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Vivace Microneedling with Radiofrequency (RF)

What is Vivace™ RF Microneedling?

Vivace Microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) is FDA-cleared to non-surgically rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing process and initiating the production of new collagen within the tissue. When the microneedle tip of the Vivace system perforates the superficial layer of skin, radiofrequency energy is transmitted through the needles to heat the deeper tissue. The skin reacts by working to repair the tissue through the formation of new elastin and collagen fibers, which gradually give the skin a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Immediately following treatment, the skin easily absorbs specialized serums that can further improve skin quality.

Drs. James Vogel and Carrie Houssock are excited to offer skin rejuvenation treatment with the innovative Vivace RF Microneedling system. Vivace can be an ideal option for patients who desire smoother, tighter, more elastic skin, along with a reduction in the prominence of wrinkles, scarring, pores, and stretch marks.

If you are interested in learning more about this next-generation skin treatment, we invite you to contact our practice or explore the informative sections provided below:

What Are the Benefits of Vivace™ RF Microneedling?

Non-surgical, minimally invasive Vivace RF Microneedling can provide customized therapy for a wide variety of skin concerns with little to no downtime following treatment. The depth and energy frequency can be adjusted to deliver customized treatment based on each patient’s unique needs. For the right candidates, Vivace RF Microneedling can achieve the following skin benefits:

  • Comprehensive skin rejuvenation
  • Correction of sun damage
  • Tighter, firmer, more elastic skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Treatment of active acne
  • Reduction in stretch marks, acne scarring, and other types of scars

Fortunately, the Vivace RF Microneedling system was also designed with patient comfort in mind, and most individuals report little to no discomfort during treatment sessions.

If you are considering a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment and prioritize comfort, quick healing, and dramatic results, Vivace RF Microneedling sessions may be the right choice for you. To find out if you are a good candidate, please contact our practice to schedule your personal consultation.

What Areas Can Vivace™ RF Microneedling Treat?

The Vivace RF Microneedling system is extremely versatile and can be used treat skin on the face, neck, chest, and body. Each Vivace RF Microneedling experience is completely custom-tailored based on the area of the body being treated, the skin concerns present, and the agreed upon treatment goals.

What Happens During Vivace™ RF Microneedling Treatment?

At the start of your session, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area to numb the skin. After about 30 to 45 minutes, the skin should be sufficiently desensitized and RF microneedling with Vivace can begin. Once the correct needle depth and radiofrequency settings are entered into the system, the tip of the handpiece is placed against the skin and the RF microneedling begins. Patients typically report feeling some pressure as the microneedles quickly treat the targeted area of skin. When the microneedling is complete, specialized skin serums are allowed to soak into the skin, delivering hydration, nutrients, and other active ingredients for optimal results.

Can PRP Be Incorporated in Vivace™ RF Microneedling Treatment?

The Vivace Radiofrequency Microneedling treatment can be enhanced by adding your own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). PRP contains your own growth factors, which support skin repair and rejuvenation. On the day of your treatment, a sample of your blood will be collected and separated to extract the PRP. After your Vivace treatment, your PRP will be applied topically. The Vivace system creates deep, clean, open channels, which allow the PRP—and the growth factors it contains—to penetrate deeply into the skin in order to aid collagen deposition.  

What Are the Side Effects of Vivace™ RF Microneedling?

After Vivace RF Microneedling, it is common for the skin to appear flushed temporarily, though treatment is generally well tolerated by patients who are good candidates for the procedure. When performed properly by a board-certified plastic surgeon or highly trained practitioner, there are typically no serious side effects to be concerned about. When post treatment instructions are followed and recovery products are used properly, the skin should return to its normal tone within about six hours (this process may take a bit longer if your treatment is more intensive). At the six hour point, makeup may be applied to conceal any residual effects; however, many patients find they do not require makeup for concealing purposes.

What Results Can I Expect After Vivace™ RF Microneedling?

For optimal results, it is recommended that Vivace patients remain out of the sun as the skin heals. In the short term, RF microneedling with Vivace can deliver a distinctive “glow” to the skin, which is enhanced with the application of skin serums while microchannels created during treatment remain open. Depending on the specific goals and intensity of your treatment, your results may vary; however, the full results of new collagen generation should be visible after about three months.

The specific results you can expect and the time it may take for them to develop will be described in detail during your consultation. For some patients, multiple treatment sessions may be suggested to achieve optimal improvement in the appearance of their unique skin concerns. These sequential sessions are generally performed about six weeks apart. It is also common to combine Vivace RF Microneedling with other skin treatments, facial procedures, and/or injectable fillers for a custom-designed treatment plan aimed at providing the greatest degree of aesthetic improvement.

How Much Does Vivace™ RF Microneedling Cost?

Every Vivace RF Microneedling treatment plan is unique to the patient’s skin concerns and goals, which can cause the overall price to fluctuate. At our Baltimore practice, Vivace RF Microneedling sessions start at $800 per treatment and may go up to $2100 per treatment to include platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and additional treatment areas like the neck and décolleté.

Factors that may influence the cost of treatment with the Vivace RF Microneedling system include:

  • Size of the treatment area(s)
  • Type of skin conditions and/or concerns being treated
  • Addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Length of treatment sessions
  • Number of sessions performed

During your consultation, the approximate price for your custom treatment plan will be explained, so that you are aware of the cost. If desired, you may ask to learn more about plastic surgery financing options available through our practice. For qualified applicants, third-party lenders—including CareCredit® and Prosper® HealthCare Lending—offer loans and flexible payment plans to make cosmetic treatment more accessible.

For more information about Vivace RF Microneedling and other skin rejuvenation treatments, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice.