Microneedling in Beverly Hills, CA
What is Vivace Microneedling Treatment?
At Enhance® Medical Center, Dr. Charles S. Lee and our world-class team of skin care experts aim to treat your skin at all levels so you can enjoy a healthier and more youthful complexion for years to come. We are pleased to offer Vivace, an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency, two of the most effective methods for treating skin and aging problems. Safe and effective for all skin types, Vivace stimulates collagen production to tighten the skin while addressing an array of skin concerns including wrinkles, fine lines, large pores and acne scars.
Enhance® Medical Center invites you to learn more about how Vivace can help you achieve dramatic, rejuvenating results with little discomfort and downtime.
How Does Vivace Work?
Vivace combines targeted microneedling with radiofrequency to treat skin at its deepest layers (the dermis). The Vivace system consists of a handheld device with multiple guarded gold needles that offer a more comfortable patient experience than other microneedling systems. The device is placed over the targeted area and the radiofrequency energy feature is activated to heat the deep layers of the skin. The head’s multiple needles create tiny puncture wounds deep in the dermis layer to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The result is healthier, firmer and younger-looking skin.
Treatment with Vivace takes approximately one hour to complete, depending on the treatment size. Results can be seen almost immediately after treatment and will gradually improve over time. For optimal results, most patients need three to six sessions spread approximately four weeks apart.
To ensure maximum comfort, the patient’s skin is numbed prior to treatment. There is little downtime with Vivace; patients can return to work and other normal activities almost immediately after treatment. The treated area may appear flushed or red after treatment, but this will subside within a few hours. Patients should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight in the hours after treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Vivace?
Vivace offers a number of benefits, including:
- Comfortable, minimally invasive treatment
- Personalized results (needle depth can be adjusted to deliver the desired level of correction for each patient)
- Less downtime than conventional microneedling
- Safe and effective for all skin types
What Can Vivace Microneedling Treat?
Vivace can be used on almost all areas of the face and body. It can be used to treat:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Lax, sagging skin
- Large pores
- Poor skin tone and texture
How Does Vivace Differ From Conventional Microneedling?
While Vivace and microneedling are both designed to smooth the face and body by increasing collagen, the procedures differ in several ways. Vivace offers a series of guarded needles, which makes treatment virtually painless, providing a more comfortable patient experience than traditional microneedling. This feature also helps minimize downtime. In addition, microneedling with Vivace offers more dramatic results, thanks to the additional usage of radiofrequency energy to increase collagen production and further tighten the skin. Finally, results with Vivace are visible immediately and continue to improve over time while results of microneedling can take up to two months to become visible.