Beauty, Lifestyle
Nov 16, 2021

The Skincare Treatment Hollywood Swears By

It is no secret that there is alot of pressure to be in front of the camera when it comes to appearance, beloved stars have tried it all. Hollywood stars have cracked the code on a youthful glow that lasts, what is it you ask? Well, it’s microneedling and we went under to tell you all about it.

Image Credit: Vivace Treatment Roswell, GA

Vivace invited us to an exclusive event where we were able to try their microneedling treatment, and we’ve come away changed. Microneedling is a medical procedure with professionals at the helm. Walking into the iconic luxury of the Bevery Hills Hotel we were escorted to a suite tucked away in one of its many hidden alcoves. Inside we were greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff of Vivace who escorted us to a private powder room where our choices of cleansers lined the marble counter tops. Picking gentle for our sensitive to dry skin we washed away the day’s impurities before stepping out to see where this beauty journey took us. There was a bit of paperwork for medical reasons to fill out, and once the professionals ascertained our health we were enroute to begin the microneedling process. Staff lathered a numbing cream on our face, going over our upper lip twice (make sure to ask for that it is your most sensitive area) before smoothing it across the rest of our facial features. We sipped on a mimosa as the numbing cream took effect.

After about a ten to fifteen minute wait (for the numbing cream to kick in) we met Victoria who would be our microneedling facialist with Vivace. She works in their Beverly Hills office and we can’t recommend her enough. Before commencing the session she asked about our skin, any skin care products we used routinely and if we had ever done microneedling before. We had never gone “under” for microneedling and expressed our (imagined) built up pain concerns. Victoria handled all of our questions like the pro she is, with such grace and knowledge. She easily explained how the numbing cream truly does work, and went on to suggest the lowest setting and smallest needle for our very first experience. Like most medical procedures, you should begin with the lightest setting. Thankfully the woman has a touch light as a feather. If you have sensitive skin like us, (or even if you don’t and just want a soft touch) there is no one better to ask for than Victoria. Gentle and firm she was efficient in her technique with the needle as it pulsed both radio frequency and the needles into our face, which will produce brand new collagen 60-90 days post procedure. Directly after we were thrilled to see our face wasn’t bleeding, although it was a bit pink. Finished with the needle portion she massaged a carefully curated serum into our skin before applying a super hydrating mask.

The down time was pretty low. We had glowing skin with a youthful tightness that made the time directly after feel like the post spa bliss glow you achieve after hours, in just a matter of moments. The day after a few impurities in our cheeks did pop up but they dissipated withing 24-48 hours. Speaking of hours, aside from sunscreen you don’t want to wear make up for the first 48 hours after your microneedling session. You also don’t want to work out for the first 24-48 hours in anything that would make you sweat profusely. The idea is to keep your skin well hydrated by drinking lots of water, and using the serum they send you home with until it runs out. The result will be fabulous, but you do have to follow the after-care steps precisely. Afterall, you’ve just given your skin micro-wounds think of it as post surgery care without any of the pain or downtime. The only time we felt the bite of the needle was directly on our nose’s center bone and believe it or not our eyebrows.

It has been a week now since treatment and our skin has more hydration as well as a continued glow. We aren’t lighting up like we were with bare skin the day of treatment, but our hydration despite this dry weather is at an all time high. We find that our routine skincare habits have shown us that the microneedling encourages your products to sink in a bit deeper and really deliver the results they were made to achieve.

Let us know your thoughts on microneedling and if you would ever try the experience. We can’t wait to do it again! You can learn more about Vivace here.