We all know that our body produces collagen naturally and in abundance when we are young. Not everyone is aware of the fact that collagen production starts to decline from around the age of 25, and continues to decrease even more in women after menopause.

As collagen depletes, our face begins to sag. Gradually and imperceptibly at first, it soon builds in momentum, resulting in large open pores, uneven skin tone and texture, jowls, a weak and undefined jawline and pronounced nasolabial and marionette lines.

While there are several treatments available in the market that can help stimulate the body to produce collagen, not all are suitable for those with very sensitive skin, like myself.

The Wellness Clinic recently introduced their new SECRET RF treatment featuring the revolutionary SECRET Microneedle Fractional RF System. The treatment works by targeting and re-building the skin’s support system and restructuring areas damaged by ageing, pigmentation or acne scars, the top-most layer of skin becomes clear, smooth and strong, with long lasting effects.

SECRET RF is the first minimally invasive static device designed for non-surgical face lifting, skin tightening, pore reduction, wrinkle reduction, and for the treatment of acne/acne scars as well as pigmentation. 

Based on the principle of tissue coagulation and hemostasis, SECRET RF delivers precisely controlled RF energy directly into various depths of the skin, without damaging the skin barrier. This reduces treatment time as well as downtime significantly and makes the treatment safe for all skin types, including those with darker skin – with minimal risk of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

The SECRET RF handpiece is designed to make perfect contact with the skin. The hair-fine gold-plated micro needles penetrate into the pores with minimal and in my case, no discomfort.

The precisely arranged microneedles emit RF energy in finite areas which means that there is no bleeding – unlike other treatments that involve the use of needles.

High energy can be applied to the target areas safely. In addition, the RF energy delivered is tightly focused at the edge/tip of the microneedles, leading to less trauma to the surrounding epidermis. This stimulates collagen regeneration and new elastin production around the needle insertion points.

New tissue then grows from the surface dermal layer towards the deeper layers. You can expect to see results after two-weeks. I actually noticed my skin looked firmer the next day and it just kept improving from then on.

My final verdict? I am well and truly obsessed!

It has been exactly two weeks since my first treatment for skin regeneration and my pores are still looking tight and the texture of my skin looks so much smoother than normal. My skin is very sensitive and easily flares up with eczema, but post-treatment – other than for mild flushing, that dissipated in an hour or less – my skin looked perfectly fine.

The SECRET RF treatment combines the benefits of microneedling with RF energy to offer patients unprecedented results, both in the realm of skin rejuvenation and tightening, as well as in the treatment of stubborn acne scars and pigmentation such as melasma. The precisely controlled heat generated from the RF energy safely targets specific treatment areas, enhancing the effects of traditional microneedling without affecting the skin barrier, delivering better outcomes in a shorter time,” said Dr Ram Nath, Director, Aesthetic and Medical Services, The Wellness Clinic.     

The SECRET RF treatment is suitable for all skin types. Numbing cream is applied for about 45 minutes before the treatment comences. The treatment itself takes about 20 minutes. Expect minimal downtime – although some mild swelling and flushing may occur post-treatment and this typically subsides within 12-24 hours. Some scabbing may also occur as the skin heals after the treatment.  

One SECRET RF session is priced at $1,200 (for a package of four sessions), and it is recommended that you undergo between 4-6 sessions, a month apart, for optimal results. Maintenance treatments can be done every 12 to 18 months thereafter.

The Wellness Clinic is located at 501 Orchard Road, #04-01 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880. Tel: 6732 0812.