Gone are the days when there was no solution for acne scarring. Today, there are countless treatments for acne scars, wrinkles and other skin damage. One ancient treatment that has seen great technological advances is microneedling. Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that has minimal downtime and is virtually pain-free. At Arizona Facial Plastics we use the Vivace Microneedling with RF—a device that is FDA-cleared unlike microneedling pens.
Here’s what it involves and what it can do for you.
Microneedling—How It Works
Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It strengthens your epidermis by creating channels in the skin, which stimulates collagen production. The Vivace also delivers radio frequency energy to a precise depth in the skin, further stimulating the regeneration of skin cells.
The Vivace uses 36 tiny, gold-insulated needles to puncture the skin to a precise depth. Its micro-motor creates clear channels in the skin through which growth factors or hyaluronic acid can be delivered. This is much more effective than microneedling pens that tear the skin leaving you bleeding and taking days to recover from. The Vivace is virtually pain-free as we use a high-quality numbing cream before the treatment. Most patients experience little to no down time, and are ready to go out the same night.
Benefits of Getting Microneedling
There are multiple ways that Vivace Microneedling can help your skin.
Microneedling has traditional been used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. It does this by breaking down the old tissue in your skin and replacing it with new collagen and elastin that create a healthier texture to your skin.
A lack of collagen and elastin cause your skin to sag and thin. This leads to wrinkles and fine lines. Microneedling stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin which combats the deep grooves on the surface of your skin.
Another unexpected benefit is the reduction of stretchmarks. Although they aren’t found on your face, they can be found in pesky areas like the hips, underarms, stomach and thigh area. This treatment is highly effective at minimizing them when used in combination with laser treatments. Our aestheticians are highly experienced in using The Vivace to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
If you want to reduce wrinkles and acne scars or improve your skin’s texture, mirconeedling is one of the most effective procedures you can invest in. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our aestheticians today!