Many people desire to reverse the aging process by reducing their wrinkles. However, not many are willing to pay for or undergo complicated surgeries. Fortunately, we offer many non-invasive procedures here at Volaré Esthetics Med Spa & Laser Center.
Venus Versa™ treatments
The Venus Versa™ represents one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the industry. This versatile platform provides non-invasive and in-demand aesthetic procedures such as acne treatments, skin resurfacing, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, and photorejuvenation. There are three specific technologies offered through the Venus Versa™ workstation. The first technology is known as Intense Pulsed Light and is delivered via SmartPulse. Venus Versa™ also includes Smart Scan which administers NanoFractional Radio Frequencies. The final technology is a proprietary technology called Multi-Polar Radio Frequency.
How it works
Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments work to reduce visible signs of premature aging, such as fine lines, sun damage, brown spots, visible veins, and discoloration. The treatment is powered by Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with SmartPulse™ technology that delivers precise light through several layers of skin. This light produced by the IPL machine generates heat when absorbed by the targeted tissue, which corrects imperfections in the skin without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. The Venus Versa™ IPL uses a real-time cooling system to keep your skin protected throughout treatment.
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions
The best candidate for Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments is someone with uneven complexion and skin texture concerns, including discolorations, sun spots, café-au-lait spots, port wine stains, rosacea, and visible veins on their skin.
However, it should be noted that for safety reasons, an individual may not be an ideal candidate if they have any of the following:
- Metal or other implants in the treatment area
- A current diagnosis or history of cancer
- Are pregnant or nursing
- A disease or condition that can be stimulated by light, such as epilepsy
- A history of a disease or condition that can be stimulated by heat, such as herpes
- Poorly-controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome
- Any active skin condition in the treatment area, such eczema, psoriasis, or a rash
- A history of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
- Any surgical procedures within the past three months
- A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
- Excessively tanned skin
Each session typically takes just 15–20 minutes, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule or a short lunch break. You may apply makeup and go about your regular activities immediately following treatment. For best results, book each appointment with some space between any treatments or activities that require direct contact with skin in the treatment area for 48 hours following each treatment.
While treatments are often most effective for light to medium skin tones, Venus Versa™ treatments are safe for darker skin tones. However, to determine if an individual may be at risk of discoloration, it’s best to consult directly with a certified treatment technician.
Patients describe Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments as feeling like a light snap or flick on the skin. The sensation is very brief, as the applicator moves around the treatment area. The applicator’s built-in cooling feature prevents hot spots, making Venus Versa™ treatments more comfortable than other treatment options, particularly in sensitive areas like the upper lip.
Most patients see the best results after four or five treatments, each spaced three weeks apart. However, the exact number of treatments depends on the individual and the treatment area. A certified treatment provider will be able to outline the best treatment plan based on each patient’s individual needs. How long results are maintained also varies from patient to patient and is dependent on how the skin reacts to the treatment and the level of skin care post-procedure. For example, results will last longer if skin is protected from the sun daily. In most cases, one touch-up session is recommended approximately every three to six months, depending on the skin’s response to the treatment.
Ensure the treatment area is clean prior to each appointment. Do not apply lotions, creams, powders, or makeup before each treatment session, and stop using any products that might irritate skin two to three days prior to treatment. Avoid tanning, including with self-tanners, two weeks before and two weeks after treatment, and use sunscreen and sun protection (like layers and hats) whenever going outdoors—even in cloudy weather. If possible, patients should have their complete medical history available in case it is required by the treatment provider.
Following treatments, skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and may remain red for up to 24 hours. Makeup may be applied to neutralize redness immediately following treatment, though it is recommended to apply sunscreen first. Hot baths, massages, or other activities requiring direct skin contact should be avoided for the first two days post-treatment. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after each treatment as outlined by the treatment provider.
It depends on where you’re getting the treatment—an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.
The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let your treatment provider know and they can adjust the settings accordingly.
It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need touch-up treatments to maintain the results.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.