Nazarian Plastic Surgery Services in Beverly Hills, LA




Skin texture is an often overlooked component when it comes to looking and feeling your best. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery, we have long understood that glowing, smooth skin is one of the best self-confidence boosters around. This is one of the many reasons why we are such fans of Vivace, a non-surgical procedure designed to improve not just your skin texture, but also your skin tone. This cutting-edge technology is so effective because it combines two of our favorite procedures in one: microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. Safe and extremely versatile, Vivace has quickly become one of our go-to procedures for addressing everything from enlarged pores to sun damage to sagging skin.

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Pairs Well With

  • Alastin Skincare - Procedure Enhancement System

    Specifically formulated to elevate results from ablative procedures while strengthening fragile compromised skin, minimizing the risk of complications, and supporting your recovery process. Post-treatment care is the most critical aspect of the healing process. It is imperative that you support your skin through the recovery for superior outcomes. Use as directed by your physician 14-30 days prior to a procedure, and continue immediately after your ablative procedure.

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  • Alastin Nectar

    This proprietary formulation is designed to support the skin, before, during and after cosmetic procedures. This product works with the skin's natural regeneration process and assists in improving the skin's appearance. It can be applied immediately post-procedure for faster recovery and healthier looking skin. If you want to learn more about the best skincare for rosacea, check out our blog!

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  • Clinical Resolution - Peptide Aqua Gel Body Mask

    Peptide Aqua Gel Body Mask is specially designed with an innovative technology called TCD (Transdermal Cosmetic Delivery), which regulates the activation and penetration of key ingredients by means of acclimation; the mask slowly absorbs body heat to release its vital components to the skin. The gel mask, embedded with active ingredients, will gradually thin out when it comes in contact with the skin to deliver optimal hydration, soothing comfort, anti-aging, and skin conditioning benefits. This serves as visible evidence of ingredient absorption. We love to use it on the neck, chest, arms, abdomen, thighs and knees for hydration and collagen production to decrease crepiness and wrinkles.

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    Rejuvenate skin while reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhanced skin texture and tone

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  • Sente - Dermal Repair Cream

    Dermal Repair Cream is the flagship skin care product formulated with patented HSA (Heparan Sulfate Analog) technology. This unique formulation is clinically shown to improve the appearance of mature or photo-damaged skin. If you want to learn more about the best skincare for rosacea, check out our blog!

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    Biopelle Tensage Stem Cell Cream featuring CellPro Technology is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth rough skin texture and uneven skin tone. Skin will appear brighter, firmer and plumper. This rich, luxurious cream is ideal for mature skin and contains Snail Egg Extract, Retinol, Peptides, Ceramide NP, Vitamins C& E, Humectants, Antioxidants & Soothing Botanicals

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  • iS Clinicals Proheal Serum

    iS Clinical's Pro Heal Serum Advance + features their scientifically innovative L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), combined with an unrivaled form of Olive Leaf Extract and pure Vitamins E and A. This five-star formulation significantly increases antioxidant protection while helping improve the appearance of compromised, sensitive, acne-prone and aging skin.

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  • Nazarian Skincare - Collagen Boost AM & PM

    SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum features two active formulas that combine to smooth wrinkles and regenerate skin cells for a more youthful appearance. The TNS complex is a protein- and amino acid-rich serum to reduce inflammation and the signs of aging. The APS corrective complex is a mixture of anti-aging ingredients, peptides and antioxidants to strengthen sagging skin. Use this anti-wrinkle serum morning and night after cleansing and toning.

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  • Biopelle - Tensage Intensive Serum 40 Ampoules

    Featuring SCA Biorepair Technology, Biopelle's Tensage Intensive Serum 40 Ampoules contain a High Level of Growth Factor that can regenerate skin in as little as 24 hours. A special Secretion from the Cryptomphalus aspersa Snail, contains growth factors that will help to restore elasticity, tone and texture. Skin will glow after just one application. May be used daily as an intensive boost or post procedure following micro needling, chemical peels and laser treatments to promote skin repair and healing. Tensage Stem Cell Products feature CellPro Technology, a natural ingredient extracted from the eggs of the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail. They are the first to contain Stem Cell Activators to help replenish, reinforce and restore the appearance of youthful-looking skin. Clinical results showed a 119% increase in Dermal Collagen, 50% increase of Elastic Fibers and a 26% Increase in Epidermal Thickness. This product is paraben free and oil free.

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    Designed to help enhance the overall look and feel of skin's tone and texture, this 14 ct gold-plated at-home microneedling roller is specifically designed for use on the face specifically in those sensitive areas like under eyes and around the nose and mouth.

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  • Lightstim LED

    LightStim LED Light Therapy is a therapeutic tool to ease pain while aiding in your body’s natural recovery process. LightStim for Pain emits warm and soothing light energy proven to temporarily relieve arthritis, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, as well as increases blood circulation.

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Dr. Nazarian featured Articles

What is the Vivace?

Vivace microneedling combines two of our favorite procedures in one: microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy for improving:
  • skin texture
  • fine lines
  • acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • pore size
  • breaking up pigmentation in combination with peels or lasers
It works by inflicting a series of micro-injuries to the skin in the treatment area. The body’s natural response to any skin injury is to produce more collagen and elastin in order to heal. By combining the microneedling with RF energy, Vivace is able to deliver the heat produced by the radiofrequency into the deeper layers of your dermis. The end result is smoother, tighter, visibly brighter looking skin.

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Benefits of Vivace

One of the nicest things about your Vivace procedure is that you will notice a difference in your skin in as little as one day. But because of the collagen and elastin boosting benefits of its microneedling and RF combination, these results will continue to improve with time. Furthermore, the Vivace procedure is:
  • safe
  • effective
  • comfortable
  • requires no downtime
  • fast results in as early as one day
  • non-surgical so no incisions
  • safe for ALL skin colors and types
The latter is a huge plus. Many of the procedures to improve skin texture such as lasers and chemical peels are not great for patients with darker skin or who run a high risk of hyperpigmentation as they may actually produce more pigment. Vivace gives these patients an effective method for improving skin tone and texture without the usual potentially adverse side effects.

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Ideal Candidate for Vivace

The combination of microneedling and RF energy in Vivace is ideal for any patient, man or woman, who is bothered by:
  • dull looking skin
  • large pores
  • redness
  • hyperpigmentation
  • sun damage
  • lax skin in the lower face
  • acne or acne scars
  • fine lines & wrinkles
As discussed, it is effective on all skin tones and is great for restoring a crisp look to the jawline, smoothing out and plumping the skin under your eyes and tightening up the mid-face and neck. Ideal for patients who don’t want surgery, Vivace is also a wonderful method for patients who have had surgery to maintain their fabulous results.

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Vivace is Versatile

One of the things that we love about Vivace is that it is so versatile. The micro-needles are insulated, meaning that the last 300 microns are left open to deliver the RF energy. Furthermore, Dr. Nazarian and her team can adjust the depth of the needles from 3 1/2 mm to 2 1/2 mm to 1 1/2 mm or a combination of all three. This allows us to completely customize the Vivace experience to your individual needs and address multiple different skin issues in one procedure. The insulation means that the energy is not delivered to the upper layers of the skin where hyperpigmentation can happen. This is why this device is safe for all skin types. The Vivace device also has an LED light component that can be tailored to your specific skin concerns. The Blue LED kills the bacteria that causes acne break-outs while the Red LED is great for anti-aging and collagen production. The Vivace hand-piece is also adept at treating different parts of your face and neck. For the body, we prefer the Morpheus8. We most commonly use Vivace to lift, smooth and plump skin on your:
  • cheeks
  • mid-face
  • jawline
  • neck

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Asked Questions

Microneedling looks like a torture device. Does it hurt?

While every patient has his or her own unique pain threshold, most find Vivace extremely easy to tolerate. We use a really great numbing cream that we have specially compounded with a Versapro carrier so it’s much more effective than other numbing creams out here. Also, you should know that the needles are incredibly fine so though they make look scary, they don’t hurt. I have had the procedure done myself and found it almost relaxing. Honestly, my skin didn’t even feel irritated afterwards. It’s one of those procedures that goes against the adage ‘no pain, no gain’.

How does Vivace work?

Vivace is a non-invasive treatment that uses a microneedling device to deliver radio frequency (RF) energy into the deeper layers of your dermis. This allows the heating action of the RF to immediately tighten both the surface of your skin as well as its underlying structures. This is why it’s able to address such a wide range of skin tone and texture issues. Furthermore, over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced by your body in response to these “injuries”. This results in even more skin tightening and texture improvements for healthier, smoother and more youthful looking skin.

Is there any downtime associated with Vivace?

No. Your skin will look flushed after your procedure. But it’s no worse than how you look after an intense workout. And when you wake up the next day, the flush is gone and you are left with fantastic looking skin. It is really that simple.

Can Vivace be used to prevent acne?

Yes, Vivace can definitely improve acne break-outs as the RF heat shuts down the glands that produce the oil and the Blue LED light kills that bacteria that causes the break outs.

How do I know what’s best for me: microneedling, RF or a combination procedure such as Vivace?

It is our job to assess your skin and figure out the right procedure for delivering on your goals. This is why we are adamant that patients come in for an in-person or virtual consultation. We want all of our Beverly Hills and beyond patients to be happy. The best way to achieve this is to match the right procedure with the right patient.

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019