Intense Pulsed Light with the Venus Versa
Venus Versa is a medical aesthetic device that delivers non-surgical anti-aging treatment using Intense Pulse Light to give you a more youthful appearance with no pain or downtime. IPL uses light to heat a deeper layer of your skin to increase collagen production, remove skin pigmentation abnormalities, remove vascular blemishes, and remove hair.
Benefits of IPL Treatments:
Improvement in the appearance of:
- Pore size
- Textural irregularities
- Acne scarring
- Vascular and pigmentation blemishes
- Aging or sun-damaged skin
- Hair removal
How long does it last?
As with all surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of the IPL treatment are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging or sun spots from occurring. The positive results should last you years depending on the area being treated, individual lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, prolonged sun exposure and how each individual cares for their skin after the treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Most people see results after the first procedure. Best results are seen after 3-4 treatments for skin rejuvenation and 6 treatments for hair removal. Treatments are spaced 6 weeks apart.
What are the side effects and risks involved?
IPL has been shown to be safe. Still, the majority of people are likely to experience some minor side effects of discomfort during the procedure and mild skin irritation after the procedure that should resolve within a few hours. Pigment changes will be noted after the procedure, hyperpigmentation of spots will occur and should resolve within 7-14 days.
A full aftercare treatment will be provided by the technician and MUST be followed to avoid hyperpigmentation or scarring.
Can anyone get IPL treatments?
As with a majority of cosmetic procedures, IPL should not be used on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although some darker skin types are suitable for the procedure, it is not advised for those with very dark skin due to the higher risk of hyperpigmentation (darker spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) following treatment.
- Photo Facial: requires 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart
- Hair Removal: requires 4-6 treatments total spaced 6-10 weeks apart