As a person gets older, there are signs of aging that occur such as the skin becoming loose and a loss of volume. Patients looking to reverse the signs of aging have many options available to them to regain a youthful appearance. Two methods that are gaining in popularity are known as Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy. While the two methods share some similarities, there are a few differences between them as well.
Cosmetic Town TV recently took a look at these treatments to examine how they help patients address age-related issues:
Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy tighten the skin as well as heat the fat located just below the surface.
Venus Freeze makes use of radiofrequency energy to heat the skin in order to tighten it while also stimulating the production of collagen. This treatment can be used on areas such as the face to maintain volume to keep a youthful look.
On the other hand, Venus Legacy uses suction to pull the tissue into the machine. This heats the underlying fat and reduces the amount of fat in the treated area. This treatment option can be used on areas other than the face where patients want to get rid of fat,
Ideal patients for these treatments include male or female patients looking to improve the look of any fine lines or wrinkles and people with some skin laxity even though they still have good skin tone.
The doctor moves a handheld device containing tiny pins along the area to be treated. There will be some short bursts of heat thanks to the pins emitting radio frequency energy into the dermal tissue. The heat gradually becomes hotter as the treatment progresses. If the patient opts for Venus Legacy, an adjustable pulsed suction device gently pulls the skin into the device so the energy is able to penetrate at a deeper level and target the underlying fat. The heat damages the fat cells which allows for their natural elimination.
The cost of these treatments depends on the size of the area being treated and how many treatments the patient has before achieving their final results. In general, it takes patients six to eight treatments to reach their desired goals. The average cost of Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy is around $500 per session but this price can vary according to the geographic location of the treatment.
In general, there is no downtime or recovery necessary for patients to have Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy. The area that is treated might be warm to the touch, just like sunburn, but this will only be the case for a couple of hours. Patients can resume their normal activities right after they have the treatment. They can also apply makeup or lotion after having the procedure.
The results are not immediately visible due to the fact that multiple treatments are often necessary and the tightening of the skin happens gradually. The final results are generally seen around three or four months after the final session takes place. The skin will continue to tighten thanks to the production of collagen that continues during this time period. Once the final results are achieved, the skin will look smoother and more youthful. It should be noted that the skin will continue to age after the treatments are finished so patients will need to have maintenance treatments at some point to maintain the results.
The treatments known as Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy serve to smooth wrinkles and fine lines while also tightening skin that sags thanks to the production of collagen in the area being treated. Even though these treatments continue to grow in popularity, they might not be the right choice for all patients. Anyone interested in having the procedures should schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor experienced in performing Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy. A skilled doctor can examine a person and determine the correct treatment option that will provide the desired results.