Vivace™: The Ground-Breaking Dual Radiofrequency and Microneedling Treatment Takes Years Of

No matter how hard you try to grow old gracefully, it’s hard to feel your best when your skin looks saggy, wrinkled, and damaged. But it’s easy to improve your appearance at any age with the innovative Vivace™ cosmetic treatment.

Melissa R. Schneider, MD, is a Harvard-trained reconstructive and plastic surgeon who specializes in noninvasive, same-day procedures that can improve your skin without the need for incisions, stitches, or downtime. At her Boston and New York City clinics, Dr. Schneider can take years off your face with the Vivace system by gently tightening and toning your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Getting to the source of aging skin

Even when you protect your skin against sun exposure, you can still end up with fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. That’s because aging plays a large role in the health of your skin.

When you age, collagen and elastin production in your body decreases. These proteins make your skin and connective tissues firm and smooth. At the same time, your body also produces less oil. These changes in moisture can cause your skin to become thinner and more fragile as it becomes dryer. Your skin will also begin to sag due to the pull of gravity.

In addition to these changes, your muscles also play a role in the appearance of your skin. Every facial expression is the result of a muscle contraction. Every time the muscles in your forehead, around your eyes, or surrounding your mouth contract, they create frown lines, crow’s feet, and other creases in your skin. As you age, these lines grow and become more pronounced.

Taking traditional microneedling to the next level

When it comes to rejuvenating your skin, nothing compares to the popular microneedling procedure. Microneedling improves your skin tone by creating microscopic holes in your skin. These holes trigger your body’s natural healing process. When your body works to heal these tiny injuries, it prompts collagen and elastin production in the area. As these vital proteins return, your skin’s tone and integrity return, reducing the signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.

The FDA-cleared Vivace treatment combines radiofrequency energy with the proven results of microneedling. When controlled amounts of heat penetrate your skin during a Vivace treatment, it triggers additional production of collagen, which provides faster and more comfortable results than microneedling alone.

A painless procedure with immediate results

To ensure your comfort, Dr. Schneider and her team apply a numbing cream 30-45 minutes before your Vivace session. During your treatment, the gold-tipped Vivace needles penetrate your skin at the precise levels adjusted for you. The even distribution and radiofrequency heat encourages your skin to tighten, thus reducing the discomfort, redness, and burning that’s often associated with other microneedling devices.

After your Vivace treatment, you will be given Vivace’s patented lotions and balms to maximize your results. There’s no downtime with a Vivace treatment, but Dr. Schneider usually recommends waiting for at least six hours after your session to apply cosmetics.

Most men and women see results right away, with maximum benefits within six months. Depending on your overall goals, Dr. Schneider might recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

To see if a Vivace treatment can take years off your face, book an appointment online or over the phone with Melissa R. Schneider, MD today.

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