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Cutera Secret Pro CO2 Skin Resurfacing is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, age spots, sun damage and other signs of aging. It uses a fractional CO2 laser to precisely target problem areas with light energy that rapidly heats up the skin to remove damaged cells and stimulate collagen production for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Cutera’s Secret RF Microneedling is a revolutionary minimally-invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedles to gently heat the deeper layers of skin. The treatment helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and large pores while boosting collagen production for firmer, smoother skin.
Cutera Secret Pro CO2 Skin Resurfacing is suitable for most adults looking to improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, age spots and sun damage. However, it is not recommended for people with active acne or those taking certain medications such as Accutane (isotretinoin). It is only safe for lighter skin types.
The treatment uses very fine needles to heat the deeper layers of the skin and create micro-injuries. This process stimulates your body’s natural healing response, resulting in increased collagen production. This helps reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and large pores.
During the Cutera Secret Pro CO2 Skin Resurfacing procedure, a laser is used to heat and remove damaged cells from the skin surface. This may cause some discomfort, so your provider will use a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the process. After treatment, you can expect some minor redness, swelling, texture and tenderness that should resolve within 5-8 days.
You may begin to notice improved skin tone and texture within 2-3 weeks of treatment. Visible signs of improvement are typically seen after a few months, and results typically peak around 6-12 months following the procedure.
Most people can expect to see the full benefits of Cutera Secret Pro CO2 Skin Resurfacing treatment in 2-3 months after the initial procedure. Results will vary depending on the individual and the severity of their skin damage.
The Secret Pro and Secret RF Micro-Needling Procedure is a powerful combination of skin rejuvenation treatments that together provide effective anti-aging and skin renewal benefits. This advanced treatment utilizes the Secret Pro Radio Frequency energy to help stimulate collagen production, while simultaneously using tiny needles to penetrate deep into the skin in order to promote cell turnover. By combining these two technologies, there is a synergistic effect that helps to optimize results and rejuvenate the skin. The results are long-lasting, making this an ideal treatment for those looking to turn back the clock on aging.