Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery
5410 North Scottsdale Road A-500
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 423-1973
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Vivace™ RF Microneedling
While lines and creases can be annoying, they’re only part of the story—loose, sagging skin plays a major role in the appearance of the aging face. This makes skin tightening at our Scottsdale, Arizona clinic a popular request. For these patients, we often recommend Vivace™, an FDA-cleared, innovative technique that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling for firmer, younger-looking skin.
Are You a Candidate?
The Vivace™ treatment is appropriate for many different types of people. By stimulating collagen development at the skin’s deeper layers, it’s quite effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles and tightening and thickening skin in the following areas:
Vivace™ is safe to use on all skin tones, including tanned skin.
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When you arrive for your appointment, your provider applies a topical numbing cream to your skin about a half hour prior to the procedure. This gives the anesthetic plenty of time to take effect. Once your skin is fully numbed, your provider moves the Vivace™ device over your treatment area. The gold plated microneedles penetrate skin while simultaneously emitting radiofrequency energy.
Once the treatment is complete, the channels created by the microneedles make skin especially receptive to skincare products aiding in increased absorption. We’ll recommend the best serums for you to enhance your results. We also recommend complementing your results with PRP treatment. PRP will be used in place of the serum provided at the end of the treatment to increase collagen production and optimize results. Prior to treatment, we recommend receiving a Hydrafacial by our licensed aesthetician for proper exfoliation and hydration to enhance results.
You can expect to be in our office for about an hour. For the remainder of the day, it’s best to avoid makeup, although there’s no significant downtime required. Most patients see immediate results and optimal tightness and improved tone after a series of 3 treatments.
Wondering whether Vivace may be a good choice for you? We’d be glad to talk with you more about Vivace and answer all your questions. Request your consultation online or call us at (480) 423-1973 to book your appointment.
What is VIVACE™ RF MICRONEEDLING?
Vivace is a treatment that combines radio frequency energy with microneedling to stimulate collagen production, leading to tighter, younger looking skin.
Does it hurt?
We apply a numbing cream 30-45 minutes prior to treatment to ensure our patient is comfortable throughout the treatment. With a numbed face, the patient will experience light pressure to the face with an occasional, light sparking feeling.
How many treatments do I need?
Although this varies for each individual and their desires, we have found that 3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart from each other has provided the patient with the results they are seeking.
How long does treatment take?
Numbing prior to treatment takes about 30-45 minutes and the actual treatment itself takes about 45 minutes.