HydraFacial and Vivace: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes or Your Skin

by | May 13, 2023

Are you yearning for a radiant glow to your skin, but don’t have a lot of time (or patience) to wait to see results? If so, we invite you to experience the restorative super-powers of two Austin Clinic treatments you may already know: HydraFacial and Vivace RF microneedling. The secret to this two-pronged approach is simple: HydraFacial treats skin from the outside in, while Vivace RF Microneedling treats skin from the inside out. Together, these two treatments can help you achieve the ultimate in facial skin rejuvenation in a surprisingly short time.

Sensational Skin with HydraFacial’s Easy 3-Step Treatment

If you haven’t yet heard of HydraFacial, you haven’t been listening. “Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial treatment is performed every 15 seconds,” reports Allure Magazine. “Don’t even try to do the math: this essentially amounts to two million treatments done globally last year alone.” Unlike other facial treatments that may be too harsh for sensitive skin, the HydraFacial is well-tolerated by most skin types.

HydraFacial uses a medical grade hydradermabrasion device to deliver three skincare essentials. No, that’s not a typo. Micro-dermabrasion uses grit to blast impurities from the skin. Ouch! Hydra-dermabrasion takes a gentler, 3-step approach:

Cleansing Peel – This step provides deep cleaning and gentle exfoliation with a gentle peel that exfoliates your complexion to uncover a new layer of skin.

Extraction – This essential step gently removes embedded impurities from pores with painless suction.

Hydration – The final steps of a HydraFacial nourish the skin with peptides, antioxidants, and moisturisers. To meet each patient’s individual needs, Austin Clinic puts together a bespoke formulation for a more targeted, more powerful treatment. It effectively addresses common concerns including clogged pores, fine lines, dry or oily skin, and sun damage.

One of the perks of a HydraFacial is the little to no downtime post-treatment. Your skin will be vulnerable, however. Dr Austin advises patients to avoid washing their face and avoid any strenuous or sweaty activities, so as not to compromise delicate skin. “Be sure to use a quality SPF sunscreen to protect the skin from sun exposure post-treatment,” says Dr Austin. “Actually, be sure to always use sunscreen.” Austin Skin’s Sunscreen Lotion provides four hours of water-resistant sun protection with Vitamin E and aloe vera for added hydration. Best of all, it prepares the face to take full advantage of the benefits offered by Vivace RF microneedling.

Unbeatable Skin Benefits: Why Patients Love Vivace RF

Simply put, Austin Clinic patients love Vivace RF microneedling treatments. The handheld device uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy to the lower dermis layer of skin. At the top of the list of positives for patients is the speed at which Vivace RF offers a three-pronged approach to help make your skin look youthful again by:

Accelerating collagen production/skin tightening with integrated radio-frequency energy

Calming inflammation and accelerating healing time with LED lights

Increasing absorption of serums and actives by creating micro-channels in the skin with unique cold-tipped skin needles

Everything First-Timers Want to Know about Vivace RF Skin Rejuvenation

It is quite common for our patients to be apprehensive prior to a new treatment. Austin Clinic’s experts understand. Our team wants to get to know you as a person, not a patient. We take the time to quiet nerves and are happy to answer basic, but important questions like these:

What happens during a Vivace treatment? – Your treatment begins with the application of a numbing cream to keep you comfortable. Next, we calibrate the settings on the Vivace hand piece to best address your skin type and concerns. Three passes are made over the treatment area to produce even, comprehensive results. You will likely feel a light pressure and an occasional spark feeling.

How long does a Vivace treatment take? – Each Vivace treatment lasts under an hour, with a bit of additional time required for the numbing process.

How much downtime do I need after Vivace RF? – This marvellously effective, yet gentle skin treatment requires minimal to no downtime. Skin may initially appear red and feel warm to the touch immediately after your session, however, both these effects are likely to fade before you even leave our clinic!

Is there anything I should avoid after my treatment? – Microneedling causes controlled wounds to skin, making it briefly more vulnerable immediately after treatment. “Wait at least six hours before you apply makeup,” says Dr Austin. “Better yet, wait until the following day.”

How long do results last? – A Vivace treatment stimulates the natural production of elastin and collagen immediately. The benefits continue and improve, lasting up to six months.

The BIG Question: Is Vivace RF Microneedling Right for Me?

More likely than not, the answer is YES. Vivace treatments are appropriate for most skin colours, including skin that is tanned or dark. If you think you might be ready to experience the amazing benefits of these two treatments, we invite you to contact us today and book your face-saving appointment at Austin Clinic and the Sanctuary.