cosmetic surgery | anti-aging center
Venus Viva RF MicroNeedling
Venus Viva is the newest FDA approved fractional radio frequency (RF) device specifically designed to dramatically improve the tone, texture and overall quality of skin. It provides a safe, non-invasive, long-lasting solution to a wide range of skin concerns including wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation and stretch marks. This fully customized treatment is an FDA approved method using micro-focused fractional radio frequency energy which deeply heats the skin rather than burns it like other lasers, and gives much quicker rejuvenation after facial remodeling and resurfacing due to it’s decreased healing time. It can be used in all skin types, even those with dark or ethnic skin as the radio frequency energy can target specific pigment changes.
Venus Viva provides a non-surgical option for the effective treatment of many skin conditions, including those which are generally treatment-resistant. Venus Viva succeeds where many alternatives have failed, all in a delivery system that is quick and comfortable. Patients appreciate the gentle therapeutic process that provides immediate results with little to no downtime, and requires only one or a few short treatment sessions.
The Venus Viva treatment process is performed as a non-invasive outpatient procedure and involves minimal discomfort. The surgeons will begin by having the patient assume a comfortable position that allows ready access to the area of skin to be targeted. For treatments delivered to the face, this means lying face-up on an examination table. Prior to treatment the area is numbed with a topical numbering creams for roughly 30-45 minutes to ensure there is no pain during the procedure. The physician prepares for the procedure by gently moving the patient’s head so that the target treatment area is in the most appropriate position. The physician will administer the Venus Viva treatment using a small probe that resembles something like a hair dryer. This is placed against the skin surface and a sound is emitted for about one second as a radio frequency pulse is delivered to the skin. The probe is then moved to the adjacent, untreated area and the process is repeated moving in a step-wise fashion across the skin surface. In this way, the entire target area can receive full strength treatment in as little as 15 minutes. During some portions of the therapy, the physician may stabilize the probe by placing his free hand along the skin but as with the entire procedure, this requires only a light touch.
The fractional radio frequency pulses emitted from the probe are ablative, meaning the cause very small microscopic pores in the skin of heated dead skin cells, which later promote new collagen fibrils. This can induce warming and sensitivity in the skin that usually subsides within a few hours. To combat this sensitivity, we have all our patients take Allegra prior to their treatment. For some patients, this sensitivity is similar in intensity to a mild sunburn that can last up to 36 hours. For this reason, some patients request the use of a mild topical numbing agent before beginning Venus Viva treatments. Such treatment should be applied 30 minutes before the start of a treatment session. Very few patients have complained or given poor feed back about the Venus Viva Treatments.
Most patients resume normal activities very shortly after a Venus Viva treatment. After the session, it is recommended to wait 24 - 48 hours before using any skin product and 48 hours before using a mineral make-up on the treated area. Sun exposure should be avoided for the first 48 hours after a treatment.
The Venus Viva treatment process has been approved by the FDA . This is based on the evidence collected through numerous studies demonstrating the safety and efficacy of this treatment method. The medicinal application of radio frequency therapeutics, in general, is a treatment class that has proven safe over time. In comparison to other types of skin resurfacing techniques that can cause the skin to become weepy and ooze, radio frequency allows only minimal skin sensitization and a substantially quicker return to normal activities.
Venus Viva treatment is appropriate for all skin types and colors. It is safe and effective for both men and women of all ages. It can be used to effectively treat even tough-to-cure skin conditions such as acne scars, large pores, uneven texture, excess pigmentation, stretch marks, loose skin and wrinkles.
Venus Viva should not be used on hair-bearing areas such as eyebrows. It is also inappropriate for areas of the skin that are tattooed. Therefore, patients with permanent make-up should not receive Venus Viva treatments in these areas.
Most Venus Viva treatment plans are carried out over three to four 15 minute sessions. There is generally a two - four week break between each treatment session. A short period of time lasting a few hours to a few days is required after each session before returning to normal activities. Patients should plan their time commitments according to these requirements in order to achieve the best results during a Venus Viva treatment program.