Vivace Fractional Microneedling RF
We all want to age gracefully, beautifully, and elegantly. Our new radio frequency microneedling system, the Vivace Fractional Microneedling RF, is the best solution for alleviating fine lines and wrinkles in a natural way.
It has the power to tighten skin, minimize pore size, improve skin tone and texture, and provide immediate results with no downtime. The technology can be used all over the body, including the delicate skin on the neck and jawline, décolleté, arms, thighs, and belly.
Bellissimo Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa is thrilled to be among the first in the area to feature this cutting-edge technology. RF, or radio frequency, provides heat to stimulate collagen production, leading to tighter and younger-looking skin. With state-of-the-art microneedling in combination with the RF, patients experience optimal results from the technology.
What can I expect from a Vivace treatment?
Vivace technology uses fractional radiofrequency (RF). This microneedling treatment is intended for the face, neck, chest and back of hands. It can also treat small body areas. The procedure creates micro-wounds to the epidermis. These tiny “wounds” improve the appearance of rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and depressed scars, such as acne scars along with superficial pigments.
The Vivace device induces skin rejuvenation by heating the dermis and stimulating collagen generation and replenishment. Overall, depending on the area of your face or body being treated, the treatment is well-tolerated. In some cases, the microneedling is virtually painless
When it comes to the actual treatment, you may feel a mild prickling sensation. Our medical aesthetician may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to the treatment to reduce pain and discomfort.
Following the treatment, your skin will appear pink or red for a few hours, much like a sunburn. In addition, there is a slight possibility of minor bleeding and bruising depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure. Your skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short period of time, but should dissipate within 12-48 hours.
Potential Side Effects
As with any procedure, there are potential side effects. The potential side effects of this treatment are: local pain, skin redness (erythema), swelling (edema), damage to the natural skin texture such as blisters, change of skin pigmentation, and pinpoint bleeding or scarring. These side effects are rare and expected to be temporary.
Read through our full Vivace informed consent that informs you of possible side effects.
Does it hurt?
The medical aesthetician performing the procedure may apply a numbing cream so the patient will feel little more than light pressure to the face and a light sparking feeling on occasion.
The Personalized Compounded Numbing Cream can be applied before the treatment to ensure a comfortable experience. Most testimonials provided indicate patients finding the treatment comfortable to virtually pain-free.
Is it safe?
The Vivace Fractional Microneedling RF is FDA approved. It is recommended that the patient seek a medical professional that has been specifically trained to use the device.
How many treatments will I need for the best results?
The majority of physicians find three treatments provide the best experience for patients. These treatments are typically 4-6 weeks apart. A yearly maintenance program should be followed once the desired results have been achieved.
How long does an individual treatment take?
Numbing takes 15 minutes and the actual treatment takes about 45 minutes.
How soon can I resume wearing makeup?
Patients typically go without makeup for hours post-treatment. To maximize the treatment during the first 4-6 hours, we suggest using the Soothe Weekly Mask and Soothe Recovery System. It is recommended that the patient wait at least six hours before applying makeup, possibly even waiting until the next morning.
Will it work on all skin types?
The majority of skin colors and types can be treated, ranging from fair to tanned and high-melanin skin.
If you are interested in learning more about the Vivace Fractional Microneedling RF or any other treatments offered at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery and Medi Spa, schedule a complimentary consultation online or by calling (844) 496-6647.