Venus Viva is a nonsurgical procedure that resurfaces the skin. It can improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, deep wrinkles, other types of skin damage and pigmentation issues. The staff at Fechner MD Medical Spa use the Venus Viva to help their patients achieve smoother, evenly-toned, fresh, and more youthful skin.
Under the guidance of Dr. Fechner, patients come from Boston and from across the globe to take advantage of the exceptional skills, credentials, knowledge, and personalized care in anti-aging offered at our Medical Spa.
One of the more significant differences is that Venus Viva is appropriate for darker skin tones; the others are appropriate only for fair skin. The other important advantages are less pain and shorter downtime than laser treatments and chemical peels, while producing, essentially, the same results.
The Venus Viva device has tiny pins that radiate radio frequency waves. These pins, rather than lasers, heat up the deep dermal tissue, just below the epidermis (the top layer of skin). The body naturally heals the micro-wounds produced by this process, producing new collagen and elastin that can give the face a smoother, firmer appearance. A typical session lasts just 15 – 30 minutes and, while it can be slightly uncomfortable, is not painful. During the treatment, you will feel tiny pins on your face and a little zap. Afterward, your skin will be pink and will feel as if you have gotten a sunburn. For best results, treatments should be done 2-4 weeks apart.
This treatment pairs well with Intense Pulsed Light/Broad Band Light, microneedling/collagen induction therapy, and chemical peels.
It will take about 24 hours for the redness to fade, and nothing—not even warm water—should be applied to your face during that time. After 24 hours, you can apply makeup but, to allow the skin to heal gently and limit the amount of
extra stimulation and blood flow to the treatment area, we recommend no hot baths, strenuous exercise or massage. We also recommend using a 30 SPF sun screen (after the first 24 hours) and avoid tanning.
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On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!