Treat Your Body Like Your Face: 6 In-Office Treatments With Real-Time Results
The Radio Frequency Microneedling
What it's called: Vivace
What it is: Vivace is a radio frequency micro-needling device. It is not specifically a body treatment but can be used for a variety of body issues—such as skin tightening and stretch marks. Vivace promotes collagen stimulation and can help tighten your skin wherever you feel you may need it most by combining micro-needling (which you've probably read about for your face) and radio frequency. Usually, a series of three treatments is required, with an option for more if you'd like to see even more results. While it can take three to six months to see your final results, there is no downtime after the procedure, and you'll notice firmer skin after your first treatment.
"I do apply topical numbing prior to the treatment," notes cosmetic dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, FAAD, "so most people are very comfortable during the treatment. You may feel a little heat or pricks, but there is no discomfort after the treatment. Immediately afterward, the area may be red with some slightly swollen areas. This usually subsides within a few hours but may last up to three days."
How long it takes: Treatment time varies based on the size of the area
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