Aging is a natural process that we can’t stop. Still, we all want to age gracefully and beautifully, and we all want to look great at any age.
Unfortunately, as we get older, fine lines and wrinkles will inevitably come as the skin loses volume and elasticity.
The good news is that there are several cosmetic treatments that can help you improve such signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance, Vivace Microneedling being one of the most effective ones. But what is Vivace Microneedling, and how does it work?
Here is everything you require to know about this revolutionary skin rejuvenation solution.
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What Is Vivace Microneedling?
Vivace Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that relies on a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. This minimally invasive treatment will have the effect of giving you tighter, smoother, and firmer skin, which should significantly improve the appearance of skin imperfections like:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Mild skin laxity
- Large pore size
- Crepey skin
In the end, Vivace microneedling should give a patient a youthful appearance which should improve their self-worth and help them face life with renewed confidence.
The Ideal Candidate for Vivace Microneedling
Although Vivace Microneedling is generally safe, it is not appropriate for everyone. The ideal candidate for the procedure should:
- Have realistic expectations
- Be in good health
- Have early signs of aging
However, you should avoid the Vivace Microneedling if:
- You are pregnant
- You have recently used Accutane
- You are taking anticoagulants
- You are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
- You have an active skin infection
- You have active cold sores
How Vivace Microneedling Works
Vivace microneedling involves using a handheld device to deliver radiofrequency energy to the lower layers of the skin through tiny needles.
In addition to delivering radiofrequency energy in form of heat, these needles also create microdamage that kickstarts your body’s natural healing process.
To this end, the treatment prompts your body to produce more structural proteins- elastin and college- and send them to the treatment area to support the healing process.
With time, these structural proteins will cause your skin to become smoother, firmer, and plumper. The treatment will also improve the appearance of pore size and even scars.
The Difference Between Vivace Microneedling and Traditional Microneedling
Vivace microneedling essentially adds the element of radiofrequency energy to traditional microneedling.
This has the effect of providing extra revitalization benefits. Indeed, microneedling with Vivace is more effective than traditional microneedling.
Although traditional microneedling and Vivace microneedling require the same downtime, the latter can potentially cause more swelling due to radiofrequency heat.
Vivace Microneedling Cost
On average, microneedling with the Vivace machine costs about $1,057. However, the cost can range between $400 and $2,400, depending on the location of your provider’s office, their level of experience, and the number of treatment sessions you will need.
Since it is a cosmetic treatment, your health insurance will not cover it. As such, you will need to talk to your provider to get a more accurate quote for you to prepare yourself financially.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vivace Microneedling
Is Vivace microneedling painful?
Vivace microneedling technology was designed with patients’ comfort in mind. Besides, the procedure is performed under topical anesthesia.
Therefore, although you may experience light pressure and a warm sensation, the treatment will be painless, and you won’t experience any significant discomfort.
How long does Vivace microneedling take?
The exact amount of time patients take at their provider’s office varies on a case-to-case basis.
But generally, the pretreatment numbing will need about 45 minutes to take effect. The treatment itself should also take about 45 minutes.
Therefore, you will need to spare about two hours for the entire treatment process.
Can I wear makeup after the treatment?
After the treatment, you must avoid wearing makeup for at least six hours. Most providers advise their clients to wait until the next day. This will minimize the risk of possible irritation.
How long will the results last?
Everyone is different, and the amount of collagen and elastin the body will make and how long the production of these structural proteins will continue will vary on a case-to-case basis.
But generally, there will be an increased production of collagen for about six months after the treatment.
The results should last a few years, but you can expect long-term results if you choose to be getting routine touch-up treatments.
How long does recovery take after Vivace microneedling?
Vivace microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that requires minimal downtime.
In some cases, it might cause temporary swelling and redness. But in most cases, patients can go back to their day-to-day activities (without any signs of having undergone a cosmetic treatment) after a day or two.