Loose skin, wrinkles, and cellulite can make you look older than you'd like and overshadow your natural beauty. But you don't have to live with these visible signs of aging. There is a wide range of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures that can address these problems.
Now, there's an innovative treatment that can address multiple problems with a single session. You can benefit from skin tightening, lifting of loose skin upward, cellulite reduction, wrinkle reduction on the skin's surface, and circumferential reduction. What's more, the treatment is non surgical and non invasive with practically no downtime. We're talking about Venus Legacy from the Venus Concept family, the people who brought us other popular treatments like Venus Freeze and Venus Glow.
What is Venus Legacy?
Venus Legacy face and body treatments are body shaping and skin tightening procedures. These non invasive treatments can be performed in both male and female patients and on all Fitzpatrick skin types. What makes Venus Legacy treatments particularly interesting is that the platform can be used to address a variety of common problems, including stubborn bulges of fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The treatments can also address skin concerns like severe facial wrinkles and cellulite. Therefore, Venus Legacy is an effective treatment for body contouring and an effective dermal rejuvenation treatment.
Does Venus Legacy reduce fat? How does it work?
The Venus Legacy platform utilizes two advanced technologies - multi polar radio frequency and pulsed electro magnetic fields. The system uses patented MP technology and comes with a variety of applicators. This makes it a versatile tool to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, decrease the appearance of cellulite, and even reduce localized fat in the treatment area.
The adjustable pulsed suction generated by the Varipulse technology facilitates lipolysis (death of fat cells). The platform is designed for deeper penetration of the RF energy that stimulates local blood circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. A healthy circulation allows the dead fat cells to be removed naturally by the body over time.
What concerns can Venus Legacy treat? Is it good for skin tightening and cellulite reduction?
Venus Legacy is a versatile platform that uses multi polar radio frequency and pulsed electro magnetic fields. The system works at multiple tissue depths to address a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, loose skin, and cellulite. You can expect firmer, smoother, more youthful appearing skin after your Venus Legacy treatments.
As noted, Venus Legacy works by using a combination of thermal and non-thermal energies to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is the protein that gives the skin its structure and smooth, plump, youthful appearance. The treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin fibers for several months.
Does Venus Legacy really work?
Most clients notice a visible improvement in facial wrinkles and fine lines after a Venus Legacy treatment. When performed on the body, not only does the treatment decrease the appearance of cellulite, it also reduces fat, resulting in circumferential fat reduction and body contouring.
What do the treatments feel like?
Before the treatment
There is no special preparation required before the treatment. You should arrive for your appointment with clean skin, free of any lotions, creams, or makeup. You may be asked to remove any metallic jewelry near the treatment area.
During the treatment
There are no cuts and no needles required for a Venus Legacy treatment. No anesthesia is needed. They are completely pain free treatments. Your provider will place the applicator on your skin and gradually increase the temperature. You may experience a slight suction sensation. This allows the energy to penetrate deep into the tissues. Overall, the treatment feels like a hot stone massage. If you find the heat is not tolerable, let the operator know and they can dial back the temperature. The entire process takes 15-30 minutes, maybe slightly longer for larger areas.
After the treatment
There is no downtime after Venus Legacy treatments. You can drive yourself home and resume all normal activities the same day. You can also continue your regular skin care routine.
Venus Legacy FAQ
Am I a good candidate for this treatment? Will this treatment work for me?
Venus Legacy is suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types (all skin tones). However, the results can vary from person to person.
You are a good candidate for Venus Legacy if you are at or near your ideal body weight. Remember, this is not a weight loss treatment. It is a body contouring and skin tightening treatment that can help improve small pockets of stubborn fat, reduce cellulite, and make the skin smoother. If your body mass index is over 30, you should work on diet and exercise to achieve a healthy body weight before considering Venus Legacy treatments.
If you are looking for permanent hair reduction or hair removal or treatment for male pattern hair loss, this is not the right treatment for you. Your provider can recommend other treatments to address these concerns.
Venus Legacy may not be recommended in people who have a metal implant or cardiac pacemaker near the treatment area.
I have darker skin. Can I still get this treatment done?
Yes, as noted, Venus Legacy is suitable for all skin tones and Fitzpatrick skin types. However, it is worth noting that the treatment cannot reverse severe sun damage or severely sagging skin. You should discuss your concerns with your provider. They will help you decide whether this is the right treatment for you.
Can I get Venus Legacy done during my lunch break?
The treatment lasts less than half an hour and there is no downtime. So yes, you can schedule a Venus Legacy appointment during your lunch break.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
The treatment regimen usually consists of 6-10 sessions, scheduled one week apart. Multiple sessions are needed to see optimal results. As the skin continues to generate new collagen, you will see continued improvement in the treated area. However, the results of this RF-based non invasive treatment are unlikely to be as dramatic as more invasive procedures like a surgical facelift or liposuction.
How far apart should the treatments be?
Venus Legacy treatments are typically scheduled one week apart. This gives the skin time to heal and make new collagen and the body time to remove dead fat cells from the area.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for Venus Legacy treatment?
There is no special preparation needed before the treatment.
How long does a treatment session last?
Each session is 15-30 minutes, may be slightly longer for larger treatment areas.
What does the treatment feel like?
Many clients describe the treatment like a relaxing hot stone massage.
How will I feel after my treatment?
There may be some slight pinkness in the treated area. This side effect usually goes away on its own and does not interfere with normal activities.
How long will the results last? Are they permanent?
Venus Legacy results are not permanent. You will have a noticeable improvement in the skin's surface for 3-4 months, after which you will need to return to your provider for a touch up treatment to maintain the results. You can prolong your results by eating a healthy diet and following a good exercise routine.
Is there really no downtime?
There is no downtime. You can return to work and all normal activities immediately after your Venus Legacy treatment.
Do I need to do anything after my treatment? Can I put on makeup or lotion right after my treatment?
There is no special after care. You can return to your normal skincare routine.
Is Venus Legacy safe?
Venus Legacy is an FDA cleared device that has advanced safety features to reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries. Side effects like minor bruising and tenderness in the treatment area are usually self-limited.
How much does Venus Legacy cost?
The price of your Venus Legacy session can range anywhere from $600 to $3,500 depending on the area being treated. On average, a session costs around $2,000. Keep in mind that you will likely require multiple sessions to see results.
Which is better - Venus Legacy or Venus Freeze?
Both platforms use the same technologies. However, Venus Freeze does not have a suction component. Therefore, while it targets fine lines and lax skin, it does not have an effect on cellulite. If you want to address wrinkles and skin laxity without losing volume, then Venus Freeze may be appropriate. However, if you want to reduce fat and address cellulite as well as correct wrinkles, Venus Legacy is a better option.
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