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Venus Viva is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing method that employs nanofractional radiofrequency energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of scarring, redness, hyperpigmentation, and mild skin laxity. Dr. Jason Emer, a board-certified dermatologist and expert in skin rejuvenation, frequently incorporates Venus Concept’s Venus Viva into the advanced, customized treatment plans he creates for each patient who visits his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills medical practice.

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What is Venus Viva?

Dr. Emer is able to treat a range of common skin concerns with the versatile, nanofractional radiofrequency (RF) energy-based Venus Viva device. Venus Viva’s handheld device uses micro-fractional pins (as opposed to the needles used in microneedling or microneedling RF treatments, which puncture the skin and cause pinpoint bleeding) to deliver nanofractional RF energy deep beneath the skin.

These pins create tiny, micro-dermal wounds or perforations in the skin’s surface, which allow for the distribution of heat deep beneath the skin. The RF energy jumpstarts your skin’s natural healing process and stimulates natural collagen production, exfoliation, skin contraction, and long-term collagen remodeling. Venus Viva can be ideal for those looking to repair sun-damaged skin, improve the overall texture and appearance of their skin, and achieve a softer, smoother, healthier complexion.

Right for you?

Am I a Good Candidate for Venus Viva?

Because Venus Viva does not ablate the skin’s surface, it is a safe and effective treatment for individuals of all skin types, including those with dark skin tones, mixed ethnicities, and sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, eczema, or psoriasis. The best skin resurfacing procedure for you depends on your unique skin and cosmetic concerns. After meeting with you in a consultation, Dr. Emer can formulate a personalized treatment approach to achieve your desired outcome.

As a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure, Venus Viva is intended to address mild and superficial skin concerns. Patients with advanced signs of aging and/or more severe skin laxity may require a more aggressive intervention, such as a surgical lift to restore a youthful look.

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What Can Venus Viva Treat?

Venus Viva is designed for use on all parts of the face and throughout the body, including the chest, hands, forearms, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. Emer’s expertise and technique allow him to use Venus Viva to address a multitude of superficial skin issues and textural concerns, including:

  • Hyperpigmentation, pigment irregularities, discoloration, and melasma
  • Rosacea, facial redness, and capillary issues
  • Sun damage/sunspots
  • Pore size
  • Mild/minimal acne scarring
  • General scars
  • Crepey skin/mild skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Uneven complexion

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    What to Expect During a Venus Viva Procedure

    At the start of your Venus Viva procedure, Dr. Emer will offer topical numbing cream and/or pro-nox, an inhaled gas comprised of oxygen and nitrous oxide that helps relieve pain in mere seconds and has no residual effects. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Emer will begin your skin resurfacing procedure by applying the device to the treatment areas. A skilled practitioner like Dr. Emer is able to ensure that the device is administered evenly and thoroughly to achieve aesthetic results.

    Patients may experience a mild pricking sensation and feel heat building beneath the skin’s surface as Dr. Emer presses the handpiece into the skin. Dr. Emer may perform multiple passes over certain areas to target specific concerns, such as individual acne scars, wrinkles, or sunspots.

    What makes Venus Viva unique, other than its remarkable versatility, is that its settings are customizable. By adjusting the delivery of the RF energy, Dr. Emer can tailor the strength or aggressiveness of the treatment (and reduce or lengthen the patient’s downtime) based on each individual’s unique needs and aesthetic goals.

    Once all of your skin concerns have been addressed, the procedure will end, and you will be able to go home. A Venus Viva session typically takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the area treated.

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    What to Expect After Venus Viva

    For moderate-strength treatments, patients typically experience up to three to five days of mild swelling and redness with some light peeling. To reduce inflammation and downtime, Dr. Emer provides his patients with an at-home care protocol, which includes LightStim LED Light Therapy, revitalizing masks, and skin care products to accelerate the healing process.

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    Venus Viva Results

    After a single Venus Viva session, patients may notice that their skin is moderately brighter and smoother. However, a series of treatments (typically three to six) is ideal for achieving more noticeable results. Each treatment builds on previous Venus Viva sessions by continuing to boost collagen production for long-term improvements in skin tone and texture.

    Dr. Emer often recommends that his patients schedule subsequent treatments every three to six weeks to enhance results. As a maintenance treatment, Venus Viva can be administered three to four times per year for ongoing facial rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits.

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    The Dr. Emer Difference

    How Does Dr. Emer Do Venus Viva Differently?

    Dr. Emer’s innovative, combination treatments target a number of skin conditions and concerns. In his extensive experience, Dr. Emer has found Venus Viva to be a great complement to other minimally invasive skin rejuvenation methods. 

    Dr. Emer may include Venus Viva as part of customized protocols for a wide range of skin concerns. For example:

    improvements in skin color and tone

    For improvements in skin color and tone, Venus Viva is typically accompanied by microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), DermalInfusion/SilkPeel, lightening peels, and topical skin care.

    Treat Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

    For patients with melasma or hyperpigmentation of any kind, Dr. Emer develops a patient-specific combination approach that typically includes peels like Cosmelan and Enlighten; light or superficial lasers like Erbium, Clear + Brilliant, Aerolase, or Laser Genesis; fractional RF devices like Venus Viva; bimonthly facials with DermalInfusion/SilkPeel; and daily skin care and sun protection.

    Safe for darker skin

    For those with darker skin types, mixed ethnicities or melasma, Venus Viva is the go-to acne scarring treatment as it has a low risk of causing hyperpigmentation or worsening pigmentation. Venus Viva can provide visible improvement with textural issues and superficial scarring in a series of treatments. Oftentimes, Dr. Emer will inject the individual scars with Bellafill dermal filler for immediate plumping and long-term collagen production, further improving the tightness, tone, and color of the skin.

    Minimize Stretch Marks

    To minimize the appearance of stretch marks, which cannot be eliminated completely but can certainly be improved, Dr. Emer may use a combination of ablative lasers like Erbium; non-ablative lasers like Fraxel or Halo; Venus Viva nanofractional RF; microneedling RF treatments (such as InMode Fractora, Morpheus8, or EndyMed Intensif); and microneedling with PRP.

    Improve Skin issues

    To treat rosacea, facial redness, and capillary issues, Dr. Emer uses Venus Viva and lasers like Clear + Brilliant, Aerolase, and Laser Genesis to complement vascular laser treatments such as excel V, Yellow Laser, or VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser. Following these treatments, Dr. Emer’s in-house aestheticians apply custom-made solutions and masks to the treated areas to rehydrate the skin, protect it with antioxidants, and accelerate the healing process


    The ReveSkin Enlighten Peel is available for purchase at Emerage Cosmetics.

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    How Much Do Venus Viva Cost?

    The price of Venus Viva is determined by the treatment area(s) and number of sessions needed to restore healthy, beautiful skin. Dr. Emer will explain all recommended skin rejuvenation procedures and associated costs at your consultation.

    Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Emer

    The best Venus Viva skin rejuvenation in Beverly Hills starts with a consultation and customized treatment plan by Dr. Emer. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation, and find out the optimal approach to getting your most radiant skin.