At some point in your 20s, your body’s collagen production begins to decline, and it never again produces the amount needed to maintain your youthful appearance. What does this lack of collagen mean for men and women? Sadly, it means an increase in wrinkles and sagging skin.
While we may not be able to prevent the natural aging process from taking place, there are technologies that can help us outsmart and reverse the forces of nature. At Lasercare Skin Clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, we offer Venus Freeze™ treatments for your facial skin. In this blog, Bruce Sanderson, MD, explains what you should know about Venus Freeze so you can decide if this is the right anti-aging treatment for you.
Don’t let the name confuse you. While there are some aesthetic treatments out there that do freeze cells, Venus Freeze isn’t one of them. Instead, it works by using a combination of radiofrequency energy and pulsed electromagnetic fields. These two sources of heat energy work together to safely increase the temperature of the tissues below the surface of your facial skin. Many people compare the treatment sensation to a hot stone massage — a very comfortable, relaxing experience.
Once your skin cells and internal tissues reach a higher temperature than normal, your body responds by attempting to “heal” the tissues. Your body does this by producing new collagen and elastin fibers, thereby giving your face firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin. Essentially, Venus Freeze treatments trick your body into producing new collagen, the very substance your body decides not to produce when you begin the aging process in your 20s.
Venus Freeze can treat your facial skin, jawline, and under your chin. You can even tighten loose skin on your neck. This is all done through electromagnetic and radiofrequency energy. There’s no need for injections, invasive surgery, or medications.
While there’s sometimes a concern about laser treatments for people with darker skin tones, Venus Freeze is safe for every skin color. Radiofrequency energy is proven safe and effective for all complexions, from light to dark. You won’t have to worry about the potential of uneven skin pigmentation or damage from laser heat.
Venus Freeze is FDA-cleared to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin laxity, so you can rest assured this noninvasive approach to turning back the clock is a safe way to rejuvenate your skin regardless of your natural coloring.
As mentioned earlier, many people compare a Venus Freeze treatment to a hot stone massage. It’s a warm, relaxing sensation that heats your skin tissue to a controlled temperature.
Treatments usually take just 15-30 minutes. You can go back to your daily routine without delay. It’s even OK to apply makeup after your appointment. So you don’t have to worry about scheduling recovery time.
Your skin may appear a little red and feel warm right afterward, but your skin should return to normal within an hour or two.
Depending on your skin condition and how much you want to tighten sagging skin and smooth out existing wrinkles, Dr. Sanderson may recommend 6-8 Venus Freeze sessions. Each one will occur about a week apart, and you’ll notice visible results almost immediately.
And as your skin continues to produce new collagen and elastin over the next 3-4 months, you’ll continue to see a noticeably younger appearance.
Since your skin will continue to age and produce less collagen and elastin, Dr. Sanderson typically recommends a maintenance treatment every 1-4 months depending on your desired look.
At Lasercare Skin Clinic, we customize treatments based on your individual needs to create an anti-aging plan that works best for you. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.