RF Microneedling Vivace Ultra™
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling with Vivace Ultra™ combines the benefits of radiofrequency energy, microneedling, and ultrasound imaging for transformative skin rejuvenation with little to no downtime. Vivace Ultra™ promotes skin remodeling with new collagen for a fresh, supple, and youthful facial appearance. Collagen production slows down in your mid-twenties, but Vivace Ultra™ can revitalize your complexion over your lunch break.
Stephen M. Miller, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering RF microneedling with Vivace Ultra™ in Las Vegas and surrounding Nevada areas. Dr. Miller and his experienced staff offer minimally invasive skin rejuvenation services with exceptional care and a friendly office atmosphere.
What Is Vivace Ultra™?
Vivace Ultra™ combines two technologies to elevate RF microneedling and enhance healthy aging. The new and improved Vivace system uses ultrasound #skinvision technology to visualize the layers of skin for precise treatment, an industry first. The FDA-cleared device uses an exclusive RF microneedling delivery system that works for all skin types.
How RF Microneedling with Vivace Ultra™ Works
Microneedling creates tiny punctures or columns in the skin with “micro” needles that induce collagen production. RF energy heats the tissues, stimulating additional collagen production and tightening skin for a younger look. State-of-the-art microneedling combined with RF energy is a safe and effective way to reduce signs of aging and facial scarring.
What sets Vivace Ultra™ apart is the face that it uses ultrasound technology to map the skin before RF microneedling, allowing our plastic surgeon to customize treatment to your unique skin concerns. Dr. Miller uses these images to determine the ideal depth for the microneedles, removing guesswork from the treatment and improving outcomes.
He begins the Vivace Ultra™ treatment by numbing your skin with a cream that takes 30 to 45 minutes to take effect. Once you’re numb, you may feel light pressure, though most patients find the treatment comfortable with little to no discomfort. Depending on the face or body area, the device takes 45mins to 2 hours for two passes. We apply a sheet mask containing peptides, anti-inflammatory agents, and antioxidants to soothe the skin. A serum with the same ingredients locks in moisture and calms redness and swelling.
Dr. Miller typically recommends three or four Vivace Ultra™ treatments with sessions every four to six weeks.
Candidates for RF Microneedling with Vivace Ultra™
Vivace Ultra™ works for all skin types, from fair to dark, and treats the whole body. Anyone looking for firmer, tighter, smoother skin may qualify with some limitations, such as active skin infections, blood thinner medications, or open wounds.
RF microneedling can improve a host of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Fines lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Stretch marks
- Mildly loose skin
- Crepey skin
Benefits of Vivace Ultra™ RF Microneedling
This skin rejuvenation technology offers tighter, smoother skin without surgery and with little recovery time. The virtually pain-free procedure provides personalized treatment for all skin tones, with immediate results. Vivace Ultra™ offers less downtime than other RF microneedling technologies because the aftertreatment sheet mask and serum reduce discomfort and skin irritation.
RF microneedling provides immediate results that continue to improve as skin remodeling and neocollagenesis (new collagen) increase in the deeper skin tissues. A 2021 review in Dermatologic Surgery found RF microneedling effective and safe with skin remodeling that continued for up to six months.
RF Microneedling Recovery and Results
The Vivace Ultra™ RF microneedling system requires no downtime, but you may have some redness and tightness after your treatment. You should avoid exercise that increases your heart rate for 48 hours, stay out of direct sunlight for 10 days, and avoid using exfoliating or retinol products for one week before and after microneedling.
Dr. Miller will give you the Boost Serum by Vivace® for at-home application daily for the first week to decrease redness and tightness. Your face will feel tight, with less pronounced wrinkles and a youthful, dewy glow. Some women don’t need to wear makeup while their skin heals because red and brown spots are gone or vastly improved.
Your skin tone and texture will look better right after Vivace Ultra™ RF microneedling, and you’ll see more improvements a few months later as collagen regenerates in the treated area.
If you’re interested in Vivace Ultra™ RF microneedling, contact Stephen M. Miller, MD, in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin, Nevada. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling (702) 369-1001 or filling out our online contact form.