About RF Microneedling
Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa now offers a special approach to facial rejuvenation that creates beautiful results. Using the latest in robotic, radiofrequency (RF) technology, the Vivace system provides us with the tools to amp up the effectiveness of our microneedling procedures. While RF treatments have been around for many years and are well known in the cosmetic industry for improving skin tone, texture, and laxity, the Vivace system is different.
"I was interested in a new procedure called Renuvian and Dr.Wallace was 1 if the only 2 doctors in the area who does it. I consulted with both of them. I chose Dr. Wallace not just because he has more experience doing it but also becouse he was so thorough during his consultation. I actually ended up having 3 consultations becouse I had new questions arise. I offered to pay for additional consultation & his office declined and he took just as much time w/ me on my final consult as he did on my first. I did do the Renuvian procedure w/ Dr.Wallace. The procedure itself wasn't very painful. The most painful aspect is probably looking at yourself in the mirror for awhile, lol since it's a skin resurfacing procedure. But I was prepared for that since Dr.Wallace was very candid about what to expect. My healing process has taken longer(prolonged redness) so I have been frustrated at times. Dr.Wallace & his entire staff, especially Stacy have been very supportive & understanding. I truly appreciate their post procedure care. They did everything possible to get my healing process moving along. Dr. Wallace even sent me over to the Pura Vida Spa to meet with Amanda the esthetician there. She made recommendations for my skin ( including products) that have made a tremendous difference. I am 4 most post procedure and am excited about my results. The lifting & tightening, especially around my eyes is exactly what I was hoping for. Dr. Wallace awesome and really cares about his patients!!"- B.D. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2018
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Vivace works great to correct the signs of aging and to repair the damage left behind from chronic and severe acne (pitting and scarring). Unlike laser skin rejuvenation procedures, the Vivace treatment can be done on any skin type (fair to dark) and regardless of whether you have had recent sun exposure. Besides some mild to moderate redness that will last for a few hours after the treatment, there is no downtime. For six hours after your treatment, you will need to keep your face clean and apply growth factor serums every hour, but other than that, you can return to normal activities. RF microneedling is a great choice if you wish to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Boost skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Heal skin irregularities such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Reduce the look of age spots and sun damage
- Repair acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate skin for a younger, glowing look
Before your procedure, we will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic cream. Numbing takes between 30 – 45 minutes. Depending upon your desired results, your skin’s health, and other factors, we will set the Vivace device on the appropriate settings and make adjustments as needed throughout the treatment. In short passes, the RF energy and LED light (blue or red depending on skin needs) will be transmitted through very tiny, sterile, gold-plated micro-needles. This will make micro-injuries in the skin, which also creates a healing response within the skin. This is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy. New cells begin to grow as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is often performed by itself, combining this advanced method has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients. Immediately following your treatment, we will apply a recovery mask and growth factor serum. If you opt to have PRP added to your Vivace treatment, it will be applied first, followed by growth factor serums.
It is important to refrain from exposing your skin to the sun for at least 12 hours after this treatment. You should also abstain from strenuous cardio exercises or put cosmetics on your face for 12 hours after your appointment with us.
What to Expect
The Vivace technology will be guided across the skin, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. You should expect small pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours afterward, which will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injuries in the dermis have healed. Results become visible as skin recovers over several weeks after a microneedling with RF session. Optimal results usually necessitate 3 – 4 treatments about a month apart.
For a few hours, you may experience redness, pinpoint bleeding, slight swelling (inflammation of the skin), heat within the skin (like a sunburn), and crusting/scabbing of the skin after the treatment. These reactions are all normal. If you have questions about your progress or have a side effect that is excessive, please call our office for assistance. Every person reacts differently. We will give you a personalized aftercare treatment packet and specialized products to put on your skin as instructed.
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If you are seeking to lessen the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish wrinkles, laxity, or acne scars, RF microneedling is a great treatment with proven results. In combining RF skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has increased in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Jacksonville, FL patients. We ask you to call Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa to discover more.