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.
Vivace™ RF Microneedling Reviews
"I initially was drawn to SSK because of a promotion for their hydra facial. I met Shay and Alejandra who helped me understand the benefits of hydra facials. My complimentary hydra facial at their open house promotion was awesome!! I joined the SSK Club and now treat myself to monthly hydra facials at a reduced rate. My skin is glowing! I feel taken care of at SSK, and Shay and Alejandra make sure I feel this way. I've even tried the micro needling technique offered by Dr. Kellishadi which has taken my glow to a new level. Dr. Kellishadi obviously truly cares about his patients because he's interested in what's best for ME and not just what will make his cash flow grow. He said I don't need surgery to look great at my age. I'm 55. Most plastic surgeons would jump on the opportunity to talk a 55-year-old woman into chasing a youthful look through a face lift or some other expensive surgery. He spent the time to talk with me about my life goals and what makes me feel happy and alive, and we BOTH decided that going under the knife isn't what is best for me. I choose to maintain my best look by non-invasive procedures such as hydra facials and micro needling. Dr. Kellishadi cares about my satisfaction and happiness with SSK services despite the fact that I'm the opposite of a "high ticket" client. Because of this, I'm now a loyal customer."- C.S. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing! I love how attentive he is and gives you great advice on what you should get done or shouldn't. I've been to different surgeon offices and I always find myself booking another appointment with his office instead. The ladies at his office are another reason why I keep coming as well, such sweet and friendly ladies. I love how Every time I come they are super welcoming and I don't feel like I'm being judged! I've been to Offices before where I feel like I'm bugging the staff or when I'm asking questions they answer very annoyed. Here! They answer all your questions with concern and very kindly. Thank you Shae & Alex for being great customer service representatives & following up on my appointment reminders! I've had a hydra facial + Vivace done at his office. Which I definitely recommend, I should probably book another hydra-facial while I'm writing this review. Also, I've had my breast done elsewhere but will be contacting Dr. K once I'm ready for new boobies. I'll be referring all my clients, friends, staff, and family to Dr. Kelishadi FIVE STARS FROM ISABELLA"- I.C. / Yelp / Jun 21, 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.
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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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