Vivace Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling

Montecito Plastic Surgery is thrilled to bring the state of the art Radiofrequency Microneedling platform to Santa Barbara with Vivace RF Microneedling. Vivace brings Microneedling to an entirely new level, allowing for previously unheard of results using the addition of fractionated radio-frequency energy. Named a 2020 “Most Worth It Procedure” by Real Self, we are now pleased to offer the widest selection of skin tightening procedures possible, to refresh and rejuvenate the complexion and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and crepy skin. With Vivace, this FDAcleared radio-frequency device stimulates the natural collagen production and has shown to be effective in the treatment of facial wrinkles, fine lines, and improving tone and tightness in the face, neck, hands and body. And with the addition of PRP and a bio individualized skin care regimen, you can expect a glow that makes a real difference.


What makes Vivace different?

Vivace is a premier state of the art delivery system for Radiofrequency Microneedling. Using an array of either insulated or non-insulated micro needles and a micro-robotic motor for precise delivery, the Vivace platform is a precision instrument that delivers specific energy to variable skin depths. There are many different companies in the RF micro-needling space. Infini RF, Secret RF, and Morpheus RF are all different machines that are used in RF Microneedling, but Vivace was Named a 2020 “Most Worth It Procedure” by Real Self. This is because Vivace is felt to produce less discomfort, faster results, and is the only RF microneedling platform that can be combined with the bio-individualized skin care SoMe system. Additionally the Vivace system adds the abilities to use red or blue LED light technology for even further collagen production.

What are the advantages of PRP during my Vivace treatment?

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a part of the blood that contains high concentrations of platelets and growth factors. To make PRP, a small amount of your blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood into different parts. While the heavier red blood cells separate to the bottom of the centrifuge tube, the layer that contains platelets and growth factors is removed to create a serum that is rich in benefit for the skin. Growth factors in the PRP applied into the micro-needling channels penetrate deep into the skin, past the dead outer layers to trigger further collagen and elastin formation in live dermis. The addition of PRP to your Vivace RF micro-needling should enhance the rejuvenation of the skin by applying your own body’s growth factors to the tissue that needs it, creating a more healthy skin structure.

What is bio-individualized skin care?

Aesthetics Biomedical, the company behind Vivace, has created a proprietary compound that preserves your own PRP for weeks following treatment. Never before available, this means that our Santa Barbara patents can go home with a skin care application of their own platelet rich plasma containing their own bio-individualized growth factors specifically tailored to the biology of your skin. No other skin care regimen has the ability to be tailored to your own growth factor bio-identity, and the ongoing use of this skin treatment is provided only with the Vivace experience and is called the SoMe skin care system. Ask your provider for specific information in creating a bio-individualized skin care system that is tailored to your biology, your skin, and your specific glow!


  • Is Vivace RF Microneedling safe?

    One of the nicest aspects of Vivace is the engineered insulated micro-needles that are most often used. The insulation of the micro-needle shaft allows for directed energy production only at the tip which protects the outer layers of skin where pigment resides. Because of the depth of energy delivery and the protection of the outer skin layers, hyperpigmentation is rare with Vivace which can be used on all skin types. In patients with very fair skin, non-insulated needles can also be used for certain desired outcomes.

  • Does Vivace RF Microneedling hurt?

    At Montecito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, patient comfort remains at the forefront of our concerns. We utilize a proprietary numbing cream prior to your RF micro-needling treatment, and can additionally provide oral medication for relaxation. Additionally, the use of our Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide on-demand delivery system rounds out a comfort profile to make sure you are not in pain or feeling distress of any kind during your treatment. Your treatment should take about 45-60 minutes depending on the areas treated, and your comfort should continue through the entirety of the treatment.

  • When will I see results from my Vivace treatment?

    With any energy delivery treatment aimed at rejuvenation, optimal results are seen in the weeks following your Vivace RF Microneedling treatments. That said, there should be immediate changes noted as well. Including plumping and tightening of the skin. The amount of change expected is individualized to the issues and severity of the skin that is being treated as well as the number of Vivace treatments and the use of PRP or bio-individualized skin care.

  • How many treatments do I need?

    Many patients utilize three treatments, separated by four to six weeks, create the most outstanding results. Treatment protocols utilizing a singe session are also available depending on the desired experience.

  • What can I expect after my Vivace RF Microneedling treatment?

    Your skin will likely be pink or red immediately following your procedure may feel slightly sunburnt. You should avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours following your treatment, and smoking should be avoided before and after Vivace treatments. You can resume your normal activity shortly after your treatment but should avoid sun exposure for the first 48 hours and then wear sunscreen protection thereafter.

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