Wrinkle Reduction with the Venus Versa
Like the rest of the body, the skin of the face (which is usually more delicate than the skin on other areas of the body) goes through changes as we age, and muscles underneath the skin cause folds and creases on the surface layers of the skin that eventually develop into wrinkles.
While wrinkles are a normal part of the facial ageing process that happens to us all, some people find that for one reason or another, certain lines and creases in the face negatively impact their self-confidence.
This might be because wrinkles make them appear older or more tired than they feel on the inside; or there may be other issues that negatively affect them – for example, they might often be asked why they are always frowning and in a bad mood. There are also individuals who might feel passed over in business settings, as they compete for jobs with younger colleagues; or as though the appearance of wrinkles (and other signs of facial ageing) limits their options socially.
The changes that cause wrinkles can be accelerated by other factors – some of them we might have no control over, like genetics; and some which are as a result of lifestyle choices, such as exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, smoking, or using vaping devices.
Although representations in the media may make it seem that concerns about wrinkles are superficial, stem from vanity, and only affect women, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Both men and women can be negatively impacted by the appearance of wrinkles, and the effects can be far-reaching, interfering with their daily lives in more ways than simply when they’re looking in the mirror.
While there are some treatments like Anti-wrinkle injections, which are proven to be effective in temporarily relaxing muscles in specific areas of the face to leave a smoother (and thus younger) appearance; or dermal filler injections, which can sometimes smooth out the appearance of deep creases, these treatments are not suitable (or desirable) for everyone.
The idea of getting injected is unsettling for many people, while others may not be able to undergo injections with botulinum toxin, because of a contraindication – either because they have a medical condition or are taking certain medication or undergoing treatment that means it would not be safe.
Additionally, many wrinkles could not appropriately be treated using dermal filler, for example, because they are too shallow, so the filler would actually make the problem more prominent; or because the location of the wrinkle could not be treated safely.
While the effects of advanced anti-wrinkle treatment can have a significant positive impact on a person’s self-confidence, it is not suitable for everyone. This is why before undergoing any treatment, it is essential to first have a consultation with the dermatologist, whose expertise in the medical treatment of the skin can best determine whether it will be suitable and effective, and who can oversee the administration of treatment for the best outcomes.
At Derma, we offer the gold standard of dermatological treatment – meaning every treatment we provide is state-of-the-art and backed by scientific evidence. This is why we’ve chosen to offer treatment to treat wrinkles with the Venus Versa – the very best in cutting edge advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology.
While advanced wrinkle removal treatments are not essential for every person, for many, they can be life-changing, in helping patients to remove the problem, restore their confidence and better match how they feel on the inside with their outward appearance.
At Derma, we offer dermatologist-led care, and our patients are only ever treated by the most qualified practitioners in a sterile clinical setting.
While wrinkle removal treatment with the Venus Versa can have a significant positive impact on a person’s self-confidence, it is not suitable for everyone. This is why before undergoing any treatment, it is essential to first have a consultation with the dermatologist, whose expertise in the medical treatment of the skin can best determine whether it will be suitable and effective, and who can identify how many sessions you will likely need in order to attain the desired outcome.
What is the Benefit of Wrinkle Reduction with the Venus Versa?
Wrinkle removal with the Venus Versa is performed by highly-trained practitioners who are overseen by dermatologists, so you can rest assured that your treatment is being delivered by the safest hands.
Advanced wrinkle removing treatment can help to improve self-confidence, while restoring a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance of even texture to the skin.
In contrast to cosmetic creams and beauty treatments that usually focus on either hydrating or camouflaging the superficial layers of the skin to make issues appear less prominent for a few hours or days; advanced wrinkle removal treatment with the Venus Versa directly targets the problem, and is far more effective at resolving it longer-term, especially if a patient chooses to make lifestyle changes, and undergoes maintenance treatments down the line.
Wrinkle removal with the Venus Versa is safe on patients of all skin tones, which sets it apart from almost every other medical device in the market.
While multiple sessions are typically needed to obtain the final results, and the number of sessions depend on the individual patient (usually 6-8) - once they are achieved, the effects of advanced wrinkle removal treatment can last for several months, so long as patients follow the aftercare instructions, and do not carry on with lifestyle habits that will counteract the effects of the treatment (for example, UV exposure will continue to accelerate facial ageing even after treatment).
In the longer term, if it is desired, advanced wrinkle removing treatment can also be combined with other treatments, such as anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, however they cannot be performed at the same time; and any injectable aesthetic treatment must have appropriately settled before wrinkle removal would be suitable. You can discuss this confidentially in consultation so that you can plan ahead.
Treatments have minimal downtime and can often be performed in as little as 20 minutes, depending on the area being treated. An appointment can often be carried out during a lunch break, or an afternoon off.
Who is Wrinkle Reducton with the Venus Versa Suitable For?
Patients wishing to treat areas of wrinkles, and who may also have skin that is showing a loss of elasticity, sagging or fine lines would be potential candidates, however not all patients are medically suitable for treatment; or they may have to wait before they can safely undergo the procedure.
Those who might not be suitable for advanced wrinkle removal treatment using the Venus Versa include people;
Any aesthetic treatment such as anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers (excluding filler treatment using silicone) must have appropriately settled before advanced wrinkle removal treatment with the Venus Versa would be suitable. You can discuss this confidentially in consultation so that you can plan ahead.
What is the Process of Wrinkle Reduction with the Venus Versa?
To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for wrinkle removal treatment, you will first undergo consultation with the specialist dermatology nurse, who will take your medical history and examine the area to be treated. They will also explain all of the potential side-effects, to enable you to decide whether advanced radiofrequency wrinkle removal is the right treatment option for you, and you can take time to consider this – you don’t have to decide on the spot.
If it is suitable to proceed, you will need a patch test to test the suitability of your skin. This is then assessed at between 24 hours and 5 days, depending on your skin type. When you return to have the site assessed, if it is safe to do so, then the treatment can be carried out.
Prior to undergoing wrinkle removal, you’ll need to prepare, and if you are taking certain medications, or have underlying medical conditions, you will be advised of any special considerations prior to your appointment.
The area to be treated will need to be clean, so you cannot use any creams or lotions beforehand – which includes makeup, so you may want to keep that in mind when planning your day. You’ll need to remove any jewellery from or near the area.
You will be asked to lie down comfortably on a couch, and the expertly trained practitioner will pass the device over the area to be treated. Wrinkle removal with the Venus Versa may feel a warming sensation, but it is not usually considered painful, and doesn’t require any anaesthetic beforehand. While the practitioner performing your treatment can make an adjustment if you let them know it is uncomfortably warm, many people find the treatment relaxing, and compare the treatment to a hot stone massage – some even fall asleep during the brief treatment.
You can leave the clinic straight away afterwards, and you will be given follow-up care instructions on what to expect and what to avoid after your treatment, and it is important to follow these instructions to the letter.
The results of advanced wrinkle removing treatment are cumulative, and thus require multiple sessions, typically spaced 1 week apart; and the effects can be subtle initially, but patients undergoing subsequent sessions are likely to see the results more quickly. Once the desired effect has been reached, it does not permanently counteract the ageing process, so maintenance treatments would need to be carried out, usually 3-4 months later.
What are the Risks and Complications of Wrinkle Reduction Treatment with the Venus Versa?
If the patient meets all criteria to have advanced radiofrequency wrinkle removing treatment, it is quite safe and effective in properly trained hands, but it is possible to have complications, and in most cases they would be minor – such as;
If complications occur, follow your aftercare instructions, and the clinic will be able to recommend a prescription antibiotic cream if necessary. Never use any treatment other than what the dermatologist has advised if you have complications.
If you have underlying medical conditions, or are regularly taking medications, it is essential that you let your dermatologist know when they take your medical history during consultation.
What is the Recovery Time and Outcome for Wrinkle Reduction Treatment with the Venus Versa?
If you are suitable for wrinkle removal treatment with the Venus Versa, and it is the right option for you, the procedure usually takes about 20-30 minutes and any redness usually disappears within 24 hours.
During this time, you will want to ensure you are following the appropriate follow-up care instructions. While you’ll need to be staying well away from exposure to UV rays (whether sunlight or other sources) for up to 4 weeks depending on your skin type, once you have been told it is appropriate to use a lotion on the skin, make sure you are using an SPF of at least factor 30 in the area that’s been treated.
You should also avoid hot baths, rigorous exercise, massages or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for at least 24 hours after treatment.
The full effects of the treatment are visible after multiple sessions.
Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that Derma will provide the very best care for your skin, with access to the latest research and treatments.
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