As we age, many of us become self conscious of the changes that we begin to see in our skin. Deeper wrinkles, dark spots, enlarged pores and sagging skin are all natural outcomes in the skin aging process. Luckily, we live in a time when the interest in skin care and anti-aging is growing faster than any other beauty industry.
It seems like everyday there is a new product or treatment to address your various skin care concerns. The drawback to this is that the information we receive can become confusing and overwhelming. How many different products and treatments must one try out before reaching the desired outcome of a more healthy, youthful appearance?
Luckily, some therapies stand out among the rest to turn back the clock, and successfully address the predominant signs of skin aging. The innovative Venus Versa TriBella™ truly does it all and includes three therapies that address all of these imperfections in one session!
The first therapy included in TriBella is IPL Phototherapy. IPL, which stands for Intense Pulse Light, is a light-based, non-ablative treatment. It targets hyperpigmentation and skin redness, such as broken capillaries and rosacea.
Hyperpigmentation can be identified as dark patches or spots on the skin, creating an uneven complexion. This condition is often the result of both extrinsic and intrinsic factors such as inflammation, sun exposure and hormones; all of which trigger a response in skin tissue known as melanagensis. This process causes the body to produce excess melanin (pigment) as a defense mechanism against inflammation and trauma. Melanocytes, which are epidermal cells responsible for producing pigment, are oxidized and transported up to the skin’s surface making hyperpigmentation more apparent.
IPL targets and removes this pigment by selective photothermolysis. Which means that IPL energy is able to address pigmented lesions without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. Instead, IPL energy penetrates excess melanin which creates heat in the targeted area. These areas of hyperpigmentation are then broken down into smaller particles and removed by the lymphatic system, resulting in a brighter, more even skin tone!
The second modality is the Venus Diamond Polar Radiofrequency, which boosts collagen and tightens the skin. Collagen and elastin are found in the dermis; the skin’s middle layer. Collagen and elastin are proteins that give our skin structure, elasticity and firmness. As we age, we naturally lose collagen and elastin in the dermis, which results in loose and saggy skin. This process is further accelerated by environmental factors such as UV radiation, smoking, diet and other lifestyle choices.
The Venus Diamond Polar Radiofrequency helps to reverse this aging process with electromagnetic waves. During treatment, these waves heat up the dermal layer which stimulates a wound-healing response to the tissue. In other words, collagen production is boosted which gives the skin a tighter, plumper, and more youthful appearance. The Diamond Polar Radiofrequency is virtually painless, and most people compare the feeling to a facial hot stone massage.
Wrinkles and other textural issues such as scarring and enlarged pores, are another outcome to both intrinsic and extrinsic skin aging. Addressing this concern, the third and final treatment of the Venus Versa TriBella is a nano fractional resurfacing device called the Venus Viva.
This is an advanced, non-surgical solution to improve skin imperfections such as wrinkles and acne scarring. Like the Venus Diamond Polar Radiofrequency, the Venus Viva uses radiofrequency heat to target skin structures to promote a wound healing response and neocollagenesis. The difference here is that it also uses tiny pin tips to activate a more powerful response to the top two layers of skin. Think of the treatment as a cross between radiofrequency and microneedling.
The outcome is a smoother, more refined appearance with the minimization of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and scars. Venus Viva is more comfortable than most traditional skin resurfacing treatments, but a topical numbing solution can be applied prior to treatment for those concerned with skin sensitivity.
While the Venus Versa TriBella is unquestionably the most versatile nonsurgical treatment option for anti-aging; the treatment is not ideal for everyone. Those who spend excess time in the sun, or those who may have systemic disease affecting wound-healing response are a contraindication to treatment. As with any advanced aesthetic treatment, it’s always best to meet with a licensed professional to go over medical history and any concerns that you may have before your treatment. From there, any pre and post treatment care and expectations will be reviewed in detail with you.
The licensed aestheticians at OWM Integrative Wellness have a combined over 25 years of experience in medical spa treatments, and offer free consultations to guide you towards smoother, healthier skin. Call today to see if Venus Versa TriBella is the anti-aging solution for you!