What is Vivace™ RF Microneedling and how soon can I see results?
Vivace™ is a microneedling procedure that is effective in treating fine lines and also tightens the skin. It is unique in its ability to provide three different treatments in a single session. It combines microneedling with radiofrequency treatment, LED light therapy and radiofrequency heat. The LED light therapy reduces inflammation which speeds healing immediately after the procedure. During the treatment, gold-tipped microneedles deliver the radiofrequency heat into the subdermal layers of your skin. This stimulates your skin's own production of elastin and collagen.
Vivace™ effectively repairs damaged skin caused by the sun or the natural aging process. You'll likely be able to see some immediate improvement after radiofrequency microneedling.
Side effects with Vivace are minimal. Patients may experience some mild redness and irritation at the treatment area, which shouldn't last more than one to two days after the treatment. This is the skin's normal response and should go away shortly, however, an optimal outcome typically isn't noticeable until 1-2 weeks post-treatment.
Three treatments are recommended, spaced four to six weeks apart, and provide the optimal results most patients are looking for. Single and maintenance treatments are available, depending on your desired outcome.
More treatments may be available for certain conditions. A personalized plan will be developed for you.
Vivace™ RF Microneedling for Skin Tightening
Microneedling with RF achieves skin tightening on the body by targeting the criss-cross network of collagen and elastin at the dermis level of the skin. This scaffold supports the skin and gives it a sturdy structure. It works in tandem with elastin, which helps the skin bounce back to its original shape after stretching or contracting. By sparking the natural production of collagen and elastin, Microneedling with Radiofrequency can restore:
- Sagging skin
- Wrinkly skin
- Skin laxity
- “Crepey” skin
- An uneven skin texture
Vivace™ RF Microneedling for Stretch Marks
A similar process of collagen and elastin repair happens when Microneedling with RF is used to treat stretch marks. When the skin stretches beyond its capacity, like a balloon, it puts strain on the supportive web of collagen and elastin. When this network weakens and ruptures, the body can struggle to heal the tear. As a result, a stretch mark occurs. By promoting collagen and elastin production, Microneedling with radiofrequency can diminish the stretch mark by improving the skin’s texture, thickness and elasticity.
Vivace™ RF Microneedling for Scars
Basically, scarring occurs when the wound healing process has gone awry. When this happens, one of two things occur. In the first scenario, not enough collagen is produced, which results in an indentation on the skin. In the second, the body creates a lump of tough fibrous tissue, resulting in a bumpy surface on the skin. By boosting collagen and elastin production, Microneedling with Radiofrequency works to create new and fresh tissue. As a result, healthy tissue will either fill in the indentation or replace the scar tissue. Either way, the goal is to achieve a smoother and more even surface.
What Areas of the Body Can Benefit?
The most common treatment area for Microneedling with RF on the body are:
- Neck / Chest Legs
- Arms Lower Back
- Stomach / Belly / Love Handles Knees
- Thigh area or inner thighs Buttocks