Dr. Palep consulting with a patient about Secret RF microneedling in NYC

Secret RF

non-invasive wrinkle treatment

The Secret RF (radiofrequency) microneedling device is the latest advance in the treatment of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scarring. It uses 25 or 64 perfectly spaced, gold tip needles that precisely deliver energy at varying depths below the skin.

  • Downtime: None
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: 1 year


Fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, textural acne scars, and more

Side Effects:

Slight redness, swelling or tingling immediately following treatment, should subside within 24-48 hours


Primarily used on the face and neck – can be used on other areas of the body as well

Follow Up:

None required

How Performed:

Tiny microneedles deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the dermal layers via microchannels


Topical or local anesthesia administered prior to treatment 

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Firmer, smoother skin, with a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles


Full results apparent in 2-3 months

secret rf microneedling in new york

Clear, smooth skin marks the difference between having a dull-looking complexion and a healthy, glowing appearance. Using the skin’s natural healing process to renew and revitalize the skin with minimal downtime is one way to achieve this.

At Spring Street Dermatology in New York City, our goal is to create a high-quality skincare experience that is personalized and effective. One of our cosmetic procedures is the Secret RF – a skin resurfacing technology that utilizes microneedling and controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to rebuild and revitalize the skin.

This innovative device effectively remodels collagen at a cellular level to improve wrinkles and diminish scars while leaving the skin’s outer layer intact. At our NYC skin care clinic we also offer other microneedling devices for skin tightening such as Vivace RF.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling uses the collagen stimulation process to rejuvenate the skin for a natural enhancement. Instead of removing layers of skin with lasers or chemicals, it creates micro-injuries in the skin using an instrument containing dozens of fine, short needles.

While these “injuries” are invisible to the naked eye, they trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating your skin to produce new collagen and elastin. In effect, the process regenerates new, healthier skin cells that result in refreshed and rejuvenated skin.

Schedule your Secret RF treatment at our New York skin care clinic online today.

What is Secret RF?

Secret RF takes microneedling to a new level by combining the microneedling treatment with fractional RF to boost the rejuvenation process. Secret RF delivers RF energy into various skin levels via the microneedles, including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. This unique energy delivery allows for optimal results as it promotes rapid cell generation without damaging the skin’s outer layers. The precisely controlled RF energy, therefore, provides for a quick treatment with little to no downtime.

What Does Secret RF Treat?

As a skin resurfacing technology that uses the skin’s natural healing process to treat the skin’s imperfections, Secret RF can address the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Facial/body scars
  • Uneven skin tone 
  • Rough patches and texture problems
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Mild skin laxity on face, neck, chest, and body

Benefits of Secret RF for Skin Rejuvenation

Quick and easy treatment that can be done in as little as 15 minutes

Safe on all skin types with very low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Precise treatment delivers energy where it’s needed most while minimizing the damage to the skin’s surface

Minimal downtime

A well-tolerated procedure that only requires topical numbing cream

Results that improve over time as collagen naturally builds in the months following the procedure

What to Expect During a Treatment Session in New York City

Secret RF is a safe and easy procedure that dermatologists can perform in as little as 15 minutes. Topical anesthetics like lidocaine are applied at least 30 minutes before the procedure to help minimize discomfort during treatment. You will feel slight pressure and a mild heating sensation in the treatment area. Depending on the treatment area’s size, the procedure can take 15 minutes to an hour to perform.

Schedule Your Secret RF Treatment at Our NYC Skin Care Clinic Today

Stop the clock on aging and give yourself a rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive medical care and the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments available. To learn more about Secret RF and our other anti-aging treatment options and to schedule online, contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO or Uptown, NYC to schedule a consultation.

Secret RF Questions & Answers

Q: Are there any possible side effects from Secret RF?

A: Secret RF’s side effects are typically both mild and temporary. Patients may notice some redness and swelling, which could persist for a day or two. Patients must protect treated skin from direct sun exposure to prevent potential damage from occurring. 

Q: How long will my results last?

A: Collagen remodeling takes time. Secret RF results are seen after 4-6 weeks but continue to develop for up to four months after each treatment. Depending on the patient’s skin condition, a Secret RF Microneedling treatment can last from a few months to two years. We recommend touch-up procedures to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

Q: Does a Secret RF treatment hurt?

A: The treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. Before the procedure, we will apply topical numbing cream to the treatment area for increased comfort. You will feel pressure and heat in the treatment area during the process. Rest assured, we’ll help maximize your comfort throughout your treatment.

Q: What is recovery from a Secret RF treatment like?

A: There will be little or no downtime after a Secret RF procedure. After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities the same day or the next day. You might experience some mild skin swelling and redness for a day or two, but these side effects should not keep you from your daily schedule. You may also wear makeup to cover any lingering redness.

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New York, NY 10012

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New York, NY 10019

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