The one thing worse than acne, are the pitted scars that it leaves behind, that unfortunately not even the priciest foundation can totally conceal. This is because pitted scars causes the skin to look more textured and uneven, even under full makeup, which is why a treatment like Venus Viva, is a total godsend!
Venus Viva is a skin-resurfacing treatment that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment is used to restore healthy skin, and reduce the signs of skin damage, such as enlarged pores, wrinkles, scars, rosacea and stretch marks. It also has the added benefit of making the skin smoother and healthier by improving the production of collagen in the treated areas. Collagen is a naturally-produced protein that gives the skin its strength. Hence, an improved production of collagen will mean having tighter and more youthful skin.
When you make an appointment with EHA Clinic for the Venus Viva treatment, you will be invited to a short consultation with our Medical Director, Dr Elias Tam. During the consultation, talk to him about your concerns and he will discuss a treatment plan with you. You can also take this opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the treatment. Dr Tam has practised medicine for over 24 years, and about 19 years in aesthetic medicine, so he would be the best person to address your concerns.
After the consultation with doctor Tam, you can return at a later date for the treatment. Venus Viva is performed using an applicator attached to a machine. This applicator uses very tiny pins to create micro-wounds in the inner layer of the skin. At the same time, the applicator emits NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy, which helps to stimulate collagen production. Afterwards, new skin will be produced to fill in the micro-wounds, leaving you with clearer and fresher looking skin.
While the idea of micro-wounds may sound painful, it is actually not. Venus Viva has multiple different settings that can be adjusted, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the severity of the skin condition. Nurses at EHA Clinic will also apply a numbing cream onto the treated areas before the treatment, which will help reduce any pain or discomfort.
There is 1-3 days of downtime after the procedure, and you can return to work 2 days after leaving the clinic. However, you should note that the treated areas will look slightly red, and the micro-wounds will be visible. These signs will begin to disappear in about three days. You can usually start to wear makeup 24 hours after leaving the clinic. The doctor may inform you of certain aftercare steps that you should follow to have a smooth recovery process.
One of the best things about Venus Viva is that the results are long lasting. While you may require multiple treatments to resolve the skin condition completely, the effects of the treatment will definitely help to improve the health of your skin.
If you are interested in undergoing the Venus Viva procedure or would like to learn more about it, contact EHA Clinic at 6235 3325.