If you are looking for an effective treatment to address skin texture and fine lines, microneedling is a great option. More specifically, Vivace Ultra™ RF Microneedling combines microneedling with RF energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
One thing that makes it unique is the technology involving ultrasound-guided RF energy with adjustable microneedling. The needles’ precise depth varies depending on the area treated and goals. Vivace Ultra’s device offers cutting-edge design, is FDA-cleared, and is manufactured in the USA.
The microneedling treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles while also improving skin texture and tone. It’s used along with a specialized peptide serum and soothing peptide masque for after care. The use of ultrasound mapping makes it highly personalized to your skin’s needs. It maps the skin under the surface.
Please keep in mind this article is for informational purposes and isn’t a substitute for personalized care. We recommend booking a consultation with a skilled aesthetic professional to help you evaluate whether this or any other treatment is right for you.
The treatment offers a range of benefits according to the Vivace Ultra™ brand:
- It’s a less invasive, non-surgical treatment
- Just about any area of face or body skin can be treated
- Since it is non-surgical, there is no downtime
- Works for a range of skin tones from light to dark
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Highly personalized treatment due to new ultrasound mapping technology
- Start seeing results right away
We want to highlight that Vivace Ultra™ works for darker skin as well as lighter skin. Some laser or energy based skin treatments don’t work as well for dark skin tones, so we think this benefit is especially noteworthy.
How Vivace Ultra™ Works
Radio Frequency treatments are a noninvasive way to use energy to stimulate your skin’s natural healing and recovery process. This results in stimulating collagen production, which is key to effective non-surgical rejuvenation. It can help smooth wrinkles, tighten the skin, and more. When combined with micro-needling, it is even more powerful since the needling is similar using a different approach.
Basically, Vivace Ultra™ delivers two treatments in one, including thermal energy (or heat) in the form of radio frequency and very tiny needles. The thermal energy and needling create mild, controlled injury or damage to the treated skin. You heal quickly, but that process stimulates collagen and elastin production.
As we age, both collagen and elastin production slow, which is why the skin texture declines for looser or saggy-looking skin, fine lines, and other issues. People find that stretch marks, acne scars, and other signs of skin damage may seem more visible. Vivace Ultra™ addresses those concerns.
Depending on your goals, you may need a series of up to six treatments for your desired results, but once your skin is there, you may only need annual maintenance sessions.
Ultimately, the results include the following:
- Tighter-looking skin with better elasticity due to collagen and elastin stimulation
- Skin that looks and feels a little firmer and fuller, more like the skin of your youth
- Improved appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Scars and stretchmarks may look less obvious
- Signs of sun damage, including hyperpigmentation, may improve
- Many people feel like they have a radiant glow after the treatment
- Smoother, fresher looking skin
During your consultation session, ask your provider to show you before and after photos so you can get a realistic sense of what kind of natural-looking results other people have seen from the treatment. The results are natural looking since the treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing and repair process.
What to Expect During a Vivace Ultra™ RF Microneedling Session
First, your skin is gently cleansed, and your provider will apply a topical anesthetic to the area for your comfort. Next, your skin is mapped using special ultrasound technology to create your personalized treatment plan.
The actual treatment involves using Vivace Ultra’s proprietary handpiece to gently and precisely insert gold-plated microneedles into your skin. This creates little collagen-stimulating micro-injuries to improve your skin’s texture and appearance.
Afterward, your provider may apply a special serum or a mask, depending on your needs. The follow-up treatments include peptides and cool and calm the skin. Your skin may be red, tender, and tingly after your session, but less so than following traditional microneedling treatment.
While there is no downtime compared to plastic surgery, there are a few things to avoid for a couple of days after your treatment.
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours
- Avoid direct sunlight for up to three days
- Don’t use exfoliating products for at least a week
Longer-term side effects beyond temporary redness and tingling are rare. In some incidences people have experienced complications like infection, hyperpigmentation, bruising, or swelling. Talk with your provider about any specific risk factors and steps to reduce that risk. For example, if you have open wounds in the treatment area, your provider will encourage you to wait until that wound has healed.
The treatment takes around 45 minutes, but this will vary depending on the areas of your face or body you have treated.
Maintaining Your Results
Your results unfold as your skin cells turn over, revealing fresher-looking, smoother skin. You can maintain the results long-term through annual follow-up treatments.
Also, take good care of your skin using medical grade skincare products and a high SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from further sun damage.
Next Steps to Benefit From Vivace Ultra™ Charlotte NC
If you live in or near Charlotte, NC, you can enjoy this treatment through The Skin Center by CPS. The Skin Center is part of the Charlotte Plastic Surgery family, so we are associated with decades of excellent care and commitment to our patient’s aesthetic needs.
We focus on today’s most effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Vivace Ultra™, medical-grade facials, cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, and more. Our treatments and injections are administered by skilled nurses specializing in aesthetic treatments.
If you want your skin to look, it’s best. Contact us to schedule a consultation. We want everyone in the Charlotte community to feel comfortable and confident in their skin.