As we age, our skin’s natural collagen and elastin production starts to decline. This leads to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.
While skincare products can help hydrate and nourish the skin, they often can’t fully counteract the aging process.
This is why many people turn to professional aesthetic treatments to achieve tighter, smoother, more youthful looking skin.
One of the latest innovations in this area is Vivace RF microneedling. This advanced treatment is growing in popularity across the country, including at top clinics like Bellava MedAesthetics in Westchester County, NY.
What Exactly is Vivace RF Microneedling?
Vivace RF microneedling is a highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy delivered through insulated microneedles. It is considered a form of collagen induction therapy.
The minimally invasive technique aims to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers within the deeper layers of the skin for significant improvement in tone, texture, firmness and overall appearance.
Unlike traditional microneedling which uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the skin’s surface, Vivace RF microneedling goes deeper to target the dermis. This is the layer where collagen production occurs.
The insulated microneedles protect the surface of the skin while still delivering heat from the RF energy to the right depth in order to spur new collagen growth. This combination approach provides better long-term skin rejuvenation compared to microneedling alone.
Some other names for Vivace RF microneedling include radiofrequency microneedling, fractional RF microneedling, and intense RF microneedling. But they all refer to the same innovative procedure.
How Does Vivace RF Microneedling Work?
Vivace RF microneedling utilizes a specialized device tipped with an array of up to 49 tiny, gold-plated needles. These insulated microneedles are able to gently penetrate deep into the skin thanks to their flexible design. The length of the needles used can be adjusted based on the desired treatment depth.
Once the microneedles reach the optimal depth, the device delivers targeted radiofrequency energy. This heats up the tissue causing micro-injuries. The protected skin surface remains unharmed. The controlled damage from the heat encourages your body’s natural wound healing response.
Part of this response is to send collagen producing fibroblasts to the area. Over the next 6 weeks, these fibroblasts work to create new collagen and elastin. As the collagen rebuild continues over the following months, skin becomes firmer, thicker, and more youthful.
Vivace RF microneedling is typically performed in conjunction with red light therapy. The device delivers therapeutic wavelengths of LED light. This light penetrates the skin to stimulate additional collagen growth. It also helps soothe the skin during the treatment.
Each Vivace RF microneedling session takes about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Most practices treat the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas with signs of aging. The treatment is customized to address each patient’s unique skin concerns and rejuvenation goals.
Benefits of Vivace RF Microneedling
Vivace RF microneedling provides a multitude of anti-aging and skin enhancement benefits including:
- Improves overall tone and texture of skin
- Softens the look of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Evens out skin discoloration and age spots
- Improves facial contours and definition
- Tightens and lifts sagging skin on face, neck, jowls and body
- Stimulates new collagen to plump up skin and restore volume
- Minimal pain or downtime from the non-invasive procedure
In essence, Vivace RF microneedling can refresh and restore the skin to a more youthful, smooth and radiant appearance. The innovative technology helps reverse signs of aging both on and below the surface of the skin.