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Beth Newcomb

Radio Frequency (RF) is becoming one of the most talked about treatments in the aesthetics industry, and it’s a solid game changer.

“RF eliminates the need for surgery and the associated downtime,” says Dr. Laurel Matthews, a board certified aesthetic medicine doctor and the owner of Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar. 

“It also costs a fraction of what procedures that produce similar results cost.”

How Does RF Work?

The simple explanation is that RF tightens skin by causing thermal necrosis, or a melting of the underlying tissue, which triggers the body’s natural repair response. 

The result is tighter skin, more collagen and improved elasticity. At Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, RF is used in the Vivace Microneedling With RF and PRP and the TruSculpt 3D procedures. And because RF is color blind, it’s suitable for people of any ethnic origin and it does not burn the skin.

Vivace Microneedling RF

“Vivace takes microneedling a step further by adding the benefits of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and radiofrequency, which tightens the skin at highly precise, deeper layers of the skin,” says Dr. Laurel. 

“Vivace Microneedling RF can penetrate the skin up to 3.5 millimeters, something no other device can do. There is virtually no pain and no downtime. Robotically controlled, gold-tipped needles operate in a punch movement to create channels that remain open for four to six hours. I apply PRP to the skin, which fills the channels, so maximum results can be achieved.”

“For best results, a series of three treatments is recommended,” she adds. “This procedure produces 45 percent of the lift you’d get from a surgical facelift. Brows are lifted, nasal labial folds are improved, skin is tighter and the jowls on the neck are improved.”

TruSculpt iD

TruSculpt iD also harnesses the power of RF, but at a deeper level. 

“You can expect up to a 26 percent reduction in the amount of fat in the treated area,” Dr. Laurel says. “With TruSculpt 3D, fat is heated and then immediately begins to dissolve with full results evident in about 12 weeks.”

TruSculpt iD tightens and smoothes skin, and once fat is removed no additional procedure to tighten skin is required.

TruSculpt iD is perfect for the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, back, arms, knees, under the chin and anyplace on the body you want to see a dramatic fat reduction or skin tightening. And, the procedure can be repeated at any time.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Matthews, of Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, by calling  216-245-6682. The office is located at 3439 W. Brainard Rd., Suite 107, in Woodmere, next to the Whole Foods Plaza on Chagrin Blvd. Hours are by appointment with evenings and weekends available.

RF eliminates the need for surgery and the associated downtime
RF eliminates the need for surgery and the associated downtime

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