The human body is a miracle—an engineering marvel in how it grows, how it protects itself and how it heals. Vivace RF Microneedling, a nonsurgical, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation technique, uses next-level tools and techniques to trigger the body’s own defenses to tighten and rejuvenate skin. It can be used on the face, body, and hands. A miracle? Maybe.
“Vivace is so effective because it combines two different treatments that synergistically work together to produce amazing results,” says Terisha Shea, OrangeTwist’s Bellevue Center director. “The radio frequency works in the dermis, helping to rebuild the bed of your foundation.” Vivace eradicates acne and heals tissue from scars and stretch marks, as well as improves texture to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and to some degree, cellulite.
It’s different than other treatments and even other microneedling tools because of the radio-frequency element. “Vivace combines two great technologies, enabling it to produce some of the best results I personally have seen from a noninvasive treatment. It’s astonishing the kind of results we get with no downtime,” Shea says.
Here’s how it works: First your OrangeTwist licensed aesthetician will apply a personalized, compounded numbing cream to the targeted area 20 to 25 minutes prior to treatment. Then she or he will use fine, gold-tipped needles to create minuscule punctures in the top layer of the skin. Using radio frequency and blue or red slight-emitting diodes, gentle electrodes deliver energy deep into lower layers of skin without damaging the outer layer. You’ll feel slight pressure from the needle device and an occasional light, sparkling sensation. It may be uncomfortable but not painful.
Your body then gets to work by producing extra amounts of collagen and elastin, leaving skin fresher, tighter and brighter. Pores appear smaller, and scars are less noticeable. A custom recovery package includes serums, a special cleanser, balm, and a mask, for maximum healing.
The Best Vivace Candidate: You
Shea says the good news is that the Vivace treatment may be for nearly everyone, no matter what your skin tone or type. Your aesthetician will choose one of two different needle types—insulated or non-insulated—depending on your skin’s needs and the targeted treatment area.
There’s minimal recovery time (and for some people, none at all), meaning you don’t have to worry about staying at home until your face heals. Shea warns that some may experience slight redness immediately after their treatment (so keep that in mind if you have any photo ops!), and there could be a little minor itching until the healing is complete. You should wait at least six hours or overnight before applying makeup. “We recommend clients to discontinue using all retinol, hydroquinone products, all lightening brightening agents, vitamin C, and exfoliants five days prior to their treatment, as well as staying away from them up to 10 days post-treatment,” she says. Also, those who do the Vivace treatment should stay away from rigorous exercise and heat for 72 hours.
Results should last at least six months, as your body continues its accelerated collagen and elastin production. Regular treatments over time will greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the body’s natural healing mechanisms, leaving you with lovelier skin, longer.
Is Vivace Safe?
Vivace Microneedle RF has won multiple awards, including 10 in 2018 from the industry group’s Aesthetic Everything and Cosmetic Medicine Awards. Categories included Top Skin Care Devices, Top Aesthetic RF & Skin Care Companies and Top Minimally Invasive Procedures.
Vivace devices are cleared with the FDA—beware of any copycat treatment that isn’t. You’ll also want to make sure you’re in good hands with experienced aestheticians (OrangeTwist’s are required to undergo rigorous medical doctor-supervised training for each service provided). Finally, use the recovery products (Optimal Treatment Serums, Enhance Weekly Mask, and Sooth Recovery System spray and cleanser) as directed, for the best result. Your skin is primed to receive them and ready to make the most of the beauty bounty you’ve given it.