In the United States, Canada, and more westernized societies, studies suggest that acne breakouts are essentially a universal experience with 75–95% of adolescents experiencing some degree of acne vulgaris. In the U.S. alone, some 50 million people have acne at any one time. Part of the experience for most who suffer from acne is the struggle to control breakouts followed by the fear of scarring. Finding the right acne solution that results in clear, healthy skin can be a frustrating and draining process. It involves testing out different topical, prescription, or dietary solutions to see what just might work for them.
There is an opportunity in this area for aesthetics treatment providers to offer a comprehensive solution for acne patients. With just two applicators and the Venus Versa™ multi-treatment platform, paired with effective ongoing skin care, you can provide these prospective patients with a holistic acne treatment plan that reduces acne-related redness and inflammation, kills acne bacteria to prevent future breakouts, and minimizes the appearance of existing acne scarring for a brighter, clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
Using the AC Dual applicator equipped with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, Venus Versa™ acne reduction treatments utilize a dual-wavelength approach to target acne-causing bacteria while promoting the healing of breakouts. Blue light targets porphyrins—organic compounds that are produced by P. Acnesbacteria—destroying the bacteria to prevent future breakouts. Red light, delivered in a longer wavelength, penetrates deeper into the skin and targets dilated blood vessels and oxyhemoglobin, reducing inflammation and likely allowing faster recovery of the sebaceous glands . Furthermore, the applicator features a built-in real-time cooling system that monitors temperature 1,000 times/second to better ensure patient safety and comfort. Typically, traditional acne treatments focus on just one of two aspects—treating the cause or reducing the visible symptoms. Venus Versa™’s dual approach cuts down on treatment steps for patients and delivers effective results with just one treatment plan. Additionally, treatment sessions typically last from 15 to 20 minutes, making this option even more attractive to your prospective patients with busy schedules who are seeking a simple solution that works.
When equipped with the NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan applicator, Venus Versa™ offers a non-invasive fractional ablation system that harnesses the power of radio frequency (RF) technology to resurface the skin, improving the appearance of acne scars and other signs of uneven skin texture for smoother, more even-toned skin. The applicator tip features a spot size that is one of the largest in the industry and treatments require no anesthesia, making quicker work of treatment sessions to allow for a smoother schedule—a key factor for improved patient retention. SmartScan technology uniquely distributes energy across a small footprint per pin and at variable energy densities to ensure sufficient tissue is left intact between each microdermal wound. This promotes faster healing, minimal downtime, lower occurrence of PIH, and greater patient comfort. When used to follow up an acne reduction treatment plan, the result is a comprehensive, fully customizable plan that ensures your patients can keep up with their busy lives without having to put their aesthetic goals on the backburner.
It is advised that patients are made aware that some maintenance treatments may be required to ensure long-term skin health. However, you might also consider additional options that can better support the patient’s skin care while establishing a more loyal aesthetics client base. For patients whose acne may be a result of excess sebum production, regular Venus Glow™ dermal rejuvenation treatments may help. Venus Glow™ treatments utilize a powerful tri-modality approach to deep-clean pores. This helps to reduce bacteria buildup and control sebum secretion, so patients may better maintain their noticeably healthier, natural glow with less worry regarding the return of acne breakouts. Venus Glow™ treatments also help to restore skin hydration while increasing local micro-blood circulation to help boost skin’s natural collagen and elastin production levels, which can help to complement results from some of your clinic’s other aesthetics treatments.
Interested in learning more about how you can expand your acne treatment services with Venus Versa™ and Venus Glow™? Contact an expert today using the link below to get started.