Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is the process of making micro-wounds in the top layer of the skin with small needles. Laser Skin & Wellness utilizes the Vivace RF Microneedling system which uses radiofrequency energy (RF energy) to heat the underlying layers of the skin. RF-generated heat will stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin at the deep layers. These are two important proteins that give the skin elasticity and structure. Without a sufficient amount of collagen, facial wrinkles and surface imperfections develop.
The Vivace Microneedling System uses adjustable technology so the practitioner can cater the treatment to each patient’s individual needs. It also utilizes dual LED lights. The red light further stimulates collagen and the blue light helps destroy acne-causing bacteria. This state-of-the-art technology allows patients to have a more comfortable treatment with successful immediate outcomes. Combining LED therapy with microneedling is especially beneficial for acne patients concerned with active acne and existing acne scarring.
Before & After
The minimally invasive treatment will start with a numbing solution being applied to the skin. Then your Laser Skin & Wellness specialist will set the Vivace System to the specific settings, such as needle depth, for your custom treatment. During the Vivace treatment, your provider will add RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin for skin tightening, create microchannels in the epidermis of the skin, and use LED lights to promote collagen and destroy any acne bacteria. Since the Vivace system is motor controlled, it is very accurate and effective. The micro-channels created go straight into the skin rather than at an angle like traditional microneedling which can lead to less bleeding and quicker recovery.
- Mild Jowls
- Sagging Skin
- Stretch Marks
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Acne Scars
- Large Pores
- 45 Minutes
Vivace is safe for most skin tones and skin types. The Vivace RF Microneedling treatment can treat almost anywhere that shows visible signs of aging. The main areas for treatment from Vivace are the face, neck, and hands. This helps to create a youthful appearance for those with aging, sagging skin.
The treatment is virtually painless for patients. To minimize pain and discomfort, a numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area before the procedure. Once the face is numb, the skin will be cleansed and then treatment can start. Many patients say it feels like light pressure is being added to the skin. There may be some pinpoint bleeding from the needles, but nothing major.
“Malinda is amazing! She takes the time to hear you out and never once did I feel rushed when she was explaining treatments and answering my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone!” — Megan
The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes to complete. Applying the numbing cream takes an additional 20 to 30 minutes. The number of treatments needed will vary due to the patient’s specific desires. For optimal results, most patients get three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. The provider will set the expectation at the time of consultation. Smoother skin and improvements in skin quality will gradually improve with each treatment.
The recovery time for Vivace’s treatment is very minimal. Many patients feel comfortable going out that same day with no indication of any treatment being done. After any Microneedling treatment, it is important to avoid direct sunlight for ten days or so. Your face may be red, similar to that of a sunburn. Moisturizers and topical creams can be applied to help soothe the skin faster. This should be cleared by a specialist.
Call us in Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens at (561) 641-9490 to schedule your Microneedling treatment.
How long does a Vivace treatment last?
Results may vary, but you should continue to see results for at least 6 months after treatment.
What, exactly, does Vivace do?
Vivace stimulates the creation of collagen under your skin, thus tightening and boosting your appearance naturally. It is proven to reduce wrinkles without the need of injections or fillers.
How often should I get Vivace?
This varies based on the desired results. For extensive scarring, such as acne, you may require 3 initial treatments or more to activate the collagen. Results will be seen for the next 3 to 6 months, after which you may decide to return for another treatment.
Can I work out after Vivace?
You should refrain from sweating for at least 24 hours after treatment. After that, however, you are free to resume normal functions.
Can I wash my face after treatment?
Wait at least 4 hours after treatment has concluded to wash your face. Your skin may look and feel irritated, so be sure to use delicate cleansers. If you have any itchiness, you can use hydrocortisone cream as needed to soothe. Your provider will recommend post care skin care products to use to in-between your Vivace treatments.