Vivace microneedling with PRP is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can tighten skin and improve its tone for younger, fresher-looking skin. It combines several cosmetic approaches proven to make skin look and feel healthier – without the need for risky surgery or expensive products.

What is Microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling is a procedure in which a dermatologist uses a special roller or device with tiny needles that prick the skin. Pricking the skin in this way stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that provides support and elasticity to the skin. Our bodies produce an ample amount of collagen when we are younger; however, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen.

Vivace is an FDA-cleared procedure that improves the results of microneedling with radio frequency (RF) waves. The energy from the RF waves heats the underlying layers of skin, which constricts and tightens the skin. RF waves also trigger the production of collagen and elastin, which is a highly elastic connective tissue that helps skin and other tissues resume their shape after stretching. Microneedling delivers the RF waves deeply into the skin, so the treatment produces faster results that are more dramatic.

PRP Vivace Microneedling Facial

PRP is an acronym that stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, a product that a dermatologist creates from the patient’s own blood and injects back into the patient’s body. The primary job of platelets is to clump together to prevent excessive bleeding, of course, but platelets perform other functions too. Platelets contain growth factors, for example, that speed healing in the treated area. Platelets also attract stem cells to the area. Stem cells are special cells that have the unique ability to transform into other types of tissue cells; this means stem cells can turn into healthy, youthful-looking skin cells that can replicate to cause the growth of radiant skin. Adding PRP to Vivace can also improve healing and decrease the duration of swelling and redness following microneedling with RF.

Microneedling devices use tiny, robotically-controlled sterile needles that create many microscopic channels into the skin. These channels stay open for up to 4 to 6 hours and absorb the platelet rich plasma deeply into the skin. This special action provides exceptional microneedling with PRP results.

Microneedling with PRP Benefits

A microneedling PRP facial is a comfortable, virtually pain-free, and quick way to improve the appearance of your skin.

A PRP Vivace Microneedling facial can:

  • Alleviate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten skin
  • Minimize the size of unsightly pores that lead to acne
  • Improve your skin tone and texture for vibrant, youthful-looking skin
  • Immediate results
  • Minimal downtime
  • Microneedling with PRP cost – varies, but is less expensive than other approaches

Microneedling with PRP under eyes
PRP and microneedling near the eyes erases fine lines and wrinkles.

About the PRP Vivace Microneedling Facial Procedure

After cleansing your face, the PRP Vivace Microneedling provider applies a topical anesthetic to your skin. It takes about 30 minutes for the numbing action to take effect; some offices may have you apply the anesthetic before your appointment to reduce wait time.

While the topical anesthetic takes effect, the skin care professional will draw a tube of blood from your arm, and then put the tube in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the other components of blood. These steps prepare the PRP for injection into the skin.

Also known as plasma microneedling, the procedure takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Your aesthetician will use an FDA-approved device across the desired treatment areas of your face. Next, the skin care specialist will massage the PRP solution into the skin. The microscopic channels absorb the PRP solution deeply into the skin for maximum benefit.

After microneedling with PRP for wrinkles, your medical aesthetician may then apply a serum or balm to help soothe any redness or irritation from the procedure. The provider may offer special makeup that camouflages any temporary side effects.

Microneedling with PRP Aftercare

Microneedling with PRP Aftercare

In most cases, you can leave immediately after PRP Vivace Microneedling. Many people are comfortable enough to drive themselves home, but you may choose to arrange for a ride home in advance.

You can expect to return to work or school the next day, as the microneedling with PRP recovery time is minimal. While signs of redness or minor irritation may persist for a few days, try to avoid applying too many products to your skin. Cleanse once a day and moisturize as needed or as directed for PRP facial aftercare; you may apply a lightweight foundation or powder to cover redness. Your provider may provide or recommend products to help speed recovery.

Results of PRP Vivace Microneedling are usually visible immediately after treatment, but the visible PRP facial benefits progress over a 3-month period as the treatment stimulates the production of collagen. Many patients experience optimal results after several treatments, particularly those with significant acne or signs of aging.

Consultations Are Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out more about our PRP Vivace Microneedling Facial by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center – Dr. Cristina Keusch for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation. You can also call our Boca Raton, FL office directly to schedule (561) 368-9455.