VENUS VERSA (IPL) WITH SMARTPULSE™
Venus Versa™ IPL photofacial treatment uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with SmartPulse™ technology to deliver precise light through several layers of skin. The IPL locks on the pigments in your skin, helping to remove discoloration, fade sunspots, redness, rosacea, spider veins and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the pigmented tissue absorbs this light and generates heat, flaws in the skin are repaired without causing damage to surrounding tissue.
It’s important to note that the results vary from patient to patient. Depending on the severity of the skin condition you have and if it is minor, you may only need a couple of sessions or more. However, you will most likely need multiple treatments per treatment area for optimal results. The longevity of the results will depend on the way that your skin behaves to the particular treatment you have and other factors. For instance, it may also depend on the aftercare you perform when you go home.
You may be a candidate if you have an uneven complexion, discolorations, visible veins, or fine lines. However, photofacials tend to work best on light to medium skin tones. To determine if you are an ideal candidate, schedule an appointment with one of our skin care professionals at any of our three Therapeutic Aesthetics locations: Toronto, Burlington, or Pickering.
During your photofacial, you can expect to feel a light snapping sensation on your skin. There is a cooling feature built into the applicator to maintain your comfort, however some areas may be more sensitive than others. The entire treatment lasts about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After your treatment, it is normal to feel a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. You can also expect the treatment area to be red for anywhere from a few hours to a day or so. There is no set downtime or recovery time, so you can get back to your daily life as soon as the session has ended. What’s more, you can apply your makeup straight after the treatment without any hassle, which is a massive bonus for many. However, it is best to avoid the sun.