Vivace vs. Skin Pen Micro-Needling: Which is Right for Me?
Updated: Mar 28
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As women (and many men) seek to improve the appearance of their skin, especially as they age, they search for cosmetic procedures that can help to restore a youthful appearance and glow.
Unfortunately, or perhaps, fortunately, these searches often result in a wide range of procedures promoted as beneficial, safe, minimally invasive, and highly effective.
But which methods are truly good for your skin? And which ones can actually help you achieve your desired appearance goals? Two popular treatment options today include micro-needling and Skin Pen.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of your skin by improving collagen production.
Microneedling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy. Micro-needling procedures are most effective if you are looking to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and other signs of aging. Micro-needling works by encouraging your skin to produce more collagen naturally.
The idea behind the procedure is that the pinpricks from the machine lead to a mild injury to the surface of the skin. The skin responds to this injury by making new tissue that is healthy and collagen-rich. Consequently, it has improved texture, tone, and appearance.
Is Micro-Needling Actually Good for Your Skin?
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. Unlike traditional plastic surgery procedures, there are no significant incisions into the skin; therefore, little to no downtime.
Although a micro-needling treatment may produce mild skin irritation and redness, information from the American Academy of Dermatology states that when performed by a professional, Micro-Needling procedures are safe and effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin.
Additionally, by increasing the amount of collagen skin can produce, it helps restore the strength inelasticity of your skin.
What's the Difference Between Micro-Needling and SkinPen?
Skin Pen is a type of micro-needling device. It is the first device approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in correcting multiple problematic skin conditions such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and large pores, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Micro-needling, on the other hand, is beneficial for individuals looking for skin tightening and to tone their skin. While both devices use several tiny needles to penetrate the skin, Micro-needling devices also emit radiofrequency energy used to help tighten the sagging skin.
Does the SkinPen really work?
Skin Pen offers precision capability. It is proven safe for all skin types and the results achieved are natural and only get better with time.
Skin Pen is highly effective for those looking to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, and correct issues of hyperpigmentation or sunspots. As many as 90% of those who have had a Skin Pen procedure say they would recommend it to a friend or loved one. Another benefit to Skin Pen is that it only takes a few treatments to achieve desired results.
For some, significant improvement is seen in as few as three treatments, and again, the results continue to improve in the days and weeks following each procedure.
How Much is a Skin Pen Treatment?
The cost of Skin Pen treatments varies depending on the area you want to treat, and the skin concerns you are looking to address.
On the average, Skin Pen treatments range from $100 to $700 per session, a cost notably cheaper than RF micro-needling procedures.
What is Vivace Treatment?
Vivace RF micro-needling treatments or Vivace Radiofrequency (RF) is a relatively new procedure that combines the benefits of micro-needling and radiofrequency to achieve natural looking results.
Vivace treatments also help reduce the appearance of undesirable skin ailments such as large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles on the skin. Similar to Skin Pen, Vivace treatments can help improve skin texture and tone with minimal downtime and virtually immediate results.
Vivace treatments are the first FDA-Approved micro-needling procedures using radio frequency (RF) to enhance treatment outcomes.
How Long Does Vivace Micro-needling Last?
On average a vivace micro-needling treatment will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
How Much Does Vivace Micro-needling Cost?
Vivace treatments use radiofrequency waves as part of the procedure; therefore, Vivace procedures are more costly than Skin Pen procedures.
Again, the overall costs will vary based on a variety of factors; however, treatments often cost around $400 per session.
Which Micro-Needling is the Best: Vivace vs. SkinPen?
Both Skin Pen and vivace RF Micro-Needling procedures can help you achieve excellent results. Both procedures will also help to reduce the appearance of many age-related skin imperfections people strive to get rid of.
Micro-needling procedures such as Skin Pen and Vivace RF Micro-Needling are proven effective and minimally invasive. Both procedures will help you achieve results that skin creams, facials, and other minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures simply cannot.
If you are looking to change the appearance of your skin without painful, invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, micro-needling procedures are an excellent place to start.
However, because both procedures are so similar, you might be wondering which one is best for you. In short, Skin Pen typically wins the contest, hands down.
Nine out of every ten patients who have a skin Pen procedure are satisfied with their results and would consider recommending Skin Pen to a friend or loved one. Additionally, Skin Pen procedures are far more affordable than Vivace RF micro-needling procedures meaning it is possible to have the multiple treatments required to achieve optimal results without breaking the bank.
When comparing the cost of Skin Pen to RF micro-needling treatments, two to three skin pad procedures will cost on the average between $700 and $1400; however, other RF treatments can run $10,000 or more for the necessary four to six sessions required to meet most cosmetic appearance goals.
The best way to learn more about which procedure is best for you is to contact a local Skin Pen specialist for a consultation.
At Clique Salon and Med Spa, our team of caring, compassionate treatment providers are here to answer your questions about how SkinPen can help you safely and successfully achieve your skin appearance goals. If you are unsure which type of procedure is best, contact Clique Med Spa to schedule a consultation with one of our treatment professionals.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the skin tone, texture, and appearance you desire.