As a practitioner of medical aesthetics, you know that the more initials, the better—and if you’re familiar with our state-of-the-art Venus Viva™ device, you may have noticed that it’s recently been upgraded to the new, improved Venus Viva™ MD. Read on to learn the difference between the two, and discover the advanced technology behind the new Venus Viva™ MD.
Like Venus Viva™, 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. Using NanoFractional™ Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology and designed with patient satisfaction in mind, it’s an ideal choice for clinicians who are looking for a flexible, powerful skin resurfacing device. Skin resurfacing continues to be one of the most popular treatments at clinics across the country for treating a variety of concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks, enlarged pores, uneven texture, and other skin imperfections.
Both devices use Venus Concept’s cutting-edged applicator and radio frequency technologies. 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.
Additionally, both devices are highly customizable, allowing you to control both the power and pulse duration. Being able to tailor the NanoFractional Radio Frequency intensity to the needs of your patients results in more comfortable treatments, with better results, making the treatments safer for patients of all skin types. Therefore, the treatments have a lower incidence of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, which can be a cause for concern among side effects of skin resurfacing for people with Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV-VI.
Venus Viva™ MD has been upgraded to be more effective for more skin conditions by giving the choice of two pin options: the 80 pin tip that can deliver up to 124 mJ/pin and the 160 pin tip which can deliver up to 62 mJ/pin. The 160 pin tip is designed to treat a wide range of conditions and is proven to improve the appearance of textural irregularities, fine lines, dyschromia, enlarged pores, and striae. For more severe dermatological concerns such as acne scarring and deep wrinkles, the 80 pin tip is designed to deliver a greater amount of energy per pin, with a lower pin density per area, allowing for more advanced treatments. The Venus Viva™ MD applicator is equipped with state-of-the-art patented tip technology that delivers up to 700 pulses, with energy penetration of up to 800 μm. The tips are designed for more coverage and therefore faster treatment times, and less downtime. They are better able to address more severe skin conditions, and are particularly effective in treating acne scarring.
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 frequency 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 results.)
Skin resurfacing is a robust addition to any clinic’s aesthetic offerings, and you can treat more patients in less time with Venus Viva™ MD, therefore maximizing both patient satisfaction and your return on investment. Get in touch with an expert today to learn how you can grow your practice with Venus Viva™ MD.