Venus Viva is an amazing new technology that is “color-blind” and hence safe in all skin tones.
The Venus Viva delivers radiofrequency energy into the tissue via an array of tiny pins, often compared to microneedling but a much more advanced treatment.
The Venus Viva is an ablative fractional radiofrequency treatment used to resurface the skin, and stimulate collagen below the skin’s surface.
It is an excellent treatment for overall skin rejuvenation, and treating fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and surface texture irregularities. Venus Vivia is also effective at shrinking pores, which is often a tricky problem.
This treatment creates microfine channels of injury, stimulating the body’s own wound healing response to create new collagen, as well contract and heal the tissue.
The result is smoother skin.
Many of our patients have also reported a more even pigmentation too, and brightened tone. While one treatment will show visible results, Venus Viva requires a series of treatments for optimal results, typically 4-6 treatments spaced one month apart.
Treatment for acne scars, stretch marks, or surgical scars may take additional treatments.
For darker skin tones, a test patch is often performed to determine optimal settings.
It is also recommended to discontinue any retinol topical products 2 weeks prior to treatment, and to come in with untanned skin (no recent heavy sun exposure, recent tanning bed, or spray tan).
Treatment includes the application of topical numbing cream, followed by cleansing the skin, and then the Venus Viva treatment itself.
We recommend blocking out 1 hour of time to provide adequate time to numb (15-30 min on average), performance of the treatment, followed by application of a hydrating and nourishing serum.
Recovery is typically 1 day of “social downtime” including mild redness and swelling, followed by a healing phase for the rest of the week which may show faint signs of the laser pattern and a feeling of dryness.
You are able to go about your daily activities (provided you are not in the sun), and the main thing you will notice is a gritty feeling when you wash your face, which is the areas that are in the healing phase.
By the end of the week this is gone, though more aggressive treatments will give this feeling for a longer period of time.
Individual results and downtime will vary based on skin sensitivity and aggressiveness of the treatment, with settings as determined by the doctor.
If you have certain events or a timeframe to work around, be sure to inform Dr. Patel so the settings (or appointment) can be adjusted accordingly.
Treatment is performed personally by Dr. Patel, who has also undergone this treatment, allowing her to share her experience with patients.
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