IMPROVE AESTHETIC CONCERNS AND ACHIEVE CLEARER, BRIGHTER SKIN IN WESTFIELD, NJ
Perfectly flawless, even skin doesn’t exist on its own—not even in 2023. All of us have at least a bit of unevenness, such as a slightly darker color around the mouth or on the cheeks because of exposure to sunlight. Sometimes a splash of color—such as blush—can be a good thing and enhance the complexion, but dark spots, rough skin, blotchy patches, and redness can also be unflattering and distressing to many people. If you want a more balanced complexion, there are some cosmetic techniques that can help you achieve that look. Venus Versa™ at the Westfield, NJ-based Burnett Plastic Surgery is a platform that consists of a combination of non-surgical treatments, including intense pulsed light (IPL), to address a variety of skin imperfections.
WHAT CAUSES AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE AND TEXTURE?
An uneven skin tone or texture is usually caused by hyperpigmentation, a common skin condition that causes patches of the skin to appear darker than the surrounding skin tone. Uneven tone could be the result of hereditary skin conditions, lifestyle choices, ultraviolet radiation exposure, acne, scarring, hormonal changes, and more.
WHAT IS VENUS VERSA™?
So, what is a Venus Versa™ treatment? Venus Versa™ is a versatile aesthetic device that can address a variety of cosmetic concerns with a combination of technologies. Up to nine different types of treatments are possible with this treatment system, each one fully customizable, quick, comfortable, and requiring little to no downtime.
WHICH CONCERNS CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH VENUS VERSA™?
Venus Versa™ improves the look of premature signs of aging, acne, unwanted hair, skin damage, uneven texture, cellulite, wrinkles, and more.
IPL with SmartPulse™
The intense pulsed light setting for Venus Versa™ is ideal for targeting cosmetic problems related to pigment. Broad-spectrum light energy enters the skin in powerful pulses, then is absorbed by chromophores, which are responsible for giving skin and hair their color. The energy absorption causes the chromophores to heat up. This can trigger numerous effects: Visible vessels break down and are absorbed by the body, pigmented lesions (such as sun or age spots) break up, and hair-growing follicles shut down. A combination of blue and red light pulses can also be used to kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation for clearer, smoother skin.
Nanofractional Radiofrequency with SmartScan™
Radiofrequency energy is used for skin resurfacing Venus Versa™ treatments, creating small openings with tiny pins that deliver RF pulses into the tissue. The combination of pin-made channels and radiofrequency energy trigger wound-healing processes that can improve the appearance of damage, including scars from acne or trauma and stretch marks. This Venus Versa® modality can also even out texture and pigment irregularities and reduce redness associated with rosacea, the severity of deep wrinkles, and the appearance of large pores.
Pairing RF energy with pulsed electromagnetic fields is especially effective for remodeling existing collagen and promoting the production of new collagen. This Venus Versa™ treatment reduces the severity of facial wrinkles for a more youthful look. The energy can also boost capillary creation to improve circulation for a healthier glow.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VENUS VERSA™?
You may be an ideal candidate for Venus Versa™ if you have an uneven complexion, signs of discoloration, or fine lines on your skin.
People who have metal or other implants in the treatment area, have a history of cancer (or current signs of the disease), are pregnant or nursing, have any diseases that can be stimulated by light or heat, have poorly controlled endocrine disorders, have any type of active condition in the treatment area or a history of skin disorders, have keloids, have unusual wound healing or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin, have had any a surgical procedure within the previous three months, have a tattoo in the treatment area, or have excessively tanned skin will not be good candidates for Venus Versa™ and should talk to the Burnett Plastic Surgery team about alternative options for improving their skin tone.
Venus Versa™ works best on light to medium skin tones. Although it may also be effective on darker skin, there is a higher risk of discoloration, so this should be discussed during an initial consultation.
WHAT IS THE VENUS VERSA™ PROCEDURE LIKE?
In preparation for this skin rejuvenation treatment, it’s recommended that you keep your skin clean. Avoid applying any lotions, creams, or makeup to the skin prior to your Venus Versa™ appointment. Additionally, it’s best to refrain from using any products that irritate the skin two to three days before your treatment. Do not tan or use self-tanners. Jewellery will need to be removed from the planned treatment area.
A typical Venus Versa™ session can be completed during your lunch break since a single session takes as little as 15 to 20 minutes. The duration of the treatment may vary depending on the area of focus.
The treatment is designed to be as comfortable as possible, so patients will usually experience only minor discomfort at most. Patients sometimes describe the sensation of a Venus Versa™ IPL session as feeling similar to a light flicking or snapping against the skin.
WHAT ARE RECOVERY AND RESULTS LIKE AFTER A VENUS VERSA™ SESSION?
One of the questions many people have is: What is the aftercare for Venus Versa™? The healing required after a Venus Versa™ session is very minimal, and patients can get back to their daily routines right away—or as soon as they feel comfortable. It’s common for the skin to feel warm and be flushed for up to a day. Expect some redness that will fade on its own.
You may also want to know: “How long does it take for Venus Versa™ to work?” and “How long does Venus Versa™ last?”
Results will be gradual, as it takes time for collagen to develop and accumulate in the skin, hairs to fall out, visible veins to collapse and be absorbed, and spots and other pigmented lesions to flake away. Specific results, including the cosmetic improvement and healing time, will depend on the treatment chosen and the targeted cosmetic issues.
Good skin care practices will help to ensure that the results last as long as possible. In most cases, four to five treatment sessions per area that are spaced three weeks apart will be needed to achieve optimal results from Venus Versa™. To best preserve the results, you will need to have a touch-up treatment every three to six months.
WHICH OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR SKIN REJUVENATION?
Venus Versa™ is a highly effective option for enhancing the appearance of the skin, but Burnett Plastic Surgery also provides minimally invasive injectables to reduce wrinkles and other types of skin rejuvenation procedures for improving tone and texture. BOTOX® is an injectable neuromodulator that relaxes muscles to reduce expression wrinkles. Chemical peels are another popular option for rejuvenating the skin. They involve applying different types of solutions to remove dead skin while also stimulating the growth of new cells. Peels work well on wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and many other types of skin imperfections.