For many of us, one of our number one priorities is taking care of our skin. We all want radiant, glowing, healthy skin. But truth be told, there is only so much that over-the-counter skincare products and at-home solutions can do to take care of challenged skin. At Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA our compassionate team knows the key to perfect skin lies with innovative skin treatments such as Vivace.
What Is Vivace?
Vivace is a revolutionary skin treatment with a growing reputation for perfecting even the most challenged skin. This is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes the most advanced cosmetic technologies to completely reverse the condition of your skin.
This treatment approaches the correction of superficial skin concerns holistically, meaning that it treats every level of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and restore the skin’s condition. Vivace is the first choice for patients searching for an all-in-one treatment to address each of their aesthetic goals.
How It Works
Some might be surprised to learn that the key to this treatment is its combination of three top-notch skin treatments. Instead of one magic ingredient, this treatment has three. Let’s break down what these three skin treatments are and why the combination is so powerful.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that creates controlled micro-injuries on the skin surface, which stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. Microneedling by itself can be an effective solution to many troubling skin concerns, including acne scarring, uneven texture, and uneven skin tone. Microneedling is also commonly used to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly on the mid-face around the cheeks and mouth.
Radiofrequency is considered the current golden standard in beauty treatments, largely due to its efficacy and versatility. Radiofrequency is a non-invasive energy-based treatment that can treat dynamic skin concerns, including dark spots, sun damage, skin laxity, enlarged pores, and scarring.
Radiofrequency is frequently used as an anti-aging treatment, as it stimulates the production of collagen within the skin, which diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. On the body, including the neck, radiofrequency treatments can also lift and tighten skin.
LED is a non-invasive, light-based cosmetic treatment that is often used to calm and soothe skin. LED treatments are frequently featured in many cosmetic acne treatments because LED light can kill the bacteria in the skin that causes acne.
LED treatments typically use red and blue light energy to ease skin into a healing state. LED treatments can fight acne, soothe skin irritation, calm skin inflammation, and much more.
Why This Unique Combination Works
Alone, each of these treatments is effective for treating a variety of skin concerns. However, when put together, this combination is a powerful correction for a multitude of skin concerns, which is what makes this an ideal treatment for challenged skin.
This is because each method of treatment addresses a different layer of skin. Microneedling is for superficial concerns, radiofrequency is for sub-dermal and superficial concerns, and LED promotes deep healing. This combination of treatments makes Vivace the ideal solution for patients of every age, skin tone, and skin concern.
Benefits of Vivace
There are several benefits to this treatment that are appealing to prospective patients. Among the most appealing is the fact that this is an all-in-one treatment that is ideal for patients with complex skin concerns as well as patients who are looking to simplify their cosmetic treatments. Other benefits of this treatment include:
Offers Anti-Aging Effects
The goal of any anti-aging treatment is to reverse the visible signs of aging, particularly wrinkles, dark spots, and greater skin laxity. Anti-aging treatments such as this one use the body’s natural resources to reverse aging and restore beauty to a more youthful appearance. The key to this anti-aging treatment is the combination of microneedling and radiofrequency, both of which incite a greater production of skin-supporting proteins like collagen and elastin.
Refines the Skin
Most cosmetic treatments seek to refine the skin, meaning that these treatments are designed to perfect the skin’s surface. For this treatment, refining the skin means shrinking enlarged pores and creating a smoother skin surface, particularly by softening fine lines. Skin refining treatments are the easiest way to ensure that the surface of the skin is supple and smooth.
As an acne-fighting treatment, this particular system addresses two major challenges of acne: acne-causing bacteria and acne scarring. The LED and radiofrequency technologies can eliminate the bacteria that cause acne, which eliminates acne right at the source. Acne scars, such as dips, dimples, bumps, uneven skin texture, and pigmentation are also diminished because of the combination of microneedling and radiofrequency.
Tightens the Skin
This treatment has the unique appeal of being an ideal solution for skin laxity associated with aging skin. Skin laxity on the face is commonly characterized by loose skin on the cheeks, jowls, and below the chin near the neck; skin laxity can also be found around the eyes, such as the eyebrows and the hollows of eyes. The radiofrequency in this treatment gently heats skin tissues to encourage the production of collagen within the sub-dermal layers, which then lifts and tightens skin.
Resurfaces the Skin
This treatment is also used as a skin resurfacing treatment, both for aging skin and for complex skin conditions such as those caused by acne or sun damage. A skin resurfacing treatment is any cosmetic solution to correct superficial issues on the skin surface, which may include challenges such as dry skin, rough skin, dark spots, sun damage, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes. All three technologies create a powerful resurfacing effect to perfect the superficial appearance of skin.
Is Painless and Precise
The final benefit of this treatment is the fact that the minimally invasive system is painless and precise. This treatment can be personalized to suit the patient’s exact needs, meaning it can be used to treat areas of concern with high precision. The treatment is also painless and has very limited downtime, making it an easy recovery for all patients.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
All cosmetic treatments require steps that must be followed from start to finish to achieve optimal desired results. At our clinic, there are several steps that are involved in our treatments to give our patients comprehensive care. Some of these steps include:
You will need to attend a consultation appointment before your treatment begins so that we can make sure this treatment is right for you. At your consultation, we will examine the condition of your skin, assess your goals for treatment, and talk about the expected results. We will gather some information about you, such as any cosmetic treatments you have had in the past, your current skincare routine, and your lifestyle habits. We may also explore additional treatment options.
Before your treatment, we will provide you with pre-treatment instructions to help you prepare for your treatment. These pre-treatment instructions should be followed for 24 hours before your appointment and may include:
- Do not drink alcohol
- Avoid using Retinol products
- Do not use exfoliating products or acids
The first step of your treatment will be microneedling performed by one of our skilled technicians. The microneedling portion of this treatment opens the skin and kick-starts the body’s natural healing properties. If desired, special serums will be applied to the skin after microneedling is complete before moving on to the next step.
The second step is the radiofrequency treatment, which uses controlled heat to gently encourage the production of collagen and elastin deep within the sub-dermal layers of skin. During the radiofrequency step, patients may feel a gentle heat sensation or tingling. This sensation will last only for the duration of this portion of the treatment and is not painful.
The final step of this treatment is exposing skin to LED red and blue lights to soothe the skin and further promote the body’s natural healing properties. The LED portion of this treatment will help neutralize any acne-causing bacteria in the skin as well as help to refine the skin’s surface.
From start to finish, this treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete based on the condition of your skin.
After your treatment, we will provide you with post-treatment instructions to help ensure that you have a smooth recovery from your treatment. These post-treatment instructions should be followed for 24 to 72 hours and may include:
- No make-up, SPF, or cleansers of any kind for 24 hours
- Do not touch, rub, pick, or scrub the skin
- Avoid heat, sunlight, and excess sweating
- Use gentle, neutral cleansers and moisturizers
We may provide you with additional care instructions, such as prescriptions to use or recommended skincare products. The majority of patients are recovered from this treatment within four to seven days of treatment. When skin is recovered, it is important to continue the regular use of normal skincare products and skincare routines, including the use of SPF.
What Are Results Like?
Results for this treatment are initially visible right after the recovery period, which is usually within one week of treatment. Results for this treatment are best when optimized with a series of treatments: usually three to five spaced about two weeks apart. Results will include an overall improvement to the appearance of the skin and particularly fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, scarring, acne, and superficial skin concerns.
How Often Will You Need Treatment?
After your initial series of treatments, you will only need to have treatments once every six months to maintain results. This is because the results of this treatment build on each other, meaning the subsequent treatments last longer each time. Most patients have regularly scheduled appointments twice a year to continue enjoying the desired results.
Can You Extend Results?
The best way to extend the results of your treatment is to take care of your skin by using the right skincare products, properly moisturizing your skin, and protecting your skin from sun exposure by using SPF daily. We can help you explore skincare products and find the right products that work for your exact needs.
Are You a Good Candidate?
This treatment is ideal for many patients, and particularly patients with multiple skin concerns. This treatment is safe for all skin tones and skin types. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Soften skin
- Diminish acne scarring
- Refine skin
- Tighten and lift the skin
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Eliminate acne
Boost Your Skin’s Natural Healing Properties Today!
If taking care of your skin is one of your top priorities, then you should know that having healthy, glowing, radiant skin is possible with the right cosmetic treatments. It’s time to boost your skin’s natural healing properties. If you think Vivace is right for you, contact Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA today to schedule your consultation appointment!