Collagen is one of the major proteins found in your skin, hair and connective tissue in your body. As you age, your body's natural collagen production begins to slow, and you lose the fat just below your skin. That leaves you with fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck that may make you look older than we feel.
Several over-the-counter products claim to boost collagen production but only succeed in plumping the skin at its surface. Vivace Microneedling is a state-of-the-art procedure that uses microscopic needles to create channels into the skin's deepest layers. These channels then stimulate the body's natural ability to produce collagen to fill in the spaces.
Following the microneedling procedure, any number of products may be applied to the skin -- these may include platelet rich fibrin, stem cell serum, or the customer's choice of another serum. In fact, it is also used for hair restoration by applying choice of serum, growth factors, platelets rich fibrin, etc.
Combined with high-frequency radio waves that also boost collagen production, Vivace Microneedling leaves you with younger, smoother skin that can last up to six months.
Most people hear "microscopic needles" and are immediately afraid that Vivace Microneedling will hurt.
Before your treatment begins, Dr. Trimor-Tamoria smooths an anesthetic cream onto your face to numb the skin in preparation for your treatment. Once the numbing cream activates -- usually 30 to 45 minutes after application -- patients report that Vivace Microneedling is pain-free. In fact, most people say that they feel pressure, but the treatment is otherwise comfortable.
Treatments last around 45 minutes, after which Dr. Trimor-Tamoria may prescribe serums or other lotions to extend the treatment's effects. You can wear make-up as soon as six hours after your Vivace Microneedling session, and most people do not show any signs of being treated within an hour.
While some results are immediate, you'll notice that your skin keeps looking better, long after your treatment is over. Since Vivace Microneedling stimulates the collagen production in your skin, this process continues to accelerate over time and lasts for up to six months.
While there are single treatment protocols available, you may need up to three treatments to receive the best results possible. Treatments last for 90 minutes and occur four weeks apart.