Over time, you may notice increased skin laxity in your face. There are a few different ways we can treat this. Some patients opt for dermal fillers and get great results. Others may want to avoid fillers, or simply need additional tightening on top of filler treatments. In these cases, we have a skin tightening treatment, the Viva Diamond Polar, that also delivers the added benefit of overall more glowing, youthful skin.
How does The Viva Diamond Polar Treatment work?
The Viva Diamond Polar is a special Venus Viva device that uses radio frequency and magnetic pulses to generate uniform heat just under the surface of the skin in order to stimulate your body’s own natural production of collagen and elastin. The production of collagen and elastin firm up and tighten the skin, giving you a smoother, tighter, and naturally youthful look.
The procedure itself is very comfortable and takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes. It requires no anaesthetic cream. Your provider will apply a thin layer of gel in order to allow the applicator to move more easily across your skin.
You can expect to feel tolerable heat and some prickling on your skin, but if at any point in the procedure you feel uncomfortable your provider will be able to adjust the applicator settings in order to match it to your comfort levels.
We recommend that you discontinue use of any anti-inflammatories (i.e. ibuprofen) one week prior to and for one week following treatment. The mild swelling you will experience post treatment actually stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in your body.
Am I a candidate for Viva Diamond Polar treatment?
Viva Diamond Polar is a very effective anti-aging treatment that is best-suited for anyone looking for skin tightening and overall rejuvenation. It can also be effective in improving uneven skin pigmentation and rosacea, although this is not the primary treatment concern.
We highly recommend that you book an complimentary in-person consultation with one of our medical aestheticians in order to assess whether this procedure is right for you and will give you the result that you are looking to achieve.
Will I need more than one treatment?
In most cases we recommend 8 treatments for the best skin tightening results, but your provider will put together an individualized treatment plan for you.
Is there any downtime?
Typically there is little to no downtime with the Viva Diamond Polar treatment, however some patients feel more comfortable taking a few days of social downtime in order to allow for some of the redness and swelling to heal.
Following treatment you can expect to feel some warmth and redness on your skin which should subside within a few hours of treatment. You can also expect to see some moderate swelling in the areas that were treated, which should go down 12-24 hours following treatment.
It is important to follow your provider’s post treatment guidelines, they will tell you what products you can/should use post treatment and which ones should be avoided (no exfoliators!). You may also feel some itchiness, but it is important that you avoid scratching your skin and allow it to heal naturally on its own.
How much does it cost?
The Viva Diamond Polar costs $300 per treatment, $1,920 for 8 treatments.
You also have the option to pair your Viva Diamond Polar treatment with the Viva Nano Fractional treatment:
- Viva Diamond Polar + Viva Nano Fractional – $800
- 8 Viva Diamond Polar + 3 Viva Nano Fractional – $3,120