Microneedling stimulates your body’s natural ability to regenerate and improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks & other skin texture challenges.

Variety is the spice of life, and there is certainly plenty of variety when it comes to skin rejuvenation options. Non-invasive, non-surgical solutions to looking younger and reversing visible skin damage are on the rise. Here, we’ll discuss microneedling options and focus on the previous and current generations — SkinPen and Vivace.

What Is SkinPen?

SkinPen used to be the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market. A non-laser treatment, it works by creating microscopic channels in the skin using tiny stainless-steel needles. In the simplest of terms, SkinPen needles puncture the skin creating a controlled “micro-injury.” The injury signals the skin to start the natural healing process, which causes the cascading effect of increased collagen and elastin production.

Unlike other treatments that use heat, SkinPen is uniquely safe for all skin types. The device used during treatment is customizable, allowing penetration to be precisely controlled. SkinPen offers numerous benefits.

SkinPen Pros

  • Fast and convenient, non-invasive treatment
  • Targeted, consistent application
  • Able to treat hard-to-reach areas
  • Adjustable penetration depth ranging from 0.25 to 2.5mm
  • 30 to 60-minute treatment sessions
  • 3-6 treatment sessions spaced six weeks apart
  • 1-2 annual maintenance treatments

Best Candidates for SkinPen

SkinPen microneedling is used to treat and improve the following conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Loose and mildly sagging skin
  • Pore size
  • Age spots
  • Pigment issues
  • Stretch marks

The controlled penetration depths allow for SkinPen to treat shallow, medium, and deeper depth skin issues.

What Is Vivace?

Vivace Fractional Micro Needle RF is the newest generation of microneedling. It is also FDA-approved. It combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling power and LED light therapy. It takes what SkinPen started and elevates it for broader use across even more unique skin situations.

Vivace Pros

All the pros of SkinPen apply to Vivace, but it offers a little more.

  • It can be virtually painless
  • It causes less post-procedure redness and discomfort
  • It’s safe for almost any skin type and gentle enough for use on sensitive body areas
  • It has adjustable penetration depth ranging from 0.1 to 3.5mm
  • Treatment sessions average 90 minutes including pre-treatment numbing and post-treatment mask
  • Three treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended
  • 1-4 annual maintenance treatments are suggested

Best Candidates for Vivace

Vivace microneedling is used to treat and improve the following mild to moderate conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Age spots
  • Pigment issues
  • Stretch marks
  • Mild to moderately sagging skin

Click here to learn more about the differences of Vivance and SkinPen.

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