What is Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?

As we age, our body slows the production of collagen, causing our skin to lose laxity which, can result in fine lines and wrinkles. Radiofrequency skin tightening is a noninvasive solution to combat signs of aging that appear over time. At Brandon Plastic Surgery, we use the Pelleve system to create natural looking, beautiful results.

What is Pelleve?

Pelleve is a radio-frequency (RF) skin-tightening procedure to help smooth and tighten your complexion. Using radiofrequency energy, Pelleve gently warms the skin deep beneath the surface to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. A treatment takes anywhere from 45-60 minutes to complete, and a series of treatments is needed to see optimal results.


Following your Pelleve treatment, you can expect many improvements to your skin. About 1-3 days following treatment, you will notice a “post-treatment glow.” About 4-15 days after, collagen will begin to rebuild. 15 days after, the formal remodeling process will occur and collagen regrowth will continue for months!

Because Pelleve is completely nonsurgical, there is no downtime required! Patients may have slight redness following treatment, which should subside quickly.

Who is a candidate?

Both men and women of all skin types and tones can benefit from Pelleve treatments. Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who wish to combat signs of aging in the skin. A consultation with Dr. Shienbaum can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Interested in learning more about Pelleve treatments in Brandon? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.