For overall skin rejuvenation and tightening
RF microneedling, also known as fractional radiofrequency, is a great combination of technology for skin plumping and tightening. It targets fine lines, big pores, loose skin, acne scarring and stretch marks so that patients can work towards getting the flawless skin of their dreams.
We want to have immaculate skin at all ages and not everyone wants to look stretched or overfilled, just natural, because we want to age elegantly.
Fine lines and wrinkles set in, and RF microneedling is a comfortable and simple non surgical treatment that addresses these issues with minimal downtime so you can get out to an event the same night of treatment.
Who should have RF microneedling?
Those who want to improve their skin and want to combine excellent results with minimal downtime
RF microneedling with LED is great for treating the following:
- Those who want to minimise their large or open pores
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Skin tightening
- Acne scars and other scar reduction (see research)
- Improving pigmentation and sun damage
- Active acne
- Reducing spider veins
- Improving stretch marks
How does RF microneedling work?
The microneedling creates clear microchannels into the superficial layers of the skin causing skin regeneration and collagen stimulation. The RF creates heat energy creating tissue remodelling and production of new collagen and elastin.
The Vivace skin treatment, RF microneedling device also uses red LED for skin rejuvenation and healing and the blue light for bacteria fighting.
The patient will arrive 10-30 mins before their appointment to apply numbing cream, and then their face will be cleansed and the treatment itself will take 30-45 minutes depending on area.
Which areas can be treated?
Any skin of the face and body can be treated. The most popular areas are face, neck, decolletage and hands.
How do I look after a treatment? What is the recovery time?
You may look red and swollen after a treatment. Please see the image below of our patient after we have treated one side. How you look after your treatment will be determined by which settings we use, which we can discuss with you at your appointment so that you can make sure we fit the treatment to your available downtime.
With the lunchtime treatment, you will be red for an hour or so and then the redness will subside.The clear microchannels created by the Vivace remain open for 4-6 hours. After this time you are ready for a night out with very little to no indication of any treatment.
Is RF microneedling painful?
It is a very compfortable treatment. Patients most often give it a rating of 0-3 out of 10 for pain. The longer the numbing cream is left on the less you will feel it, and people are usually surprised at how comfortable it is.
When will I see results with fractional RF?
Fractional RF patients often describe a plumpness or a glow to their skin from the first day, but at 2 weeks the results may start to show and will increase over the next 3 months as the collagen and elastin stimulation occurs.
Can it be used on darker skin tones?
Most skin types can be treated including tanned skin and darker skin ie from Fitzpatrick I-VI.
How many treatments do I need?
We recommend a package of 5 treatments, but a minimum of 3. After that maintenance could be as often as you like but a minimum of twice yearly is advised.
Pre and Post care
- Use SPF and avoid sun, solarium or fake tanning for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Use a good skincare routine with daily moisturiser
- Use an SPF 5-+
- No swimming or heavy exercise for 2 days after treatment
- No makeup until the next day
- Please use post device products as advised by the clinic.
Please call our clinic today on 93315005 to book your Vivace treatment.