Face Off: Vivace RF Treatment versus Hydrafacial

by | Feb 8, 2021

Austin Clinic takes pride in keeping our patients’ skin health and beautiful with a wide array of treatments to choose among. Two of our most in-demand treatments are HydraFacial and Vivace. 

Vivace – Microneedling Plus Radiofrequency Energy

Vivace RF Microneedling harnesses two proven technologies to deliver exceptional results to patients’ skin:  

  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of pigmentation
  • Skin plumping
  • Acne and other scarring

It also offers patient-friendly lifestyle benefits, including:

  • Quick ‘lunchtime’ treatment
  • Fast recovery period
  • Non-surgical

A small, handheld device creates a series of controlled, microscopic wounds. The tiny injuries activate the body’s natural repair mechanism, increasing both collagen and elastin production. The result is toned skin with a more youthful appearance.

Hydrafacial: Open Season on Pores

Hydrfacial treatments combine two technologies aimed at skin health and beauty.  Hydrafacial is also a multi-step approach to skin radiance. 

  • Cleanse 
  • Exfoliate
  • Extract 
  • Treat

A hand-held device with a patented spiral suction tip is first used to remove surface skin impurities. Next, a vortex extraction nozzle is used to unclog pores and dislodge impurities. These steps prepare the skin for treatment with a rejuvenating serum, rich in the antioxidants and peptides needed to revitalise the skin. 

Hydrafacials get you red carpet ready in under an hour. They are ideal for last-minute invitations. A single treatment can:

  • Even skin tone
  • Give skin a radiant glow
  • Reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth skin
  • Plump and hydrate skin

After a Hydrafacial, skin may feel tight and look pink for an hour or so. Other not so common side effects include:

  • Swelling 
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Dry/flaky skin
  • Pigmentation changes

What’s the Best Professional Skin Treatment?

Vivace is a good option over HydraFacial for patients bothered by deep, permanent acne scars or other facial scarring. It’s also a good choice for people with skin sagging around the jawline. The treatment is appropriate for all skin tones and received high marks in a 2009 study where nearly all participants reported a significant improvement in the appearance of scars.

Hydrafacial is the superior choice for patients who are needle-phobic and/or have a compromised immune system with a higher risk of infection. Hydrafacial is superb for quickly and deeply cleansing and refreshing your skin. It’s considered safe and virtually risk-free.

In the end, choosing the ‘best’ skin treatment, HydraFacial vs. Vivace RF, means identifying the treatment that is best suited to your particular skin concerns. Hydrafacial is designed as ‘skin health for life’. This means it is safe to have regularly and in fact recommended on a monthly basis. This also makes it the ideal treatment to keep your skin refreshed after a series of Vivace treatments. Keeping your skin healthy may extend the time needed in between annual top ups. 

The skin experts at Austin Clinic have the medical training to evaluate your overall health, the knowledge to diagnose your skin problems and the experience to know the best option to correct them. We invite you to contact us with any questions about skin health and beauty, as well as to address any concerns you may have about COVID protocols at our Balgowlah skin clinic.