Our skin is amazingly complex, with different layers and components that work together to keep us healthy. As a protective barrier, however, exposure to bright sunlight, environmental toxins and various stressors can take its toll over the years, making it harder for our skin to repair itself and stay supple. Although there are steps we can take to minimize the impact on our skin, reversing the effects may require a more advanced solution. At New Reflections Plastic Surgery in Freehold, New Jersey, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel can help you rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with Venus Viva, an innovative new device that provides deeply customized treatments for a wide range of concerns. By combining the latest technology with years of experience in medical aesthetics, Dr. Patel can reveal smooth, glowing skin with minimal downtime or recovery.
What is Venus Viva?
Venus Viva is a highly advanced, customizable skin resurfacing treatment that is revolutionizing the field of medical aesthetics. As the latest fractional radiofrequency device, Venus Viva is powered by NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) technology with SmartScan, giving providers the freedom to control ablation and resurfacing for precise results and deeply personalized treatments. Able to address everything from mild to severe conditions, Venus Viva is quickly becoming the new gold standard in skincare, helping patients restore a healthy complexion and reverse the effects of aging, sun damage, acne and more.
How Does Venus Viva Work?
Venus Viva is similar to an advanced microneedling treatment, using tiny pins to puncture the skin and deliver NanoFractional RF energy deep into the dermis. This stimulates fibroblasts below the skin’s surface and triggers the body’s natural healing response, generating new collagen to rejuvenate treated areas. As collagen production increases, the new collagen fibers create a tighter and more compact skin matrix that smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other imperfections while supporting a healthier tone and texture. A single Venus Viva treatment can treat a variety of skin conditions, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and other scars
- Skin laxity
- Dyschromia and hyperpigmentation
- Uneven tone and texture
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
Although many patients opt to treat facial concerns, Venus Viva can also be used on other areas such as the neck, chest and abdomen. The versatility of the Venus Viva and its customizable features have made it a popular choice for both doctors and patients, providing consistent and reliable results that dramatically improve the skin’s overall appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Venus Viva?
Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, Venus Viva doesn’t use any lights, lasers or chemicals, making it ideal for all skin types. The device is also highly customizable, so each treatment is tailored to address the unique concerns of each individual. Venus Viva may not be recommended some patients, however, including those who:
- Have an active rash or infection in treatment areas
- Are currently prescribed blood thinners
- Have an impaired immune system
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have a pacemaker or electrical implant
If you’re interested in Venus Viva treatments, an in-person consultation can help Dr. Patel determine if this procedure is right for you. During this time, he will ask about your medical history and take the time to discuss your treatment goals, expectations and concerns before proceeding. If you are a good candidate, he will then develop a customized treatment plan designed to help you achieve your desired outcome.
What is the Procedure Like?
Before your Venus Viva treatment, you will discuss your skincare concerns with Dr. Patel during a consultation so that he can develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. Venus Viva is a highly advanced and fully customizable device, with adjustable ablation levels and SmartScan technology that generates unique treatment patterns based on your needs. This ensures a more uniform delivery of energy and provides a safe, effective and flexible procedure attuned to your goals, producing superior results with less downtime.
When you arrive for your appointment, Dr. Patel will review your skincare needs and explain the procedure in detail so you will know what to expect. Then, a topical anesthetic will be applied before beginning to ensure a comfortable experience. Although you may feel some warmth and a mild pinprick sensation, Venus Viva treatments are generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Once you are fully numb, the Venus Viva handpiece will be directed over the areas being treated to deliver RF energy deep into your tissues. The device will also penetrate the skin’s surface using micropins, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and allowing the RF waves to reach the underlying dermal layers. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Patel will control the pace, intensity and depth of your treatment, adjusting the settings as needed to target your skincare concerns with precision. Afterward, you may be advised to avoid sun exposure and abstain from using topical products for a short period, but you will be able to return home and resume all normal activities.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
You may see initial results in the days following your Venus Viva treatment, but more noticeable improvements will develop as your skin heals and begins to produce new collagen. Some of the benefits may include:
- Improved tone and texture
- Softer, more supple skin
- Minimized appearance of scars
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Smaller pores
- Reduced skin laxity
- Rejuvenated appearance
You will see noticeable results after just one treatment, but more may be required depending on your needs. Most patients begin with a series of three or four treatments, but Dr. Patel can develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Maintenance treatments can extend the longevity of your results, although with proper skincare habits improvements will be long-lasting. Venus Viva can also be combined with other treatments such as PRP or IPL photo facials to enhance your results and provide more comprehensive rejuvenation.
Is There Any Downtime or Recovery?
After your Venus Viva treatment, your skin will be red and sensitive, similar to a mild sunburn, and you may feel some residual warmth. This is normal and will quickly subside, but during the first 24 hours you should stay out of the sun and avoid using cosmetics and other topical products. Over the next few days, you may also notice some small, rough dots in treated areas, but these will naturally disappear as your skin heals. Most patients are fully healed after about a week, but Dr. Patel will provide you with aftercare instructions and be available to address any concerns or questions you may have after your treatment.
Contact New Reflections Plastic Surgery
If you’d like to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin and reveal a softer, smoother complexion that complements your natural beauty, Venus Viva may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Using this advanced device, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel can transform your skin with a highly customized treatment that targets your specific concerns for dramatic, long-lasting results. To learn more about Venus Viva and what it can do for you, contact or call New Reflections Plastic Surgery in Freehold, New Jersey today at 732-354-3792.