Venus Freeze is a revolutionary body contouring technology that reduces fat and cellulite. It tightens loose or sagging skin, helping many achieve the ideal body. Despite its name, the Venus Freeze device actually uses heat.
How Does Venus Freeze Work?
The treatment uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and magnetic fields to heat the tissue beneath the skin, stimulating the production of fibrin and elastin, resulting in smoother and firmer-looking skin.
Simultaneously, the process produces a warming sensation that most patients find comfortable, if not pleasant, and some have even compared it to hot stone massage.
How Does Venus Freeze Eliminate Fat Cell?
The (MP)2 system is the primary reason for Venus Freeze™’s incredible success. (MP)Two works by combining bi-polar radio frequency (RF) with magnetic pulses into a synergistic system that effectively targets and addresses a patient’s problem areas in several ways. The energy of (MP)2 increases the temperature of skin tissue, something that works to fix body issues on a cellular level.
While targeted by the system, the affected fat cell begins to break down triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids while hormonal activity also increases. The free fatty acids can leave the fat cell and be released into the bloodstream once triglycerides have been converted through this process. The end effect is that Venus Freeze™ drastically reduces the volume of fat cells, cellulite is smoothed, and body circumference is noticeably reduced.
In addition, (MP)2 also works on other non-fat cells to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis and trigger various effects that improve blood circulation and decrease subcutaneous fat mass. All of this improves the skin’s appearance while reducing unsightly cellulite. The benefits of Venus Freeze™ ultimately add to the apparent benefits of a slimmer and healthier appearance.
What Parts of the Body Are Best Done With The Venus Freeze Method?
While the entire body can be treated using the Venus Freeze method of body contouring, some get the best results. These areas include:
What To Expect During The Venus Freeze Treatment?
Before the procedure, a patient will be advised to arrive with no makeup or moisturizer and to remove any jewelry near the treatment area. As preparation, the provider will apply a gel—similar to what’s used during an ultrasound to create a barrier between the skin and the device.
During the non-invasive treatment, the provider will repeatedly run the handheld Venus Freeze applicator over the skin, gradually increasing the heat level. Generally, The treatment should last 15–30 minutes, depending on the area, but larger areas of the body may take longer.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Venus Freeze?
Patients with minimal laxity will benefit most from Venus Freeze. It will not debulk fat or cellulite or help with significantly lax skin. However, certain groups of patients should be cautious against undergoing the treatment, such as pregnant women, patients with autoimmune or neurological conditions triggered by heat, patients with metal implants in the treatment area, or patients with active infections or recent surgeries should avoid it, as should immunosuppressed patients or those undergoing chemotherapy.
Additionally, the manufacturer of Venus Freeze adds to this list of warnings and suggests that several other patients should also avoid this procedure, including those with:
- Active inflammation in the treatment area
- Varicose veins
- Uncontrolled thyroid disorder
- Concurrent IVF treatments
What Are The Possible Side effects After The Venus Freeze Treatment?
Venus Freeze is a relatively safe procedure. The good news is that it is not associated with any long-term complications. Unlike liposuction, Venus Freeze is non-invasive and cannot remove more than 20% to 25% of the fat from any given area after one treatment.
Therefore, over-removal or emptying of a given area does not occur. That said, there is always enough fat still present to buffer and smoothen the outer edges of a treated area- this is therefore unlike liposuction, that if not feathered enough, can leave a depression. Therefore, no anesthesia or pain relief is needed; typically, patients are comfortable enough to read, work on their laptop computers, listen to music, or just relax during the procedure.
Is There A Recovery Time?
As no scalpels, needles, anesthetics, or sedation are used, there is no recovery time, allowing patients to drive themselves home on the day of the procedure. Moreover, no ‘down time’ is associated with the procedure, so patients can return to work and resume their exercise routines right after the procedure.
Additionally, there is no need for compression or surgical garment after the procedure. Also, there are no restrictions or limitations imposed following the treatment.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
The required sessions will depend on the area and the amount of fat bulge to be treated. The doctor, upon consultation, will advise on the optimum number of sessions needed to treat the fat bulge effectively. Typically, 3-4 sessions are required, and the interval between sessions is 4-6 weeks.
How Long Do The Results Last?
It is given that the number of fat cells in a human body is fixed after birth. The new fat cells will not be reproduced, so there is no chance of these eliminated fat cells returning. However, those existing fat cells left behind can compensate and increase in size if the diet needs are excessive and when consuming more calories than burning.
In this case, a sensible lifestyle, which includes exercise and a healthy diet, is mandatory after any such treatment to maintain the effect. Hence, it is suggested to return four times a year to complete the procedure. That is the minimum recommended to keep the result.
The Bottom Line
Venus Freeze is an exceptionally gentle procedure that treats stubborn pockets of fat on any part of the body extending from the neck to the knee. NuFaceGlow Med Spa offers Venus Freeze, a non-surgical skin-tightening treatment combining radiofrequency energy and electromagnetic pulses to boost elastin and collagen. For anyone looking to reduce fat, the treatment can be performed on the face, neck, and body, reducing wrinkles and firm, sagging skin.