A Comprehensive Guide to Address Your Patients' Acne Concerns 

A Comprehensive Guide to Address Your Patients' Acne Concerns 

Acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually, making it the most common skin condition in the United States, and studies have shown that 40-55% of adults aged 20 to 40 experience some form of acne. Over-the-counter topical products for treating acne are big business, with the country spending over $400 million on them annually. Thats a lot, considering most of those products only address the symptoms of acne, and wont clear up the problem for good. If your patients are suffering from blemishes, inflammation, and the scarring that acne can lead to, offer them an effective, long-term solution instead.  

Treating Acne with Venus Versa 

Venus Versa performs the most in-demand aesthetic procedures popular with patients today. With one workstation, you can carry out non-invasive treatments such as photorejuvenation/photofacial, acne treatment, hair removal, skin resurfacing, body contouring, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. The versatility of the device allows you to make the most of your space, while tailoring your offerings to what patients in your area are looking for. The AC Dual applicator uses Intense Pulsed Light to simultaneously address both the cause and visible symptoms of acne, as well as several other features for the best patient outcomes.

The AC Dual applicator uses innovative SmartPulse technology to ensure precise and consistent energy delivery through advanced pulse optimization, delivering pulses of broad-spectrum light optimized for absorption by target chromophores and transformed into therapeutic heat. For the dual-light acne treatment, blue light targets theporphyrin produced by Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria, leading to destruction of the bacteria, while the longer wavelength of red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing. Meanwhile, a real-time cooling system monitors the light guide temperature 1,000 times a second for unparalleled patient safety and comfort. 

According to a 2016 study, a fifth of those who develop acne will eventually experience acne scarring (upwards of 50 million Americans annually). Unfortunately, this study also makes mention that those with acne scarring were less likely to be found attractive. The good news is that there are options to treating both existing acne and scarring that may develop afterward. 

Treating Acne Scars with Venus Viva MD 

Venus Viva MD is a highly customizable tabletop device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime and is safe for all shades of skin. Using NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan technology, Venus Viva MD is a fractional resurfacing system that allows customized control of ablation and coagulation for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage. Designed with patient satisfaction in mind, its an ideal choice for clinicians who are looking for a flexible, powerful skin resurfacing device with a high return on investment. For the treatment of acne scars, Venus Viva MD has proven to be a safe, effective modality for Fitzpatrick skin types IVI. 

In a study conducted by Stephen W Eubanks, MD, and James A. Solomon, MD, PhD, subjects aged 22-71 received a series of three treatments to the full face, each 4 weeks apart. The study concluded that fractional radio skin resurfacing with Venus Viva MD produced a statistically significant improvement in acne scarring when assessed by independent blinded evaluators. No serious adverse events resulted from treatment by either applicator tip. Treatment pain was low and tolerable among subjects of all Fitzpatrick skin types. Subjects had high levels of satisfaction with the results. (Click here to read the study in full, and to see before-and-after photos of subject's results.) 

The device has two features that make it especially invaluable for treating acne scars. The Venus Viva MD applicator is easy and ergonomic to use, making skin resurfacing procedures a breeze for you and your staff, as well as your patients. It also comes with two tip options, an 80 pin tip and the 160 pin tip, to make treatments even more customizable. Both tips resurface the skin using ablation and coagulation, improving the appearance of mild to severe skin conditions. The DiamondPolar applicator uses a combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) via our patented (MP)2 technology. The unique electrode placement of the DiamondPolar applicator allows for treatment around the eyes, along the jowls, and other smaller areas that are difficult to treat with less agile applicator models. 

Venus Concept offers the best technology to deal with todays top aesthetic concerns, and our industry-unique business model is designed to increase the success of your business and help you give your patients what they need. Bring our acne solutions to your clinic today. 

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