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Why Are There So Many Different Prices for Microneedling in Winston-Salem?

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Not all microneedling is the same! If you’ve done a Google search about microneedling anytime recently, you’ve probably wondered how there can be such a huge variation in prices between treatment providers. Let us explain! Not All Microneedling Devices Are the Same There are many traditional microneedling devices used across the country. Most of these devices are called microneedling pens (with brand names like SkinPen, MDPen & DermaPen). The cost to purchase a device like this ranges anywhere from $500 to $5000. With these devices, the needles are moved across the skin creating “controlled micro-injuries” to the surface of the skin. The skin responds by creating collagen and elastin to heal the injury which makes the skin appear plumper and even a little tighter. Yes, they work but are less intense treatments and will take more sessions to approach the results seen with a radiofrequency microneedling device such as Vivace,

Now We Have Microneedling on Steroids! While traditional microneedling devices like #SkinPen were good in their day, we now have better options. The latest generation in microneedling technology adds radiofrequency heat (RF) and LED light therapy to microneedling and all three tr

eatments are delivered at once with the same device. This innovative design takes skin rejuvenation to the next level delivering far superior results than the first-generation devices. That’s exactly why Innovative Aesthetics MD decided to buy #Vivace almost 2 years ago!

How Vivace RF Microneedling Works:

While the skin is being needled to create the micro-channel injuries, the RF energy is also being delivered through the small needles into the deeper dermis. In addition to the benefits seen from the micro-injury of the microneedles, RF microneedling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis greatly enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction. The RF energy heats the underlying layers, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster, more dramatic results similar to ablative laser procedures, but with significantly less discomfort and downtime.

Who is it for?

Vivace RF microneedling is appropriate for nearly any skin type and tone. The procedure addresses the following issues:

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles

  • Scarring from acne and chicken pox

  • Mild to moderate skin laxity

Irregular skin texture and tone

Most people will achieve the best results with 2-3 treatment sessions, done about four weeks apart. The number of treatments will depend on individual response to the treatment, skincare at home, and the severity of the skin issues to be addressed. After these initial sessions, single sessions are recommended every 6-12 months to maintain your youthful glow and continue to work on maintenance of collagen in the skin.

What to Expect

A topical anesthetic will be applied prior to treatment. The total treatment time usually takes 1 hour. Skin is typically red for a few hours but the redness is temporary and mild. There is little or no discomfort during or after the treatment and patients typically are able to return to regular activities within 8 hours. Makeup can be applied 12-24 hours after the procedure.

The BEST part!

Microneedling can be done with growth factors, nutritional serums, bioidentical exosomes (intracellular messengers and regenerative cell ingredients), PRP or PRF, Sculptra, and now even stem cells extracted from bone marrow and umbilical cord sources. Adding these power ingredients is the future of aesthetic medicine and antiaging capabilities.

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