Venus Versa™ Acne Treatments
Venus Versa™ acne treatments use dual lights that work to heal existing acne-related inflammation, while also destroying acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts.
Acne Scar Reduction
Acne scarring can be very problematic for many people because it can remain long after a person’s acne has subsided, and it can be detrimental to one’s self-confidence. However, our team can provide you with acne scar reduction in Winnipeg. Whether you have atrophic, ice-pick, hypertrophic, or boxcar scars, our experts will be able to tailor a treatment plan based on your specific needs to help you achieve smoother, even-toned skin.
• Smoother skin
• Non-invasive treatments
• Easier and cheaper than surgery
• Fast recovery time
• Short treatment time (30 minutes)
• No downtime
Venus Versa™ Treatments
It uses a combination of blue and red light delivered simultaneously-the blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria, while the red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing. At the same time, a real-time cooling system works on contact to keep your skin continuously protected from the heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
The best candidate for Venus Versa™ acne treatments is someone who has acne and/or acne-related inflammation on the face or body.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
- Metal or other implants in the treatment area
- Current or history of cancer
- Pregnant or nursing
- Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
- History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
- History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
- Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
- A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Venus Versa™ acne treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, which targets the pigment in your skin. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.
This will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the acne scars. Our team will be able to give you an estimate of how many sessions you will need once they take a look at your skin.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You should also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.
DURING THE TREATMENT
One session usually lasts 15-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.
The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip.
Our team consists of highly-trained professionals who will ensure you remain comfortable during your treatments. All treatments will be tailored to your individual skin type to maximize results while giving you a comfortable experience.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Your skin can feel warm, like a sunburn, with some redness, but other than that, you really shouldn’t feel any different if you follow instructions for before and after your treatment.
It depends on the severity of your acne and how well you take care of your skin after your treatment. We recommend a touch-up session twice a month, then monthly. Once the acne starts clearing up, you can increase the time between maintenance treatments depending on how your skin responds.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. If you notice any blisters or scabbing, treat it with a prescribed antibiotic cream—always consult with your treatment provider first. You can go back to gentle washing and using gentle, non-irritating skin care products immediately afterward.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.
We offer acne scar reduction in Winnipeg because we know how important it is to feel comfortable in your own skin. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to assist you on your journey towards clearer skin.