Aesthetics Daily – Without your knowledge, small brown spots can gradually appear on the skin surface. This usually occurs because when doing outdoor activities, you are exposed to sunlight. Symptoms of skin damage like this are common in some people. Your skin conditions will get worse if you notice other signs of premature aging such as fine wrinkles, dark spots on your face, and dull or dry skin.
The latest advanced technology to treat discoloration and premature aging is Venus Versa. This non-surgical treatment, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), effectively targets the pigments below the skin surface.
What is a Photofacial?
Photofacial is a procedure that involves the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) that penetrates deep into the skin layers. The blood vessels and collagen located under the epidermis are tightened by the pulse of light emitted from IPL devices. This process aims to reduce spots, spider veins, fine wrinkles, and redness while at the same time stimulating the growth of new skin cells (collagen).
The results that are expected after the treatment, the skin will become firmer, younger, and glowing. Photofacial is recommended for those who want to restore the damaged skin due to aging process. Some signs of aging that can be treated with photofacial include dark spots, acne scars, and certain skin conditions such as rosacea.
What is Venus Versa?
IPL makes use of a short flash of light to treat skin. The emissions of light have passed through filtering so that it looks bright. The light filtering aims to eliminate certain wavelengths that are likely to cause complications. The selection of wavelengths is made carefully according to individual’s skin conditions.
IPL devices widely used by aesthetic clinics and professional dermatologists effectively target pigments beneath the skin surface to diminish the appearance of discoloration and premature aging. Venus Versa can combine up to three different technologies in one device, one of which is IPL with SmartPlus technology. With its highly effective technology, Venus Versa provides visible results on body and face.
How Venus Versa Works?
Venus Versa supported by SmartPlus technology targets natural pigments contained in the human body. The pigments absorb the filtered flash of lights and convert it into heat energy. This process, known as “Selective Photothermolysis,” carefully filters the light, selects the right amount of energy, and determines how long the flash takes to treat specific areas of the body.
In Port Wine Stain, rosacea and sunburn treatment, Venus Versa IPL also targets another substance found in the blood, namely hemoglobin.
Venus Versa tends to work better for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may also work on darker skin, but the risk of discoloration is greater because darker skin has more pigments in it.
During the procedure, the patient, doctor, and anyone in the room must wear protective goggles. Its main purpose is to protect the eyes from negative impact of bright pulses of light.
Advantages of Venus Versa
One of Venus Versa’s strength is that it targets aging areas without damaging the surrounding tissue. With Venus Versa IPL photofacial, you can achieve brighter, clearer and younger-looking skin. Venus Versa IPL treatments which last quickly about 15 to 20 minutes also work on vascular signs such as capillaries and spider veins.
Using a combination of different clinical technologies, Venus Versa is an aesthetic tool capable of treating a wide variety of skin concerns. Some treatments that can be performed with Venus Versa are photofacials, skin resufacing, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, hair removal, acne reduction, and body slimming.
The dsitinct technology combinations can be customized to yield maximum results to the body and face. Venus Versa has little to no downtime so that patients can go back to their daily skin care routine. You can also apply makeup to the skin after treatment. All you need to do is put on sunscreen before applying any makeup.
In comparison to other devices, Venus Versa which uses infrared rays comes with a built-in cooling system to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. This feature serves to reduce pain during treatment sessions.
How to Prepare for the Treatments?
Before treatment, you should not apply creams, makeup or lotions. Two to three days beforehand, stop using any products that can irritate the skin. In hair removal treatments, you are advised to roughly shave hairs in the area to be treated.
Venus Versa photofacials require 4 – 5 treatments spaced 3 weeks. However, the number of treatments may vary depending on the skin conditions of each patient and the treated area. Whether the results are permanent and long-lasting or not depends on how the skin reacts and how it is maintained afterward.
Side Effects of Venus Versa Photofacial
How does Venus Versa IPL feel like? There is minimal discomfort during treatment. Depending on the sensitivity of the skin, patients will generally feel like a light snap on the skin surface. Patients will notice redness on the skin about a day after. However, these temporary side effects can disappear within a few hours or days.
Venus Versa IPL treatments are not recommended for people who have a history of cancer. Those suffering from certain diseases such as epilepsy and herpes, certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rash, as well as pregnant and nursing mothers should not undergo this treatment. To find out if you are suitable for the Venus Versa IPL treatment, find the nearest dermatologist in your city.
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