Using the VIVACE RF Microneedling device for skin rejuvenation

If you are seeking a quality skin rejuvenation treatment, we encourage you to learn more about the VIVACE RF microneedling service available at our Plano, Texas, dermatology practice. Drs. D. Achtman, C. McConnell, and J. Achtman of DSA Dermatology can educate you on the benefits of using these skin tightening and rejuvenation services to look and feel your best!

What is the VIVACE laser treatment and how does it work?

The VIVACE Microneedling/Radio-Frequency device uses micro-needling in a stamp-like applicator, which increases collagen production in the more superficial layer of the skin like traditional microneedling devices. Then, the extremely fine insulated gold needles are also able to deliver controlled radio wave impulses, which produce controlled heat, which stimulates increased collagen production at a much deeper level without any injury to the superficial skin. All of this allows your skin to safely begin remodeling itself in a more healing and youthful fashion at both a superficial and deep level to achieve maximum results from your experience.

What can I expect from my VIVACE laser treatment session?

When you come in, your photo will be taken, your skin will be cleaned, and a numbing cream will be applied for 30-45 minutes. You may also be asked to gargle with a disinfectant mouthwash. We may also ask you to clean your nose and apply an antibiotic cream to your nose. We also provide antiviral medication to be taken to prevent a cold sore, fever blister, or herpetic outbreak on the face. Your anesthetic cream will then be removed and your face re-cleaned so you may begin your treatment.

Your treatment will last 30-45 minutes. Your skin will be kept cool and comfortable during this time with a cold air-blowing device. We will put protective eyewear on you during the treatment. All of these procedures are done to make sure that no infection will occur. You may experience a pressure or vibration feeling every time the device engages with your skin, and this lets you know that the device is doing its job!

What is recovery like?

Recovery can be within 6-24 hours with the use of the correct products. You will be given some post-op-recovery products to use for the first few days, and it is very important that you use no other products during this time.

How long does it take to get results, and how many sessions do I need?

To get maximum results, three to four VIVACE treatments are recommended every four to six weeks apart, depending on the intensity of your treatment and your skin type. Many people will begin to see results after the first treatment. Some results may be seen immediately, as well as a continued long-term improvement over a three-month period as the full collagen regeneration takes place.

At DSA Dermatology of Plano, TX, we work with patients ready to learn more about today’s amazing technology and ways it can be used as a skin rejuvenation treatment. If you are interested in VIVACE skin tightening services at our practice, call us today at (972) 362-9567 to request an appointment at our office, located at 5072 West Plano Parkway, Suite #150. We are open to new and current patients and families.

Satisfied Customer feedback from Vivace

“I had the “Vivace Experience” about a month ago and was thrilled! I’ve had other microneedling procedures before, but wasn’t sure what to expect with this device. The clinician asked me several times during the process to report my pain level between 1 and 5. Repeatedly I had difficulty answering because most of the time I wasn’t feeling anything that I would label as “pain,” despite the fact that she had put the machine on its maximum settings. Immediately following the treatment, I went out to dinner (without makeup) and friends were commenting on how great my skin looked. In the weeks since, I’ve noted positive changes and feel that the benefits of the Vivace seem to be much greater than what I’ve experienced in the past with regular microneedling.”

– DF, Marketing Professional, courtesy of VIVACE

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Why Choose DSA Dermatology?

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,

Dr. Daniel S. Achtman Dr. Carmine G. McConnell Dr. Jordan. Achtman

At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.

Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.

Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.

Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.