Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing
When it comes to skin resurfacing, CO2 lasers used to be the frontrunner, but these procedures also came with a lot of pain and downtime that could last several weeks, if not longer (since they essentially remove the top layer of your skin). Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments, on the other hand, deliver the same results, just with significantly less pain and much lower downtime. And unlike lasers, which only work for fair complexions, Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments are safe for all skin tones. You'll also notice much better results than with superficial treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
What is Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing?
Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments work with tiny pins that safely deliver heat (via NanoFractional Radio Frequency) through the skin’s surface. This creates tiny micro-dermal wounds, which the body naturally heals on its own. This process repairs signs of skin damage visible on the surface of the skin. Since the wounds are so small, the treatment is much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers, while still producing incredibly visible results.
Which areas can be treated?
Face, Neck, Decolletage, Hands, Scars, Stretchmarks.
Am I a good candidate for Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing?
The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
- An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker or any other active electrical implant in the body
- Any permanent implant or injected substance around the treatment area
- Any active conditions in the treatment area (e.g. rash)
- History of skin disorders or very dry skin
- Current or history of cancer (including pre-malignant moles)
- Severe concurrent conditions (e.g. cardiac disorders)
- Pregnant or nursing
- An impaired immune system
- A history of disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes)
- Taking blood thinners
- Had a face lift or eyelid surgery within the past 3 months
- Had any resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 4 weeks
- Had any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks
- Consumed any Advil, Tylenol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs within the past week of your treatment
- Any surgeries within the past 3 months
- Treating over tattoos or permanent makeup
- Excessively tanned
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary. After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch-up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
How long does the treatment take?
An initial consultation will be completed with all new clients, with all paperwork and consent forms completed. Generally an initial appointment will take 1 hour. All future treatments should only take around 45 min.
Does it hurt?
You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn. Venus Viva™ treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.
Are there any side effects/aftercare?
You can expect 3-5 days of downtime. Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for up to a few days. Makeup can be applied 24 hours post treatment. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment. Side effects include but are not limited to;
- Redness, pain/ tenderness of area treated
- Itchiness/ tingling sensation
- Petechiae (small pin prick bruises)
- rough texture of skin surface for 4-5 days post treatment
We recommend using sun protection of SPF 50, beginning 24-48 hours after the skin has fully healed. Direct sun exposure, tanning beds, and artificial sunless tanning lotions are not allowed in the treatment areas during the course of the treatment and healing. Avoiding direct sun exposure should become a permanent component of your long-term skincare program. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first two to three days after your treatment.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated. Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.