Body Contouring – Venus Freeze/ Legacy FAQs
1. What is Venus Freeze/ Legacy?
VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ is a device used to treat wrinkles, tighten skin, and reduce cellulite and circumferential fat. Using (MP)2 technology, this device delivers Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Magnetic Fields to the skin to produce a dense and uniform heat matrix. This causes collagen production and contraction, fibroblast proliferation, neo-vascularity, and lipolysis, and results in a smoother, firmer, more toned you!
2. What is it called Venus Freeze?
Don’t be fooled by the name. There is no freezing involved, other than “freezing” the effects of time and aging on your face, neck, and body. Clients often compare the treatments to a relaxing, hot stone massage—no needles, no chemicals, no pain. All gain!
3. How does Venus Freeze/ Legacy work?
Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction:
The multi-polar radio frequency causes a thermal response in the tissue, which activates the body’s natural healing response. As a result, new collagen and elastin fibers are formed, and the production of fibroblasts increases. The existing collagen in the skin contracts causing your skin to look and feel firmer; and the elastin fibres unravel, making your skin more elastic.
Cellulite Reduction and Body Contouring:
When the temperature of the skin is elevated, the body releases stress hormones. These hormones pass through the bloodstream, attaching themselves to specific receptors on the membrane of the fat cell in the hypodermis—the deepest layer of the skin. Once the stress hormone is attached to the receptor, it activates the hormone-sensitive lipase. Lipase breaks down triglycerides into free fatty acids. The free fatty acids then exit the fat cell through the bloodstream, reducing the volume of the fat cell. Your end result is a smoother, more contoured shape.
4. Is Venus Freeze/ Legacy safe?
Absolutely! Radiofrequency and Magnetic Pulses have been used in medicine for years and are proven to be safe and effective technologies. VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ is licensed by Health Canada as a non-invasive treatment for tightening skin and reducing wrinkles around the face and neck, reducing circumference in the abdomen and hips and reducing cellulite. What have you got to lose except wrinkles, cellulite, and inches?
5. Am I a good candidate for Venus Freeze/ Legacy treatments?
One of our experienced technicians will consult with you prior to any VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ treatment. It can be used on all skin types because it does not use lights or lasers. Therefore, it is safe for everyone! Who doesn’t want a little lift, or a little tightening of the belt?
6. Which areas of the body can you treat with Venus Freeze/ Legacy?
Treat the face, neck, and entire body—anywhere you want to tighten skin and lose inches!
7. How much time do I need for a Venus Freeze/ Legacy treatment?
Typically, you will require 30 minutes for facial treatments and 40 minutes for treatments of one area of your body. Because VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ is non-invasive, painless, and very quick, you can come in for a treatment on your lunch break and then return to work. You might even take a nap during treatment!
8. How many treatments will I need?
To achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of six treatments for the face, and six to eight for the neck and body. However, most patients see results in as few as three treatments. Please see our Before and After photos for actual VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ client results.
9. How long do the results of Venus Freeze/ Legacy last?
You often see results after your first treatment. Long term results can be achieved in as few as six to eight treatments. It is not uncommon for clients to continue seeing an improvement in their skin for up to three months after completing a series of VENUS FREEZE™ treatments. To maintain the effects of the treatment, you will require maintenance treatments to ensure that you keep the aging process at bay. At a minimum, we recommend one treatment every season, or four treatments per year.
However, some patients have treatments as often as once monthly because they enjoy the treatment and its results. Your technician will discuss with you what is the best treatment plan for your skin.
10. What are the possible short-term side effects of Venus Freeze/ Legacy?
Rarely, clients will experience minor short-term side-effects following a VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ treatment. The treated area may show signs of: edema (swelling), and erythema (redness of the skin); and the client may experience a slight tingling sensation.
One of the greatest benefits of VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ is that you can resume your regular activities immediately following your treatment. No downtime!
11. How should I prepare for Venus Freeze/ Legacy treatments?
It is recommended that you be well hydrated before your VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ treatment. Have an extra glass of water before you arrive! Men should refrain from shaving the day of a VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ facial treatment. Plan to shave after treatment. In order to minimize the risk of side effects, please avoid the use of Retinol and Glycolic products the week prior to treatment. Avoid chemical peels, aggressive exfoliation and waxing, laser and IPL treatments, and Botox and dermal fillers in treatment area for two – four weeks prior to VENUS FREEZE™ treatment. Your technician will discuss all treatment protocols during your complimentary consultation prior to your VENUS FREEZE™ treatment.
12. What type of training do technicians undergo?
Our technicians at Electra Laser are Medical Estheticians. In addition, they have received training and certification specific to VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™. Although BC has no regulations in place governing technicians who work in medi-spas, we require our technicians to be fully trained and certified. All of our technicians have a minimum of two years’ training and experience.
13. Am I required to have a consultation?
Yes. Please call us to book your complimentary consultation with one of our certified VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ technicians prior to scheduling any treatments. This is for your own protection and we cannot make exceptions.
During your consultation we will address any concerns you might have. You are responsible for informing your technician of any medications or natural health products you are taking, and of any underlying medical conditions you have. These are critical details that we must consider when customizing your VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ treatments.
We encourage you to ask all of your questions during your consultation so that we can address your concerns prior to beginning your treatment. It is important to us that you are well informed before you begin VENUS FREEZE/ LEGACY™ treatments, and you feel comfortable with our clinic and your technician.