Microneedling Specialist

Eric Reynolds, DPM

Diabetic Wound Care Specialist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Jersey City, NJ

Your once radiant skin is marred by lines, creases, or scars, and you wonder if you’ll ever glow again. At Downtown Medspa in Jersey City, New Jersey, Vivace® microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy prompts your skin to remodel and heal itself with new collagen and elastin. Expert doctor Eric Reynolds, DPM, and his team of experts use FDA-cleared Vivace microneedling to tighten and firm your skin, smooth out scars and wrinkles, and improve acne, all without surgery or downtime. Revitalize your skin today by contacting the aesthetic professionals at Downtown Medspa by phone or online form.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

The VivaceĀ® fractional microneedling system is a minimally invasive skin restoration treatment. It relies on the power of RF energy and a process of controlled wounding to stimulate skin healing.

The Vivace device features semi-insulated, sterile needles that create narrow, vertical columns in your skin, which trigger your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The tips of the needles also emit RF heat to contract your skin and stimulate even more collagen remodeling.


How can microneedling improve my skin?

The FDA-cleared Vivace system resolves a number of cosmetic and functional skin issues. You can use Vivace to improve:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Other scars
  • Stretchmarks
  • Brown spots
  • Sagging

After a microneedling session, your skin is:

  • Tighter
  • Finer
  • Firmer
  • Smoother
  • More uplifted
  • More evenly toned

Your Downtown Medspa expert can improve both facial and body skin with Vivace.


How does microneedling improve scars and brown spots?

The tiny needles break apart disordered, damaged tissue and old degraded collagen in your skin, including those in brown spots and scars. Your body whisks away the old tissue and then rebuilds your skin. New collagen and elastin fill out scars and wrinkles, producing clear new skin in areas that were once marred by hyperpigmentation.

The tiny channels created by the microneedles also allow healing serums or platelet-rich plasma to penetrate deeply. Microneedling increases the efficacy of any skin care regimen.



How does microneedling improve acne?

Acne improves with microneedling because the skin-rebuilding process makes your skin and follicles healthier. The RF energy also emits red and blue LED light that helps your skin function optimally.


How long does microneedling take?

Depending on how large the treatment area is, your Vivace session only takes about 45 minutes, plus 30 minutes for a topical anesthetic. You may need a series of treatments to get the improvement you want.

Directly after your Vivace microneedling treatment, you may notice that your skin looks glowing and healthy. More dramatic benefits appear over the next six months as your skin begins to remodel itself from the inside out, building healthier skin with new collagen and elastin.


Does microneedling hurt?

Your Downtown Medspa professional keeps you comfortable during your microneedling session by applying a topical numbing cream. Most women and men find the treatment tolerable or pain-free.

Restore your skin with microneedling today. Call the helpful Downtown Medspa staff or make your appointment online.