Secret RF VS Morpheus8 - Understanding RF Microneedling Technology

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The Hampton Clinic


RF microneedling stands out as a highly sought-after aesthetic treatment, renowned for its transformative results.

The tried-and-true procedure effectively stimulates collagen production within the skin for a firmer, smoother and more youthful complexion. It also helps to resolve scars, including acne scars, stretch marks and sagging on the face and body. While microneedling alone is a powerful treatment that significantly improves the overall skin appearance, the addition of radiofrequency can make a big difference.

The combination of radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling is designed to maximise the benefits of both technologies. Microneedling involves creating micro-injuries in the skin's surface using tiny needles, triggering the skin's natural healing response to produce more collagen and elastin. Radiofrequency is a form of energy that utilises electromagnetic waves to generate heat. With microneedling, the RF energy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing collagen and elastin production from within.

The Importance of Collagen

Making sure your cells are producing enough collagen is one of the most important aspects of achieving and maintaining beautiful skin. Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons and ligaments. When collagen is abundant, the skin remains plump, firm, radiant and youthful. 

Starting around the age of 30, we begin to lose collagen at a rate of approximately 1% a year. This is due to the natural ageing process and other factors such as excessive sun exposure, alcohol, smoking, poor nutrition, weather, pollution and more.

Secret RF VS Morpheus8

When it comes to radiofrequency microneedling, there are many technology options out there, two of the most popular ones being Secret RF and Morpheus8. Both are cutting-edge devices that are suitable for a wide range of concerns, however, there are some factors to consider when choosing between the two. Here are our reasons for opting for Secret RF at The Hampton Clinic:


Secret RF allows for a more precise adjustment of microneedle depth than Morpheus8, so we can tailor treatments to address specific skin concerns effectively. This level of customisation ensures not only optimal results for each client’s unique concern but it also makes the treatment safe for all skin types and colours, including darker skin. 

Comfort level

There’s no doubt that Morpheus8 is an effective treatment for skin remodelling, but it’s also true that some people will experience higher than expected pain levels, and reports of unfinished courses due to the level of discomfort aren’t uncommon. Secret RF is a much smoother treatment and very tolerable. Completing the full course is never an issue, which is critical to achieve great results.

Minimal downtime

Secret RF has minimal to zero downtime, and the faster healing ensures our clients can return to their daily activities sooner, making it a convenient choice for those with busy lifestyles.

Benefits of RF Microneedling

Glowy skin - you will start to notice a brighter and smoother complexion a few days after the procedure.

Overall skin rejuvenation - the treatment significantly improves skin texture, sun damage and wrinkles.

Firmer skin - clinical studies show that 100% of patients experienced a tightening effect after RF microneedling treatment.

Scar reduction - RF microneedling significantly reduces acne scars and it can also be used on body scars.

Diminished neck wrinkles - the treatment rejuvenates the skin by boosting collagen production which helps to smooth out the lines on the neck.

Stretch marks improvement - also due to the increased collagen and elastin production, RF microneedling is particularly effective for newer, red or purple stretch marks, but it can also improve the appearance of older, white stretch marks.


Book your skin consultation and find out if Secret RF is the right treatment for you.