Vivace® is the latest direct dermal heating technology of the best precision energy delivery for consistent results and volumetric tightening.
Vivace® radiofrequency (RF) heats the tissues directly through 36 micro-needles at a time, at a safe radiofrequency.
RF is able to deliver heat to the deep dermis and the subdermal layer so it is the main tool in skin tightening treatments. During the treatment a constant 40-43ᵒC is obtained in the dermis causing collagen remodelling and local metabolism acceleration.
Right after the treatment a prompt - transient - tightening is visible, but the main result ( new collagen and elastin fiber formation) is first seen after one month.
Micro-needles applied to the skin under local anaesthesia create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin, which stimulates your body to produce it's own collagen. These channels also improve the penetration of vitamins, biostimulating cocktails or pure hyaluronic acid.
Since micro-needles are insulated, except for the part at the edge (0.3mm) they work as electrodes which deliver bi-polar energy deep into the dermis without damaging the epidermis. Minimally invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in dermis which facilitates the natural healing processes of the tissue. These processes promote the remodelling of collagen and wound contraction, which enhance skin elasticity.
Alonge with dermal remodelling an advantage of RF is, that it inhibits sebaceous gland activity and improves acne or seborrhoea.
The heat generated from the RF leads to immediate tissue contraction, which lasts for several days, and also initiates an inflammatory reaction and an increase of collagen and elastin synthesis the result of which is visible from one month after the treatment. Vivace® insulated needles and wide RF wavelengths deliver energy into the deep dermis continuously, resulting in the tightening of the skin. The impacts are profound and not superficial, without damaging the epidermis.
Vivace® non-insulated needles with narrow and concentrated RF wavelengths deliver energy from surface to deep dermis continuously, so the energy concentrates on the full thickness of the skin resulting in the emision of the scars nd reduction of pores. The impacts are both profound and superficial, with slight damage to the epidermis so downtime is longer than usual.
The microscopic holes of the epidermis made by the device can be admitted for transdermal drug delivery, and non-cross linked hyaluronic acid (hydrobalance), or platelet rich plasma (Drakula therapy) can be transmitted without further pain or bruising to achieve synergestic results.
There is minimum pain involved and local anasthetics are applied before the treatment. The needles are operated by a micro-motor, therefore the penetration of the needles to the skin is smooth and even.
The interval of the treatments depends on the patients, but in general 3 treatments are required, with a 4 week interval.
The time of the Vivace® RF procedure depends on the size of the area, a face treatment takes approximately 30-40 minutes (plus anaesthetic before, and post-care after the actual Vivace® treatment).
Downtime is minimal. The redness remains for approximately 3-6 hours on the skin and the skin is completely healed within 1 day.
The radiofrequency application is safe, there is no complication, but we do suggest using solar protection for 10 days following the treatment.
It is recommended for wide pores, acne scares, wrinkles ( face, neck decolletage), face lifting and body skin tightening.
- FACE: 120 MINUTES
- FACE AND NECK: 120 MINUTES
- FACE, NECK AND NECK-LINE: 140 MINUTES
AFTER THE TREATMENT / DOWNTIME
- Downtime is minimal. The redness remains for approximately 3-6 hours on the skin and the skin is completely healed within 1 day.
- The radiofrequency application is safe, there is no complication, but we do suggest using solar protection for 10 days following the treatment.
- The skin redness that occurs after treatment and very much resembles the redness after sunburn disappears within 2 to 3 hours. Result of the treatment will be visible 1 to 2 months later, but immediately tightening of the skin is visible because of the short term effect of the radiofrequency. Significant improvement can be expected after 1 to 3 treatments. A 3-4 week long interval should be kept between the treatments. In the days following the treatment, the skin should be protected