POST-PROCEDURAL CARE INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
The treatment you have selected is Venus Versa™ TriBella™ (Tri-Modality Total Facial Therapy). Venus Versa™ TriBella™ features:
• An IPL treatment for photorejuvenation, pigmentation, and vascular lesions.
• A DiamondPolar™ applicator treatment using (MP)2 technology for enhanced collagen and elastin production.
• An NanoFractional RF™ applicator treatment that improves the appearance of textural skin conditions.
Using three applicators with distinct models of action, Tribella™ is the synergistic fusion of three unique technologies for unparalleled
outcomes. Tribella™ is the ultimate skin rejuvenation treatment that simultaneously enhances tone, tightness, and texture.
POST-PROCEDURAL CARE - DAY 1 TO 7
The healing time for any given treatment varies between different clients. The following represents the general recovery phases you might expect. Individual clients may experience variations from this course.
Pigment IPL Treatments:
Browning or darkening of the skin pigment, and purplish or black tints to a dark pigment, as well as crusting of the pigmented area over a few days, may all occur as part of normal post-treatment healing. Crusting will flake off, and while erythema and edema mayalso appear, these symptoms will resolve in 3 to 7 days.
Vascular Lesion IPL Treatments:
Blanching, greying, or a deep purple tinting or blackening of the vessel may occur over the course of a few days as the damaged tissue will be broken down and absorbed. This may last approximately 3 to 7 days.
Swelling of your wrinkles occurs immediately. Significant swelling and redness of the treated areas and untreated parts may occur following your procedure, and will be maximal at 24 - 48 hours. To minimize swelling, keep your head elevated. It is not uncommon for clients to experience under-eye swelling for the first 1 to 2 days, but this swelling will subside. There will be redness and slight heat emanating from the treated area for the first 24 hours, akin to a mild sunburn. It is unusual to experience severe or excessive pain; you should notify us if this occurs. Tiny scabs will usually be formed 24 - 72 hours post-treatment, and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched even if they itch, and should be allowed to shed off naturally.
Some mild discomfort may occasionally follow treatment. You may return to regular activities immediately. It is advised that you avoid hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis, and pools for the first 2 days following treatment, as bacteria found in these environments could cause an infection. It is best to avoid applying ice or cooling compresses to the treated area, as the heat emanating from the skin is
the body’s natural healing response. However, if you are experiencing extreme heat or discomfort, you may use cold compresses to soothe the area.
Post-treatment care, including applying of moisturizers or supporting creams on the treated skin, is at the Physician’s discretion.
After 24 hours, most patients are able to apply makeup to hide the pinkness of the skin. It is important that you remove all makeup that is applied to the skin at night. Do not sleep with makeup on the treated area.
Avoiding the Sun:
Avoiding direct sun should become a permanent component of your long-term skin care program. Always use an SPF 30 or greater beginning 24 - 48 hours after the skin has fully healed. Sun exposure, tanning beds, and artificial sunless tanning lotions are not allowed in the treated areas during the course of the treatment and healing.
Long-Term Skin Care:
In addition to avoiding direct sun exposure, we suggest all clients use long-term skin care that will optimize the youthful, rejuvenated appearance you have achieved. We offer clients a program for long-term facial skin maintenance This unique program offers stateof-the-art skin maintaining and rejuvenating creams that are only available and administered by our medical team.
The following are some of the symptoms that should alert you to the possibility of an impending or existing complication and you should contact the clinic:
Infection may be present if you notice:
(i) Increased (rather than decreasing) facial swelling after the first 24 - 36 hours.
(ii) Redness spreading beyond the area of resurfacing, that is warm and tender to touch.