SF 415 255-9510  |  MARIN 415 464-8801

SF 415 255-9510  |  MARIN 415 464-8801

Venus Viva™ Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Venus Viva Logo Venus Viva™ is a non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that corrects signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of acne scars and other scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation.

When it comes to skin resurfacing, CO2 lasers used to be the frontrunner, but these procedures also came with a lot of pain and downtime that could last several weeks, if not longer since they essentially remove the top layer of your skin. Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments, on the other hand, deliver similar results, but with significantly less pain and much less downtime. And unlike some lasers which only work on fair complexions, Venus Viva treatments are safe for all skin tones. You’ll also notice superior results than with superficial treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

What are Venus Viva Skin Treatments?

Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments work with tiny pins that safely deliver heat, via nano-fractional radiofrequency (RF), through the skin’s surface. These microneedles creates thousands of mini-wounds to the dermis, which the body naturally heals. This process repairs signs of skin damage visible on the surface of the skin. Since the wounds are so small, the treatment is much better tolerated than traditional CO2 lasers, making Venus Viva procedures relatively painless in comparison. These procedures are performed by our expert practitioners, and we offer a topical numbing agent to provide comfort for the patient. If you have any concerns about discomfort, please feel free to ask about other options during your free consultation.

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Venus Viva is used to treat the following conditions

Acne scars, fine wrinkles, and superficial blemishes of the skin
• Pigment irregularities such as sun damage and freckles
• Shallow scars from injuries and surgery
• Hyperpigmentation and rosacea
• Lax skin around the neck, jowls and décolletage
• Rough, uneven skin tone
• Red or brown spots on the skin

Is Venus Viva right for me?

You may benefit if you have acne scars, fine wrinkles, pigment irregularities such as sun damage and freckles or if you have loose skin and desire a tightening and lifting effect. Venus Viva is for anyone who desires a smoother appearance and tightening of their skin.

Before and after photos with typical results

How do I prepare for treatment?

Please do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup, and avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to your treatment. If you have any skin conditions on the area(s) to be treated, please let us know in advance.

What happens during treatment?

To ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure your practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic which takes around twenty minutes to take affect. We will then use a special applicator hand piece to deliver the radiofrequency (RF) bursts to the treatment area, which takes about fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on the total area treated. You’ll feel a slight warmth and pinprick sensations, but the pain should be minimal with the topical anesthesia. Most patients handle the treatment very well, and any discomfort is short in duration.

Post-treatment downtime?

Most patients will experience mild redness for a few days after treatment as the body’s immune system repairs the micro-damage caused by the radiofrequency bursts. However, most patients do not need to take time off and can return to normal daily activities. Your practitioner will provide you with skin care instructions for the first few days after your procedure. You can resume wearing makeup just 24 hours after your treatment.

How long till I see results and how many treatments will I need?

You’ll likely see an improvement after just one treatment, but more may be needed to achieve your goals. The number of sessions needed for optimal results will depend on the individual, but typically it ranges from three to four sessions every four to six weeks.

What’s the science?

The basic concept behind Venus Viva skin treatment is to use microneedling and RF to heat up deeper skin layers and cause small amounts of targeted damage. This micro-damage is achieved through radio frequency waves which stimulates the body’s natural repair processes, leading to a stronger collagen support network and the growth of new skin cells. As the body repairs itself, you will notice smoother skin texture and reduction of dark spots and other blemishes and generally smoother skin tone.

Can this treatment be used as part of a combo therapy?

Venus Viva may be bundled with other skin tightening treatments, IPL treatments for advanced color and tone correction, chemical peels and microdermabrasion for clearing of acne lesions, as well as neurotoxin and soft tissue fillers to enhance the aesthetic outcome of your skin care regimen.


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