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 had the most wonderful massage yesterday at Pura Vida body & mind spa! For Mother’s Day my son’s bought me a gift certificate for an aromatherapy hot stone massage and it came with a free salt therapy session. I enjoyed both very much. I did the salt therapy first and found the room to be very relaxing with its dark atmosphere and relaxing music while breathing in the health benefits of the salt. Then, it was time to for my massage with Erika . She is absolutely wonderfu...l. Very personable, knowledgeable and professional. After we discussed any areas of concern for her to pay special attention to, she allowed me to customize the aromatherapy as well as the music options. The massage was one of the best I’ve had, and I have experienced several in which to compare to. The spa itself is absolutely beautiful and spotless. I will most definitely be returning again in the near future and highly recommend Erika. Thank you for making my first visit so memorable and enjoyable."- M.F. / Facebook / May 22, 2018
"I had the most wonderful massage yesterday at Pura Vida body & mind spa! For Mother's Day my son's bought me a gift certificate for an aromatherapy hot stone massage and it came with a free salt therapy session. I enjoyed both very much. I did the salt therapy first and found the room to be very relaxing with its dark atmosphere and relaxing music while breathing in the health benefits of the salt. Then, it was time to for my massage with Erika. She is absolutely wonderful. Very personable, knowledgeable and professional. After we discussed any areas of concern for her to pay special attention to, she allowed me to customize the aromatherapy as well as the music options. The massage was one of the best I've had, and I have experienced several in which to compare to. The spa itself is absolutely beautiful and spotless. I will most definitely be returning again in the near future and highly recommend Erika. Thank you for making my first visit so memorable and enjoyable."- M.F. / Yelp / May 22, 2018
"Great experience from booking the appointment to being greeted once at the spa. Nice atmosphere and decor. Erika was my massage therapist and she was excellent; very professional, polite and got my back..... no pun intended! She exceeded my expectations since this was my first appointment with her. I enjoyed my massage session and benefited from it right away. Erika was able to understand my needs and customized the massage based on my requests. I will gladly return and request to have another session with her."- M.K. / Yelp / May 18, 2018
"Julie, Pura Vida’s owner, has certainly created a wonderful place to escape right here in Fleming Island. The staff is so friendly and spa is absolutely beautiful! I have only visited twice and feel at complete ease. The treatment rooms are cozy and clean and there is also a great space for gathering, which is used for health workshops and converted to a yoga studio on certain nights. Had an amazing massage from Erika! She was very attentive and listened to my needs. I have also enjoyed the salt room twice and can say it has noticeably helped my sinuses. Allergy sufferers take note! Sitting in that room for 30 minutes has done wonders and the best part is that it is relaxing too. I will definitely be returning soon."- T.D. / Facebook / May 14, 2018
"I just got home from a most wonderful and relaxing spa experience at puravida. The hydra facial made my skin feel very nice and rejuvenated and the salt room session was most relaxing. Thank you Julie and Amanda for a great experience. The mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries added such a special touch, not to mention leaving with flowers and a great smelling soap. Thank you again! Ladies, go treat yourselves. You will not regret a pampering session at pura vida spa."- T.V. / Facebook / May 11, 2018
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.