About RF Microneedling
Port Saint Lucie, FL cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard uses an exceptional approach that creates excellent results for our patients with a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF treatments have been around for many years and are well-known in the cosmetic industry for skin tightening. This particular type of treatment uses heat to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. This technique can be used with microneedling to optimize the results. At Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we often add this new advancement to our Port Saint Lucie, FL patient's skin care treatments to create firmer skin, a smoother texture, and a glowing complexion.
"Doctor Vinyard does great work. He takes the time and patience to make sure your surgery is done right. Mary Louise is great. She knows when you need comfort and gives you true care. VIP's staff are all great. I don't think I've ever walked into another doctor's office and felt more welcome than I have at VIP. I absolutely recommend doctor Vineyard for your next surgery."- D.D. / Facebook / Aug 09, 2019
"He took the time to contact me after a posting on facebook. To make sure I was getting what I needed. That shows his true concern for people in general. I have seen to plastics here, in Melbourne, to have upper and lower eye lifts done. one takes medicare, the other doesnt. a savings of 2800.00. I'd like to add a mini face lift. of course 2 different opinions. My hub and had an oblique, back surgery 2 wks ago, and he needs constant attention. I will be making an appointment the minute I can get away from here."- R.Z. / Facebook / Mar 15, 2019
"Dr.Vinyard and staff are absolutely the best. From the minute you walk into the office your wowed by the professional staff and attention to detail. I would recommend this office to everyone."- K.S. / Facebook / Mar 14, 2019
"Dr.Vinyard and His Whole Staff are the most kindest and Considerate Surgeon Establishment I Have Ever Been To. He's Worth The Wait For The Amazing Results He Will Give You.. Thank You All For What You Do. ??? ???"- H.D. / Google / Feb 26, 2019
"After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year at 39, I knew immediately I would opt for a double mastectomy. I was unsure about reconstruction, but my oncology surgeon, who also happens to be a trusted friend of mine, highly recommended Dr. Vinyard. He assured me I would have a positive experience and insisted I consult with him before making a decision. I am so glad I followed his advice. At my initial consult, I immediately felt at ease, Dr. Vinyard explained the procedure, my options and his recommendation for the best possible outcome. He was a wealth of knowledge explaining in detail what to expect and answered all of my questions, I never felt rushed. He is a perfectionist and meticulous with attention to every detail. A breast reconstruction specialist who has a love for his craft and truly cares about the wellbeing of his patients. I could not be more grateful to have Dr. Vinyard as part of my team, when you are going through cancer treatment, it’s so important to have trusted physicians in your corner. I hit the jackpot!! His compassionate, friendly staff and beautiful office compliment his excellent service. My results speak for themselves, you will not be disappointed ??"- S.G. / Google / Feb 05, 2019
If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (that can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. RF microneedling may be an excellent choice if you wish to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Enhance skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Repair skin irregularities, such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Treat acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate skin for a younger, glowing look
Microneedling uses a tool (with small needles on the end) that is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "disrupt" the cells and produce collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin grows as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is usually performed by itself, combining this advanced technique with radiofrequency microneedling technology has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients.
The method is quite straightforward. The handheld device, which emits radiofrequency heat, works by delivering short pulses of RF energy through an array of 25 sterilized, gold-plated microneedles. The energy is transmitted through the needles, which simultaneously punctures the skin and circles back the electrodes on the skin. The RF energy heats at levels that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits.
What to Expect
RF microneedling treatment will take place inside the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery office with the use of a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. During your appointment, the handheld device will roll over the desired area, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. Patients should expect minute pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours after treatment, which will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed. Results become visible as the skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks after having a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results usually call for 3 – 4 treatments 3 – 4 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF microneedling cost?
A cost for an RF microneedling session will vary, depending on your needs and the number of sessions scheduled to reveal your optimal improvements. In your consultation, our staff will go over all your questions and estimate your total costs.
How many RF microneedling treatments should I get?
Each patient is unique and some patients may require more procedures than other patients. Our staff will take the time to perform a thorough assessment of your skin and take into account your needs and wants to help decide how many treatments you will need. Usually, most patients receive 3 – 4 sessions spaced about a month apart.
What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
An RF microneedling treatment is both safe and effective for most complexion tones and types, and it can be used on almost any area of the face and body. RF microneedling treatments offer impressive results and minimal time needed for recovery for patients who aren't ready for a surgical facelift or body lift. RF microneedling is also a great option to refresh the appearance of your skin a few years after a facelift or body lift surgery.
Does RF microneedling hurt?
Since a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area, most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Throughout your treatment, our team will check in to make sure you are doing all right. When the local anesthesia wears off, you may feel a little discomfort for a short time as your skin is healing itself.
Can I combine RF microneedling with other treatments?
Even though RF microneedling can deliver great results by itself, you may consider combining it with another treatment for more improvements. During your initial consultation, our team will listen to all your concerns and goals before recommending RF microneedling, plus additional treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you are seeking to minimize the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling is a wonderful treatment with proven results. Combining radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has grown in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Port Saint Lucie, FL patients. We welcome you to call Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult with Dr. Vinyard to learn more.