Over time, age can begin to take a toll on our skin’s health and appearance. Aging may be unavoidable, but our team with Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY, is pleased to offer treatments that can help protect the quality, texture, and youthful appearance of your skin. One of these treatments is Vivace Microneedling, which we can combine with PRP for even more effective results.
How Long Do Vivace Results Last?
Results Could Last for Years
Vivace is a comprehensive treatment that encourages your own body to ramp up its collagen and elastin levels. This increased production can last for a whole six months, and the benefits from this production increase can provide lasting, visible improvements for several years.
Factors That Can Affect Your Timeline
It’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different. There are various factors that can play a role in how long your results last, including your overall skin health and the specific concerns you want to treat. During a consultation, our team would be happy to take a look at these factors and may be able to give you a more specific timeline based on your unique needs.
For lasting results, many patients benefit from a treatment series to really give their skin a powerful boost. As we work together, we can learn how your skin responds to treatment and how long it lasts. That will allow us to set up treatments on a schedule that works for you and helps maintain your results as well as possible.
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
If pre-treatment numbing is applied, it may take between 30 to 45 minutes for the numbing to be complete. After that, you can expect the treatment itself to take right around 45 minutes. Whether you’re having your whole face treated or just a portion of it may slightly affect your treatment length.
Can I Boost My Results Additionally After Treatment?
Finding the right treatment is the best first step to lasting results. The treatment being applied by experienced professionals is arguably just as important. Our team has the professional experience to encourage results that should last you for the long run. As for what you can do at home, we can send you home with some post-care instructions to help you make the most out of your treatment.
We may also recommend certain serums that your skin will readily absorb after microneedling. Sun damage is one of the top contributors to premature aging, so wearing sun protection can help extend your results and keep your skin healthy. Smoking can also contribute to premature aging and can negatively impact collagen production. If you quit smoking, it may help your treatment be more effective.
What Skin Types Can Be Treated?
One of this treatment’s best benefits is its versatility. There are some laser treatments that are more effective for certain skin types due to pigment-targeting technology. That isn’t true of RF treatments, PRP, or microneedling.
That means Vivace with RF and PRP can be used on a wide range of skin types and tones, giving it a significant advantage when compared to other non-invasive skin care treatments.
What Are the Benefits?
Fine Line and Wrinkle Treatment
Some patients are at the stage where they are just beginning to notice fine lines appearing around their eyes, nose, and mouth. Other patients have more pronounced wrinkles they want to improve. This treatment can be helpful regardless of whether you want to treat fine lines, wrinkles, or both all at once.
Address Uneven Skin Tone
Hyperpigmentation, or age spots, can show up as a result of excess melanin forming deposits throughout the skin. It’s a common side effect of aging and can cause some patches of skin to be darker than others, and can also cause changes in the affected skin’s texture.
If you’re battling with uneven skin tone or texture, this treatment’s rejuvenating effect can help encourage new, healthy skin production to even out these concerns.
While good skin care, sun protection, diet, and health can all help delay the effect of aging, eventually loose skin will show up as a natural effect of the aging process. Skin laxity may be natural, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do about it. A big factor behind skin laxity is a loss of strength and a decrease in elastin and collagen levels.
This treatment encourages elastin and collagen production, and the RF waves are specifically known for their tightening effect. As your skin tightens up and improves in both strength and vital nutrients, patients should notice an improvement in their skin laxity.
Pore Size Improvement
Oil, dirt, and dead skin cell buildup can cause pores to become enlarged. Many patients who consistently exfoliate still find themselves dealing with enlarged pores that they just can’t seem to get rid of. At-home exfoliation isn’t always enough to fully unclog pores, and it’s important to be careful with exfoliation too, as you could risk damaging your skin if you go overboard.
Professional exfoliation will allow us to safely and effectively address these pores and encourage them to return to their normal size. That said, being clogged isn’t the only reason pores may appear enlarged. Age and a loss of skin structure can stretch pores out over time. This treatment can still help in those cases, by tightening up the skin and encouraging collagen production.
This treatment can provide real and lasting results without having to put you or your body under unnecessary stress. You won’t have to worry about taking a bunch of time off for recovery, as this treatment allows you to carry on with your normal life and schedule.
Understanding This Treatment
We use Vivace to combine all the benefits of microneedling with the benefits of RF. Microneedling helps rejuvenate the face by encouraging collagen production. RF, or radiofrequency, is used to improve the signs of aging with its ability to reach into the deep layers of your dermis. When used together, this makes for a powerful combination that’s still easy on the patient.
What About PRP?
Platelet-rich Plasma is what PRP stands for. It uses the healing abilities found within the patient’s own blood to encourage regeneration across the treated areas. This treatment is considered very safe. The materials used are from the patient themselves, and the results are backed by science and years of experience.
The process of creating PRP includes collecting a small sample of the patient’s blood, which can then be spun in a centrifuge until the blood separates. This separation process is what creates PRP, a type of plasma that is high in platelets, nutrients, and healing properties. When we use microneedling with RF and PRP, all of these factors together can optimize your results.
How the Treatment Works
The Role of PRP
PRP has been used by sports medicine doctors for quite some time, as PRP can be used to promote tissue repair, increase joint health, and even improve symptoms of osteoarthritis. This is due to the various growth factors found within PRP, as well as the adhesive proteins. Using PRP encourages blood cell activation, angiogenesis, healthy cell growth and proliferation, and vascular permeability.
Since the skin is our largest organ, all of these benefits can be used for the skin too. Using our microneedling treatment allows us to apply PRP to the levels of your skin where it can do its best work in producing a glowing, youthful effect.
Combining PRP With Microneedling
The microneedling device will be held to your skin, and a robotic step motor will gently apply specialized gold tip needles to provide precise treatment to the desired areas.
These tiny micro-punctures will encourage restoration, collagen production, and healing on a cellular level. It will also help encourage your skin to absorb the PRP nutrients.
The RF Factor
Meanwhile, the radio frequency aspect of this treatment will deliver heat energy evenly throughout the deep layers of your skin. This will encourage a tightening effect across your skin, as well as help even out skin texture concerns.
This treatment works from the inside out. It encourages the activation of collagen and healing properties underneath the skin and rejuvenates the skin’s surface at the same time.
Ready To Learn More?
This could be a great treatment for you if you’re unhappy with the current condition of your skin. This treatment is a gentle and reliable way to improve both specific concerns and the skin’s overall complexion. Reach out to our professionals at Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY, to set up a consultation today, and we can go over any remaining questions you have about this revolutionary treatment.