Venus Viva™ Skin Resurfacing Treatments
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, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation.
The skin is an integral part of your body, and keeping it smooth, youthful, healthy, and tight is essential. If your skin is damaged, blemished or botched, you require skin resurfacing to rejuvenate and replenish it. Our team at Advanced Sugaring and Aesthetics by Maria performs skin resurfacing treatment procedures that provide you with an even, toned and smooth skin. If you have acne scars, facial lines, aging skin, among other skin blemishes, we highly recommend having skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing works by eliminating old layers of skin and generating new skin cells that make the skin appear tighter and younger.
This process helps to naturally increase collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in smoother, firmer skin that looks noticeably more youthful.
• SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TONES:
Unlike most other skin resurfacing treatments that are not safe for darker skin tones, Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing is safe for all ethnicities, even for darker complexions.
• LOW TO NO DOWNTIME:
Return to your daily skin care routine 24 hours after skin resurfacing treatments. No downtime at all for wrinkle reduction treatments.
• QUICK TREATMENTS:
Sessions last only 15-30 minutes.
Venus Viva™ Treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
• An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker or any other active electrical implant in the body
• Any permanent implant or injected substance around the treatment area
• Any active conditions in the treatment area (e.g. rash)
• History of skin disorders or very dry skin
• Current or history of cancer (including pre-malignant moles)
• Severe concurrent conditions (e.g. cardiac disorders)
• Pregnant or nursing
• An impaired immune system
• A history of disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
• Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes)
• Taking blood thinners
• Had a face lift or eyelid surgery within the past 3 months
• Had any resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 3 months
• Had any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks
• Consumed any Advil, Tylenol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs within the past week of your treatment
• Any surgeries within the past 6 months
• Treating over tattoos or permanent makeup
• Excessively tanned
Yes. Venus Viva™ uses technology that’s safe for all skin tones, even darker ones.
Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.
Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history—the technician will likely ask about it.
DURING THE TREATMENT
One session usually lasts 15-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.
Venus Viva™ treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Your skin will be red and feel warm afterward, like a sunburn. You can ease this by fanning or exposing the area to cool air. Within the first 24 hours, only apply topicals that have been recommended or prescribed by your treatment provider. The warm feeling should go away within 24 hours.
Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment (or up to 5 days for more aggressive treatments), unlike lasers or other treatments where recovery or downtime lasts up to 10 days. Your skin will be red and sensitive for the first 24 hours.. After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should always apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30) to maintain your results and prevent sun damage. Avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch-up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
If your skin feels hot, you can use a fan to cool it down. Avoid touching or scratching the treatment area. For the first 24 hours, only apply products that are expressly recommended by your treatment provider, as there are many topicals that could cause severe irritation. After 24 hours, you should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. Also avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
No. You should wait till 24 hours after your treatment to apply any makeup or lotion. Some topicals or skin care may be recommended by your treatment provider, and anything you apply should be done in-office or prescribed by them.
Skin resurfacing is ideal for you if you have damaged and troubling skin. If you have any questions regarding the treatment, you can call us and book a consultation. Our team will help you identify the areas you are struggling with your skin and recommend the right skin resurfacing treatment for you. If you want healthy, glowing skin today, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment.