Customizing Skin Resurfacing Treatments with Venus Viva™

Customizing Skin Resurfacing Treatments with Venus Viva™

With age, the effects of a patient’s lifestyle or skin conditions become more emphasized, particularly so on the face. Cumulative sun exposure, a history of skin conditions, declining collagen production levels, unhealthy habits, long-term stress, and many more factors can contribute to a host of skin texture concerns, making skin resurfacing treatments a popular option.

The prospect of downtime and the risk of adverse effects like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (for those with darker skin tones) have been barriers for some patients in this past. Fortunately, great strides have been made in skin resurfacing technologies that allow patients to capture visibly improved skin tone and texture with little to no discomfort, no downtime, and less risk—beginning with customizable skin resurfacing treatments using Venus Viva™.

How to Customize Skin Resurfacing Treatments with Venus Viva™

The Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing platform offers several features that allow greater operator control to deliver safe and effective treatment plans to a more diversified patient base and range of skin conditions.

Ablative and Fractional: What Do They Mean and What Are the Benefits?

Many skin resurfacing treatments are ablative, meaning they use some type of energy to evaporate tissue in order to create a controlled amount of damage in the skin. When skin is damaged, red blood cells bring oxygen and nutrients to the area to help it heal. Cells are also prompted to make collagen, creating a structure for new skin cells to form around.

When energy is applied in a fractional manner, it means there are tiny columns of energy applied through the skin that leave much of the surrounding tissue intact. The energy heats and evaporates tiny columns of the skin, creating micro-channels which appear to the naked eye like pin pricks. Natural healing responses then stimulate fibroblasts and rebuild an accumulation of collagen. The result is reduced skin damage and a more even-looking complexion, with low downtime.

The Venus Viva™ NanoFractional RF™ skin resurfacing system offers highly tunable power and pulse duration for greater operator control of ablation and coagulation.

Patented Tip Technology: Customizing Spot Size and Treatment Times

Venus Viva™’s patented tip technology on the NanoFractional RF™ applicator features the largest spot size in the industry for faster coverage of the treatment area. Each applicator tip consists of 160 pins with a footprint of 38 µm2 each, arranged in groups of four. The pins gently penetrate the stratum corneum and a pulse of radio frequency is fired through the tip of each pin using SmartScan™ technology.  

In the highly customizable MD Mode, the operator chooses the Joules and pulse duration, determining the level of ablation and coagulation that will be achieved in the target tissue. For example, a longer pulse duration with lower Joules will create less ablation and increase the amount of coagulation in the tissue, whereas decreased pulse duration and higher power (J) will create deeper ablation and less coagulation in the surrounding tissue.

When each group of four pins are activated, the other 156 pins serve as return electrodes. Current is switched between each group of electrodes for consistent energy deliver throughout the tip surface, with no return pads needed. The result is a safer treatment with more consistent clinical outcomes.

When combined with SmartScan™ technology, the patented tip offers a strong base with which to customize your patient’s treatments for reducing the appearance of acne and traumatic scars, striae, rosacea, dyschromia, deep wrinkles, rhytides, enlarged pores, and other uneven skin texture and pigmentation concerns for all skin types. (You can read more about treating stretch marks with the Venus Viva™ here.)

The NanoFractional RF™ Applicator with SmartScan™: Precision and Customization

Venus Viva™’s NanoFractional RF™ applicator utilizes patented SmartScan™ technology, a unique algorithm that scans between randomized groups of pins to deliver energy at varying impact zone densities in one tip. This enables more uniform energy distribution over a treatment area and more effective skin resurfacing for diverse clientele. In particular, a lower energy density selection can lower the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) for patients with darker skin tones.1 

With pattern selection features and adjustable energy density and pulse duration, SmartScan™ provides flexibility that may require additional time and consumables in other skin resurfacing modalities. This all results in simpler, faster, and more cost-effective treatments that can enable a higher return on investment for you and a more comfortable and effective treatment for the patient.

The Additional Benefits of the DiamondPolar™ Applicator*

Expand your clinic’s services with the DiamondPolar™ applicator for the treatment of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and rhytides. Using proprietary (MP)2 technology—a combination of Multi-Polar RF and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF)—the Venus Viva™ device also features a DiamondPolar™ applicator that delivers multi-polar radio frequency to multiple tissue depths, enabling a faster ascension to therapeutic temperature and a comfortable patient experience.  

The effects of Multi-Polar RF are enhanced by PEMF, a non-thermal energy emitted through the applicator’s electrodes that induces fibroblast proliferation through the release of the growth factor FGF-2.2 This growth factor helps with the remodeling of collagen and the creation of new capillaries. With new capillaries, blood supply is renewed and more nutrients are delivered to the treatment area for greater skin cell renewal.  

The unique electrode placement of the DiamondPolar™ applicator allows for treatment around the eyes, along the jowls, and other smaller areas to firm up skin and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments with this applicator are comfortable with no downtime, and RF technology is proven safe for all skin types. This applicator comes standard with every Venus Viva™ device.

The Bottom Line: Customizability for Our Clients and Yours

Offering state-of-the-art technologies and easy-to-use features alongside two distinct applicators to treat a host of skin texture and tone concerns, the Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing system enables greater operator control over the delivery of your patient’s treatments, ensuring personalized treatments for your boutique medical aesthetics clinic as well as quick and effective solutions for the busy MediSpa.

Ready to customize your patient’s skin resurfacing treatments with your own Venus Viva™ system? Contact an expert today using the button below.

*Availability varies by region. Contact an expert to learn more.

  1. Hongcharu, W., & Gold, M. (2015). Expanding the clinical application of fractional radiofrequency treatment: Findings on rhytides, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and acne redness. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 14 (11), 611-617.
  2. Soda, A., Ikehara, T., Kinouchi, Y., & Yoshizaki, K. (2008). Effect of exposure to an extremely low frequency-electromagnetic field on the cellular collagen with respect to signaling pathways in osteoblast-like cells. The journal of medical investigation, 55, 3-4, 267-78.
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