Vivace™ provides the most dramatic results with virtually no pain and no social downtime. The results are both immediate and improve over time with multiple treatments.  Dr. Pennoyer offers an option to boost treatment by combining Vivace with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for ultimate rejuvenation.  With results you can see, you’ll look and feel your best at any age.


Vivace is the newest FDA-cleared generation of radio frequency microneedling. It is a minimally-invasive treatment that stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, and tightening and toning the face, neck, hands, and body.  Most skin colors can be treated, including tanned skin and dark skin.

Radio frequency provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin. Combined with state-of-the-art microneedling, patients have experienced optimal results

The Vivace was designed with patient comfort in mind.

With a numbed face, the treatment feels like little more than light pressure to the face, with an occasional, light sparking feeling. Using the most revolutionary, best-in-class Vivace Microneedling RF device, the treatment delivers virtually pain-free patient experience due to a precision robotic motor and the custom-compounded numbing cream.

Vivace can alleviate wrinkles & fine lines, tighten skin, minimize pore size and improved skin tone and texture.  It is ideal for men and women, and can be used all over the body.

When combined with PRP, we are able to maximize results. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment which harnesses growth factors that increase the proliferation of reparative cells. Your own platelet-rich plasma is used to rejuvenate the appearance of facial tissue or to promote hair growth.  The secret weapon is that platelets have growth factors which are instrumental in promoting collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration.

PRP naturally stimulates your stem cells and helps to generate collagen, resulting in a more youthful appearance.  The plasma delivers nutrients to the skin’s cells, which help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other effects of aging.


The Personalized Compounded Numbing Cream, the best numbing cream available, is applied 30 to 45 minutes prior to the treatment to ensure a comfortable patient experience throughout the treatment. Many patients say they found the treatment to be comfortable to virtually pain-free. The procedure itself takes about 45 minutes.

Most patients go out hours after the treatment with no makeup at all. To maximize the Vivace treatment during the first 4 to 6 hours, we offer products to optimize results. We recommend at least 6 hours before you apply makeup, and you may even wait until the next morning. Please abstain from the sun and wait 3-5 days to exercise

Everyone is different, but the collagen and elastin you make is your own and continues accelerated production over the next six months as results improve over time.  We recommend 3 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, but single treatment protocols are available depending on experience desired.

Why Dr. Pennoyer?

It’s important to work with a board-certified doctor who uses FDA-cleared devices to give you confidence in its safety and reliability. In the rapidly changing world of cosmetic procedures, there are many new services offered by practioners claiming to be experts, estheticians and even physicians from a variety of specialties. There are few regulations in place for using FDA-approved products nor who can administer them; all of which carry inherent risks.

It is vital to choose a qualified doctor who performs these services in a medical environment. Dr. Pennoyer is a board certified Dermatologist who is an expert in matters related to skin health who can administer these treatments safely and effectively manage complications, and also has a niche for fixing complications created by less experienced providers.

  • Pennoyer MD is the leading board-certified comprehensive practice for Medical, Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology.
  • Dr. Pennoyer is at the forefront of the latest advances and is one of the first and only local practices to offer Vivace.
  • Pennoyer MD is qualified to perform procedures using the most state of the art and revolutionary FDA-approved treatments available.
  • Our professional and discreet staff ensures that our patients have the best possible experience.

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