Vivace combines microneedling with RF to deliver heat into deeper layers of the skin in order to remodel oil producing glands and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin for reduction of acne lesions and improved acne scarring. The collagen that is built in the skin is your own natural collagen and the procedure will continue to accelerate endogenous collagen production over time allowing for continuous improvement of acne scarring.
To ensure you comfort, topical numbing cream is applied to the skin 30-45 minutes prior to treatment. This allows for your discomfort to be kept to a minimal.
After the numbing cream is applied for 30-45 minutes the skin is sterilized and the Vivace microneedling tip is applied to the skin to cover entire desired area. The treatment itself takes between 20-45 minutes depending on the size of the area(s) treated.
Usually multiple (2-5) treatments spaced 1 month apart will yield the best results. However, each patient’s individual skin care needs may vary, so we ask you to have an initial consultation prior to undergoing treatment.
Immediately after treatment, we will do a moisturizing mask in the office to help calm any skin irritation and deliver healing skin serums. At the time of your visit, we will provide you with a nutrient-dense skin serum that we will ask you to apply every hour for 6 hours following the treatment. You may experience minor redness post treatment which will subside within a day or two.
Due to the micro-channels that are created with Vivace we ask you to refrain from putting anything on their skin for 6-8 hours post-treatment (including makeup, SPF, moisturizers, etc.) aside from the skin serum provided to you in the office. We additionally suggest avoiding any products with retinols and/or strong acids for the next 4-5 days depending on your skin sensitivity.
Patients comedonal, inflammatory acne and acne scarring are excellent candidates for Vivace.