By Bruce Ferris, MD, Amy Sprole, MD, and Nataliya Biskup, MD
Whether you’re 27 or 77, you’ve probably noticed a myriad of non-invasive treatment options when it comes to reducing the signs of aging and improving the look and feel of your skin.
Some of the best procedures renew the skin by targeting your collagen and elastin. These are the building blocks of your skin that weaken as you age and cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Our favorite new treatment, Vivace, uses microneedling with radio frequency to improve the contouring and tightening of your face, neck, hands and body by stimulating the natural production of your collagen.
This in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes stretch marks, reduces scars, and decreases pore size and acne, beginning with your very first visit. The results are immediate.
In this article, we look at six things you need to know about the latest microneedling treatment, Vivace.
#1: What is Radio Frequency?
Vivace uses state-of-the-art microneedling to provide the best results for you. Microneedling, combined with radio frequency, provides heat to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen production, which leads to tighter, younger-looking skin.
#2: What Does Vivace Feel Like?
We use a numbing cream on your face and apply it about 30 minutes before your treatment. This ensures that you are comfortable throughout your treatment.
Because your face is numbed, you’ll feel light pressure to your face with an occasional light, sparking feeling.
Many patients say the treatment ranges from comfortable to virtually pain-free. This is one of the differentiating features of the Vivace treatment.
#3: How Long Does It Take?
With 30-45 minutes for numbing, the treatment takes about another 45 minutes. While you can go right back to work, you should plan for about two hours in our office.
#4: What Can I Expect After?
After your Vivace treatment, follow our instructions for the best results and faster recovery.
We suggest waiting until the next day to apply your makeup. Many clients say their skin looks and feels so great, they are ready to go out for the evening with little to no indication they had any treatment.
You want to stay out of the sun. You also want to refrain from a vigorous workout for 24 hours.
#5: How Many Treatments Do I Need?
We recommend three treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart for optimal results, but single treatments are available.
#6: How Long Do the Results Last?
Every patient is different, but the collagen you make is your own and continues accelerated production and regeneration over three months. Results improve over time.
Like many other microneedling treatments, Vivace applies sterile microneedles to stimulate your own collagen production. While other treatments can lead to tearing, pain and often mixed outcomes, Vivace delivers more precise, deeper results with little to no pain or visible trauma and great outcomes.
We want you to love the skin you’re in, and Vivace can help you look your natural best.
This non-surgical treatment can address your concerns quickly and effectively. You’ll notice the results immediately, and with little to no downtime, you’ll be out for a dinner date the same day.
Ready to see if Vivace is for you? Schedule your consultation with our skin care department at the Plastic Surgery Center by calling 316-688-7500 or visiting pscwichita.com to request your appointment.
You Deserve Expert Guidance and Exceptional Results.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Bruce Ferris, MD, and Amy Sprole, MD, or surgeons who are board-eligible, like Nataliya Biskup, MD. The specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.