There comes the point in everyone’s skincare journey when face soap and moisturizer just aren’t enough. At the office of Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, we know that sometimes your skin needs something more and that something is Vivace, are revolutionary skincare treatment that can give you beautiful, glowing skin. It can address some of your most pressing skin concerns so that you can finally achieve all of your skin goals.
Is Vivace Effective?
This treatment is a revolutionary method of skin rejuvenation that combines three different effective skincare treatments into one. It uses radiofrequency, collagen induction therapy, and LED light to transform the skin. Not only is it effective, but it can address several different skin problems in one single session.
What Is Vivace?
Vivace has changed the way the beauty world thinks about skin rejuvenation. It can make good skin even better and help improve skin that needs some extra TLC. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that uses advanced technologies to holistically treat the skin. It stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself naturally by increasing collagen and elastin production.
Instead of scheduling multiple skincare treatments, you can schedule one and get the benefits from all three of these rejuvenating treatments in just one session.
How Does It Work?
This treatment works by initiating the benefits of three different treatments that deliver results: microneedling, radiofrequency, and LED light therapy.
Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It works by creating controlled injuries on the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production below the surface to heal the skin from the inside out. Increased collagen production that results from microneedling leads to smoother-looking skin and a reduced appearance of fine lines and scars.
It can also help even out the skin tone and improve skin texture and smooth lines around the mouth and the cheeks. During treatment, tiny needles insert repetitively into the skin, creating micro-channels. These microchannels open up the skin so that nutrient-dense products can absorb more readily. Within a few weeks, the effects of collagen production become more visible, and your skin begins to look more youthful.
Radiofrequency is one of the most popular skincare treatments for its ability to improve the skin. It can improve the appearance of dark spots, aging, loose skin, acne scars, and large pores. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses heat energy to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of fine lines and aging. It can treat the skin on the face, the neck, and the body by lifting it and making it look and feel younger.
Many different at-home devices utilize LED lights to improve the skin, but nothing is quite as powerful as an in-office treatment. LED treatments have different colors that can target and treat different concerns. These lights are effective at addressing and treating certain skin concerns.
The green light can address brown spots and uneven skin tone and texture. Red light soothes, treats fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces inflammation. Blue light helps kill bacteria and helps calm and clear breakouts. The combination of different lights can address multiple issues on different areas of the face at one time.
Why It Works
If you have problematic skin, one of these treatments may help resolve one of your issues, but when you combine all three treatments into one, as Vivace does, you get a powerful skincare treatment that can improve your skin on many levels. Each of these methods addresses different areas of the skin and, in doing so, activates the fountain of youth within your body.
Microneedling addresses the top layer of skin, radiofrequency addresses sub-dermal skin, and LED light helps promote healing on multiple levels. It can help improve the skin of patients of all ages and skin types with different skin concerns.
What Are the Benefits of Vivace?
If you have problematic skin, one of these treatments may help resolve one of your issues, but when you combine all three treatments into one, as Vivace does, you get a powerful skincare treatment that can improve your skin on many levels. Each of these methods addresses a different area of the skin and, in doing so, activates the fountain of youth within your body.
Whether a treatment really can be defined as anti-aging comes down to how you look and the kind of results you get. If your skin looks and feels younger, then that treatment really is anti-aging. That’s the kind of results patients get when they experience this unique treatment and all that it has to offer. Collagen and elastin production are essential to youthful skin, and this treatment increases the production of both of these substances.
It Leads to Skin Refinement
Refined skin can be characterized by smaller, tighter pores, smoother skin, and barely visible fine lines. This treatment refines the skin by giving you these kinds of results and more.
It Fights Acne
If you struggle with acne-prone skin, you know just how difficult it is to treat. The combination of LED light and radiofrequency work together to kill the bacteria that causes acne so that you can finally have clear skin. It can also improve the appearance of acne scars.
It Tightens the Skin
Tight skin is one of the hallmarks of youth, but it gets harder as you age to maintain tight skin. This treatment will help tighten the skin and, in doing so, improve the appearance of the cheeks, the skin beneath the chin, the under-eye area, the hollows of the eyes, the eyebrows, and the jowls. Radiofrequency energy tightens skin by increasing collagen levels for a tightening and lifting effect.
We’ve all heard the saying: “Beauty is pain.” However, we want to let you in on a little secret: it doesn’t have to be. You can get beautiful results without feeling any pain when you choose this treatment. We’ll apply a numbing cream as needed so that you can relax and enjoy the process that will lead to some dramatic anti-aging results.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
Almost every skincare treatment requires a consultation because everyone has different skin types, tones, and health histories. This treatment is no different. During a consultation, we’ll discuss your goals, analyze your skin, talk about your problem areas and then confirm that you’re a candidate for this treatment.
Preparing for Your Treatment
You should follow some instructions to ensure that you get the best results from this treatment. You should follow these instructions for 24 hours before your appointment:
- Avoid alcohol
- Don’t exfoliate your skin or use topical products that contain acids
- Temporarily discontinue the use of retinol products
Step One: Microneedling
Your Vivace treatment begins with microneedling. The microneedling process begins the skin’s healing process by opening up the skin and creating micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. Before we begin, we’ll apply a topical numbing gel to help keep you completely comfortable during the session. We can also apply specialized serums to the skin before beginning the next step to help your skin absorb some extra nutrient-rich products.
Step Two: Radiofrequency
The next step is the radiofrequency treatment, in which we’ll use heat energy to help promote collagen and elastin production within the skin. You may feel a warm, tingling sensation, but you won’t feel any pain. The applicator will pass back and forth across the surface of your skin until it covers your entire treatment area.
Step Three: LED Light
The last step in this treatment uses LED lights to reduce inflammation, soothe the skin, and promote natural healing. If you are prone to breakouts, LED will help rid your skin of any bacteria that could cause new acne development. It will also improve the appearance of your skin and help it look and feel healthier. This treatment takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The time variance is based on your skin’s condition and what you want to treat and correct.
There are some directions that you will need to follow post-treatment to get the best results and keep your skin healthy and protected from the elements. You should follow these directions anywhere from 24 to 72 hours after your session is complete. Some instructions may include:
- Refraining from applying makeup, cleansers, or SPF for 24 hours
- Avoid picking, rubbing, scrubbing, or touching your treated skin
- Avoid excess heat, sweating, and sunlight
- When cleansing or moisturizing, use gentle products
Your esthetician may recommend certain products to help your skin begin the healing process. Your skin should be back to normal within four to seven days of your session, and at that time, you can resume all of your normal skincare products and treatments.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Most patients notice visible results in their skin within a week of their first treatment. Results can improve and build on one another when you undergo a series of anywhere from three to five treatments every two weeks. You can expect your skin to look better and brighter with a reduced appearance of lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. You can also expect an improvement in skin tone and elasticity.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
After you complete the recommended number of treatments necessary to meet your skin goals, you can maintain your results by scheduling a session every six months. Most of our patients get the best results by undergoing two sessions each year.
Is There a Way To Extend My Results?
You can extend your Vivace results by taking good care of your skin and maintaining a skincare routine. Moisturizer, sunscreen, and topical products go a long way in keeping your skin healthy. If you need help developing a skincare routine, our estheticians will be happy to help you choose the right products for your skin.
Am I a Candidate?
This treatment is effective for patients with many different skin concerns since the different methods target and treat different layers of the skin and different problem areas. It is safe for use on all skin tones and types. If you want to see an improvement in your skin and improve your skin health, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. It can help you:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of your acne scars
- Soften your skin
- Lift and tighten the skin
- Improve skin refinement
- Eliminate acne
- Improve skin tone and texture
Begin Your Treatment Today
Whether you’re a skincare fanatic or you’ve realized it’s time to start investing in your skin, we can help you achieve all your goals and get as close to skin perfection as possible. Contact us today at the office of Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about Vivace and how it can help your skin.