I’ve always been a little apprehensive about any treatment that resurfaces your skin. In a way I’m lucky that I don’t have any residual scarring from pubescent acne or major skin issues such as Rosacea to contend with. I do however have a face that has aged rapidly over the last five years for various reasons, not least being the arrival of my three children. So when I heard about Venus Viva Nano Fractional Radio Frequency (RF) treatment I thought I wouldn’t mind trying it out.
Appointment booked, off I went to see Dr. Mukesh Lalloo at Cosmedics Medical and Cosmetics Clinic to which this treatment is exclusively available in Ireland. A promise of reduced signs of ageing, pore size and scar reduction, diminished lines and folds as well as the evening out of textural irregularities for a clearer and healthier complexion had me excited to start my session. A course of four treatments is recommended for optimum results however this varies from patient to patient.
Explained, the Venus Viva is an all-in-one treatment delivering impressive efficacy through NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) and one-of-a-kind SmartScan technology. It features a revolutionary new pin design for creating micro dermal wounds. These micro-needles penetrate the skin to the dermis layer encouraging the skin to create new collagen deposits. It’s this increased collagen production that keeps your skin looking plump and youthful. Also, as the wounds are so incredibly tiny, downtime is significantly reduced compared to other traditional fractional treatments which can often take 2-4 weeks recovery time compare to 2-3 days with Venus Viva. It is safe to use on all skin types, which is great news for those who haven’t been able to access fractional treatments before due to their incompatibility with darker skin tones.
The procedure itself was surprisingly comfortable and quick. A topical numbing cream was applied to the areas of my face that were to be focused on and left to work for half an hour before starting the treatment. The sensation was peculiar! The best way I can describe it is like tiny insects crawling on you skin with very hot legs that occasionally liked to take a nip. There was however no actual pain involved and Dr. Lalloo checked in with me throughout the treatment to make sure that I felt comfortable. You can see some of the treatment being performed on my FB page Kelliebbeautiful if you’d like to the a look. I left Cosmetics Clinic with a very flushed looking face but was assured this would subside within the next 24-48hours and I would be good to apply my usual skincare and makeup 24 hrs post treatment.
It’s been a month since I had my treatment and I have noticed some subtle but great changes to my skin. It definitely feels smoother. I had quite rough skin along my cheeks which seems to have disappeared. Some sun damage I had along my forehead has definitely been reduced and my complexion seems brighter overall. Bear in mind I had pretty ok skin to begin with so the subtle changes are great to see after just one session and may be more noticeable on someone with more significant skin issues.
I am definitely going to return to get at least one more treatment as I’ve been impressed so far with the results but am eager to see if the changes will be greater with the second treatment.
I’d like to thank Dr Lalloo Mukesh for allowing me to try this revolutionary new treatment and although I have received this treatment free of charge I have not been paid to endorse it. All opinions are my own and are in not any way influenced by outside parties.
VenusViva NanoFractional Radio Frequency Treatment, €400-600 per session.
Cosmetics Medical and Cosmetics Clinic, Block 3, Second Floor, Blanchardstown Primary Care Centre, Grove Court, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, 01 8211807, Cosmedics.ie