Are you frustrated with acne scars that refuse to fade? Have you started to notice facial wrinkles that make you look older than you are? Do you wish you could restore the health and appearance of your skin? At Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN, we are proud to offer Viva skin resurfacing with Venus Versa. Here’s what you need to know about this restorative treatment and how it can benefit you.
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Viva Skin resurfacing is a type of cosmetic treatment that restores a youthful glow to the treatment area by stimulating your skin’s self-healing properties. There are several ways this can be achieved, but Venus Versa is one of the safest, most effective ways to restore skin health. Rather than using thermal energy emitted by lasers, this treatment uses highly advanced radiofrequency technology to warm the deepest layers of the skin. This encourages collagen production.
This radiofrequency energy is emitted through tiny needles that puncture the dermis gently in strategic patterns determined by SmartScan technology. What’s great about using radiofrequency technology to resurface damaged skin rather than laser technology is the former is safe for all skin tones. On the other hand, the latter is not safe for people with dark skin and may result in skin bleaching or burning.
How Does This Treatment Work?
As noted above, this treatment combines the benefits of NanoFractional Radio Frequency and SmartScan technologies to encourage the production of collagen. We use SmartScan technology to make strategically placed “micro-injuries.” In response to these micro-injuries, your skin starts to heal itself by producing extra collagen. Collagen production is also increased in response to the heat emitted by the radiofrequency energy.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
To prepare for your treatment, do not tan during the six weeks leading up to your session. You should also come in with clean skin free from cosmetics and jewelry. If you have a lot of hair in the targeted treatment area, shave the day before you come in. Furthermore, it is very important to be hydrated and nourished when you come in for your appointment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Desired Results?
The number of Viva skin resurfacing sessions you will need to achieve your desired results depends on the types of skin concerns you have and the severity of your skin concerns. We can give you a better idea of how many sessions to expect when you come in for your initial consultation.
If you are worried about fine lines and mild-to-moderate wrinkles, you may only need a treatment or two to achieve your desired results. That said, you may need three treatment sessions if you are trying to erase acne scars or other types of scars.
How Often Should I Get Treatment?
Most treatment sessions are scheduled four to eight weeks apart. Once you achieve your ideal results, they may last forever. For example, you will not need to come in for a maintenance session if you are using this treatment to erase acne scars. On the other hand, you may need to come in every six months if you are correcting wrinkles and folds. Again, we can give you a better idea of what to expect once we have evaluated your concerns, including their severity.
How Soon Will I See My Results?
Your skin may feel a bit tighter immediately after your Venus Versa treatment session. That said, it will take several weeks to see the final results of your treatment. You can see the final results of your treatment sooner by taking steps to support efficient collagen production. For example, you should eat collagen-rich foods, stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized. Furthermore, you should make sure you protect your skin from the sun adequately.
Is There Any Downtime Required After This Treatment?
No, there is no downtime required following your skin resurfacing treatment. You are free to return to work as soon as your treatment is complete and we review your post-treatment care steps with you. That said, there are a few restrictions you must adhere to following your treatment session.
For instance, you should refrain from vigorous exercise, facial massages and hot baths during the first 24 hours following your session. It is important to refrain from hot baths and vigorous exercise because excessive heat and sweating should be avoided. It is important to not schedule a facial massage during this time because you need to minimize the pressure applied to the face during this time.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Treatment Session?
The most important thing you should do following your treatment session is wearing adequate sunscreen. At the very least, you should wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. If you have very pale skin or a family history of serious sun-related skin conditions, you should use a broad-spectrum SPF 55 sunscreen.
It is also important to refrain from putting on cosmetics, like lotion or makeup, during the first 24 hours following your skin resurfacing session. Additionally, it is advisable to sleep on your back and keep your head elevated above your heart during the first 24 hours following your treatment.
What Are the Benefits Associated With This Treatment?
There are many benefits associated with skin resurfacing. One of the most compelling benefits of Venus Versa treatments is the convenience. How long your treatment will take depends on the scope of the corrections you desire. That said, most people find their treatments take a mere 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Another benefit associated with this treatment is its comfort. Laser skin resurfacing is uncomfortable and some people find such treatments painful. On the other hand, Venus Versa treatments are not painful at all. Your skin will feel warm, but it won’t hurt. That said, if you are sensitive to heat, let us know during your initial consultation. We are happy to apply a topical anesthetic before your session begins so your skin is numb throughout the treatment process.
Who Is This Treatment Right for?
To find out if Venus Versa treatments are right for you, it is important to come in for an initial consultation. That said, it is noteworthy that this treatment is safe for all skin tones. Typically, you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the visible signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles and folds. You may also qualify for this treatment if you are worried about enlarged pores, stretch marks, scars and uneven skin texture.
However, it is also important to note this treatment is not appropriate for everyone. According to the FDA, this treatment should not be recommended to people who:
- Suffer from an immune disorder
- Have active skin irritation in the treatment area
- Can’t stop taking blood thinners
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have an uncontrolled endocrine condition, like diabetes
- Have undergone an invasive procedure within the past 90 days
- Have very dry skin
- Have a history of cancer
What Other Treatments May Benefit Me?
If you have wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement, Botox injections will benefit you greatly. Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant that relaxes away wrinkles caused by excessively tense muscles.
Botox complements skin resurfacing so well because radiofrequency treatments can only erase wrinkles caused by volume loss. If you have both dynamic and static wrinkles, you will need to combine injectable muscle relaxants with radiofrequency treatments to achieve the flawlessly smooth skin you desire and deserve.
Discover Today if This Treatment Is Right for You
You don’t have to waste your money on anti-aging creams that do nothing more than moisturizing your skin. You don’t have to live with acne scars. With Viva skin resurfacing, you can enjoy smooth, radiant, healthy skin once again. Contact us today at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN to schedule your initial consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you.