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Vivace® RF Microneedling Aftercare Steps

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Looking to rejuvenate your skin but don’t want to spend days recovering from surgery? Vivace® RF Microneedling is a great option for people looking to slow the effects of aging without extensive downtime. The popular treatment has a 91% satisfaction rate on RealSelf. Vivace® RF Microneedling is a state-of-the-art solution for sagging skin, acne scars, and stretch marks. It can be used on the face and the body. Those looking to refresh their skin can contact the qualified team at Dermacare. We will help you achieve a painless, quick recovery.

Don’t Worry! Vivace® RF Microneedling is Relatively Painless

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While alternative treatments like dermal rollers can cause discomfort, pain, or even minor injury, the cutting-edge technology deployed in the FDA-approved Vivace®RF Microneedle makes it so precise that it is painless for most patients.

Some patients do report experiencing some pain during their treatment; this pain is most common in sensitive areas like around the eyes, the upper lip, or areas that are highly vascular.

What to Expect During Vivace® RF Microneedle Treatment

During your consultation appointment, your aesthetician or provider will evaluate your skin, medical history, and treatment goals to determine whether Vivace® RF Microneedling treatment is the right option for you. If so, he or she will provide you with care instructions leading up to your microneedling appointment and help you understand exactly what to expect before, during, and after your appointment.

When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll final complete paperwork, and if you are new to the clinic, you’ll have a quick health assessment by our PA or NP (if you didn’t do it via telehealth already) before being led to a clean and comfortable treatment room. There, we may apply topical numbing cream to your skin prior to your microneedling treatment; this will help reduce any sensation and improve your comfort.

Next, we’ll begin the microneedling treatment, which lasts only 30-45 minutes. Although there are 36 micro (or mini) needles penetrating your skin with each pulse, patients report feeling just 1-2 needle pricks in some areas and none of those needle pricks in other areas.

The penetration of the needle combined with radiofrequency energy mimics injury to your skin, leading to increased elastin and collagen production in the dermis and a rejuvenated skin tone.

What Should I Do to Prepare for My Treatment?

Following pre-treatment instructions carefully helps ensure optimal results. Before your treatment:

  • Cleanse the treatment area thoroughly using gentle cleanser.
  • Avoid exfoliating in the 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • Avoid topical medications for 3 days prior to treatment, including retinol or medications that include retinoids.
  • Avoid wearing makeup on the day of treatment or remove it fully if you must.
  • Notify Dermacare of Hampton Roads (DermacareHR) if you have cold sores, scabbing, or other signs of skin infection in the days leading up to your appointment.

Following these skincare instructions will help ensure the best possible outcome. If you cannot follow all of the instructions because of a special event or another conflict, let your clinician know so he or she can work with you to adjust your treatment date to a timeframe that works better with your schedule.

What is Recovery Like for Vivace®?

There is no downtime after your Vivace® RF Microneedling appointment, but there are some temporary skin changes and important instructions to follow during your recovery period.

24 Hours After Treatment

You can return to school or work immediately after treatment, but you should not apply anything to your skin for at least 24 hours, including makeup, sunscreen, or other skincare products, except what your provider gives you to use. Because you can’t wear sunscreen, you should avoid sun exposure/direct sunlight to prevent sunburns (consider using a parasol in the meantime). You should also avoid clothing that comes in direct contact with your skin, like headbands, hats, or head coverings. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, heat, and exercise. Finally, expect some minor side effects of treatment, like swelling, redness, bruising, pinpoint bleeding, or scabbing, that appear following surgery and resolve in 7-10 days. Some flaking and peeling are also normal as skin cells turn over. Follow post-care instructions as provided during this time.

1-3 Days Post Treatment

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During this time period, you should:

  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and no facial brush, apply hyaluronic acid serum, and apply SPF every morning.
  • Avoid wearing makeup if possible, but if you do wear makeup, choose mineral makeup during this time period to promote the healing process.
  • Contact your clinician to discuss the best treatment plan for scabbing or breakouts in the treated area; do not pick, peel, or pop.

4+ Days After Treatment

You can resume your pre-treatment skincare routine, but avoid direct sun exposure until day 10.

Follow These Vivace® RF Microneedling Post-Treatment Tips for Flawless Skin

Eating healthy foods, using a boost serum, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can also help you achieve your treatment goals after your Vivace® RF Microneedling appointment.

Eat Healthy Food

healthy foods

Highly processed foods don’t provide the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to heal from Vivace® RF Microneedling. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables as often as possible.

Use a Boost Serum

Using the Boost Serum available at DermacareHR can help reduce your recovery time after Vivace® RF Microneedling. Ask your clinician about The Vivace Experience® Boost Serum.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking and alcohol limit your skin’s ability to rejuvenate after treatment; avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men for at least six weeks after treatment.

See Refreshed Skin in Just 1-2 Days

Clients of ours — with all skin types — have seen more radiant, even complexion just a day or two after treatment. If you’re ready to say goodbye to fine lines and sun damage, and the idea of skin rejuvenation excites you, fill out our online consultation form. If you would like further information about our microneedling service, feel free to call our office. We’re happy to set up an initial consultation!

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