WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY VIVACE™ PROCEDURE?
An average Vivace™ treatment takes roughly 30 minutes to perform. On the day of your treatment, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) which takes about 30-45 minutes to become fully effective. Once your skin is numb, your provider will begin treatment. Vivace™ uses a robotic micromotor to gently push needles into the skin. Once inside, these insulated needles emit heat from their tips and into the dermis. Patients express feeling pressure and some heat at this time, but this is tolerated quite well.
Many patients choose to enhance their Vivace™ results by adding growth factors to their skin following their treatment. When applied after a Vivace™ treatment, growth factors penetrate into the microchannels that have been created by the needling. This serum is rich with growth factors that promote healing to optimize your results.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME?
Immediately following treatment, your skin may appear mildly pink or flushed. This redness should only last for an hour or two. For the next six hours, the microchannels that were created will be most receptive to the serums and recovery products that we provide. We recommend that patients avoid prolonged sun exposure, touching their face, makeup and exercise during this time. Once this period has elapsed, patients are free to resume their normal daily activities.
WHAT DOES VIVACE™ TREAT?
You will find that Vivace™ treats all the conditions that can be addressed with traditional microneedling but better – with a faster recovery time and amazing results. This can include the fine lines and wrinkles caused by smoking or aging, acne scars, bags under the eyes, loose skin, stretch marks and more. This treatment is a great option for those who have not had success with creams or facials but are not ready for a surgical procedure. Skin treated with Vivace™ looks more youthful, smoother and rejuvenated.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Healing from Vivace™ RF microneedling begins almost immediately. As days go by, you will continue to notice an improvement in your skin’s appearance. Over time, the difference will be dramatic. Full results from treatment will be achieved at 4 months.
HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?
The average cost of your Vivace™ Experience will vary, depending upon which areas you wish to treat. A typical treatment will cost between $800 and $1200. For enhanced results, consider combining treatments with our CoolPeel laser. We recommend CareCredit and Alphaeon, who have been very useful to many of our patients. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest, so you can enjoy your results soon without the immediate financial burden upfront.