Vivace Microneedling and RF for Smoother Skin
Want to change the surface texture of your skin without weeks of healing and pain? Vivace microneedling can make your skin look smoother and younger. The Vivace technology is not available everywhere yet because it’s so new, but Serenity Medical Spa in NJ is proud to be one of the first spas to offer it to our patients.
This page should answer the biggest questions you have about the procedure and radiofrequency microneedling in general.
What is Vivace RF microneedling?
Vivace is an advancement to traditional microneedling skin treatments that combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency (RF). The procedure is minimally invasive and can improve the appearance of thin, crepey skin we develop with age. It is also especially effective on acne scarring. Microneedling and RF have been available for quite some time as individual treatments. By combining therapies, the Vivace device delivers significantly greater results than either treatment on its own.
Microneedling vs. Radiofrequency (RF)
- Microneedling: The robotic hand piece, controlled by the physician, places microneedles in the precise level of your skin to deliver maximum benefit.
- Multi-Level Radiofrequency (RF): Once the needles are where they need to be, they deliver radiofrequency waves from under the skin.
When you receive a Vivace skin treatment, the microneedling and radiofrequency are both completed in seconds using a safe, sterile, precise robotic component. Some laser skin treatments carry a risk of of hypo or hyper pigmentation, but there is no such concern with radiofrequency.
How often should I get Vivace microneedling?
The Vivace microneedling procedure is recommended in a series of three (3) treatments at one month intervals. To determine exactly what skin treatment regimen is right for you, it is best to get a consultation with a doctor at a medical spa.
Are Vivace microneedling treatments painful?
The Vivace treatment is remarkably comfortable, rating only a 2 or a 3 on the discomfort scale. Before the treatment, a topical anesthetic is placed on the target
areas of the skin, which numbs the skin and makes the microneedling and RF process virtually painless.
Is Vivace effective for acne scars?
Vivace microneedling has an amazing effect on both new and old acne scars. Traditional microneedling is an effective acne treatment, but Vivace goes even deeper into the skin, and the radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen production, achieving an even more significant result!
How long is recovery after microneedling?
Recovery is very easy and short for microneedling and ranges from 12 to 48 hours. You will see some redness and slight swelling for a few hours after the treatment. During the healing process, your skin remodels itself from deep down all the way up to the surface, resulting in a much smoother, more youthful appearance.
You should consult with your doctor regarding what to do during recovery from your Vivace treatment, but the following guidelines are standard:
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
- Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
- Avoid any skin products that contain acids.
- Avoid sweating too much to prevent the risk of infection.
How soon after microneedling can I wear makeup?
It is advisable to wait 12 to 24 hours after a microneedling treatment before applying makeup. Your skin should be able to breathe for at least 24 hours. Applying makeup may result in additional inflammation, causing recovery to take longer. There is also a higher risk of skin infection from a contaminated makeup brush after microneedling because your skin is very open during recovery.
Can I shower after microneedling?
Waiting 12 hours to shower after microneedling is ideal to avoid the risk of infection while your skin’s channels are open. Most patients who receive a microneedling procedure can safely shower the next morning, but using hot water may make inflammation and swelling more noticeable.
Schedule a Free Skincare Consultation for Microneedling in NJ
Serenity Medical Spa is one of the first medical spas in the United States to offer the amazing new Vivace procedure to our patients. We’re located in Central New Jersey near the Princeton area. Come into our Pennington, NJ location for your free anti-aging treatment consultation today! Other cosmetic procedures we perform for anti-aging include:
- PicoSure Laser Rejuvenation
- Dermal Remodeling for Acne Scarring
- Instant Acne Removal
- Tempsure Envi Treatments