Frequently Asked Questions
First, we will apply a topical numbing cream to your treatment area. We will then gently administer the microneedling device, creating thousands of healing channels in your skin. With Vivace, the radiofrequency energy is delivered to the skin via the microneedling device, so there’s no extra steps.
Microneedling is well tolerated. We will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Depending on the areas you are treating, your session can last 30 minutes to more than an hour.
Downtime depends on the intensity and type of microneedling treatment. We recommend that you plan for at least a few days to a week of social downtime to give your skin a chance to renew itself.
You may experience redness and swelling following your treatment. In the days following your treatment, you may notice some itchiness as your skin begins to renew itself. Your skin may also take on a sandpaper-like texture, which will gradually slough off within a few days to reveal smoother, brighter, intensely-revitalized skin.
Your refreshed look will last for several months following your treatment. Textural improvements, such as diminished acne scarring, are long-lasting. To maintain and enhance your benefits, we suggest periodic microneedling treatments or combining microneedling with skin rejuvenation treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or skin care products.