Skin Photo Rejuvenation
Venus Versa IPL is used to treat fine lines, pore size, texture, vascular and pigmentation blemishes, and acne.
Venus Versa™ IPL treatments (skin rejuvenation or Photofacial) are proven advanced skincare procedures. IPL also called Intense Pulsed Light can improve pigmentation, vascular blemishes, and over skin rejuvenation. IPL directs energy into the skin it passes through the epidermis and goes to the dermis. Once there IPL stimulates fibroblast cells to produce new collagen. A cooling crystal is integrated into the handpiece to assist with patient comfort and safety.
How long is the treatment?
This treatment is on average 15 minutes but can take up to 60 minutes depending on the area(s) of concern.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the face and body can be treated. We CANNOT treat Varicose Veins.
Is it safe?
IPL is safely performed by our qualified estheticians. All our estheticians performing IPL have had rigorous training by Venus Concept and are thoroughly knowledgeable on IPL and laser technology. In order to reduce complications we have you fill out a medical and health history form and go through all precautions beforehand. Consultations and patch tests are required for all clients a minimum of 48 hours before the first treatment, and up to 5 days depending on skin type.
What are the side effects?
Side effects include some redness in the area, some minor swelling, and some warmth in the area.
After treatment and risks
After you have your treatment your skin will be photosensitive for a minimum of 48 hours. Sunlight MUST be avoided, failure to do so will result in redness, swelling, and may increase the risk of blisters, scarring, or pigment changes. Tanning is not allowed, regardless of fake tan, tan from the sun or tanning beds. You must allow 2-6 weeks depending on a tan before you may start the treatment. Bruising may happen but fades within a few days, redness and swelling of the skin may happen lasting one to two hours.
Is it painful?
IPL is not painful at all, patient comfort is optimized with the cooling crystal that is integrated in the Venus Versa™ IPL applicator to assist with patient comfort.
Am I a candidate for the Venus Versa IPL treatment?
Most people are able to receive this treatment but there are a few contraindications in which we cannot perform the treatment.
If you are/or have
• Implantable defibrillators, cardiac pacemakers, metal implants • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
• Current or past history of cancer • Disease stimulated by light
• Multiple Sclerosis or neurological disease • History of keloids or abnormal wound healing
• Medications, herbs, vitamins, or supplements known to induce photosensitivity such as Accutane, tetracyclines or st john wort
•Diseases stimulated by heat such as herpes simplex
• Tattoo or permanent make up in treatment area • Active Inflammation/infection in the area
• Varicose veins • Excessively tanned skin • Vitiligo • Skin related autoimmune disease
During the consultation assessment, we may refuse treatment on someone with the following if we deem unsafe for treatment
"I was nervous to get this treatment done as I wasn't sure what reaction I would have. Janet explained the process and made sure I could get it done safely. It didn't hurt, just a little tingly during it, and after it was fine! I've only had one on my face but I look forward to trying it on my hands for sun spots after years of gardening." - Laura