Skin rejuvenation has reached the next level with the introduction of Vivace microneedling with radiofrequency (RF). This revolutionary procedure is a 100% all-natural treatment that combines two proven technologies into a single treatment that reverses signs of aging and produces a healthy glow to your complexion for all skin types. Vivace was approved by the FDA in 2016 and is not yet available at many clinics across the country. Destination Aesthetics is one of the few offices in the Sacramento region to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients.


What is Vivace?

Vivace is the next generation of microneedling devices, integrating the positive benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy to produce skin tightening along with the production of collagen and elastin. Results can be seen right away and over the long term as the body’s natural processes kick in to promote a more youthful dermal structure and softer, smoother skin overall.

Radiofrequency energy has been used in cosmetic treatments for some time due to its ability to heat the underlying dermal layers without damaging the outer dermis. The heat stimulates the body’s regenerative processes, as well as the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are manufactured by the body in abundance during our early years, but as we age, levels diminish. The decrease in collagen and elastin leads to skin laxity and the formation of wrinkles. By restoring their levels, we can effectively turn back time on the condition and appearance of the skin.

Microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin by stamping tiny puncture marks as the device passes over the outer dermis. These openings cause the body to initiate the healing process, which tightens and enhances the skin while promoting collagen and elastin production. When microneedling and RF energy are combined into a single procedure, the result is more dramatic, long-lasting results as the technologies work synergistically with each other and with the body’s natural processes.

Benefits of Vivace

By combining two technologies into one procedure and adding a few extras to the mix, Vivace offers a myriad of advantages over other methods of microneedling or RF treatments:

  • Comfortable treatment, thanks to guarded needles and a robotically driven handpiece
  • Needle depth can be adjusted to meet the precise level of correction required for each patient
  • Compounded numbing cream adds to the comfort level of the procedure
  • Treatment serums specifically designed to work with Vivace and treat a variety of skin conditions
  • Ability to combine this process with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for an even more dramatic results
  • Personalized recovery care to ensure a safe, comfortable and efficient recovery process
Method Needle Depths Delivery Radiofrequency Michrochannels Open LED Technology
Standard Microneedling 0.1-2.5 mm Shearing Across Face None Up to 2 hours None
Vivace Microneedling 0.1-3.5 mm Stamping Yes Up to 6 hours Red or Blue


For the right patients, Vivace provides a positive treatment experience and superior results. However, if Vivace microneedling is not the appropriate procedure for you, there are many other options available at Destination Aesthetics to help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals.

Treatment Options

Vivace microneedling can be used on the face, neck or areas of the body in need of skin rejuvenation. Concerns addressed with this treatment include:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Reduction in acne breakouts
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Softening of surgical scars

Our team will assess your situation and concerns to determine whether Vivace microneedling will produce the best results for you.

What to Expect from the Procedure

Vivace microneedling is an almost painless procedure thanks to the personalized numbing cream that is applied before treatment. Once the area is fully numb, the handpiece is passed across the skin to deliver both the needling and the RF energy deep into the dermal layers. A treatment session usually takes between 20 and 35 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas you want to cover during your appointment.

Your Recovery and Results

There is typically no downtime after a Vivace treatment, which means you can resume your daily schedule right away. Your skin may appear flushed after treatment, but that side effect will subside within a few hours. You will want to use sun protection after your procedure, since treated skin may be more vulnerable to UV damage, however, we don’t recommend anything on the face for about 6 hours post-procedure with the exception of a calming mask and post-procedure serum or PRP.

Results of Vivace can be seen right away as your skin may appear smoother and tighter following your treatment. However, the real results develop over time as your body works to heal itself and more collagen and elastin are produced to support the underlying dermal structure. Most patients see the best outcome by scheduling a series of treatments one month apart. Once the full results are achieved, an occasional touch-up procedure should be sufficient for maintaining your new skin.

Skin rejuvenation is an effective way to sport a more youthful appearance and a healthy glow. For many of our patients, Vivace microneedling is just the ticket for producing a correction of skin deficiencies and achieve a refreshed appearance. To learn more about Vivace, contact Destination Aesthetics today at 916-844-4913.