Vivace Facial Treatment


Vivace combines targeted microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate and tighten the skin. The procedure begins with the application of a numbing cream. The Vivace handpiece is moved across the areas to be treated and 36 tiny needles penetrate the skin while RF energy is passed to the deeper levels of the dermis to form collagen production. When the handpiece is moved over bony areas, such as the cheekbones or forehead, a little bit of pressure is felt. After the Vivace treatment, a soothing serum and hydrating face mask ensure the skin is moisturized, hydrated and ready to heal.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals with large pores, excess oil, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. Patients suffering from discoloration are also good candidates. Patients who have cold sores, a history of keloid formation, bleeding disorders or a history of extreme allergies are not good candidates for the treatment.

The typical cost for a Vivace procedure ranges from $800-$1200.The final cost depends on fees charged by the doctor or the facility, the geographic location of the procedure and if any other procedures are performed at the same time.

The procedure requires little to no downtime but there could be some slight redness, swelling and itching. Patients should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight shortly after the procedure. For the best results, 4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed. The maximum results become evident in about 3 months. The results last for up to 12 months.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser are1