Skin resurfacing continues to be one of the most sought-after treatments for people looking to improve the look and feel of their facial skin. This innovative medical aesthetic therapy has shown to be successful at treating a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks, enlarged pores, uneven texture, and other skin imperfections. Your patients have unique needs, and you want to be able to offer them the best skin resurfacing option for their skin goals. Below we’ll explore the difference between chemical peels and energy-based skin resurfacing treatments so you can give your patients the results they’re looking for.
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin where treatment is desired and left on for a predetermined amount of time. The solution works to exfoliate and remove damaged skin cells, triggering the body’s healing response to generate healthy new skin cells. Chemical solutions of various strengths are available so that the peels can penetrate the skin to different depths depending on the cosmetic issues at hand—either the superficial layers, middle layers, or deeper in the dermis.
Because deeper peels reach further into the epidermis or even into the next layer, the dermis, they are able to address more advanced signs of aging, such as deeper wrinkles and extensive sun damage, or severe acne scars. However, while medium to deep peels produce dramatic results, they are more invasive treatments and therefore cause more pain and discomfort to the extent that anesthesia may be required during the treatment. They also incur an extended period of downtime as the skin heals.
Laser skin resurfacing can be broken down into two categories: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers, such as the popular CO2 laser, remove several outer layers of skin to allow new skin to grow in its place. The process is intense, painful, and requires a long downtime and meticulous aftercare to protect the skin during the healing process. Today, most cosmetic professionals prefer fractionated lasers, which only remove a fraction of the skin in the treatment area. This allows the laser to safely penetrate into the deeper layers of skin to achieve more dramatic results with minimal downtime.
The latest in fractional laser resurfacing is Venus Concept’s NanoFractional RF™ (Radio Frequency) technology. A non-surgical solution to skin resurfacing, our NanoFractional RF™ energy works by delivering radio refrequency energy to the skin below the surface to encourage new collagen growth and help restore the skin’s natural firmness and tone. Because they are so much gentler on skin than their ablative counterparts, these treatments typically require little to no downtime while still delivering remarkable results.
Using NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva™ MD is a fractional skin resurfacing system that allows complete control of ablation and coagulation for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage. Because it is highly customizable, Venus Viva™ MD allows you to treat more patients and free up clinic space by replacing all other skin resurfacing devices with one lightweight, tabletop device.
Visit our Venus Viva™ MD page to learn more about the technology powering our cutting-edge skin resurfacing device and to view the amazing before-and-after photos from real patients.
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