Microneedling in Nashville, TN
Sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to restore a youthful appearance to the face. It involves pricking the skin with tiny, single use, sterilized needles to trigger the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin for healing. Microneedling can address issues such as acne, hair loss, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), large pores, stretchmarks, sun damage, and fine lines or wrinkles.
Vivace® RF Microneedling
Vivace is an advanced microneedling technique that utilizes targeted radiofrequency (RF) technology to treat a wide variety of skin conditions with minimal downtime. It is a versatile device that can adapt to a patient’s individual needs. Vivace treatments are safe and effective for any skin type or tone making it the ideal skin rejuvenation procedure for just about anyone.
Vivace Can Treat:
- Skin laxity
- Fine LinesWrinkles
Vivace® vs. Revujapen®
Vivace is a combination of microneedling, radio frequency, and blue and red light technology and has a patented 36 insulated micro-needle applicator which allows faster and more even delivery to the surface of the skin. Radiofrequency wavelengths ensure heat is also delivered evenly, which minimizes the risk of burning and dramatically reduces discomfort.
Rejuvapen does not use light, but is designed in such a way that we can be very precise with treatments. Its patented ISO Tips™ create a barrier between the tip and the device. The digital fingertip control and 9 separate speeds, along with a specialized dial, allows us to precisely customize treatments.
Both treatments can be combined with additional topical serum treatments allowing them to deeply penetrate the open microchannels for further enhancement.
More Microneedling Options
This FDA-approved, pen-like, handheld device revolutionized microneedling, making it easy for providers to treat very small areas and hard-to-reach skin such as around the nostrils. SkinPen uses tiny, sterile, surgical grade needles causing micro injuries to the skin, triggering the natural healing process. New skin is stronger, smoother and brighter looking.
SkinPen allows highly tailored treatment, as the needle depth can be adjusted to treat both surface and deeper issues. We can improve the appearance of enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.
Combining the power of microneedling and radiofrequency, Morpheus8 delivers outstanding anti-aging results. Morpheus8 works by causing controlled injury to the skin, stimulating a healing response that results in increased collagen and elastin production. These two vital components are essential for maintaining youthful skin. By infusing the skin with radiofrequency energy through the microneedles on its handheld device, Morpheus8 combines the best of both treatments, delivering double the results in half the time. Microneedling is renowned for its skin-smoothing benefits, while the heat of radiofrequency provides skin-tightening and lifting benefits.
Morpheus8 can be used on the face, neck, and body, with special effectiveness around the eye area, where it can target hooded eyelids, reduce scarring, diminish stretch marks, and even improve the appearance of cellulite. With the rise of remote work during the pandemic, practitioners have seen an increased demand for Morpheus8 to target "Zoom chin", but its benefits go far beyond just a refined jawline. Morpheus8 enhances the complexion, increases hydration levels, reduces pore size, and much more.
Secret Pro combines two of our favorite treatments – RF microneedling and fractional CO2 laser. Fractional CO2 lasers work to resurface the skin. Secret Pro has four different CO2 settings, so we can tailor every treatment very specifically to each patient’s needs. We can treat all skin layers as needed for both rejuvenation and anti-aging, on the face and body.
Secret Pro is safe and effective for all skin types and tones to address:
- Visible signs of aging
- Sun damage
- Scars and stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Overall skin quality, brightness and texture
Does It Hurt?
These treatments have been designed to ensure optimal patient comfort. The applicators are so precise that it makes the procedure almost painless in comparison to alternative methods. A topical numbing agent is also applied prior to treatment, and skin healing serums are administered after the procedure to keep you comfortable before, during, and after.
Patients who have undergone treatment with Vivace largely experience little to no downtime. Some minor redness or swelling may occur within the hours following the procedure which should subside quickly. Most patients can return to normal daily activities soon after their session.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
While results may vary from person to person, you can expect improvement from a single session with either of these devices. Results can typically be seen within several hours post-treatment. Because collagen production is stimulated by the treatment, your skin will also feel and appear smoother, tighter and more radiant in the weeks following. You can enjoy long-term benefits from your microneedling treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Microneedling is highly-customizable and has been designed for all skin types and tones. If you’re seeking to enhance your skin’s overall appearance and reduce wrinkles and scarring, microneedling may be right for you. This non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation could be the answer you are looking for. Your treatment goals can be discussed at the time of your initial consultation, which will help us determine whether Vivace RF or the Rejuvapen will be most appropriate for you.
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