Vivace® RF Microneedling
If signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, loose skin and dark spots are keeping you from putting your best face forward, you could be a great candidate for Vivace® RF microneedling. This next-generation radiofrequency microneedling device offers superior results to other microneedling treatments, thanks to its unique three-in-one treatment approach.
What Is Vivace RF Microneedling?
The Vivace Experience® combines the power of radiofrequency energy, microneedling and a specialized treatment serum and cooling peptide mask to stimulate collagen within your skin and help you achieve a smoother, brighter and more youthful-looking complexion.
This FDA-cleared, minimally-invasive procedure uses 36 gold-tipped needles and an extremely precise device with a robotic step motor that makes Vivace treatments nearly pain-free.
Areas of Treatment
Vivace radiofrequency microneedling is most commonly performed on the face, but is also FDA-cleared for areas of the body like your neck, hands and areas where stretch marks are a concern.
Am I a Candidate?
Most men and women looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, acne scars, sun damage and even stretch marks could be good candidates for Vivace RF microneedling.
However, if you have active acne, infections, open wounds or wound-healing problems, you may not be the best candidate for microneedling. Wait until active acne has cleared before opting for Vivace RF.
How Vivace RF Microneedling Works
Vivace RF microneedling combines radiofrequency energy, advanced microneedling technology and a specialized treatment serum. Together, all three of these components work to stimulate collagen and the natural cell renewal process, resulting in a smoother, brighter and more even skin tone and texture.
- Radiofrequency waves work to stimulate collagen near the treatment area by gently heating the underlying tissue, while not damaging the surface of your skin or surrounding tissues.
- Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, works by creating tiny microchannels within your skin. This process causes your skin to activate its natural healing process, which involves the use of collagen to repair these microscopic skin injuries.
- Serums and peptides. The addition of specialized serums, cooling peptide masks and other topical treatments such as PRP to your microneedling treatment can help enhance your results. When these microchannels in your skin are open, topical products are able to more readily reach the deeper layers of skin where they can target collagen and other important components of the skin rejuvenation process.
When Can I See the Results?
There is little to no downtime required after Vivace RF microneedling, and you will likely notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin’s tone and texture directly following your appointment. However, redness and slight swelling can initially hide your results, which will continue to develop over the next 3 to 6 weeks.
For the first few days, it is best to avoid strenuous physical activity and stay out of the sun. Makeup can be worn around 24 hours after microneedling. However, you should check in with your skin care professional about whether it is safe to use topical skin care products before applying them to your skin for the first 24 to 48 hours after your treatment.
Vivace RF Microneedling FAQ
How much does Vivace RF microneedling cost?
The average cost for Vivace RF microneedling is around $850, although the cost will vary by location, the experience level of your provider, the specific area(s) and concerns you’d like to treat and other factors.
How long does Vivace take?
A single Vivace treatment usually takes around 45 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for proper numbing prior to the procedure.
Does Vivace hurt?
Most people say that Vivace causes only minimal discomfort, if any. A numbing cream will be applied to your skin prior to your procedure for enhanced comfort.
How many treatments will I need?
Many people notice significant results after a single Vivace treatment, though you may see the best results after a series of three treatment sessions, each spaced several weeks apart.
What’s the difference between microneedling and Vivace?
Microneedling is one of the three distinct treatments wrapped up into one during Vivace RF microneedling. On its own, microneedling uses several small needles to create “microchannels” within the skin, stimulating collagen growth and natural cell renewal.
Vivace combines this same microneedling technology with radiofrequency energy and specialized topical treatments such as peptides and PRP to offer even more comprehensive results.
How do I find a qualified Vivace provider near me?
Always seek out a properly trained, certified and experienced skin care professional for skin treatments like Vivace RF microneedling. Medical credentials should be easy to find on a provider’s website. Once you have verified this information, narrow your search for the best Vivace provider near you by viewing before and after photos, reading online reviews and asking friends and family in your area for recommendations.
Is Vivace the best skin treatment for me?
Vivace microneedling can be an appropriate treatment option for most women and men in good health who would like to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven or dull skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, acne scars and other similar cosmetic concerns.
Vivace can also be combined with other popular anti-aging skin treatments, such as BOTOX®/Dysport®, dermal fillers, peels and facials for enhanced results.
Does Vivace work for stretch marks?
Yes, Vivace has been shown to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by increasing collagen and stimulating the skin’s natural healing and renewal process.
Keep in mind, however, that Vivace may not necessarily erase all instances of stretch marks, though it can very effectively and drastically reduce and improve their appearance. Up to six Vivace treatment sessions may be needed to best treat stretch marks.
Is there downtime with Vivace?
No, Vivace requires little to no downtime after treatment. However, you will be asked to avoid vigorous physical activity, wearing makeup and taking very hot showers or baths for the first day or so after your appointment to ensure the best results and minimal side effects.
How soon will I see results from Vivace microneedling?
Vivace microneedling results can be visible immediately after your appointment. However, full results will continue to develop over the coming weeks as your skin increases collagen production and cell renewal. Most people enjoy final Vivace RF microneedling results around 3 to 6 weeks after completing their treatment.
Note that common side effects such as redness, swelling and bruising may temporarily hide your initial results, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t see a dramatic difference right away.
How long do Vivace RF microneedling results last?
In general, results from Vivace RF microneedling can last around 6 to 12 months before requiring a maintenance treatment. The longevity of your Vivace results will depend on a variety of factors, such as your age, lifestyle habits and how quickly and efficiently your skin generates new collagen.
To help prolong your Vivace results, adopt healthy habits such as getting adequate exercise, eating a balanced diet, managing stress and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.