No matter what age we are, we always want to look and feel our very best. Unfortunately, as we age, we produce less collagen and elastin which results in volume loss and decreased skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. As an expert in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, Dr. Michele Green can reverse these age-related skin changes through Vivace microneedling in her discreet, private NYC dermatology office. Dr. Green uses cutting-edge radiofrequency (RF) to increase collagen production, reverse the visible signs of aging, improve skin texture and skin tone, minimize pore size, treat fine lines, reduce the appearance of acne scarring and even stretch marks. RF microneedling has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Dr. Green’s NYC dermatology office.
Vivace is a unique RF microneedling device that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling to tighten skin, boost collagen and elastin production, and improve both skin tone and texture. This minimally-invasive treatment is ideal for reversing the unwanted signs of aging while offering a comfortable patient experience with no downtime. Vivace offers enhanced cosmetic results to patients of all skin types, due to its dual functions as a microneedling device and RF device. It is this duality that allows pain-free skin rejuvenation in all skin tones and will allow you to access your skin’s true potential.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pore size, skin texture imperfections, or other skin concerns, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. With over two decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology and the latest laser technology, Dr. Green will help provide the best rejuvenation results for you.
Radiofrequency – RF Microneedling
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is an essential component of the Vivace experience and refers to the wavelengths of energy that can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and help stimulate collagen and elastin production. RF works by causing the water molecules to separate from the fibrous collagen in the skin, resulting in an immediate contraction and tightening of the skin. The RF energy will also trigger the body’s natural healing process which will increase collagen and elastin production.
The other component of Vivace is microneedling, a collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is the process by which hundreds of micro-punctures are created on the skin to stimulate collagen. When combined with RF, the skin is heated up which allows collagen production to occur in the deeper layers of the skin. This helps individuals achieve superior, natural-looking results than if microneedling or RF were to be used on its own. RF microneedling in the form of the Vivace will offer patients radiant skin in the form of improvement in skin tone, texture, and firmness. Vivace will also help alleviate any facial wrinkles and fine lines while tightening the skin to give you a more supple and youthful appearance.
What is Vivace Microneedling?
Vivace Microneedling is one of the newest FDA-approved cosmetic procedures that has been released. This non-surgical treatment is a combination of two other forms of therapy, microneedling, and radio frequency (RF) energy. Vivace Microneedling is an excellent option for skin tightening, as well as for improving skin texture and acne scars. Vivace Microneedling is frequently used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and can also help to minimize and reduce pore size, boosting the overall health of the skin.
As we age, we often develop skin laxity, meaning that wrinkles and fine lines can appear. However, to some degree, this can be reversed using skin contouring methods. Microneedling RF treatments such as Vivace are designed to treat this by stimulating the production of collagen. Due to the combination radiofrequency microneedling treatment that Vivace offers, Vivace can be used to safely improve a wide range of skin tones and skin issues and is sensitive enough to treat all skin types.
Radiofrequency for Microneedling Enhancement
Aesthetics Biomedical is the manufacturer of Vivace Microneedling, also known as the Vivace Experience. The way Vivace Microneedling works is that it uses radiofrequency energy, which heats the skin, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production and the natural wound healing process. New collagen and elastin then lead to tighter, fresher-looking skin.
RF energy has been used successfully within skin tightening treatment for many years in RF devices like Thermage. Radiofrequency treatment is an exciting skin tightening treatment as it’s able to heat the middle layer of the dermis to stimulate elastin and collagen production. This in turn can tighten the top layer of the skin to reduce skin laxity, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin.
Microneedling treatment is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that uses micro-needles to activate the wound healing process of the body. This activation boosts collagen production, and can also help to disrupt the skin’s memory of skin texture issues such as stretch marks or acne scars.
When Microneedling is combined with RF energy, patients can gain the best of both of these popular skin rejuvenation treatments. The Vivace microneedling RF device also incorporates LED light therapy to maximize positive results when treating acne scars, stretch marks, and blemishes.
Why is Vivace RF Microneedling so popular?
Vivace RF Microneedling is popular for many reasons from how effective the procedure is to how quickly you can see results to how painless it is. The dual radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling capabilities of the Vivace machine allow it to provide effective collagen induction therapy. Collagen induction therapy is a simple cosmetic procedure that uses sterile microneedles to create micro-injuries deep in the dermis which can remain exposed for four to six hours. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, allowing it to remodel collagen and elastin. This new collagen and elastin will allow for new, firmer, and more even-toned skin. This is one of the primary reasons why patients see results quickly. Many patients experience skin tightening and a reduction in facial wrinkles within a matter of weeks. Additionally, you can see optimal results in just three treatments, which is fewer sessions than other cosmetic procedures might require.
Another benefit of Vivace is that it is painless compared to other laser treatments. Vivace utilizes microneedles that enter the skin evenly and smoothly. Simply put, there is no downtime after the procedure aside from minimal redness. Furthermore, Vivace is safe for any skin type and skin tone, including individuals with darker skin who are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. Vivace can also help minimize stretch marks, acne scars, and large pores on the face and body. If you are interested in bringing your skin back to life, Vivace microneedling is a great option and will provide extensive benefits.
What is a Vivace Face Treatment?
Vivace Face Treatment focuses on all-over facial rejuvenation, and the process is both comfortable and convenient. First, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Green where you can discuss your individual needs and goals. She’ll be able to carefully examine your skin, as well as your medical history, to determine a facial rejuvenation treatment plan that best meets your needs.
When you come in for a Vivace treatment session, Dr. Green will use the Vivace RF Microneedling device to activate elastin and collagen production in the skin. The Vivace device uses a precision robotic motor that is tailored to eliminate patient discomfort, providing pinpricks to the skin while heating the dermis below the surface. After treatment, patients can resume normal activity, and Dr. Green will recommend treatment serums and skincare products based on your customized treatment plan.
Vivace is safe to use for facial and body rejuvenation and can help address sagging skin, stretch marks, acne scars, enlarged pores, among other skincare concerns. In addition, the microneedle depth can be adapted to treat other delicate areas of the body, such as the neck, hands, and décolletage. The microneedles will help deliver RF energy deep into the dermis without damaging the epidermis which allows for remodeling of collagen and elastin and overall enhanced skin laxity. At the end of your treatment, your skin will be tighter, smoother, and plumper.
Is Vivace safe?
Yes, Vivace is safe and FDA-approved to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is safe and effective for patents of all skin types and skin tones. However, proper patient section and technique is important when utilizing the Vivace RF laser. There are contraindications with Vivace, as with any cosmetic procedure. If you have a clotting or bleeding disorder or take blood thinners, you may not be a good candidate for Vivace. In addition, Vivace may not be ideal for patients who have eczema, diabetes, active acne breakouts, or a weakened immune system. When you have a consultation with Dr. Michele Green, she will assess your skin as well as your medical history to see whether or not you would be a good candidate for Vivace.
Does Vivace Microneedling really work?
Vivace is safe and effective for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Its intelligent design allows for patients to experience the benefits of LED light therapy, microneedling, and RF energy all in a single treatment, and our patients are typically thrilled with their results. Additionally, when Vivace treatment is coupled with restorative serums and a recovery skincare treatment plan, patients can experience long-lasting results that continue to improve the look and feel of their skin.
Does Vivace Microneedling hurt?
Due to Vivace’s precision robotic motor, Vivace’s facial treatment is essentially pain-free. Treatment sessions typically last less than an hour, and patients find that the treatment provides a comfortable patient experience. Additionally, a topical numbing cream can be applied before treatment to prevent any potential discomfort.
How many Vivace Treatments are needed?
For optimal results, Dr. Green recommends patients engage in three Vivace treatments spaced four weeks apart. This allows for the skin to continue stimulating elastin and collagen production between each session. As downtime is minimal, you can get back to your daily routine quickly after each treatment, although it’s important to apply a high SPF-sunscreen post-treatment to best protect the skin from sun exposure. Dr. Green also recommends that patients go without makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
Before and after photo of patient – PRP w/ microneedling, VBeam, Aqua Gold (6 months)
How long does Vivace microneedling last?
Immediately after treatment, you may experience mild redness on the skin, but this is normal and should fade shortly after your treatment session. The treatment takes a few days to stimulate collagen and elastin growth, but once the new collagen production in the body is underway, you should also see noticeable improvements overtime for up to around six months after the last session. From there, many patients find that optimal results can be sustained through annual “touch-up” treatments, creating glowing skin for years to come.
Are Vivace’s results permanent?
No, Vivace’s results are generally not permanent. Vivace will help stimulate your collagen and elastin production for around six months. This will result in gradual improvements in skin texture, fine lines, facial wrinkles, and skin laxity. Some individuals experience long-lasting results that can be over years but this is dependent on how many treatment sessions you undergo, your skincare, sun exposure, sun protection, and age. Dr. Green usually recommends her patients receive three treatment sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, for optimal results. Many patients get annual follow-up appointments for consistently youthful skin.
How much does Vivace microneedling cost?
The cost of a Vivace treatment depends on the condition treating and the individual needs of each patient. Additionally, the cost will also be dependent on the certification and experience of the provider. If you seek treatment with a nurse or at a MedSpa, treatment will be less expensive than if you go to a board-certified, expert dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC. However, receiving treatment from a board certified, experienced dermatologist will reduce the risk of unwanted side effects. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to discuss your goals and the best treatment options for you.
Is Vivace better than Microneedling?
Vivace treatment is an innovation on traditional microneedling, in that it combines gold-tipped precision microneedling with RF energy and LED light therapy to optimize the wound healing and collagen production processes of the body. Due to these complementary skin tightening and revitalizing methods, many patients prefer Vivace facial treatment over traditional microneedling. However, the best way to figure out which treatment is right for you is to meet with Dr. Green, so that she can curate a treatment plan to best meet your skin texture needs.
Other Skin Tightening Treatments with no downtime
There is a large range of skin tightening treatments that are designed to provide similar results to Vivace Microneedling. These treatments are often complementary, such as Botox treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, or other cosmetic injectables, such as Juvederm, which can also stimulate collagen production. For individuals who are also looking to treat acne or acne scarring, there are a variety of treatments available that can build upon the healing qualities of Vivace. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an amazing adjunct to Vivace treatment, as it aids in the healing process and collagen induction results. It is always best to discuss the results you are looking to achieve with Dr. Green in advance, before settling on a particular treatment, as a custom treatment plan is likely to achieve optimal results.
How do I get started with Vivace microneedling today?
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pore size, or skin texture irregularities, the Vivace treatment may be right for you. Dr. Michele Green has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology in New York City, with Botox, Juvederm injections, cosmetic laser treatments, chemical peels, and other non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Green is also consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, the New York Times, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine. To find out more about Vivace Microneedling or to book a consultation with Dr. Green, please contact our NYC-based office or call 212 535 3088.