Uneven skin tone is one reason people look older than they are. Cumulative effects of time pollution, sun, stress and fatigue can keep your skin from looking as young as you feel. It doesn't help that every few months there is a new machine that promises the fountain of youth for aging skin or a cure for acne breakouts and the residual scarring. Some of them work and some of them don't.
One procedure that does work is the Venus Viva. This hand-held device uses patented nanofractional radiofrequency and SmartScan technology to deliver energy below the surface of the skin, which heats the cells and stimulates the body's natural collagen. You obtain the results of full face laser resurfacing without the downtime and risks. It's like getting a CO2, Erbium, Fraxel and VBeam laser all in one.
The Viva is a non-invasive procedure used for wrinkles, acne scarring, active acne, large pores, uneven texture, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation (even melasma), redness/rosacea and age spots. Treatments require only a minimal downtime as a result of the cutting-edge, patented tip technology that effectively and painlessly resurfaces the treatment area resulting in smoother, more even-toned skin.
Unlike many skin-rejuvenation treatments which can be overly harsh and not suitable for certain skin types, the Viva uses heated zone density control and unique pattern generation making it a safe choice for all skin types and during any season.
What is a Venus Viva treatment like?
A topical anesthetic is applied to clean skin for about 45 minutes. Most patients report that they don't feel a thing. Occasionally the feeling of warmth or a quick pinch can be sensed. Patients can also be provided a cold air chiller to keep them comfortable. The treatment itself only takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
What kind of results can I expect from a Venus Viva treatment?
You can expect mild to moderate redness and minimal swelling of the treated areas. The redness should stop after a few hours, and the swelling should go down within 12-24 hours. Very small pin point dots that are left by the electrode pins are easily covered with makeup. These will naturally exfoliate in a few days, but are barely noticeable.
Venus Viva treatments are most effective when done as a series of treatments. Generally, 56 treatments yield the most effective results. There is no downtime and you can resume your normal schedule immediately after treatment. Once the treatment course is completed, results continue to develop and improve over 69 months. This is because it takes the collagen and elastin cells that long to regenerate. Results like this with no downtime are truly unprecedented.