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The Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment combining two collagen-stimulating modalities to improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity without downtime. Vivace RF microneedling is a pain-free, safe, and effective skin rejuvenation treatment for all skin types. Ideal for reducing facial wrinkles and fine lines, Vivace can also improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, pore size, and hyperpigmentation and help with skin tightening. Vivace RF Microneedling is just one of the popular cosmetic treatment options offered at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side for achieving a more youthful complexion with long-lasting, natural-looking results.

As we age, collagen and elastin are broken down faster than they are produced. Collagen and elastin are skin components that provide structural support, elasticity, and a healthy, youthful appearance. Restoring and generating new collagen is an excellent way to combat the various signs of aging. At her private, boutique dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of NYC, Dr. Michele Green offers a host of minimally invasive treatment options for stimulating collagen and elastin production to revitalize the skin, including the innovative Vivace treatment.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience reversing the signs of aging for some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best skin rejuvenation treatments, including Vivace RF microneedling. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to cater to their particular skin concerns and achieve optimal results. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan best suited to your needs and goals.

What is Vivace RF Microneedling?

Vivace radiofrequency microneedling is an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive treatment that can be used to improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity without downtime. The Vivace microneedling device contains tiny, insulated, gold-tipped needles that create microchannels on the skin’s surface, stimulating epidermal collagen production. The Vivace also utilizes radiofrequency energy, which delivers heat to the inner layers of the skin to stimulate new collagen production in the dermis. Designed for maximum patient comfort, the Vivace RF microneedling has a robotic motor that delivers precise pulses, making the procedure pain-free. The Vivace treatment can be used to minimize the appearance of pore size, acne scars, stretch marks, facial wrinkles or fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and loose skin. Most patients require several Vivace treatment sessions, each spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. RF Microneedling treatments like Vivace are designed to reverse signs of aging and provide a more youthful complexion by stimulating collagen production in different layers of the skin. Vivace can be used to safely improve a wide range of skin concerns in patients of any skin tone or skin type.

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Radiofrequency energy is an essential component of the Vivace experience. The radiofrequency energy of the Vivace delivers heat to the dermis of the skin, stimulating new collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant skin protein, contributing to the underlying structural support and a smooth, firm skin texture. As part of the natural aging process, collagen is broken down faster than it is produced. This can result in signs of aging, such as facial wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, and more. By replenishing collagen levels in the treatment areas, Vivace RF microneedling can reduce these signs of aging and produce a more youthful appearance.

Acne scars and stretch marks are some other skin concerns that can be targeted with radiofrequency microneedling. Depressed acne scars form when inflammation from the acne lesions causes irreparable damage to underlying skin tissue, and insufficient collagen is produced during the wound healing process. Stretch marks form due to rapid shrinking or expansion of the skin, causing collagen and elastin to rupture. The Vivace treatment replenishes collagen in the skin, creating a smoother skin texture and reducing the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks. Most patients require a series of 3-6 Vivace treatment sessions to reduce their acne scars or stretch marks with optimal results.

The other component of Vivace is microneedling. Collagen induction therapy is another term for microneedling. Microneedling is a procedure that entails the application of a handheld device containing tiny, sterile needles to the skin’s surface. This process creates hundreds of microchannels in the skin’s surface layers, inducing the natural wound-healing process. When combined with RF, collagen production occurs in various layers of the skin. This helps individuals achieve superior, natural-looking results compared to when microneedling or radiofrequency energy is used independently. Vivace RF microneedling provides a radiant complexion by enhancing skin tone, texture, and firmness. Vivace will also help eliminate facial wrinkles and fine lines while providing skin-tightening results to give you a more supple and youthful appearance.

Why is the Vivace treatment so popular?

Vivace RF Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment as it is minimally invasive, safe for all skin tones and types, requires no downtime, and produces consistently stunning results. Many patients experience skin tightening and a reduction in facial wrinkles within a matter of weeks. Additionally, you can observe optimal results in as little as just three treatments, which is fewer sessions than many other skin rejuvenation treatments might require.

Another benefit of the Vivace treatment is that it is pain-free. The Vivace utilizes tiny, insulated microneedles that enter the skin evenly, uniformly, and smoothly. The precision technology allows for an incredibly comfortable patient experience overall. There are very few side effects with Vivace RF microneedling. The most common side effects include mild facial redness in the treatment area, which resolves independently within 24 hours of treatment. Furthermore, Vivace is safe for any skin type and skin tone, including individuals with darker skin who are more susceptible to developing hyperpigmentation. Vivace can also help minimize the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and pore size on the face and body. If you want to bring your skin back to life, Vivace RF microneedling is a great option and will provide extensive benefits.

Who is a good candidate for Vivace RF Microneedling?

The Vivace RF microneedling treatment is safe for all skin types and tones, meaning almost anyone interested in skin rejuvenation can be a good candidate. This minimally invasive cosmetic treatment can effectively target sun damage, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars, skin laxity, large pores, fine lines, and an uneven skin tone. Individuals with a history of keloid scarring, skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, active acne, or cold sore breakouts may not be good candidates for RF microneedling. Consulting a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, is the best way to learn whether you are a good candidate for Vivace treatment. Dr. Green is a world-renowned dermatologist with over 25 years of experience treating some of NYC’s most discerning individuals. She will work with you to create a customized skin rejuvenation treatment plan that best suits your particular needs, skin type, aesthetic goals, and skin tone.

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What is the procedure for having the Vivace Experience?

First, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Green to discuss your skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals. Dr. Green will collect a thorough medical history, physically assess your skin condition, and review any previous cosmetic procedures you may have had to determine whether you are a good candidate for Vivace RF microneedling and develop a skin rejuvenation treatment plan that best meets your needs. Photographs of the treatment area will be taken for your private medical record and stored for future access to track treatment progress.

On your Vivace RF Microneedling treatment day, a topical numbing cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the procedure. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized. The Vivace treatment will then be performed. Treating the face takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. If treating larger areas of the body, the treatment may take up to 1.5 hours to complete. There is zero downtime following Vivace RF microneedling, meaning you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Dr. Green will provide you with the pertinent aftercare information required for achieving optimal results, including any recommended treatment serums and skincare products based on your customized treatment plan.

What is the Downtime for the Vivace RF Microneedling treatment?

One of the greatest benefits of Vivace RF Microneedling is that there is essentially zero downtime. In fact, patients can resume their usual daily activities just one hour after the Vivace microneedling treatment. This advantage is unique to the Vivace experience, as other RF Microneedling treatments have 3-7 days of downtime. Some patients experience mild redness in the treatment area for up to 24 hours following their Vivace treatment. While much less common, other side effects, such as pinpoint bleeding or swelling, can occur. These side effects typically resolve independently within 72 hours of treatment.

Is The Vivace safe?

Yes, Vivace RF microneedling is an FDA-cleared skin rejuvenation treatment that is safe and effective for patients of all skin types and skin tones. However, proper patient selection and technique are important when utilizing the Vivace RF microneedling device. There are contraindications with the Vivace treatment, 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 RF microneedling may not be ideal for patients with eczema, diabetes, active acne breakouts, open infections, or a weakened immune system. When you have a consultation with Dr. Michele Green, she will assess your skin and review your medical history to see whether or not you would be a good candidate for Vivace.

Does Vivace Microneedling Treatment Work?

Yes! Vivace is a safe and extremely effective minimally invasive treatment that has been FDA-cleared for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Its intelligent design allows patients to experience the benefits of LED light therapy, microneedling, and RF energy, all within 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, natural-looking results. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green regarding skin rejuvenation treatments, she will develop a customized treatment plan to guarantee that the cosmetic procedures included cater to your particular skin concerns and provide optimal results.

Does Vivace hurt?

No, Vivace RF Microneedling does not hurt. Most patients do not experience any pain during or after their Vivace RF Microneedling treatment. Due to Vivace’s precision robotic motor, this minimally invasive treatment is essentially pain-free. Treatment sessions typically last less than an hour, and patients find that the treatment provides an overall comfortable patient experience. Additionally, a topical numbing cream containing lidocaine can be applied one hour before treatment to prevent any potential discomfort. Dr. Green will prescribe the topical numbing cream to your selected pharmacy. When you arrive for your Vivace microneedling treatment session, the numbing cream will be removed, and the skin will be prepped before treatment begins.

How many Vivace Treatments are needed?

The exact number of treatments an individual needs will ultimately depend upon their specific needs and goals. For optimal results, Dr. Green recommends patients engage in three Vivace treatments that are each spaced four weeks apart. This allows the skin to continue stimulating elastin and collagen production between sessions. Minimal downtime allows you to return to your daily routine after each treatment quickly. The most important rule post-treatment is to apply a high SPF sunscreen to protect the skin from sun exposure. Dr. Green also recommends that patients go without makeup for 24 hours after treatment.

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How long does it take to see results from Vivace?

Some initial cosmetic results may be observable immediately after the Vivace treatment. The skin’s quality improvement can be seen 3-7 days after the procedure. Vivace stimulates collagen and elastin production in the treatment areas, which can continue for up to six months after the procedure. To obtain ideal rejuvenation results, most patients require a series of three initial Vivace treatment sessions, each spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

How long do the results from The Vivace microneedling treatment last?

As new collagen and elastin production begins in the body, you should start to see noticeable improvements over time for up to around six months after the last treatment session. From there, many patients find optimal results can be sustained through annual “touch-up” treatments, creating glowing skin for years. Although some individuals report long-lasting results persisting over multiple years, this will depend on how many treatment sessions are completed, your skincare routine, sun exposure, sun protection, and age.

Are the Vivace’s results permanent?

No, Vivace’s results are not permanent. Vivace will help stimulate your collagen and elastin production for around six months. This will gradually improve skin texture, fine lines, facial wrinkles, and laxity. Dr. Green recommends that her patients receive three treatment sessions, four to six weeks apart, for optimal results. Many patients get annual follow-up appointments to maintain healthy, radiant, youthful skin consistently.

How much is Vivace RF microneedling?

The total cost of a Vivace RF microneedling treatment is dependent upon several contributing factors, including the geographic location of the office in which you are treated, the number of treatment sessions required to achieve your ideal results, and the experience level of the provider who is performing your microneedling treatment. Often, it is more inexpensive to have treatment with a nurse or in a setting such as a MedSpa. However, receiving treatment from a board-certified, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon will reduce the risk of encountering unwanted side effects. Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best skin rejuvenation treatments, including Vivace RF microneedling. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her in-depth regarding your goals, and she will develop with you a customized treatment plan best suited to your needs.

Is Vivace better than traditional Microneedling?

Vivace treatment is an innovation on traditional microneedling, combining gold-tipped precision microneedling with RF energy and LED light therapy to optimize the body’s wound healing and collagen production processes. Due to these complementary skin tightening and revitalizing methods, many patients prefer Vivace treatment over traditional microneedling. However, the best way to figure out which skin rejuvenation treatment is right for you is to meet with Dr. Green so that she can curate a personalized treatment plan that is designed to meet your needs and goals.

Is Vivace worth it?

Aesthetics Biomedical manufactures Vivace RF Microneedling, also known as the Vivace Experience. The Vivace is the newest generation of microneedling devices and the best in class for addressing many skin concerns, providing both long-lasting and immediate results. Vivace RF microneedling treatment can be used to target acne scars, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pore size, stretch marks, and more. For patients who are looking for a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that involves very little downtime or special after-care, the Vivace microneedling treatment is worth it!

Before and after photo of patient – PRP w/ microneedling, VBeam, Aqua Gold (6 months)

Does Vivace tighten skin?

As a form of collagen induction therapy, Vivace does offer some skin-tightening benefits. Although individual results may vary, the Vivace RF device is often a more effective skin-tightening treatment than other microneedling treatments. Vivace is primarily designed to improve the overall skin texture and tone by stimulating new collagen production.

For patients most concerned with skin laxity and interested in a non-invasive skin-tightening procedure, Dr. Green often recommends Thermage, the gold standard in non-invasive skin-tightening treatments. Thermage is a radiofrequency device that, similarly to Vivace, stimulates collagen production in the skin. Thermage entails the treatment provider using a handheld device to deliver heat to the dermis upon application to the skin’s surface. The heat causes existing collagen to contract, providing a tightening effect and generating new collagen. The effects of Thermage typically last for up to two years, and there is no downtime involved with the procedure whatsoever, meaning that patients can easily schedule their treatment sessions. Thermage can be used for skin tightening on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and decolletage.

How deep does Vivace go?

The gold-tipped needles on the Vivace microneedling device can penetrate the skin at a maximum depth of 3.5 millimeters. The innovative Vivace RF microneedling device has needles that are adjustable in increments of 0.1 millimeters, allowing Dr. Green to deliver incredibly precise, controlled RF microneedling treatment. The gold-tipped needles puncture the skin quickly and evenly, making the patient experience very comfortable.

Can I exercise after Vivace?

Refraining from exercise for 48 hours after your Vivace treatment is important. In addition, patients should avoid engaging in any activities that may cause the body temperature to rise. Such activities may include bathing in a Jacuzzi, sitting in a sauna, and taking a very hot shower. Maintaining a normal body temperature helps prevent skin swelling and potential infection and promotes the best natural wound-healing process after microneedling treatment.

Can I wear makeup after Vivace?

Patients can safely apply makeup to their skin 24 hours after their treatment with Vivace RF microneedling. In addition, other skincare products, including sunscreen, should not be applied to the skin for 24 hours after Vivace treatment. It is especially important to abstain from exfoliating or scrubbing the skin for one week after RF microneedling treatment. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green for your skin rejuvenation treatment with radiofrequency microneedling, you will be provided with all of the pertinent aftercare information to guarantee that you achieve and maintain optimal results.

Which is better, Vivace or Morpheus8?

Vivace and Morpheus8 are both fractionated, radiofrequency microneedling treatments that work to minimize fine lines, facial wrinkles, and acne scars and improve skin laxity. While they use the same radiofrequency technology to enhance the skin, there are slight differences between the two treatments. The main differences to note between Vivace and Morpheus8 are the pulse duration and depth settings. While the pulse duration of Vivace can be set at a specific number from 100 to 800 milliseconds, the pulse duration of Morpheus8 can be up to the provider’s discretion, leaving room for error and the possibility of pain, burning, or scarring. Additionally, the range of Vivace’s depth settings allows for more precise adjustments for different skin types and concerns compared to only three depth settings in the Morpheus8. Vivace is typically seen as a more precise skin rejuvenation treatment, while Morpheus8 is better designed for deeper layers of skin tissue. The best way to determine whether Vivace or Morpheus8 better suits you is to consult an expert board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Green. Dr. Green will assess your skin type and aesthetic desires during your initial consult to determine your individualized treatment plan.

Combining the Vivace experience with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments

Many non-invasive cosmetic treatments can easily be combined with Vivace treatment to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation results. Although Vivace effectively reduces age-related fine lines, Botox injections are considered to be the gold standard for diminishing the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles that develop as a result of repeated facial expressions. Botox is most commonly used to target fine lines on the forehead, glabella, and around the eyes. Using other cosmetic injectables as a complement, such as Juvederm and Restylane hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Dr. Green can replenish facial volume loss, enhance contour, and smooth deeper facial wrinkles for pan-facial rejuvenation results.

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, including chemical peels, subcision with dermal fillers, and more. 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 first discuss the cosmetic results you want to achieve with Dr. Green before settling on a particular treatment, as a customized treatment plan is the best way to achieve optimal results.

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How do I get started with the Vivace experience today?

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your skin tone, texture, and elasticity with minimal downtime and immediate rejuvenation results, the Vivace treatment may be just the solution for you. The Vivace RF microneedling device is the newest generation of radiofrequency microneedling that can be used to target a wide range of skin concerns, including fine lines, stretch marks, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, among other signs of aging. For optimal results, seeking treatment from an experienced and knowledgeable board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in NYC is always recommended.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including Vivace RF Microneedling. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding skin rejuvenation treatments, customizing each patient’s plan to cater to their particular skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals. She is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and get started with Vivace RF microneedling today, contact our NYC-based office or call 212 535 3088.

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