Skin resurfacing treatments

Repair signs of skin damage for a smoother, healthier-looking complexion.

What is Skin Resurfacing?

If you’re one of many people who are bothered by their uneven skin texture—be it scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks—the solution is easier than you’d think. Stop worrying about covering up old acne scars or stressing over the deep-set wrinkles that make you look older than you really are. It’s time to take the first step toward celebrating your skin.

Venus Concept’s targeted fractional skin resurfacing treatments can effectively reduce signs of skin damage and improve the appearance of uneven skin texture, no matter how fair or dark your skin tone. With just a couple of quick sessions, you’ll notice a naturally smoother, more radiant, and healthier-looking complexion that lasts.

Features of Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Venus Concept’s skin resurfacing treatment options are powered by advanced radio frequency skin resurfacing technology to safely correct signs of skin damage, which improves the appearance of scars, visible pores, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture.

  • Safe for all skin tones
  • Low downtime
  • Quick treatment sessions last only 15-30 minutes

Skin resurfacing Treatment FAQ

Everything you need to know about your non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment.

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

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Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?

The ideal candidate for radio frequency skin resurfacing is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.

For a full list of exclusion criteria, consult with your treatment provider to see if this is right for you.

What devices can do skin resurfacing?

If you’re getting a skin resurfacing treatment done, your treatment provider may be using Venus Viva™ MD or Venus Versa™.

I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?

Yes. Venus Concept’s skin resurfacing treatments use technology that’s safe for all skin tones, even darker ones.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.

How often/far apart should the treatments be?

Treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history—the technician will likely ask about it.

DURING THE TREATMENT

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How long does a treatment session last?

Each session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

What does the treatment feel like?

You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.

Will it be painful?

Venus Concept’s radio frequency skin resurfacing treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

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How will I feel after my treatment?

Your skin will be red and feel warm afterward, like a sunburn. Follow the post care instructions given to you by your treatment provider.

Is there any downtime?

Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment or up to 5 days for more aggressive treatments. Follow the post care instructions given by your provider.

How long will the results last and are they permanent?

After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch- up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.

Do I need to do anything after my treatment?

Avoid touching or scratching the treatment area. For the first 24 hours, only apply products that are expressly recommended by your treatment provider, as there are many topicals that could cause severe irritation. After 24 hours, you should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. Also avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.

 

Can I put on makeup or lotion right after my treatment?

No. You should wait till 24 hours after your treatment to apply any makeup or lotion. Some topicals or skincare may be recommended by your treatment provider, and anything you apply should be done in-office or prescribed by them.