneedling, because the radiofrequency heat coagulates the blood. Some patients are slightly puffy under eyes, but this subsides soon. It’s important to wear moisturizer, and once you go back into the sun, be sure to wear a good sun block.

Your consultation for Secret RF microneedling in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area

If you’re interested in Secret RF microneedling in San Jose, Palo Alto, or the Bay Area, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hessler to find out if this procedure is a good option for you. Those with more severe lines and wrinkles may require a different treatment. Dr. Jill Hessler is an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. Not only is she a well-respected leader in her field; she also cares exceptionally about getting the results her patients want. To learn more, please contact us today.

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