Vivace microneedling with radio frequency involves the placement of a handheld device over the area of skin to be treated, which activates the radio frequency energy. The hand piece consists of a multiple needle head that is targeted to a specified depth depending on each patient’s desired result. The patient’s skin is numbed prior to treatment. The device’s tiny needles puncture the skin, which stimulates new collagen formation in the skin as well as the production of skin-tightening agents hyaluronic acid and elastin.
Patients should undergo between 3 and 6 sessions two weeks to 1 month apart. Each treatment takes about an hour.
The benefits include:
- Smaller pore size
- Reduced secretion of skin oils (seborrhea)
- Minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved delivery and absorption of medical-grade skin care products
- Reduced occurrence of acne
Combining Vivace with PRP
To maximize the effectiveness of Vivace, patients can combine it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), as the two treatments are said to complement each other. Vivace helps the PRP to easily penetrate the skin for maximum results.