You may have heard of microneedling, one of the most popular skin-rejuvenating treatments in the beauty world today. However, at Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, we’re excited to offer the next generation of this effective treatment with Vivace microneedling, which combines microneedling, radiofrequency, and LED light to give you the best possible results. With this treatment, you can see common skin concerns improve and signs of aging disappear, helping you look and feel your very best.
What Is Vivace Microneedling?
Vivace microneedling is a revolutionary treatment capitalizing on the benefits of traditional microneedling by combining it with other successful, skin-transforming options. Common concerns like acne, scarring, uneven tone and texture, and skin laxity can be noticeably improved with just one treatment.
Regular appointments are safe and effective for those who wish to see long-term improvements, and treatment is appropriate for almost every skin color, tone, and sensitivity level. Treatments are completely painless and can be used in different regions of the body to address your unique concerns.
What Does Treatment Include?
The first stage of treatment is microneedling, which uses tiny needles to create micro-wounds in the top layers of the skin. These wounds instantly trigger the body’s natural healing process, which stimulates new collagen and elastin growth and helps rejuvenate your skin from the inside-out.
The small channels created in the skin help improve your skin’s absorption abilities and allows hydrating serums to permeate the lower layers of the skin and deliver nourishment and refreshment after the microneedling process is complete.
The second step in treatment is radiofrequency, which uses energy emitted by radio waves to gently heat the skin. This heating process boosts the collagen and elastin production already stimulated by the microneedling and helps further tighten and lift the skin.
The final step in the treatment process is a brief LED light therapy session. LED light is an excellent way to pamper your skin while killing the bacteria that can cause acne breakouts. Both blue and red LED lights are used during this step to soothe the skin and promote optimal treatment results.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to a Vivace microneedling treatment. First and foremost, this treatment was designed with your skin’s health in mind. Each step of the process can address different skin concerns while improving your skin’s overall health and creating a fresh, glowing appearance. The treatment itself is almost completely painless, requires zero downtime, and can deliver long-lasting results.
Vivace is considered safe for regular use and can be a good option for patients who want a recurring treatment plan to maintain their ideal image. It can be used by patients of all ages to improve their skin’s appearance and health. Best of all, you can experience a significant confidence boost as you watch your skin transform before your eyes.
What Concerns Can Be Addressed?
Vivace can improve a number of skin concerns in patients of all ages. Here are some of the most commonly treated concerns at our professional office:
Lines and Wrinkles
These classic signs of aging can begin developing in the mid to late-20s and grow more noticeable over time. They are caused by a breakdown of the collagen framework in the skin and can appear on the face, neck, chest, hands, and other parts of the body.
Vivace treatments can temporarily fade lines and wrinkles on various parts of the body by boosting collagen production and tightening the skin. This natural lift helps create a smoother, younger appearance and can take years off your appearance.
Loose and sagging skin is another side effect of the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin. While this breakdown is part of the aging process, Vivace can help minimize skin laxity by stimulating new collagen and elastin production and giving your skin a subtle lift to tighten sagging areas.
Mild to moderate skin laxity can be strategically treated and results can be enhanced with radiofrequency technology. Best of all, your results will appear completely natural, which means that no one will know that you had a treatment unless you choose to tell them.
Acne breakouts can greatly impact your satisfaction with the appearance of your skin. Often caused by bacteria, stress, diet, hormones, and other factors, these breakouts are notoriously difficult to treat. Vivace combines skin-rejuvenating microneedling with gentle radiofrequency treatment and bacteria-neutralizing LED light therapy to successfully manage acne breakouts and create a clear, even skin tone.
Scars caused by acne, injuries, or other skin conditions can take years to fade naturally. This treatment can accelerate the healing process by creating new collagen and elastin growth to help lift and fade scars. Vivace can be used on many parts of the body, making it an ideal treatment option for those who want to see scars on various body parts minimized.
Uneven Tone and Texture
Sun damage and aging can cause an uneven skin tone or texture with dark spots, dry patches, and general dullness. These issues may seem minimal, but they can greatly impact the way you feel in your own skin. Vivace can help create a more vibrant, youthful appearance by refreshing the skin, improving the surface-level texture, and fading discoloration over time to create a more even tone.
Stretch marks can appear on various parts of the body. They are often caused by pregnancy or sudden weight gain and are considered to be a type of scar that may not improve naturally. Vivace can help treat stretch marks by stimulating new collagen growth in the affected areas and tightening the skin with radiofrequency energy. This may cause these marks to fade or shrink over time.
Is It Better than Microneedling?
Traditional microneedling is an excellent skin treatment for patients who want to increase their body’s natural collagen production. It can also create new channels for serums to penetrate the skin and provide refreshment to the lower layers. This is one of the main reasons why the Vivace treatment process includes microneedling.
However, Vivace has greatly improved the microneedling process by adding radiofrequency and LED light technology to further enhance the treatment results. The handheld device used during treatment is optimized to provide accurate and effective microneedling with dozens of tiny, surgical-grade needles. This device is also outfitted with the radio frequency technology and the LED lights, making it easy to progress through the treatment steps.
The combination of these three treatment options provides patients with the best microneedling experience available today. If you have any questions about the advantages of Vivace over traditional microneedling, one of our doctors would be happy to share more information during your initial consultation!
How Long Do Results Last?
Each patient’s experience is unique, and individual results may vary. However, the average patient sees results lasting at least six to 12 months. These results can be enhanced with touch-up treatments or other skin-rejuvenation options.
In addition, your results can be prolonged by practicing good sun protection habits and promoting general skin health. If you decide to commit to a personalized treatment plan, you will usually have one treatment every four to six months to maintain your ideal image.
What Should I Expect?
We always begin with a brief initial consultation. This appointment allows one of our doctors to review your medical history, examine your areas of concern, and determine whether this treatment is right for you. Once you are approved for treatment, your doctor will recommend a personalized treatment plan designed to address your specific skin concerns and give you instructions to help you prepare for your first appointment.
On the day of your appointment, you should avoid applying makeup in the target areas. Your doctor will clean your skin and begin the treatment with the microneedling stage. First, they apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Next, they adjust the microneedling device and needle lengths to achieve your desired results. They will gently move the device over the target area.
Once your doctor is finished microneedling, they will apply a nourishing serum, which will permeate your skin during your radiofrequency treatment. You should feel a calming, comfortable warming sensation during this stage.
Finally, your doctor will use red and blue LED lights to calm your skin and kill any bacteria that could cause breakouts. Your total appointment time should take about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas treated. After your appointment, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities with zero downtime.
As your skin heals, you should avoid direct sun exposure or any skincare treatment or product that could cause irritation. Your skin should feel back to normal within the first week after treatment, and you can expect to begin noticing results within the first one to four weeks. Your skin should appear brighter and smoother, and some skin concerns may appear less noticeable.
As new collagen and elastin reinforce your skin’s structure, your final results will become visible. This usually takes place at about three to six months, during which time you may have additional Vivace treatments to continue improving your skin.
Once your recommended treatment plan is complete, you can expect your final results will last from six to 12 months. Your skin’s aging process will begin to fade these results after this point, and most patients choose to continue having regular treatments in order to maintain their ideal image and manage the overall health of their skin.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you are an adult man or woman concerned about the appearance of your skin, you could be an ideal candidate for Vivace. In general, you should be healthy, free of any bleeding disorders or active skin infections or irritations, and have realistic, informed expectations about the results you may see.
This treatment may not be ideal for those with severe lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity. In addition, it may not be appropriate for patients with severe or cystic acne, which can be exacerbated by treatment. If you have questions about your candidacy, one of our doctors can help you evaluate your concerns.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Don’t let your skin concerns keep you from enjoying your life! Let Vivace microneedling transform your skin and deliver natural, long-lasting results. To learn more about this exciting new alternative to traditional microneedling, contact our team of experts at Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!