No matter what age we are, we always want to feel – and look – our best. Unfortunately, due to natural, age-related volume loss, our skin can start to lose its natural elasticity, and a lack of collagen production over time can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to innovations in the world of dermatology, there are a variety of skin tightening treatments that can help to reduce the signs of aging, improving skin texture issues such as fine lines, acne scarring, and even stretch marks. One such revolutionary treatment for facial rejuvenation is Vivace treatment.
Vivace is a unique microneedling device that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling in order to tighten skin, boost collagen production, and bring skin health to a whole new level. This minimally-invasive treatment is idea for reversing unwanted signs of aging while offering a comfortable patient experience. For patients with all skin types, Vivace offers enhanced cosmetic results, due to its dual functions as a microneedling device and rf device. It is this duality which allows pain free skin rejuvenation with all skin tones, without requiring any invasive treatment.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pore size, or other skin texture imperfections, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green has been voted one of the best dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connolly, Best of Manhattan, 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 cosmetic results for you.
What is Vivace Treatment?
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 radio frequency energy, which heats the skin, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production and the natural wound healing process. New collagen and elastin then leads 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 in order 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 are able to gain the best of both of these popular skin rejuvenation treatments. The Vivace microneedle RF device also incorporates LED light therapy in order to maximize positive results when treating acne scars, stretch marks, and blemishes.
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, in order 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 exacting pinpricks to the skin while heating the the dermis below the surface. After treatment, patients can resume normal activity, and Dr. Green will recommend treatment serums and skincare products to tailor your treatment experience.
Vivace is safe to use for facial rejuvenation, and microneedle depth can also be adapted to treat other delicate areas of the body, including the neck and décolletage.
Does Vivace 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 skin care treatment plan, patients can experience long-lasting results that continue to improve the look and feel of their skin.
Is Vivace Facial Treatment Painful?
Due to Vivace’s precision robotic motor, Vivace 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 is applied prior to treatment in order 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 in order to best protect the skin from sun exposure. Dr. Green also recommends that patients go sans-makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
Before and after photo of patient – PRP w/ microneedling, VBeam, Aqua Gold (6 months)
How long does Vivace 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 under way, you should also see noticeable improvements over time 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.
How Much is a Vivace Treatment?
The cost of Vivace treatment depends on the skin condition and needs of each individual patient. Typically, a single treatment session varies between $800-$1500, though there are often discounts for multiple session purchases. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to discuss all of your facial rejuvenation treatment options to determine a treatment plan that best meets your needs.
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 that help to stimulate collagen production. For those individuals who are looking to treat acne or acne scarring, there are also a variety of treatments available to build on the healing qualities of Vivace treatment. 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, prior to settling on a particular treatment, as a custom treatment plan is likely to achieve optimal results.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pore size, or skin texture irregularities, Vivace treatment may be right for you. Dr. Michele Green has over 25 years of experience as an expert in cosmetic dermatology in New York City, with Botox, Juvederm injections, cosmetic laser treatment, and other noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatments. 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.