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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.
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
- Uneven complexion
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.
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.
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.
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.