Venus Viva™ is a non-surgical, skin resurfacing procedure. It corrects signs of skin damage, improves the appearance of scars, acne scars, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and pigmentation.
Why Venus Viva™
This revolutionary skin resurfacing procedure delivers great results and can be used for all types of skin tones and complexions. CO2 lasers used to be the preferred skin resurfacing technique, which essentially removed the top layer of your skin. It came with a lot of pain, with downtimes up to several weeks, and worked only on fair complexions. In comparison, Venus Viva™ is significantly less painful, has much lower downtime, and is effective on all skin tones. You can also receive a much more satisfying result than other surface treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
How it works
Venus Viva™ uses tiny pins that deliver heat generated by NanoFractional Radio Frequency. The heat is delivered through the skin’s surface, creating microdermal wounds, which the body heals naturally on its own. This process repairs signs of skin damage of various types.
What to Expect
Each session lasts about 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Most patients receive 3 treatments per area, but the exact number will depend on the individual and the area being treated. Each treatment is done 4 weeks apart. During the treatment, you should feel like there are tiny pins on your skin, followed by a little zap. Your face will feel the heat like it is getting a sunburn. This can feel uncomfortable, but not painful. For more aggressive treatments, a topical numbing cream may be used to reduce discomfort.
How to prepare
Make sure the area to be treated is clean of lotions, creams, perfumes, powder or makeup. Avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry from the area being treated, and excess hair should be shaved. Be prepared for your medical history to be shared by the professional.
After The Procedure
The wounds created are so small that the treatment feels much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers, with low to no downtime. You can return to your daily skin care routine after 24 hours for skin resurfacing treatments, and there is no downtime for wrinkle reduction treatments. The intensity of the treatment determines the downtime. It is usually 24 hours, but more aggressive treatments can take up to 5 days. Your face will look red after the treatment. You can fan or expose the treated area to cool air to ease the heat. However, you shouldn’t put anything on the treated area for at least 24 hours, not even water. The warm feeling should go away within 24 hours. After 24 hours, you can return to your usual skin care routine. Make sure to apply sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF. Avoid rigorous exercise, hot baths or massages on the treated area for the first 2 days after your session. Keep the skin clean and protected from the sun, and avoid all types of tanning
Your results should continue to improve after your last session. A touch-up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
The procedure is best done on anyone who is showing signs of skin damage.
If you have one or more of the following, avoid this procedure: pacemaker or defibrillator or other electrical implants in the body, permanent implants or injected substances around the treatment area, active infections or inflammations, history of skin disorder or very dry skin, cancer or history of cancer, severe concurrent conditions, pregnant or nursing, have an impaired immune system, a disease activated by heat, endocrine disorders, taking anti-coagulants, had a facelift or eye surgery within the past 3 months, any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks, had resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 3 months, consumed NSAIDS within 2 weeks of treatments, any surgeries within past 6 months, have tattoos or permanent makeup, excessively tanned.