Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, is excited to offer patients Secret Pro with CO2 resurfacing by Cutera. This skin revitalizing treatment combines two effective technologies, fractional CO2 and microneedling. This treatment is an excellent choice for those looking to address concerns such as scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Don’t miss out on this fantastic way to keep your skin looking fresh and flawless.
What Is Secret Pro With CO2 Resurfacing?
Secret Pro is the radical combination of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing and bipolar fractional radiofrequency microneedling used to treat scarring, acne marks, wrinkles, and stretch marks. This treatment is available for patients of all ages and skin types, and tones. CO2 fractional laser resurfacing and bipolar fractional radiofrequency microneedling are excellent at safely and effectively addressing the visible signs of aging.
How It Works
CO2 fractional laser resurfacing addresses the outer layers of the skin by using a high-powered laser scanner to provide consistent laser energy in brief waves. The thermal effect resurfaces the skin’s top layer and regenerates the skin’s collagen supply, encouraging supple and youthful-looking skin.
The bipolar fractional radiofrequency microneedling addresses the deeper levels of the skin by causing interior tissues to clot, which stimulates collagen production. This effect is accomplished using tiny needles that pierce the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy to multiple depths in the skin for a deeper level of renewal than the CO2 fractional laser resurfacing alone.
Who Would Benefit From This Treatment?
This treatment is an excellent choice for patients of all skin types and tones. Anyone looking to improve the appearance of their skin will find this treatment to be a worthwhile investment. However, individuals currently taking Accutane should not consider this treatment, as the laser treatment is incompatible with the medicine. Patients with bleeding disorders may not be the best candidates as well. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not candidates for this treatment.
Multiple Options Available
Our practice offers three different Pro Secret services, all customizable. The Ultra Light is a gentle full-face laser micro peel treatment working on the superficial layers of skin; you’ll be able to enjoy resurfaced skin after a few sessions. The Pro Ultra is perfect for patients who want aggressive treatment. It uses CO2 laser energy to eradicate sun damage, rough texture, scars and provides more drastic results in just one treatment, leaving you with lasting results.
Revive is the ultimate treatment option, layering CO2 laser energy and radiofrequency microneedling simultaneously. This treatment is ideal for highly damaged skin since it increases collagen and hyaluronic acid production to reverse the signs of aging. Treating a variety of skin concerns, Revive is an excellent choice for those looking to address multiple issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Treatment Like?
Treatment will vary slightly depending on which type of treatment you choose, but certain aspects remain the same across treatments. Before beginning the treatment, one of our medical professionals will put numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure patient comfort. Once the cream has taken effect, the professional will move the handheld device across the location of the skin being treated. While the treatment occurs, you may feel light pressure or warmth.
No matter which treatment you receive, your sessions will not be painful. Patients with extremely sensitive skin may feel a light “pins and needles” tingling or slight warmth during their sessions. Our medical professionals will communicate with you during the treatment to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. If you are concerned or nervous about experiencing pain, please let them know during your consultation.
Is There A Long Recovery Period After Treatment?
Typically there will not be any downtime required. Your skin will have some redness following your session, but the color will begin to fade after a few hours; if you have had one of the more aggressive treatment options, you may have some scabbing appear during the following few days. You can return to your typical daily activities immediately after you have completed your treatment. You may experience flushing of the treated skin the next day, which is entirely normal.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The average patient needs three to four treatments to see maximum results. Sessions will be scheduled four to six weeks apart to let the skin heal in between treatments. Some patients report noticing results after just one treatment, but the average patient will see optimal results three months after the last treatment. Whether you opt to receive the Ultra Light, Pro Ultra, or Pro Revive will also determine the number of sessions you need.
It is important to remember that these numbers are for the average patient. Individuals seeking more intense results or beginning their treatment with very damaged skin may be advised to complete more sessions. On the other hand, patients who have minimal damage they seek repaired may find they need fewer sessions. When you have your consultation, one of our medical professionals will discuss the best number of sessions to reach your specific goals.
Reveal A Fresh New You
If aging or damaged skin has you feeling insecure, consider one of these transforming skin treatments. Imagine wearing a full face of makeup because you want to, not because you feel like you have to camouflage your skin’s texture or blemishes. Don’t remain uncomfortable in your skin. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.