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As the natural aging process takes place, our skin loses its firm structure due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. When the natural collagen and elastin production stops, natural aging signs, such as pockets of fat and droopy skin, begin to appear. The biggest concern for many patients is how to stop these signs of aging.

The body’s collagen and elastin production gradually start to slow as early as age 20. Although it is common for individuals to maintain a naturally youthful look into their thirties, most will start noticing a slight difference in appearance somewhere in their mid-twenties. One of the best ways to combat natural aging signs is to take steps to encourage collagen and elastin production within the skin. While a proactive life and healthy diet can help improve our looks, radiofrequency (RF) skin treatments are an effective way to boost collagen production and eliminate several signs of natural aging.

In 2017 alone, plastic surgeons around the country performed up to 16 million minimally-invasive procedures. Annually, a growing number of patients are improving their looks and regaining their self-confidence using RF skin treatments. Our clinic in Port St. Lucie, FL, provides a wide range of RF treatments for patients who want to enjoy a stunning look without resorting to invasive surgical procedures.

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Radiofrequency is a non-invasive type of procedure that uses electrical pulses to improve the skin’s appearance painlessly without downtime or other invasive procedures. The plastic surgeon uses a handheld device to heat the deepest skin layers, called the dermis, to between 100-104°F using RF waves. Once they reach the dermis, these RF waves stimulate new collagen and elastin growth and provide an improvement in skin laxity and appearance.

The plastic surgeon community considers RF skin treatments to be very effective against skin imperfections since they provide marvelous results without downtime or risks. Are you ready to regain your self-confidence and stunning appearance? The Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery is here to talk about the most important benefits of undergoing RF skin treatments!

Benefits of undergoing RF skin treatments:


#1  Radiofrequency procedures are a non-surgical treatment option.

Many of our patients express concerns when they research surgical treatments. RF procedures are a helping hand for patients who want to obtain fast results without having to undergo major surgical procedures. 

#2  RF skin treatments are extremely effective time-wise.

While other skin treatments require general anesthesia and deep incisions, there is no anesthesia required during RF procedures, with patients experiencing only a mild, warming sensation. Depending on the number of areas treated, it might take anywhere between 10-60 minutes for the plastic surgeon to perform the treatment. 

#3  No downtime required

Because of the non-surgical nature of RF treatments, patients can leave the operating room and return to their normal daily activities, since these procedures do not interfere in any way with their busy schedules or proactive lifestyles.

Some of our patients might experience mild post-procedure side-effects, such as redness. However, these side-effects do not last longer than a few hours following the procedure. Our medical staff can recommend certain soothing lotions, creams, or gels to apply to the treatment area. 

#4  Everyone can undergo this procedure.

RF treatments are suitable for a wide range of patients. Because RF energy doesn’t interact with melanin, patients with any skin type can be treated. 

#5  Radiofrequency energy diminishes cellulite.

This type of procedure reduces the subcutaneous fat causing skin dimpling, especially on women’s hips and thighs. Cellulite occurs when pockets of fat penetrate the connective tissue beneath the skin. RF energy targets these pockets of fat, causing them to melt. The procedure tightens tissue and increases blood circulation, which leads to the draining of fat deposits through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Moreover, patients avoid any risks of infection since RF skin treatments are not invasive. 

#6  Ideal for body contouring.

While the most common treatment areas for RF procedures are the lower face and the neck, plastic surgeons can treat other body parts as well, such as the abdomen. Moreover, RF treatments provide additional benefits, such as reduction of stretch marks, circumferential reduction, and body contouring, without the need for surgical treatment. 

#7: Ideal for wrinkle reduction.

RF procedures are extremely effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines, especially the ones surrounding the nose and mouth. Moreover, RF benefits patients who want to lift their cheeks and tighten the jawline. 

#8: RF treatments can be combined with weight loss procedures.

Many patients choose to combine weight-loss procedures with an RF treatment to maximize results without any unnecessary side-effects, such as sagging skin. 

#9: RF treatments are safe when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

RF skin treatments are equipped with different safety measures to ensure a risk-free procedure. The plastic surgeon uses a set of instruments to monitor body and skin temperature in real-time to prevent overheating. We recommend choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for your RF treatment as RF could lead to skin damage if the procedure is performed incorrectly.

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Patients who want to improve their looks and self-confidence can find a wide variety of skin treatments on the market. However, those who are looking to enjoy stunning results without any risks or downtime can opt for the marvelous benefits that RF skin treatments provide. If you are tired of using ineffective treatments and are prepared to regain your self-confidence and younger look, schedule your free consultation with our medical team today!

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As you consider your skin rejuvenation goals, Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts wield many options for improving the aesthetic of your skin. A Morpheus8 treatment can be an incredible addition to your treatment plan, and Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts are ready to support you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation, or call  (772) 362-3357 to find out the next steps in your skin rejuvenation journey! Our office at 291 NW Peacock Blvd, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, proudly serves the South Florida area! We also invite you to check out our blog pageFacebook, and Instagram to learn more about the treatment options available at our office!

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