Vivace Experience Microneedling Radiofrequency

Vivace Experience Radiofrequency Microneedling


What is Vivace?

Vivace is an FDA-Cleared no downtime Microneedling Radio Frequency treatment that can be performed on the skin of face, neck, chest, hands, and body. Treatment stimulates the skin to produce new collagen and elastin which improves the texture of the skin.

Benefits include skin tightening, improvement of fine lines, wrinkles and pores size as well as reduction in scars, and stretch mark appearance.

How Does it Work?

  • The treatment tip has a set of 36 needles that stamp and puncture the skin causing micro-injuries in the skin.
  • Then radiofrequency is transmitted to the deep tissue from the tip of the needles below the skin.
  • This controlled skin injury and radiofrequency, creates channels that triggers the skin to heal these microscopic wounds and produce new collagen and elastin to fill them.
  • By applying PRP to the treatment site, skin healing is sped up and downtime is eliminated.
  • Over the course of the treatment series, the depth and speed of the needles will be increased to rejuvenate the skin more.

Vivace Microneedling Before and After

What Is Special About Vivace Experience?

Dr. Bonakdar prides herself as being an early adopter of new and safe technologies. Knowing there are many imitations of costly new innovation, she always opts of the top of the line device placing results and safety before economy.

Vivace Microneedling Radiofrequency is not just a treatment but it is an experience. Because, the right device, the right numbing cream, the right treatment serums and the right recovery care have been combined to create a remarkable experience with optimal results and patient satisfaction.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Tighten Skin
  • Improve Skin Texture and Tone
  • Minimize Pore size and depth
  • Minimize Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Reduce Spider Veins
  • Evens Skin Color
  • Improve Stretch Marks
  • Improve Scars
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Where to start? Dr. Bonakdar is the consummate professional, highly-skilled and meticulous to detail. It is no wonder she is known to be the top in her field. She and her staff are wonderful and the results were beyond my expectations.” -Jerry S.

Who Is A Candidate For the Vivace Experience?

Vivace Experience is ideal for the individual who is looking for the easiest treatment solution to reverse signs of aging and maintain a youthful look without discomfort or downtime.

How is Vivace Different from Microneedling?

  • Both treatments are very comfortable to undergo
  • Both treatment work in the same manner except microneedling treatment does not have the radiofrequency component.
  • This slight difference results in less downtime with Vivace and better treatment results with Vivace

Is the Procedure Painful?

  • Topical numbing cream is applied for 45 minutes prior to your treatment to make treatment comfortable.
  • The procedure is similar to an aggressive microdermabrasion treatment.

Does the Procedure Have Downtime?

  • Vivace has been proven have no social downtime when done with PRP
  • Skin will be pink to red the day of treatment only

How Many Treatments Does Dr. Bonakdar Recommend?

Everyone responds differently to Vivace Experience based on their age, the health of their skin, the level of treatment Dr. Bonakdar performs and the potency of the antiaging products delivered via the micro channels.

Dr. Bonakdar carefully assesses your needs and customizes your best treatment plan. In general, four treatments are recommended for antiaging and skin tightening where as six treatments are recommended for scar and stretch mark correction. Treatments can be done as close as one week apart to as far as three weeks apart.

The duration of each treatment is approximately 45 to 60 minutes and maintenance is recommended on a quarterly basis.

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What Areas Can Be Treated With Vivace Experience?

Vivace Experience is safe on the face, neck, chest and the rest of the body. In fact most patients opt to treat multiple areas at the same time with the most popular treatment being face and neck combination treatments.

What Happens During The Vivace Experience Day At Bonakdar Institute?

With painless, no downtime treatments, planning for your Vivace Experience day is easy. On the treatment day, Visia Computerized photos are taken to document your gradual improvement. Vivace specific topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for 45 minutes.

If PRP is being added for more antiaging benefits, your blood draw and platelet preparation is done during your numbing period. Treatment takes less than 45 minutes per area. You are sent home with post treatment skincare and instructions. Your only restriction is to not apply any make up or non-prescribed skincare for twelve hours until micro channels close to avoid downtime.

Pre-Treatment Instructions:
  • Stop all active skincare including Retin-A three days prior to your treatment.
Post Treatment Instructions:
  • Do not use any skincare products or make up on the skin for 6 hours after treatment because the micro-channels remain open during this time.

What Is The Science Behind Vivace?

Dr. Bonakdar explains that there are four different skin tightening mechanisms that she sees with Vivace Experience.

1. Micro Channel Depth

Vivace Microneedles create microscopic channels deep into the living cells of the skin. Unlike other treatments, the depth of these micro channels can be customized to the skin condition being treated with 31 possible depths to product new collagen.

2. Micro Channel Delivery
Vivace micro channels remain open for up to six hours and are ideal for delivering antiaging products deep into the skin increasing new collagen production. The antiaging products are customized to the skin condition and may include Platelet Rich Plasma/ PRP Therapy.

3. Fractional Electrocoagulation Zones
Unlike other systems, Vivace Microneedles come either insulated or non-insulated and are customized based on the condition of the skin. For example, Insulated needles are used on the face, whereas the non-insulated needles are used for acne scars, stretch marks and body treatments. Vivace Microneedle electrodes deliver bi-polar radiofrequency energy deep into the skin with no damage or downtime to the overlying skin. This energy creates fractional electrocoagulation zones in the skin which results in wound healing process, collagen and elastin remodeling of collagen and skin tightening.

4. Light Emitting Diode
LED pulses activate skin cells to increase collagen production, increase moisture levels in the skin and improve skin tone and texture ultimately resulting in skin tightening.

Microneedling FAQs

What is microneedling?

The concept of microneedling is to create hundreds of microscopic punctures/channels through the epidermis layer of the skin down into the dermis (the skin’s second layer). The body reacts to this as if wounded, triggering repair mechanisms, despite the fact that the tiny punctures heal within a few hours. This wound response is to initiate new production of collagen and elastin, which improves the condition of the skin. Through these micro-channels we are also able to apply topical gels, creams, and serums that can penetrate the skin more efficiently, improving the outer layer of the skin. We can also add platelet rich plasma to the skin following your microneedling procedure to further enhance your results.

How does microneedling improve the skin?

The goal of microneedling is to trigger a wound healing response in the body. When the Vivace handpiece’s 36 microneedles puncture the skin to the depth appropriate for your particular skin condition (we can change the penetration depth), they create microscopic channels down through the epidermis. The wounds are microscopic and are surrounded by untouched, healthy tissue, which immediately helps in the healing of the adjacent punctures. The body, however, reacts as if truly wounded. It initiates the production of new collagen and elastin to heal the wound, sending these proteins to the treated areas. By building new collagen and elastin, the skin becomes more firm, supple, and problems such as stretch marks are noticeably lessened.

What areas of the body can be treated with microneedling?

Microneedling improves a variety of skin issues with its collagen and elastin-producing effects. Plus, unlike laser treatments, microneedling works on all skin tones, and it doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can be used anywhere on the body, but at Bonakdar Institute we typically use it on the face, neck, and chest.

Here are the conditions we treat with microneedling:

  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Uneven texture
  • Stretch marks

Is the treatment painful?

It’s common to think that puncturing your skin hundreds of times across the treatment areas would be very painful, but it isn’t. We apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas prior to your microneedling session and this keeps you comfortable. Our Bonakdar Institute patients have said they equate the feeling of microneedling as similar to a piece of light sandpaper being moved across the skin.

Is microneedling safe?

Microneedling is a very safe procedure. There is a slight risk of infection, but this is minimized because your microscopic punctures heal themselves within just a few hours. Plus, if we apply PRP after your microneedling, it is created from your own blood, so there isn’t any risk of an adverse reaction.

What is the cost of microneedling?

The cost of your microneedling treatments at Bonakdar will depend on the area or areas you are treating. We will discuss how much your session will cost once we have an idea of what you want to treat.

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