At Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, TX, we want to help as many people as possible feel comfortable and confident in their skin. That is why we are proud to offer several aesthetic services to help our clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Today, we answer some of our most frequently asked questions about Venus Legacy, including who the treatment is right for.
Can Venus Legacy Work for You?
The only way to determine definitively if Venus Legacy will work for you is for you to come in for an initial consultation. However, there are several indications that this will be the ideal treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Here are a few signs this is the right treatment for you:
You Suffer From Cellulite
Thanks to pulsed electromagnetic fields and multi-polar radio frequency, the Venus Legacy device can easily break down existing cellulite until it is virtually invisible. This is incredible, in part, because most cellulite “treatments” are expensive and ineffective.
At best, they marginally reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily. Repeated applications of cream are necessary to maintain “results.” This is a real treatment with real results because it actually encourages your body to replace damaged skin cells with healthy, smooth skin cells.
Your Skin Is Loose
Treatment with this device can work for you if your skin is loose. The warmth emitted via radiofrequency energy encourages your body to produce collagen. Collagen is a special type of protein found naturally in the foundational layers of your skin. It is responsible for just about every characteristic of your skin associated with youth.
For instance, it can tighten and lift the skin around your cheeks, eyebrows, forehead or jaw. Other benefits of collagen include cellular turnover, wrinkle-smoothing and volumizing the treated area.
You Want a Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Treatment Without Pain
Loose skin doesn’t just make you look larger than you actually are. In many cases, it makes people look far older than their chronological age. If you’re looking for an anti-aging treatment without pain or discomfort, this treatment can work for you. Other anti-aging treatments require injections that don’t include lidocaine or dangerous lasers.
With this revolutionary radiofrequency treatment, there is no risk of burning or otherwise damaging skin tissue and surrounding tissue. The applicator warms up slowly so your body is not shocked by a sudden, drastic heat. If it gets too warm, just let us know. We are more than happy to accommodate your unique tolerance for warmth.
You Have 30 Minutes to Spare
Depending on the conditions you are trying to treat and where the treatment areas are, your treatment with this device will only last between 15 and 30 minutes. If you have half an hour to spare, this treatment may be able to work for you. Depending on what you’re trying to treat, you may need between six and eight treatment sessions.
These treatment sessions will be scheduled roughly a week apart. Therefore, you may need to commit between 1.5 and four hours over the course of several months. However, there is absolutely no downtime associated with treatment. There is also no recovery period. You are free to take a nap during treatment and return to work immediately afterward.
You Want Next to No Preparation
Some anti-aging treatments require extensive preparation. You have to stop taking NSAIDs. You can’t smoke or drink alcohol. You have to prepare your skin for treatment by undergoing several other treatments over the course of several weeks. With this life-changing radiofrequency treatment, there is next to no preparation required.
To prepare for this treatment, we strongly encourage that you come in 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time in case you need to fill out paperwork. We also strongly encourage our clients to come in with bare skin. In other words, there should be no jewelry, makeup or other cosmetics around the treatment area.
You Want Results That Improve Over Time
This anti-aging treatment may work for you if you are looking for stunning results that improve over time. The initial skin tightening results of treatment are immediate. However, it takes time for your body to produce new collagen. Therefore, you can expect the results of your treatment to continue improving for roughly six to eight weeks after treatment.
You Have Wrinkles
There are several reasons why fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep folds occur. For instance, they can occur when the underlying muscle tissues are hyperactive. However, most of the time, moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds occur when your skin loses collagen. Unfortunately, two things happen with collagen when you turn 30.
First, your body starts to produce 1% less collagen each year for the rest of your life. Second, the existing collagen in your skin is growing older and weaker. As a result, parts of your face, chest, and hands lose volume and wrinkles appear.
You Can Commit to Staying Out of the Sun
We’re not asking you to become a hermit. However, this treatment will work best for you if you take appropriate steps to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The sun emits both UVA and UVB rays. Both of these types of rays accelerate the aging process by destroying existing collagen and slowing your body’s production of new collagen.
Other side effects of excessive unprotected sun exposure include sunspots, melanoma, and crepey-looking skin. These are just a few risks of failing to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. If you have pale skin, freckles, or a history of skin cancer, you should apply a broad spectrum SPF 55+ sunscreen to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
You Can Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
This treatment can work for you if you can commit to a lifetime of eating your fruits and veggies. While there is no specific diet you should prescribe to if you’re looking for the most out of this treatment, you should try to hit your recommended daily allowance of all vitamins and minerals.
If you can’t achieve this in your routine diet, it’s okay to make up the difference with a multi-vitamin including the nutrients you are short on. Most nutrients are water-soluble anyway, so you can’t “overdose” on them. We also encourage you to reach out to your primary care physician for a referral to a licensed nutritionist.
What to Expect During Treatment
One of the best things about treatment with this device is that four applicators of different sizes and shapes fit onto the device. This means the device can safely, effectively, and comfortably be used to treat body areas of all shapes and sizes. You will experience warmth from the radiofrequency device, but this can be adjusted if it gets too warm for your unique tolerance.
You will also experience a very gentle suction. The medical-grade suction device can be adjusted to four different settings. If you feel like the suctioning is a little too powerful, just let us know! Before your treatment, we will remove any cosmetics on the treatment area and sanitize it with an alcohol-based cleanser. Then, the device warms up and stimulates the deep layers of your skin.
How to Extend the Results of Treatment
Nobody can stop the aging process permanently. Once you achieve your ideal aesthetic with this device, the results of treatment can last several years. It mostly depends on how healthy your collagen is and how quickly your body produces new collagen. However, there are several steps you can take to extend the duration of treatment.
Especially for people who started smoking at a relatively young age, quitting can feel impossible. Maybe you’ve tried to quit for your health in the past and broke after a day or two of going cold turkey. Maybe you started weaning yourself off nicotine but were never able to quit. Regardless of your experience, now is the best time for you to quit.
Cigarettes contain over 100 chemical compounds. Nicotine is one of them. Nicotine, unfortunately, slows your body’s collagen production rate significantly. Even worse, it weakens existing collagen and elastin. This means that you will visibly age more rapidly than your peers who do not smoke. To extend the results of treatment, do not consume nicotine.
Follow CDC Guidelines Regarding Alcohol Consumption
Can you imagine ringing in the new year without a glass of champagne? Can you imagine football without a beer in your hand? You don’t have to. But to keep your skin looking as young, healthy, tight and smooth as possible, you should minimize your consumption of alcohol. This helps to ensure your skin gets all the nutrients and hydration it needs.
Men should consume no more than two units of alcohol per day and no more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Eight ounces of water should be consumed between the units of alcohol. Women should consume no more than one unit of alcohol per day and no more than seven units of alcohol per week.
With lows regularly in the 70s and highs regularly in the 90s, staying hydrated in Bastrop can feel impossible. If you make a conscious effort to drink eight to 16 ounces of water per hour for eight hours a day, you should be able to stay hydrated and significantly extend the results of your treatment.
Good Candidates for This Treatment
To determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, you need to come in for an initial consultation. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history, current health, current aesthetic and aesthetic goals to identify if this is the ideal anti-aging solution for you. Nearly everyone, including people with darker skin, is a good candidate.
However, you may not be the ideal candidate for this treatment if you have a pacemaker or internal defibrillator. We look for people without a history of cancer or active cancer. The best candidate for this treatment does not have an active infection or inflammation around the treatment sites. Other signs that this isn’t the right treatment for you include:
- Metal implants in or around the treatment sites
- IVF treatment
- Skin-related autoimmune diseases
- Injections or silicone implants in the treatment sites
- Degenerative neurologic disease negatively affected by heat
- Uncontrolled hypothyroidism
- Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism
- Varicose veins
Discover How to Enhance Your Aesthetic Today
Do you eat right religiously, work out regularly and still suffer from pockets of stubborn excess fat? Does dimpled cellulite make your lower abdomen or inner thighs look like cottage cheese or a navel orange? Do you wish there was a non-invasive method for tightening your skin and smoothing cellulite?
If so, you may be the ideal candidate for treatment with the Venus Legacy device. To determine if this treatment will work for you, please contact us today at Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, TX. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.