About Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Skin resurfacing treatments are provided by a trained medical professional utilizing advanced radio frequencyto safely correct signs of skin damage, which improves the appearance of scars, visible pores, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture.


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.

For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:

  • An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker or any other active electrical implant in the body

  • Any active conditions in the treatment area (e.g. rash)

  • History of skin disorders or very dry skin

  • Current or history of cancer (including pre-malignant moles)

  • Severe concurrent conditions (e.g. cardiac disorders)

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • An impaired immune system

  • A history of disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)

  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes)

  • Taking blood thinners

  • Had a face lift or eyelid surgery within the past 3 months

  • Had any resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 3 months

  • Had any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks

  • Consumed any Advil, Tylenol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs within the past week of your treatment

  • Any surgeries within the past 6 months

  • Treating over tattoos or permanent makeup

  • Excessively tanned

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.

What does a treatment feel like?

You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.

Will it be painful?

Venus Concept’s skin resurfacing treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?

Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment (or up to 5 days for more aggressive treatments), unlike lasers or other treatments where recovery or downtime lasts up to 10 days. Your skin will be red and for the first 24 hours, you will not be allowed to apply or rub anything on your skin, including water or sweat (so no hot yoga or any other exercise that will make you perspire). After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. But avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.