When patients are struggling with issues like acne scars, dark spots on the skin, or wrinkles, Indy Aesthetics can introduce the Venus Viva device for fast treatments with minimal downtime. This device relies on radiofrequency waves to heat up deeper skin layers, which stimulates the growth of collagen fibers and healthy skin cells. Through several quick, and virtually painless, treatments. I can use Venus Viva to help patients achieve tighter skin, with reduced visibility of textural and hyperpigmentation issues. I can treat skin laxity, stretch marks, Rosacea and far more. Lastly, do you have some stubborn areas (maybe a double chin) .... We can do a treatment to reduce fat and contour your body.
What is a Venus Viva?
Many people desire the effects of full skin resurfacing for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, but the downtime of most associated procedures and the possible risks keep many people from enduring the pricey procedures of CO2 or erbium lasers, Fraxel, and others. To fill the need for a treatment that gave the effects of these procedures, but without the downtime, pain, and cost, Venus Concept introduces the Venus VivaTM device.
To schedule your Venus Viva consultation, please book your treatment through the treatment info page. Or email me for further information.
HOW IT WORKS
The basic concept behind Venus Viva skin treatment is to heat up deeper skin layers and cause small amounts of targeted damage. This micro damage is achieved through radio frequency waves and stimulates the body’s natural repair processes, which leads to a stronger collagen support network and the growth of new skin cells. As the body repairs itself, the patient will notice smoother skin texture and reduction of dark spots.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
The Venus VivaTM combines NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) and SmartScan technology into a system that delivers proven results through a skin heating process that offers minimal discomfort to the patient. Venus Viva designed for use in dermatological procedures for ablation (removal) of soft tissue and resurfacing of the skin. The unique system allows the technician to manually control ablation and coagulation for enhanced treatment efficiency and patient comfort.
The use of NanoFractional RF delivers energy through the epidermis, to the dermis, to generate heat and initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodelling. Because the system is “colour blind” meaning it has no laser or light to it, the Venus VivaTM allows for all skin types and locations (except eyelids and lips) to be treated. Benefits of this treatment include the reduction of wrinkles, skin laxity, scars, acne scars, pores, textural irregularities, tone, and superficial skin lesions.
Due to the unique nature of the treatment head and the RF delivery, the majority of the ablation from the procedure occurs under the skin, as sublative rejuvenation, allowing for less downtime for the patient, less surface skin removal, and better results than treatments done with traditional fractional lasers. Venus VivaTM treatments are most effective when done as a series of treatments, with at least 3 treatments being completed, usually in 4-6-week intervals. Multiple treatments are needed for full effects and you will continue to see your improvements develop, becoming more and more noticeable 2-6 months after your series is completed. This series of treatments can also be combined with other treatments in clinic treatments (dermaplaning, chemical peels, facials etc) to enhance the effects of the Venus VivaTM, if desired.
Is Venus Viva the same as Laser Skin Resurfacing?
No, Venus Viva does not rely on laser technology, but instead utilizes radio frequency waves. This allows your American Skin Institute provider to deliver the energy deeper into the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues virtually untouched.
Further, with laser skin resurfacing, the cells near the skin’s surface are often destroyed in an effort to address previous skin damage. However, the process can cause prolonged down time, as well as side effects like peeling and crusting of the skin. This is not the case with Venus Viva, which focuses on deeper skin layers and does not cause the oozing or crusting associated with laser resurfacing.
Venus Viva Side Effects
Venus Viva treatments are safe when performed properly, and the device has been cleared by the FDA for skin treatments.
Most patients will experience mild redness for several days after treatment, as the body’s immune system is repairing the micro damage caused the radiofrequency bursts. However, most patients do not need to take time off and often perform this treatment during their lunch break. You will be able to apply makeup to the area the next day.
Further, Venus Viva does is safe for all skin types.
What is a Venus VivaTM treatment like?
Before you begin a Venus VivaTM series, you will discuss the procedure with Indy, sign a consent, and if desired, take pre-treatment photos. After that, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area, if desired, to reduce any associated discomfort. The topical cream is kept on for about 15-20 minutes. To allow the applicator to have full contact with the skin, the Venus VivaTM needs to be done on dry skin, so no gels or lotions will be applied. The treated area will be fully cleansed with alcohol prior to treatment; this allows any residue to be removed for full contact of the Venus VivaTM applicator.
To perform the treatment, the technician will use the Venus VivaTM system with the applicator to treat your specific area with individual shots of energy. During the treatment, the technician may adjust the settings to treat different areas with different depths of energy. You will feel warm during the treatment and you might experience what can be compared to a pin prick or rubber band snap with different pulses. Some areas will experience these sensations more than others, but never should you feel so much pain that the procedure is intolerable. When the area is fully treated, your technician may have you sit with the cold air chiller for a few minutes to calm redness or any heat you feel. The technician will remove your tip and label it for future treatments. Your treatment will take approximately 45-60 min for the face, and longer or shorter for other areas treated.
Your Venus Viva Consultation
To see if Venus Viva is the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment by contacting Indy via email or head over to treatment booking to pay a deposit and book your appointment.
What kind of results can I expect from a Venus VivaTM treatment?
Shortly after the treatment there will be moderate redness and some light swelling of the treated zone in patterns the size of the treatment applicator. The redness should stop after a few hours, and the swelling should go down within 12-24 hours. You should apply the products given to you at your treatment as needed to moisturize the skin, and you should not use any aggressive products or a Clarisonic for a few days. This will help the healing process. As the sites continue to heal you may experience itchiness, which can be halted with a simple over-the-counter allergy pill if you desire or by applying hydrocortisone.
Do not scratch, itch, or pick at the sites. After about 24-72 hours, you will notice small pin-point crusts in each ablated spot where the electrode pins of the treatment head contacted the skin. These will naturally exfoliate and can easily be covered with makeup. You should have realistic expectations and remember that multiple sessions will be necessary. Venus VivaTM results will continue to develop over the coming months, as new collagen is created.
Each session will further ablate and resurface the skin, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles, skin laxity, smaller pores, textural irregularities, and scarring. Again, some patients with melasma will also notice the breaking up of various pigment. Follow-up treatments will be needed in the future to maintain results and are offered at a discounted rate after the initial treatment package is completed. Most often people elect to have maintenance procedures done every 6-12 months.
What can we treat?
Everything accept the eye lids and lips.
For more information and prices please look at treatment options.