When it comes to RF microneedling, you have many options. And with several devices available on the market, it’s often difficult to compare. While each device performs the same basic function there are differences in the device & the results. Two popular microneedling options are the Secret RF and the Morpheus8. Let’s compare the two so you’re well-informed and confident in choosing the Secret RF.
Benefits of Secret RF
The Secret RF is highly effective in treating a range of issues on both the face and body. The device induces dermal remodeling and is designed to stimulate and remodel collagen to address the common signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and mild to moderate sagging. The Secret RF also treats sunspots, scarring, acne scars and stretch marks.
One of the primary benefits of Secret RF is that the treatment is highly customizable, making it suitable for a wide range of skin types or concerns. Those who are concerned about skin sensitivity or hyperpigmentation are often better suited for the Secret RF, as the treatment can be adjusted according to the need. Your doctor or technician will customize settings such as the needle depth to ensure the treatment is safe for you.
Finally, Secret RF treatment requires little to no downtime. Some side effects commonly include slight swelling or redness, but these should subside quickly. Many Secret RF patients will see results begin to emerge after their very first treatment, and these continue to improve over time.
Benefits of Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is designed to target deep layers of the skin, triggering collagen production for a more youthful or rejuvenated look in much the same way that Secret RF does. Targeting deep layers of tissue makes Morpheus8 a good option for patients facing issues like scarring. The treatment is less adjustable compared to options like Secret RF, meaning that some physicians may recommend against Morpheus8 for patients with certain skin tones, types, or concerns. However, it can be an effective option for the right candidates.
Secret RF’s microneedling tips are gold-plated stainless steel and highly adjustable, making the treatment suitable for a wide range of skin types and needs. The needles can be adjusted between 0.5-3.5 mm depths to address different conditions or skin types. The device uses a combination of non-insulated or semi-insulated needles, which can be selected according to the patient need. The device also includes two sizes of treatment tips – a 25 pin tip or 64 pin tip. The 64-pin handpiece covers the largest surface area of any RF microneedling device available on the market. The 25 pin tip is useful for smaller treatment areas and precise targeting of areas of the face in particular.
In comparison, Morpheus8 is intended to treat the skin more deeply using microneedles which reach 8 mm below the skin’s surface. This technology is available with either face or body handpieces to treat a smaller or larger surface area accordingly.
Candidates for Secret RF vs. Morpheus8
Secret RF and Morpheus8 are both suitable for a wide range of patients, as radiofrequency microneedling is known to be safe and effective for many skin types, tones and concerns. However, there are some factors to consider when choosing between the two. Patients who wish to treat a larger area of the body are better suited for the Secret RF. Secret RF may also be a better option for those with more sensitive skin types, as the treatment is customizable and adjustable. In either case, you should be generally healthy overall and disclose any health concerns or medications with your technician before undergoing RF microneedling treatment. A qualified professional can help select the best treatment option for your unique skin type and needs.
Comparing Secret RF and Morpheus8 Procedures and Results
The procedures and healing process after Secret RF and Morpheus8 are overall comparable. Both options use a combination of microneedles and radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen production using the body’s natural healing response. The total length of Secret RF or Morpheus 8 treatment will vary depending on the size of the treatment area, but you can expect about 45 minutes on average. Both treatments recommend three sessions to reach ideal results. Secret RF patients will often notice improvements after their very first session, with final results at three months after the final session.