About RF Microneedling
Newport Beach, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi uses an exceptional approach that creates excellent results for our patients with a treatment known as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling with Vivace technology. Using sterile, gold-plated needles combined with carefully controlled radiofrequency energy, Vivace RF microneedling helps to reduce pore size, wrinkles, and stretch marks on the skin. RF laser treatments have been around for many years and are well-known in the cosmetic industry for skin tightening. This particular type of laser treatment uses heat to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to create a tighter, smoother surface. This technique can be used with microneedling to optimize the results. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we often add this new advancement to our Newport Beach, CA patient's skin care treatments to create firmer skin with a smoother texture and a glowing complexion.
Vivace is a state-of-the-art RF microneedling device that works to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin. By combining microneedling with blue and red light radiofrequency energy, Vivace uses wound healing mechanisms to create micro-injuries to the skin in order to promote regeneration. The Vivace handheld device consists of small gold-plated needles, as well as radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin and stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin. While the red-light radiofrequency energy promotes collagen production, the blue-light energy works to decrease oil production. The Vivace robotic monitor also helps to decrease discomfort associated with RF microneedling while still providing desirable results.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"Amazing Experience - I am 73 years old: A dear friend who has since passed told me the best thing she ever did ; was to have a face lift at 73 . So I took the challenge.it is delightful to look at facial image and see.a much younger.face. I smile most of the time realizing how fortunate I was to find Dr. Kelishadi, Shea and Alejandra, office staff made the experience even better by their kindness and attention..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2019
"So Happy!! - Highly recommend Dr. Kelishadi, my breasts are new and improved and I couldn’t be any happier. He is a top notch plastic suregeon , young, vibrant , and very up to date. Ladies you need this dr!! His staff Alexandra and Shea are the cutest and they make you feel so comfortable and are so helpful . This office is the A team! Love them all!"- M. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2019
"Number One Plastic Surgeon in Orange County,, - My experience from start to finish with dr.kelishadi has been beyond amazing. When you first walk in your welcomed by shay who is nothing but sweet and makes you feel comfortable. then you meet with his Assistant Alejandra in the exam room to go over different styles of implants and she makes you feel so comfortable and is so helpful with any concerns or questions you may have . The implants..."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2019
"This is a review from the husband of a patient of a mommy makeover...That being said, I felt like I was the patient of Dr Kelishadi because he treated me that way. He kept me informed. He asked if I had any questions. He went out of his way to text me outside of office visits. He cares about his patients and their significant others. Now about his work: amazing. He kept telling me I'd love it. I sort of brushed it off because of the unknown, but can say 10000000% he was right. He has given my wife unbelievable confidence and selfishly I am having a TON of fun with her (Good thing I'm snipped). Pre surgery he was amazing, and post surgery the first thing he did was find me in the lobby to walk me through everything. He would text me randomly to check in and prepared us for the fun journey we went on. The whole process honestly made our marriage stronger and I owe it to Dr Kelishadi for preparing me to be strong for my wife and prepare her to be able to enjoy the adventure.If you're on the fence or hesitant, I assure you he is worth every penny. Best experience! AND GO LAKERS!"- J.C. / Google / Feb 04, 2019
If you are 40 years of age or older and are starting to notice discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (that can come with age and sun exposure), RF microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. RF microneedling may be an excellent choice if you wish to:
- Tighten the skin, producing a more refreshed appearance
- Enhance skin texture, tone, and pigment
- Repair skin irregularities such as blood vessels and discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
- Treat acne scars and other forms of scarring
- Rejuvenate skin for a younger, glowing look
The Vivace device is rolled gently against the skin to puncture and create micro-injuries that "disrupt" the cells and produce collagen. Some also refer to this as collagen induction therapy. New skin grows as the skin heals, leaving the top layer feeling and looking smoother, brighter, and rejuvenated. While this procedure is usually performed by itself, combining this advanced technique with the Vivace radiofrequency technology has allowed us to optimize the results for our patients.
The method is quite straightforward. The handheld device, which emits radiofrequency heat, works by delivering short pulses of RF energy through an array of 25 sterilized, gold-plated micro-needles. The energy is transmitted through the needles, which simultaneously punctures the skin and circles back the electrodes on the skin. The RF energy heats at levels that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits.
What to Expect
RF microneedling treatment will take place inside the SSK Plastic Surgery office with the use of a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. During your appointment, the Vivace handheld device will roll over the desired area, repeating the process until the desired results have been reached. Patients should expect minute pinpoint scabs to appear 24 – 72 hours after treatment, which will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed. Results become visible as skin heals over the 3 – 4 weeks after having a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results usually call for 3 – 4 treatments 3 – 4 weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of your Vivace RF microneedling treatment will vary on your condition and the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best results. During your first visit, our team can go over all your questions and estimate the cost of your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient is unique and some individuals may need more treatments than others. Dr. Kelishadi will take his time to perform a thorough assessment to help determine the appropriate number of sessions for you. On average, most patients receive 3 – 4 treatments spaced one month apart.
Vivace RF microneedling is safe and effective for most skin types and can be used on almost any area of the face or body. This laser treatment offers stunning results and minimal downtime compared to a surgical facelift or body lift. RF microneedling is also a great option if you want to refresh the overall appearance of your skin.
Does it hurt?
Since a topical numbing cream is applied to the target area, most patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment.
Dr. Kelishadi will create a custom treatment plan for you after your initial consultation. He understands that every patient is different and will take his time to listen to your specific concerns to help you achieve your cosmetic goals safely and effectively.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you are seeking to minimize the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin, as well as diminish laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, Vivace RF microneedling is a wonderful treatment with proven results. Combining radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling, this outstanding skin rejuvenation process has grown in popularity and continues to be a top-rated, minimally invasive treatment for our Newport Beach, CA patients. We welcome you to call SSK Plastic Surgery to learn more.
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