Have age and sun exposure damaged your complexion? As we all know, age is most commonly accompanied by wrinkles, large pores, and other skin issues. What is often overlooked is the effect of sun exposure on one’s skin. Those of us who enjoy the outdoors can attest to finding deeper and more prominent signs of aging tarnishing our complexion. If you want to return to a younger, natural state of beauty, Travis Shaw, MD is here to help. Our clinic offers the best sun damage treatment in the form of Vivace RF Microneedling. This FDA-approved skin rejuvenation device is designed to return radiance to your skin without making it look overdone.
How can Vivace RF Microneedling Help?
Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment made for those looking for something stronger than a chemical peel, but not as aggressive as a laser treatment. RF Microneedling machines work by causing micro-injuries to the skin via fine needles or pins. In doing so, they trigger the body’s natural healing process, promoting new collagen and elastin growth. What makes RF microneedling different from regular microneedling treatments is that it adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the procedure. The added RF energy is delivered directly into the dermis, providing added skin tightening and scar reduction benefits.
Vivace RF Microneedling Procedure
The Vivace RF Microneedling session offered at our Richmond clinic is performed by our master esthetician, Franki Lambiotte. Franki’s advanced training in skincare and extensive experience working in esthetics make her the perfect Microneedling guide. When you meet with Franki, she will take the time to discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have. Afterward, the procedure will begin with topical and anesthetic gel application. The gel is designed to both numb the skin and facilitate the microneedling. The actual microneedling procedure takes an additional 30–60 minutes. During this time, you will feel a slight vibration, but any and all discomfort will be minimal.
Vivace RF Microneedling Results
When you meet with Franki, she will take the time to customize the Microneedling procedure to best align with your particular goals. Every patient is unique, therefore your treatment and results will be specific to you. Generally, patients experience a decrease in the appearance of sun damage, scarring, and wrinkles following their session. For enhanced benefits, we recommend returning on a yearly basis for follow-up procedures.
Treatment Recovery and Downtime
Following your session, you may experience some redness and irritation for up to 24 hours. However, the procedure does not result in other side effects and requires no downtime. You are free to resume your daily activities immediately after treatment. Daily application of a soothing topical cream is recommended for a week after treatment. Treatments can be customized to achieve desired results and effectiveness. For more effective scar reduction and skin tightening, this microneedling can be paired with laser treatment and Collagen Induction Therapy.
Vivace RF Microneedling in Richmond, Virginia
Travis Shaw, MD is dedicated to providing the Richmond community with fast, safe, and effective RF Microneedling treatment options. We want to help you feel empowered and confident. Make an appointment today by calling/texting (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below.