Here’s what you need to know about microneedling from a mom willing to try anything when it comes to beauty and skin care. Thank you HerKare for providing two complimentary Vivace treatments in exchange for my review.
Here’s the Scoop about Microneedling
Microneedling facials are the latest skin care trends. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) can be used to maximize results. Some may know this treatment as “vampire facial” thanks to the Kardashians.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling or micro-needling is a non-surgical treatment for contouring and tightening the face, neck, hands and body. This treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
The VIVACE Microneedling Radio frequency device tightens skin and can stimulate hair growth. RF provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin. It is minimally invasive, non-surgical and bascially injures the skin to repair itself.
Vivace fractional micro needling treatment helps with the following:
• Acne Scarring
• Lines and wrinkles
• Sagging skin
• Stretch Marks
• Wide Pores
• Sun-damaged skin
• Skin tightening
• Operation Scars
The micro-needling device includes tiny needles that trigger the body to produce more collagen and elastin by piercing through the skin. As a result, patients see firmer and smoother skin. Scars, stretch makes, and pores also appear smaller.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may also be helpful when used following microneedling as it increases blood flow to areas treated. This blood flow rushes platelet derived growth factors and stem cells to the injured areas which improves healing and decreases recovery time, therefore improving the desired collagen formation.
Does the treatment hurt?
To be honest, it depends on an individual’s pain tolerance and the intensity level performed on the Vivace. Patients arrive 20 minutes early to apply a numbing cream that helps reduce pain.
During my first treatment, it was painful during the application on my forehead. However, the second treatment didn’t hurt at all. Overall, there were a few uncomfortable moments but not painful like my first experience. It’s not exactly a relaxing facial, but the end results are so beautiful it’s worth the discomfort in my opinion.
The clear, microchannels created by The VIVACE remain open for four to six hours. I was not able to wear makeup or touch my face during that time.
What is the recovery time?
My appointment was in the morning, so by late afternoon I was able to wash my PRP off and get back to normal living. The next day my skin looked slightly red similar to a mild sunburn. Each passing day I felt my skin looking better and glowing. Typical results vary but can take up to three months to see the full results.
Microneedling before and after
It’s hard to tell in photos, but I do notice my wide pores lessoning and my acne scars dimensioning day to day.
According to HerKare, many patients find three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, provide the maximum results. It can take up to three months to fully appear as the process of collagen regeneration increases over time. My back scar is also going away and not as red and raised. HerKare recommends 3 – 5 treatments for scars.
With each passing day, I see my skin’s quality improve. It may not be the most comfortable skin care routine, but it definitely works. I notice my skin’s texture getting smoother. This tired face definitely appreciates the added glow and fresh look.
What is the cost of a micro-needling treatment?
Costs vary and it can be an investment as it’s recommended to get three treatments for best results.
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Book your Vivace treatment at HerKare
The Vivace micro-needling treatment is available at HerKare Southlake and Frisco locations. Don’t forget to mention Modern Mom Life for special pricing.