If your skin is rough and dull, or if you are living with scarring or skin discoloration, a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment could make all the difference for you. This advanced technology treatment can exfoliate the skin, smooth scars, and also improve skin tone, lightening dark spots, Rosacea, spider veins, and port-wine stains.
At Natural Foundations, we use two devices for skin resurfacing depending upon your needs. We will discuss their different talents and properties and recommend the one we feel will give you the best possible result.
Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing
The Venus Viva device can smooth acne scars and diminish their appearance, while evening out your skin tone and making your skin soft and bright. A “fractional” laser, the Venus Viva targets only the skin that has been damaged, leaving the surrounding skin untouched, allowing for a faster recovery.
Most patients need 3-4 Venus Viva treatments every 2 weeks, although this can vary depending upon your particular case.
We apply a numbing cream to your skin a half hour before the Venus Viva Laser device is passed over your skin, and the treatment itself takes less than 30 minutes.
No downtime is required after Venus Viva, but you might experience some redness and discomfort similar to a mild sunburn for 36 hours or so. Your skin will be more prone to sunburn after your treatment, so please use sunscreen when outdoors. We can recommend skin care and makeup products to speed healing and keep your skin healthier. Read more about the product lines we use.
Regenlite Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Regenlite laser is our most versatile device, which has the ability to fix a host of skin problems from acne to poor skin texture to discoloration to wrinkles. It stimulates collagen and elastin production so that you will look better naturally and will continue to improve over a period of months. It is also gentle and non-ablative, so it doesn’t burn the skin and doesn’t require any downtime.
Regenlite treatments are simple. Wearing protective glasses, the operator moves the SmartPulse hand piece slowly over the eye area. You will also wear protective eyewear to protect you from the light of the laser. During your treatment, the hand piece is held close to your skin, but it is not painful. Most patients report a slight warming sensation.
Your treatment should take no longer than 30-45 minutes. You might experience some slight bruising in the treated areas for a day or two, but otherwise, there are no side effects.
Most people require a series of treatments every other week for optimal skin resurfacing results.