The Secret Duo: The key to better looking skin

Dec 7, 2023

Secret DUO is a game-changer in the world of aesthetic medicine. It’s a ground-breaking device from Cutera, a leading medical aesthetics company renowned for pushing the boundaries of innovation. It combines micro-needling, radio-frequency and an erbium glass laser in one device offering a comprehensive solution for skin rejuvenation, tightening, and various other concerns. With its versatility, safety, and efficacy, the Secret DUO unlocks the secret to radiant, youthful skin. 


Dr Nestor’s Clinic in Edinburgh is the ONLY Scottish stockist of Secret DUO. At our clinic we customise each patient’s treatment to their individual needs. In this blog, we’ll delve into the features, benefits, and applications of the state-of-the-art device which we’re loving at Dr Nestor’s Clinic…


What is the Secret Duo?

The Secret Duo is a versatile and multifunctional device designed to address a wide range of skin concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sagging skin and stretch marks. It combines three cutting-edge technologies: micro-needling, radio frequency (RF) and an erbium glass laser. This unique combination allows for a comprehensive and effective treatment experience at Dr Nestor’s Clinic, delivering remarkable results.

What do we mean by micro-needling?

Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin using tiny needles. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, resulting in the production of collagen and elastin. This process helps to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimise scars, and enhance overall skin tone and elasticity. It’s the secret to skin rejuvenation.

How does radio frequency energise your skin?

Radio frequency technology utilises energy waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. This energy-based treatment is non-invasive and can effectively target areas that have lost firmness, such as the face, neck, and body. Radio frequency treatments help to improve skin laxity, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and enhance overall skin tone and texture.

What is an Erbium Glass Laser?

Lasers have been a game changer in the world of aesthetics and medical grade treatments. The Secret DUO erbium glass 1540 nm non-ablative fractional laser is a versatile and effective treatment for collagen stimulation in the skin and youthful glow. It is a treatment which will assist in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and uneven skin tone giving you healthier, smoother, and more youthful looking skin.

The combination of Micro-needling, Radio-frequency and Laser

By combining micro-needling with radio frequency energy, the Secret Duo offers a comprehensive treatment approach. The micro-needles create tiny channels in the skin, allowing the radio frequency energy to penetrate deeper and more effectively. This synergy promotes enhanced collagen production, resulting in superior skin rejuvenation and tightening, using the laser on top of the needling RF treatment gives the skin the ultimate glow.

Benefits of Secret DUO at Dr Nestor’s Clinic

  • Minimal downtime: The Secret DUO offers a quick and efficient treatment experience with minimal downtime or discomfort.
  • Customisable treatments: The device allows practitioners to tailor the treatment depth and energy levels to suit each patient’s unique needs.
  • Safe and effective: Cutera is renowned for their commitment to safety and efficacy, ensuring optimal results and patient satisfaction.
  • Long-lasting results: The Secret Duo stimulates the body’s natural healing process, leading to long-lasting improvements in skin tone, texture, and tightness.
  • Suitable for all skin types: The device’s advanced technology makes it safe and effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Different treatments

There are lots of different ways we can use the Secret DUO device at Dr Nestor’s Clinic. It depends on your needs and requirements. Here are some treatments available:

  • Hydra Glow Facial – A combination of the HydraFacial and the erbium glass laser, this treatment gives you all of the benefits of a HydraFacial with the laser applied directly afterwards. 
  • Glass Skin Facial – Using the I-motion the treatment gives skin that looks like glass following on from the treatment. The treatment can be done in around 8 minutes and is perfect for a pre-event facial.
  • Collagen Glow Facial – Laser treatment which gives collagen stimulation with the I-motion treatment on the top of this for glowing radiant skin.
  • The Secret Duo – this combines all 3 treatments, RF Micro-needling firstly followed by the erbium glass laser. This will address the texture of the skin as well as stimulating extra collagen for skin rejuvenation and tightening as well as healthier and smoother looking skin.

To find out more about the Secret DUO or have a treatment plan advised suitable for you and your skin type, please book an aesthetics consultation online or call Dr Nestor’s Clinic on 07533 00 6004.