If frequent blemishes and acne aren’t difficult enough to deal with, many patients suffer from the deep pits and indentations they can leave behind. Over-the-counter products do little to lessen the appearance of acne scars, which is why a skin care specialist can recommend more advanced methods for treatment. Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa uses the Vivace RF microneedling device for acne scars to address a range of skin concerns, including the pits and scars caused by moderate to severe acne.
Microneedling is the process of using very fine needles to puncture the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response. Skin microneedling can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, restore sagging skin, and decrease the size of large pores. Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, microneedling is considered safe for sensitive skin. At our luxury med spa in Fleming Island, FL, our staff can determine whether microneedling is the right approach to treating your acne scars for optimal results. Schedule your consultation today at our Jacksonville-area spa.
Is RF microneedling right for me?
Acne breakouts don’t always end after your teenage years. Men and women find that blemishes can occur well into their 20s and beyond, sometimes causing acne scars on the face, chest, and back. If this is the case, you may benefit from minimally invasive microneedling sessions at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa. Also known as collagen induction therapy, skin microneedling safely creates micro-injuries to stimulate collagen production, which boosts the health and appearance of the skin.
During your one-on-one consultation at our luxury day spa/Medspa in the Jacksonville, FL, area, we will give you a skin assessment and talk about your cosmetic goals before scheduling acne scar treatment. To learn more about acne and RF microneedling, feel free to ask our consultant any questions you may have about the process. This treatment is also ideal for minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots (hyperpigmentation) and stretch marks.
Acne scar treatment with Vivace RF Microneedling
The Vivace device is an FDA-approved tool used in microneedling for scars and more. This minimally invasive model is effective in alleviating acne scars on the face and other affected areas of the body. Its unique design (which includes needles that deliver radiofrequency energy and LED light) and depth of treatment set it apart from other microneedling tools. The professionals at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa use Vivace because it offers excellent precision, little discomfort, and dramatic results. Not only that, the outcome will continue to improve over time with multiple skin microneedling sessions. With Vivace, patients can look and feel great at any age.
Skin RF microneedling at Pura Vida
When you arrive for your acne scar treatment at our luxury day spa in Fleming Island, FL, we will lead to you a comfortable treatment room to begin your first microneedling and skin rejuvenation session. The treatment will be completed in about 30 – 60 minutes based on the areas being addressed. Though patients generally feel only mild discomfort, we offer a simple numbing cream or local anesthesia if you prefer. We clean the skin before passing the Vivace handpiece evenly over the target areas. Keep in mind that results may not show right away, as it takes time for new collagen and elastin to grow and have an effect on the skin. This is why it may take several sessions before you notice a substantial difference.
Afterward, we may suggest a topical treatment such as stem cell growth factors or nutrient-infused serums to benefit the skin. Since your face will be sensitive following the appointment, Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa also uses moisturizer and UV protection. Over the next several days, you will want to avoid any activities that make you sweat, such as strenuous exercise, as well as direct sunlight and UV rays. Exfoliants and other harsh treatments can also irritate the skin while you heal, so it’s best to save those for a later date. Most patients can return to their day as normal following their acne scar treatment. A lightweight powder will help camouflage any redness that can occur as a result of the micro-injuries.
When can I see results?
Minor side effects include redness and inflammation, which should clear up within a few days. The skin care experts at Pura Vida highly recommend avoiding sun exposure prior to treatment, as this may delay the healing process and make swelling worse. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water before and after skin microneedling, as water is known to improve your complexion and speed healing. When it comes to acne and microneedling, our staff regularly sees visible improvements in about 1 – 2 months after the initial session. We usually recommend 4 – 6 microneedling treatments scheduled every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal results. Speak with our talented staff to see what they suggest for you.
Microneedling for scars and more
Microneedling is known to vastly improve the texture and appearance of the skin. At our luxury med spa in Fleming Island, just outside Jacksonville, FL, we help individuals get to the root of their skin problems. To add microneedling for scars to your skin care routine, schedule a private consultation with our team. Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa can help you discover if microneedling is the best treatment for your acne scars.