Surgical aesthetic treatments can be very worrisome to undergo since any form of medical procedure involves some form and some amount of risk. It is precisely for this reason that non-surgical beauty procedures have been growing in popularity. The most recent non-invasive procedure that came out in 2013 is Venus Freeze.
Venus Freeze is a high frequency surgical equipment that has been approved in 2010 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the non-invasive treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles and rhytides.
Venus Freeze is the latest technology in the non-invasive and painless beauty treatments revolution. It employs a combination procedure using radio frequency and magnetic pulses to heat up collagen fibers in the skin.
This breakthrough technology facilitates painless and comfortable access to deeper layers of the skin. It is important to access the deeper layers since most collagen and elastin fibers, which play significant roles in locking in skin moisture and preventing skin from aging and sagging, are found on the dermis or the second layer of the skin. Therefore, for any skin procedure to be effective, it will have to be able to access and stimulate collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Venus Freeze not only improves* skin elasticity by stimulating collagen and elastin fibers, it also facilitates collagen and elastin production which results in more elastic skin and improved* appearance of fine lines.
In addition, Venus Freeze also accesses fat cells, stimulating them to release fatty acids. This results to noticeable loss in inches, enhanced* blood circulation, and firmer, less* saggy skin.
Venus Freeze is highly regarded compared to its laser technology-based counterparts as the use of radio frequency and magnetic pulses prevent burns* often caused by overcharged laser beams and the uneven distribution of heat throughout the surface and inner layers of the skin. In Venus Freeze, heat is evenly distributed within and outside of the body without the danger of burning* the skin and thus damaging it.
Also, unlike laser treatments, Venus Freeze allows patients to go back to normal day-to-day activities without the need to undergo a recovery period.
The combination of evenly distributed heat and massaging action result in skin tightening, reduction* of circumference, improvement of cellulites, improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, and non-surgical body contouring. This new technology works best on the arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, and face.
It is generally recommended for anybody who feels that their bodies will be able to derive minimal to moderate improvements from the contouring and skin tightening benefits of this procedure.
Venus Freeze procedures for the face often last for only 15 minutes, while treatments for the body last for only up to 40 minutes.
Each Venus Freeze treatment costs approximately between USD 500 to USD 1,000. Cost is based on the size of the area to be treated and the number of sessions necessary to achieve visible results. Based on patient experience, best visible results can be observed after 6 to 10 treatments. To maintain positive results, patients are advised to undergo the procedure every two or three months after the initial treatment results have become visible.
No known side effects have been noted by far, except for the possibility of pinkish skin right after the procedure which normally disappears after a few hours. Extra caution, however, should be taken in undergoing new treatments such as the Venus Freeze as more clinical experience overtime may be necessary to establish equipment and procedural safety.