Get Swimsuit Ready With Venus Versa Laser Hair Removal

What is Venus Versa?

Unwanted hair is a problem for both men and women. Although there are many products and solutions on the market to deal with them, these at-home products cannot provide a permanent solution. If you’re tired of plucking, waxing, or shaving and the constant maintenance that goes with it, laser hair removal might be right for you. Unfortunately, many patients don’t realize that spring is the BEST time for laser hair removal.

A common misconception about this procedure is that it’s one and done. But it actually can take 6-10 sessions to remove unwanted hair for good and leave you with smooth, silky skin that’s beach ready! Spring is the best time because it’s not quite warm enough for an all-day pool adventure or sandy beach day. Starting these sessions now can give your skin the time to recover before hitting that beach chair.

Patients love Venus Versa hair removal treatment because it delivers permanent hair reduction and is an ideal solution for those who want to reduce unwanted hair on their face or body permanently. Venus Versa utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) advanced technology that targets and destroys the follicle beneath the skin’s surface. Over time and repeated sessions, it significantly reduces hair growth and offers long-lasting results. The best part is that this treatment has a built-in cooling feature to provide comfort during the entire procedure. Making it gentle enough to be used on all aspects of the body and face. (Even sensitive areas like the bikini line.)

Is it safe?

YES! Venus Versa is approved by the FDA as a multi-application device and is intended to be used in aesthetic and cosmetic procedures. This applicator is applied to undesirable hair to create stable long-term hair reduction for Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, which means that, unlike traditional laser hair removal services, this procedure is safe and effective for most skin tones!

Am I a good candidate for Venus Versa?

You are the only one who can determine if a cosmetic procedure is right for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and all the available treatment options. We will answer any questions you might have and design a treatment plan for you. The best candidates for Venus Versa are in good overall health, are non-smokers, and are not currently pregnant. If you are currently dealing with an ongoing medical issue on the skin, you’d like treated; it’s best to resolve that before beginning treatments entirely. (i.e., sunburns) Ideal candidates are patients with unwanted bodily hair who wish to have smooth, hair-free skin and have realistic expectations of what’s possible with this treatment, and can commit to a treatment schedule.

Are there any side effects or downtime?

Although each patient can respond to treatment differently, the typical side effects of IPL hair removal treatments are minor and typically subside within a few hours of treatment. The most common side effects are redness at the treatment site, and these effects will typically subside within a few hours of the session. In addition, some patients report swelling or itchiness, but moisturizing the area generally is all that is needed to provide relief.

Before your appointment, we will discuss all the necessary aftercare for this treatment. Most importantly, avoiding sun exposure for around two weeks after treatment and avoiding things like hot baths or massages that will cause direct contact with the treated area should be avoided for two days following treatments. If you have questions about this or other procedures, don’t hesitate to call us, we’re here to help!

What should I expect during my appointment?

The first step of any cosmetic procedure is a consultation. We will examine the areas you want to have treated and present all your treatment options to you. We will design a custom treatment plan based on your body and your aesthetic goals. If Venus Versa is the proper treatment for you, we will explain how the process works, how many treatments will be necessary, and what to do before and after each treatment.

When you return for treatment, we will make sure you are comfortable in our treatment room, and one of our highly trained providers will perform the service. During this treatment, you might feel some heat on the surface of your skin, however this sensation will only last a few moments because of the device’s advanced built in cooling feature.

Your skin might be slightly more sensitive than usual when your treatment is complete.

When will I see the results?

Although you will see results as early as the first visit, the process typically requires 6-10 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Which is why springtime is the perfect time to get your skin swimsuit ready! This treatment schedule is effective because hair grows in cycles and Venus Versa targets those unwanted hairs in the active growth phase. The good news is that you will notice less hair growth after each session once the follicle has been eradicated, and therefore hair will not grow again in the same place.

What is the maintenance required?

Most patients enjoy smooth, hair-free skin once their treatments are complete; occasionally, dormant hair follicles can produce new hair after the treatment cycle has been completed and a maintenance session would be needed to keep you feeling smooth and fresh.

Why should I work with the Center for Women’s Aesthetics for my laser hair removal?

The Center for Women’s Aesthetics is the ultimate destination for women in Charlotte to meet their aesthetic needs. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best medical care and the most effective treatments in a beautiful relaxing environment. Contact us to learn more about Venus Versa and book your consultation appointment.