Skin tightening devices
Advanced radio frequency technology that safely delivers tighter, smoother skin
Technology that is safe for all skin tones
Quick treatment sessions last no more than 30 minutes
Radio frequency can be used all over the body. On the face, it’s often used to tighten lax skin, diminish laugh lines, fade wrinkles, and improve circulation for healthy, naturally rejuvenated skin. On the body, radio frequency can be used to minimize fat, smoothen cellulite, reduce circumference, and create a leaner, more sculpted silhouette.
Skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, cellulite reduction, and body shaping occur because the radio frequency causes a thermal reaction in the tissue, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response. This restoring response causes new collagen to form, along with the increased production of fibroblasts and new elastin fibres, which improves the overall appearance of aging skin.
There are a number of benefits for those who choose to try radio frequency over more invasive or surgical aesthetic procedures. The first is safety. Radio frequency treatments have been trusted for decades, and as the industry has innovated, treatments have become even safer and more effective. Venus Concept treatments provide very minimal discomfort, with most patients feeling only a warming sensation during the procedure. There’s also almost no downtime for our treatments, meaning you can pop by a provider on your lunch break and be back at your desk right on schedule.
The best part? Unlike some other medical aesthetic treatments that come with a risk of discoloration, especially for darker skin, our radio frequency treatments are safe for all skin tones, meaning anyone can get the results you want without worrying about damaging your skin.
The Venus Concept difference is the method of how the radio frequency treatments operate, resulting in a more comfortable experience. Our Venus Freeze Plus™ and Venus Legacy™ devices, for instance, use Multi-Polar Radio Frequency—the radio frequency waves move between several electrodes on the head of the applicator (the section that makes contact with your skin) extremely quickly. This speed is simply too fast for the brain to register; in other words, it’s gone before we can feel it. Other machines that move their frequency between fewer electrodes (bi-polar, as opposed to our multi-polar) at a slower speed may result in the patient experiencing some pain during the procedure
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before the Treatment
The best candidate is someone who has acne and/or acne-related inflammation on the face or body and is seeking a treatment similar to acne light therapy.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
- Metal or other implants in the treatment area
- Current or history of cancer
- Pregnant or nursing
- Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
- History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
- History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
- Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
- A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
- Excessively tanned skin
Laser hair removal treatments can be done on darker skin tones, even tanned skin, using different settings, as there is a higher risk of discoloration (since darker skin has more pigment in it).
IPL hair removal treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. Although they may work on darker skin tones, there is an even higher risk of discoloration. It’s best to consult with the technician to see if the treatment is right for you.
For both types of treatments, the technician will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin’s reaction. He/she would know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for your skin type.
Laser hair removal treatments are fast, even on larger areas like the back or two full legs. It’s also ideal for treating multiple areas, like the bikini area and underarms.
For IPL hair removal, it depends on what part of the body you’re getting treated. If it’s a smaller area, it may only take as little as 15-30 minutes. A larger area, like two full legs, may take up to 60 minutes.
Treatments are usually done twice a week for a month. Make sure the treatments are scheduled 3-4 days apart.
Treatments are done 4-8 weeks apart for laser hair removal. For IPL hair removal, treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You should also avoid tanning. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.
During the Treatment
One session usually lasts 15-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.
The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip. If you find it too uncomfortable, let the operator know and they can adjust the treatment accordingly.
After the Treatment
Your skin can feel warm, like a sunburn, with some redness, but other than that, you really shouldn’t feel any different if you follow instructions for before and after your treatment.
It depends on the severity of your skin and how well you take care of your skin after your treatment. We recommend a touch-up session twice a month, then monthly. Once the acne starts clearing up, you can then increase the time between maintenance treatments depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. If you notice any blisters or scabbing, treat it with a prescribed antibiotic cream—always consult with your treatment provider first. You can go back to gentle washing and using gentle, non-irritating products immediately afterward.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.