Microneedling is becoming a very popular treatment option for women and men who want to firm their skin while reducing the look of wrinkles, lines, stretch marks and scars without surgery and downtime. And with the innovative Vivace microneedling system, you can achieve even better results than with traditional microneedling. If you’ve been wondering if microneedling can help your skin look better, here are five things you should know about this state-of-the-art microneedling technology.
1. Vivace combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy
In fact, this approach is what sets the Vivace system apart from other microneedling systems that use only needles. In traditional microneedling, tiny needles damage the skin in controlled motion, triggering the natural healing responses inside your skin. These responses ramp up the production of collagen, one of the building blocks of skin that helps your skin repair itself after injury while also maintaining the firm resilience of youthful skin. As collagen builds, fine lines, wrinkles and scars begin to fill in, and areas of lax, sagging, sun-damaged skin become firmer and thicker. Vivace applicator takes this process on step further by releasing bursts of radiofrequency energy, which has long been used in skin rejuvenation treatments to help spur the development of collagen and elastin. When the two techniques are combined, the results can be more noticeable and longer-lasting compared to microneedling with traditional systems.
2. Treatments are fast
Most treatments only take about a half hour to 45 minutes to complete, so you can work it into your schedule, no matter how busy you are. Vivace’s system is robot-assisted, which means the application is extremely accurate. The system also uses LED light to reduce inflammation and irritation, so any minimal residual redness you may experience dissipates quickly. Plus, there’s no downtime afterward. Avoid wearing any makeup until the next day though, in order to allow your skin enough time to fully recover. (Feel free to continue using sunscreen, though, to protect your skin.)
3. You can see immediate results
Microneedling creates tiny microchannels into your skin that help promote collagen development. Those channels also allow the RF energy to penetrate more deeply so the overall effects of your treatment are visible faster. Plus, when combined with topical agents like nutraceuticals, the tiny microchannels allow products to reach the deeper layers of your skin, so their effectiveness is enhanced. Vivace is so effective, many patients see a marked improvement in their skin with just one treatment, with significant improvement after a series of three treatments spaced out over several weeks (giving your skin time to increase natural collagen production). Compare that to traditional microneedling, which typically needs at least six treatments to achieve optimal results.
4. Treatment is surprisingly comfortable
Older microneedling systems use rollers or pens to create those tiny microchannels, which can result in considerable discomfort and bleeding. The Vivace system uses a series of superfine gold-tipped needles designed to create those microchannels without ripping or tearing the skin. Plus, the LED technology reduces inflammation for additional comfort. Prior to treatment, a numbing cream will be applied to your skin, so you’ll stay relaxed and comfortable throughout.
5. It gets better results than traditional microneedling
Microneedling can help improve the tone and texture of loose, sagging skin, but because Vivace uses RF energy too, the results are much more visible and much longer-lasting. That’s because RF energy promotes greater collagen development than microneedling alone, so your skin builds more collagen for firmer, smoother results. Vivace can be a great choice to reduce sagging in the jowls and cheeks, and it’s also great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and scars, including acne scars. Plus, it evens out skin texture and reduces large pores for a more flawless appearance overall. Vivace’s energy output and penetration depth are fully adjustable, which means it can be safely and effectively used on all skin types and tones, plus it can be used to rejuvenate the skin on the hands, neck and decolletage areas too.
Help your skin look its youthful best
Stop wishing for more beautiful skin. To learn how Vivace can provide you with a healthier-looking, more youthful complexion or to schedule a consultation with Melissa Schneider, M.D., contact the practice today.