Microneedling / Vivace™ RF
Stimulate Collagen for Skin Rejuvenation at the South Shore's South Coast Dermatology
Medical microneedling is rapidly gaining popularity as an effective treatment option for reducing wrinkles, scarring (including acne scarring), stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as improving overall skin tone and texture. Compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments for cosmetic dermatology, like chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser treatments, microneedling on the South Shore at South Coast Dermatology causes substantially less tissue damage with minimal downtime.
This treatment consists of creating scores of microscopic channels in the skin. The body's healing response to these hundreds of small injuries includes producing additional collagen and elastin, which also improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, all without sacrificing comfort. South Coast Dermatology uses the CYTO Pen® with patented, disposable multi-needle attachments, as well as a newer device, Vivace™, that adds the benefits of a radiofrequency treatment. With Vivace™, the needles deliver RF energy as they penetrate into deeper layers, remodeling existing collagen and further improving the skin for smoother, more youthful-looking results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vivace™ RF microneedling?
Sterile needles enter the skin, and radiofrequency energy simultaneously goes through the channels that are created. The physical channels and the heat both encourage new collagen production. The channels remain open microscopically for several hours and allow the absorption of topically applied solutions into the skin. Healing is very quick: The channels are usually healed in hours to a day, and makeup can be applied the next day.
Who is a good candidate for Vivace™ RF microneedling?
This treatment is beneficial for all skin types at all times of the year to treat wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, and dull skin by accomplishing skin brightening, tone and texture improvement, and skin tightening. It is most commonly used on the face and neck, but can be used on all body areas.
When will I see results?
Results may be noticeable even days after the first procedure. Most patients will have a series of three Vivace™ RF microneedling treatments spaced one month apart to achieve the best results. Maintenance treatments may be done one to two times a year.