Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Road to better complexion: Venus Viva Treatment (Part 1)

Everyone knows how important it is to give a good first impression to people we meet. And like it or not, your physical appearance actually constitutes to more than 55% of it.

I’ve been running Team Axis for more than 5 years now and I am constantly meeting people. One thing that brings down my self confidence is actually the aftermath of #WHATPUBERTYDIDTOME! 

!!!ACNE SCARS!!!


I have always wanted to treat my acne scars but didn’t know how to go about choosing the right treatment for my skin. In 2012, while preparing for my wedding, I actually went for a number of non invasive laser treatments. However, I did not see any visible results after a total of 6 sessions and so I stopped going for the treatments.

The desire of treating acne scars was put on hold too.

Last year, my friend, Robin, went for Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment and the results were amazing. He used to have quite bad acne scars as well and after a series of treatments, there was a significant amount of improvement to his complexion. However, there was a down side. And that was a long down time. His face looked like it was literally burnt after the treatment.

To be extremely honest, I cannot imagine going through the recovery process and still carry on with work. And as I was participating in Manhunt last year, I couldn’t afford the long down time.

And this year, as I’m not participating in any competitions, it is the best time to finally do something about the acne scars. And I’m lucky enough to be introduced to Venus Viva.


So what is Venus Viva?

Venus viva is a revolutionary, patented, effective and impressive medical device from Israel using NanofractionalRadiofrequency(RF) and a SmartScan technology to treat acne scars, improve skin laxity and facial rejuvenation.

This advanced technology allows deep and uniform penetration of radiofrequency heat energy into the epidermis(superficial) and dermis(deep layers of the skin) to ablate and coagulate the skin resulting in micro-wounds.

Healing of the micro-wounds results in regeneration of new collagen and tightening of collagen to repair the skin and reduce the depths of the acne scars.
My doctor, who used to have bad acne scarring on her face, showed me her very own progress with the Venus Viva treatment.

After the consultation, I decided to give it a shot and took up a package of 6 sessions and will be documenting the progress of my complexion here.

I will be doing a blog post after session 1, 3 & 6. Really hope to see some wonderful progress throughout the 6 months treatment! *WISH ME LUCK*




Pre Venus Viva Treatment Photos

Before every session, numbing cream will be applied and left for 30mins so that the treatment will be more bearable.
30mins later, I was all set to commence my very own journey with Venus Viva.



The numbing cream really made the whole 20 mins treatment very comfortable as I was chit chatting with the doctor throughout the session. There was minimal pain and there was nothing unbearable. And before I know it, the session was done!

There was a warm and tight sensation on my face immediately after the session and I was expecting my face to look pretty red. Here are some of the photos:



Post Session 1 Venus Viva Treatment Photos


As you can see, there’s hardly any redness on my face and there’s no form of discomfort.

Here are some of the photos taken 1,3 and 5 days after the treatment.



1 day after treatment


3 days after treatment


5 days after treatment

As you can see in the photo, I did experience mild redness on my face for the first 2-3 days. But no one asked me what happened to my face during the whole week of recovery. It almost looked like there’s some mild rash due to the weather or something.

As it is just session one, I can’t really tell how the end product is going to be like but I am sure that my complexion will continue to improve. The doctor shared that the intensity of the laser was set quite low as it was my first session and she needs to see how my skin reacts to the treatment. Seems like everything looks normal and she’ll be bringing the intensity a little high for the next session.

But was really obvious is that my skin got slightly smoother and the pores are a little smaller.
If you’re also interested in solving your acne problem, drop by Mint Medical Aesthetics to find out more:

Mint Medical Aesthetics@Mint Medical Centre
01-10 HarbourFront Tower One
1 HarbourFront Place
Singapore 098633
T 87263383 





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