What is RF Microneedling
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is an advanced, non-surgical technology designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture. Performed using either the Vivace or Morpheus8 machines, this procedure uses a combination of heat, light and needling to rebuild your body’s natural collagen. This results in skin tightening, body tightening, stretch mark and scar reduction.
What is Vivace
The Vivace device is unique and powerful, as it uses a combination of microneedling, radiofrequency and LED to treat a multitude of skin concerns. It works by generating heat beneath the epidermis, while the fine microneedles activate the skin’s natural healing response, prompting the body to produce more collagen and elastin.
The LED light will increase the skin’s moisture levels – the red LED will help stimulate collagen, while the blue LED will eliminate any bacteria or acne. Vivace enables a comfortable yet powerful treatment.
What can RF Microneedling treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Skin tone and texture
- Skin pigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
What to expect
Once your skin is cleansed, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to ensure comfort. The applicator is then placed on the skin, and the 36 insulated gold-tipped micro-needles are driven by a robotic micro-motor at a pulse and depth determined by the practitioner – all while providing RF energy and LED light activation deep within the skin. After the treatment has been completed, the micro-needling channels result in fast absorption of any key serums or creams that you may apply to encourage faster healing.
Your skin may appear a little red after treatment, similar to a mild sunburn that will resolve over the next few hours.
A treatment with Vivace will take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
Benefits of Microneedling
Benefits of Vivace RF Microneedling treatment at Inigo Cosmetic Brisbane include:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Unique device with a combination of three effective methods
- Encourages your body to naturally produce more collagen
- Resume your daily routine straight after treatment
After a microneedling treatment, you may experience mild swelling, redness, or sensitivity; however, this should subside within a few days. You should be able to resume your daily activities straight after treatment but avoid applying makeup until the next day to let your skin breathe and heal. During microneedling downtime, you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for 48 hours. For post microneedling care, it is essential to avoid excessive sun exposure for two weeks and be sure to apply SPF daily to protect your revitalised skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RF Microneedling is generally suitable for all skin types; however, skin needling treatment is unsuitable if you have active acne, an active skin infection, or keloid scarring. We recommend booking a consultation with Inigo Cosmetic in Brisbane to determine if RF Microneedling is the right treatment for you.
At-home skin needling treatment is performed with a hand-held derma roller that utilises microneedles of a lower quality to create tiny punctures in the skin. They tend to be less effective and even counterproductive as they can often injure the skin, which can lead to further complications like scarring. For skin needling to be effective and efficient, microneedles will need to puncture the skin at a straight 90-degree angle, and a circular derma roller can not achieve this. For the best treatment, we recommend opting for RF microneedling performed at Inigo Cosmetic, as our machines are high quality and designed to deliver optimal results.
With the use of a topical anaesthetic agent, the Vivace treatment is virtually pain-free! The sterile microneedles are tiny, and therefore the sensation is perfectly tolerable.
At Inigo Cosmetic in Brisbane, RF microneedling treatment with Vivace is tailored to your individual needs and desires. Although results will be visible after your first treatment, most patients will achieve optimal results from three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Get in touch with our Brisbane clinic to plan your individual treatment designed to achieve your particular skin rejuvenation goals.
Yes. Vivace induces natural skin resurfacing without removing or ablating any layers of the skin, meaning it is safe for darker skin types.
If possible, wait until the following day before you apply makeup. If you absolutely have to wear makeup, please wait at least six hours before applying. Make sure you use a clean makeup brush and a mineral-based foundation.
Everyone is different, but the collagen and elastin you make is your own and continues accelerated production over the next six months as results improve over time.
Follow the recommended aftercare. Typically, no excessive sun exposure for two weeks after treatment. Use a daily SPF. Avoid physical activity for 48 hours. Use good quality skincare products to prolong the effects of your treatment.
Microneedling can significantly improve the appearance of scarring. Treatment works to break up the scar tissue and encourage more collagen production in the skin, which will help achieve a more even skin tone.
A topical anaesthetic agent can be used to numb the sensation of microneedling treatment, which should be enough to aid your comfort. The use of the topical anaesthetic agent will depend on your individual needs and the sensitivity level of the area being treated. Generally, RF microneedling is painless, and the sensation of the treatment is tolerable.