A match made in beauty heaven, SkinCeuticals has teamed up with Vivace—a fractional microneedling radio-frequency treatment—to launch a new in-office treatment that pairs its cult-classic C E Ferulic serum with the microneedling technology for seriously glowing results.
Although we’ve been taught not to apply powerful skin-care actives like vitamin C after microneedling ourselves at home, the beauty of in-office treatments is that a doctor or other professional is trained to administer it just the right way, as well as closely monitor the skin for any potential irritation. Plus, they know how to address irritation if it were to occur.
“When we apply actives such as vitamin C and retinol after microneedling treatments, it gives fabulous results! The key is that it is done in a controlled medical environment—patients shouldn’t do it at home on their own because that would create risk of skin irritation,” says Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeon Brian Gawley, MD.
The Vivace treatment combines microneedling with radio-frequency for a double-duty approach to minimizing signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, rough skin texture, dullness and loss of elasticity. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic—a multiple NewBeauty Award winner and dermatologist favorite—is the perfect complement because it also works to address these skin issues using vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid. In clinical studies, the serum has resulted in a 44-percent improvement in skin radiance, a 36-percent improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and a 37-percent increase in skin firmness.
“Microneedling, and the latest technology adding radio-frequency to microneedling, are exciting and becoming a workhorse treatment,” says Dr. Gawley, noting that they offer it at all of their MDSkin locations. “There is really no downtime and the improvement in skin health—texture, tone, reduction in fine lines and pigment—are exceptional. More importantly is the opportunity to synergize the effects of microneedling with the similarly beneficial effects of powerful antioxidant serums such as C E Ferulic. Both microneedling and C E Ferulic work to improve skin health, but because microneedling creates micro channels in the skin, it allows increased absorption of the serum, and therefore enhances its effects—synergizing the overall enhancement of skin tone, texture and brilliance.”
To find a physician offering the new treatment, visit skinceuticals.com.