The Vivace RF Microneedling System is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical, skin-tightening procedure for the face and neck. Vivace combines targeted microneedling with radio frequency (RF) to help stimulate and tighten the skin. It is commonly used to help treat large pores, excess oil, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne.
RF provides heat that stimulates collagen production which leads to tighter, younger-looking skin. Combined with state-of-the-art microneedling, patients experience optimal results.
What is the Vivace Experience?
The Vivace Experience™ is the newest generation of RF microneedling that is FDA-cleared for your safety. This minimally-invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines while tightening and toning the face and neck.
The Vivace Microneedling RF device, designed for incomparable, comfortable patient experience, boasts a precision robotic motor that brings discomfort to a virtual zero compared to any other device you will find. The results are apparent quickly and improve over time, giving you the best of both worlds.
How does Vivace work?
When applied to the skin, under topical anesthesia, sterile microneedles are used to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin that can stay open up to 4 to 6 hours. This stimulates the body to produce new collagen. The precise delivery of RF energy to 31 varying depths of penetration gives The Vivace exceptional outcomes.
Vivace microneedles are insulated except for the endpoint (0.4mm). Microneedle electrodes deliver bipolar energy deep into the dermis without damaging the epidermis. Minimally-invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in the dermis which facilitates a natural wound healing process. Wound healing mechanisms promote the remodeling of collagen, elastin and wound contraction, which enhances skin laxity.
Pulses of light–blue and red light emitting diode–activate skin cells to increase collagen production, moisture levels in the skin, and improve skin tone and texture.
What can you expect from The Vivace Experience™?
The Vivace Experience™ provides the most dramatic results with virtually no pain and no social downtime. The results are both immediate and improve over time with multiple treatments. You’ll love the results you see.
What makes Vivace stand out above other systems?
- Compounded Numbing cream
- The Vivace Microneedling RF with corresponding Red or Blue LED (red stimulates collagen and blue disrupts acne bacteria)
- Optimal Treatment Serum: Boost Glide Serum
- Soothe Weekly Mask
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that punctures the top layer of the skin with tiny needles, creating micro-injuries that stimulate your skin’s healing response and boost its natural collagen and elastin production. It can improve skin tone, reduce pore size, and fade scars and stretch marks.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
The benefits of microneedling include
- Cost and recovery time are lower than other skin-resurfacing treatments
- Works equally well on all skin tones
- Alleviates wrinkles and fine lines
- Tightens skin
- Minimizes pore size
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Offers immediate results
The best part is there is no downtime and it is virtually pain-free.
What can you expect as part of treatment?
Thirty to 45 minutes before treatment a numbing cream is applied to your face. Once you are numb, Dr. Pero uses a handheld device with short, fine needles to make tiny pinpricks in your skin’s surface. Afterward, he’ll smooth on a calming serum.
What can you expect after treatment?
After treatment, you will have some redness, swelling, and sensitivity for about 3 days. If your skin is fair, you’ll stay pink for a day or two longer.
Because microneedling creates tiny wounds, your skin will be susceptible to infection for up to 3 days after your treatment. Stick to gentle hydrating products and be especially vigilant in protecting your skin with SPF.
When will you see results?
You can expect to see results a week after your first treatment and improvement on acne scars or deeper wrinkles after at least three treatments.
Vivace Microneedling FAQs
The Vivace Personalized Compounded Numbing Cream is applied 30 to 45 minutes prior to the treatment to ensure a comfortable patient experience.
With the use of this numbing cream, many patients have found the treatment to be in the range of comfortable to virtually pain-free.
With a numbed face, you may feel nothing more than light pressure to the face.
How many treatments do you need?
The number of treatments you may need depends wholly on the aesthetic results you desire. Generally, though, three treatments spaced 4 to 10 weeks apart, provide patients with optimal results.
How long does the treatment take?
The actual treatment takes about 45 minutes with an additional 30 to 45 minutes needed for numbing.
How soon after treatment can you wear make-up?
Dr. Pero recommends that you wait at least 6 hours before you apply make-up, and ideally wait until the next morning. Most patients go out hours after the treatment with no make-up at all. To maximize the Vivace treatment during the first 4 to 6 hours, use the Vivace Soothe Mask and Soothe Recovery System.
How do you get the maximum result from your treatment?
To get the maximum result from your treatment, start with the right device, with the right treatment serums with the right recovery system. Follow the recommended recovery protocols once you get home that includes a soothing recovery balm.
Are there any restrictions after treatment?
You should avoid being out in the sun for a while, and take 3 to 5 days off from working out.
What kind of skin does it work on?
Most skin colors can be treated, including tanned skin and dark skin.
How long do results last?
Everyone is different, but the collagen and elastin you make is your own and continues accelerated production over the next 6 months as results improve over time.
What is the recovery time?
With Vivace, there is no downtime. Just be sure to follow the aftercare instructions you are given (serums and recovery protocols) to experience the best results and faster recovery.
If you are interested in Vivace Microneedling, please call North Texas Facial Plastic Surgery at (214) 382-5100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pero.