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The Latest Acne Scar Treatment for Acne Scar Resurfacing

At The Clifford Clinic, we are constantly researching new and more effective ways of delivering you great results in the area of acne scar treatments and acne scar resurfacing. In our quest to find the safest, most effective and best treatments for acne scars, we encountered this new weapon against deep acne scars and depressed scars.

Yet Another Device?

From over twenty years of experience in treating acne scars, we have come across many claims and many myths.  Some doctors claim to be able to treat all scars with just subcision alone, while others rely heavily on one or two devices which they have invested heavily in.  This bias blinds them to the simple reality of acne scars, that is: there are many different types of acne scars, and no one treatment can excel in treating all of them.

This is why we have assembled probably the largest collection of acne scar treatment devices in Singapore.  Each different device has different effects on different types of scars, and almost every patient presents with a combination of the different types of scars.  Therefore there is not a single treatment that can solve all scars effectively.

With this in mind, we have built up a protocol that combines our various treatments into a treatment plan that leverages the synergistic results of the different treatments available at our clinic.  This creates the most comprehensive result for the patient. The Secret RF is our latest addition to this arsenal.

The Secret to Beautiful Skin

SECRET RF is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that uses fractional radio frequency (RF) and micro-needles for the treatment of depressed acne scars. These depressed acne scars include rolling scars, boxscar scars and ice-pick scars. The Secret RF works on the theory of tissue coagulation and hemostasis, transferring controlled heat to specific parts of the skin. Effectively, this addresses the common signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. It is ideal for patients who have deep acne scars and also for those who are looking for a lifting procedure and address fine lines and wrinkles.

What’s the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE? Secret RF powered microsubcision!

The Secret RF comes with an incredible new feature that is revolutionising our treatment of deep acne scars.  This is the RF powered micro cannula. This is the finest, most precise RF microcannula that we have seen to date.  This allows us to completely make the conventional subcision with sharp needles obsolete! In addition, because the RF power stops bleeding, the entire process of subcision can be carried out with virtually no bleeding or bruising.  This is a revolutionary step in the history of scar subcision!

RF Powered Microcannula Lifting

Secret RF’s microcannula is also able to lift small areas of jowl fats, eyebag fats and double chin fats, leading to skin tightening and lifting.  The precision of the microcannula allows us to target extremely delicate areas with confidence.

What is the difference with Fractional Co2?

Unlike Fractional CO2 laser, the Secret RF does not use laser beams to penetrate into the skin. These ablative lasers although useful to cut through scar fibers and stimulate collagen growth, the fractional CO2 laser has a long down time due to the ablative nature of the laser light energy hitting the epidermis.

The Secret RF uses micro-needles with a radiofrequency to penetrate into the deep dermal layers of the skin. This allows for deeper collagen stimulation with better effect of cutting through of scar fibers.

Because of the tightening effect, it is also able to stretch out rolling scars and improve mid face sagging.

What is the difference with Infini?

Infini uses insulated microneedle radiofrequency in the treatment of acne scars while Secret RF uses non-insulated microneedle radiofrequency.  We have discovered that certain scars that do not respond well to Infini actually respond to Secret RF. We also realized that the two treatments have a synergistic effect on each other, and work better together rather than in isolation.

How does it work?

Micro-needle cartridge makes perfect contact to the skin

Micro-needles smoothly penetrate the skin with less pain

Bipolar RF energy denaturalizes the tissue surrounding the micro-needles

Collagen regeneration and new elastic production process begins

Secret RF’s exact precision and delivery of energy enables tailored treatments for a variety of skin concerns on all skin types - even dark skin! The secret is in the gold-plated micro-needles!

Secret RF’s gold-plated micro-needles penetrates skin smoothly, ensuring comfort of the patients and doesn’t cause significant pain while ensuring appropriate heat transmission deep into the skin. With almost no downtime, patients can continue with their daily activities almost immediately.

SECRET RF avoids the surface of the skin, while targeting with exact precision a controlled area and therefore makes it extremely safe.

Safe, Precise, Effective

SECRET RF is perfect if you are suffering from these conditions:

  • Wrinkles on body or face
  • Treatment of acne and acne scars
  • Treatment of deep scars
  • Removal of unwanted thread veins
  • Treatment of saggy skin on jowls, double chin, undereyes


Yes, SECRET RF is designed to work with a variety of skin types, so it is safe even for those with dark skin types.

A session is approximately one hour.

A topical anaesthesia will be administered before the treatment begins, so it is virtually painless.

You may experience some redness on the treatment areas for 3-4 hours initially. A scab may also form on the skin, however this is normal and contributes to the healing process.

This varies with every patient, but most patients start to see results after 4-5 treatments. Each treatment is conducted every 3 weeks. Results vary from person to person, and our doctors will be able to advise you personally on expected results after assessment.

It is recommended that the patient avoid being exposed directly to sunlight that could damage the skin. Certain medications such as those containing isotretinoin such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid or Retin-A® should also be avoided as it may irritate the skin. After treatment, avoid cleansing the face until the redness disappears. Cleanse after with cool water and dab face dry gently. A sunscreen should be applied daily to protect your skin during the course of the treatment.