It seems that every few months there is a new device that promises the fountain of youth for aging skin. Some of them work and some of them don’t. An exciting new procedure is called Venus Viva®, which really works!
The Viva device allows us to gain 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.
How does it work?
The Viva device uses patented nanofractional radiofrequency and SmartScan® technology to deliver energy to the dermis. This generates heat in a controlled manner to initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodeling. This achieves results of laser resurfacing with minimal discomfort and very little to no downtime.
The state-of-the-art patented tip allows for a depth of penetration up to 500 microns and provides varying energy densities, enabling simultaneous ablation of the epidermis and coagulation of the dermis area resulting in skin resurfacing with minimal discomfort.
It treats everything from fine lines and wrinkles to skin laxity, tone and texture, large pores, hyperpigmentation (even melasma), acne scarring, redness/rosacea and age spots. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works.
What is Venus Viva treatment like?
It really is a very benign procedure and well tolerated by even our most sensitive patient. A topical anesthetic is applied to clean skin for about 45 minutes. Reportedly 99% of our patients don’t feel a thing. Occasionally the feeling of warmth or a quick pinch can be sensed. The treatment itself only takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. As you can see this treatment is far different than laser resurfacing, but with all the benefits.
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.
The treatments are most effective when done as a series. Six treatments about four weeks apart are recommended. Once the treatment course is completed, results continue to develop and improve over 6-9 months. This is because it takes the collagen and elastin cells that long to regenerate. The Viva treatments can also be combined with other procedures that we offer on the same day such as Venus Freeze®, facial fillers, Botox®, and Vibradermabrasion™. The end result is firmer, more even toned, radiant skin with little to no downtime.
Before and Afters from Venus Viva