Venus Freeze is non-surgical liposuction fat reduction treatment used at SpaMedica Toronto to tighten the skin and also reduces cellulite in the area being treated.
Are You A Candidate?
Candidates for Venus Freeze are those individuals who want to avoid invasive surgery such as liposuction but still want to achieve body contouring improvements and fat reduction in focal areas of excess fat. Venus Freeze candidates also include those with skin laxity and cellulite that want to tighten loose skin and improve cellulite but avoid more invasive surgical procedures.
What is the Venus Freeze fat reduction, skin tightening and cellulite treatment?
Venus Freeze is non-surgical liposuction fat reduction treatment that tightens skin and reduces cellulite as well. The Venus Freeze is a temperature-monitored, radio frequency (RF) soft tissue heating, fat reduction and skin tightening device. Venus Freeze combines Octopolar technology, a series of 8 bipolar RF electrodes that rapidly oscillate 100,000 times per second, combined with Pulsed Magnetic Resonance, that minimizes heat build up at each electrode and creating an even thermal matrix.
Figure 1. Venus Freeze radio frequency bulk tissue heating device. The unique, rapidly switching octapolar technology creates an even, uniform matrix for heating the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
How does Venus Freeze work?
Venus Freeze is a non-surgical, fat reduction, skin-tightening and cellulite-improving radio frequency technology. The external radio frequency applicator is applied to the contour area of concern and moved back and forth slowly over top of a small layer of ultrasound gel. The oscillating electrical current heats up the skin and soft tissue, stimulating collagen and reducing the fat cell content in the region. The unique octapolar head, consists of 8 bipolar electrodes with the RF current rapidly oscillating 100,000 times per second, creating a unique uniform temperature on the skin and within the fat. Additionally, there is a series of 8 Pulse Magnetic Resonance poles that assists in collagen formation and new blood vessel formation.
The Octapolar Venus Freeze Radio frequency applicator for Fat Reduction, Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction. The rapidly oscillating RF current and pulse Magnetic resonance energy ensure a gentle but affects tissue heating and fat reduction.
How is the Venus Freeze procedure performed?
Venus Freeze fat reduction patients are treated for 20 minutes per zone, once weekly for a series of 6-8 treatments. During each treatment the skin and subcutaneous tissue is heated to a temperature of 42-45 degrees, comfortably and effectively.
What kind of anesthetic is used during a Venus Freeze treatment?
The Venus Freeze radio frequency treatments are not painful and are well-tolerated and therefore do not require any local anesthesia or topical anesthesia to be performed.
Is the Venus Freeze fat reduction treatment painful?
Patients undergoing Venus Freeze find the non-ablative skin tightening, fat reduction body contouring and cellulite improvements painless; they are reasonably well-tolerated and therefore do not require any local anesthesia or topical anesthesia.
How long does the Venus Freeze radio frequency program take?
Non-ablative radio frequency bulk heating soft tissue and fat reduction treatments, including Exilis, BodyFx™, Venus Freeze, Accent®, VelaSmooth™, VelaShape™ and other non-ablative radio frequency devices that have been developed and perfected by SpaMedica and take approximately 20-30 minutes per zone each treatment and generally require a series of radio frequency treatments once a week for four to six weeks to achieve the ultimate improvement in body contouring, skin tightening, fat reduction and cellulite smoothening.
Can Venus Freeze also be used on the face to tighten skin and improve wrinkles?
The Venus Freeze also has an applicator that can be used on the face to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as tighten skin and smoothen furrows. Like the Venus Freeze body fat reduction program, treatments are performed once weekly for 4-6 weeks. The skin of the face and/or neck is heated to 42-43 degrees with the Venus Freeze facial applicator and, after a series of treatments new collagen and elastin is made which tightens skin and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Patients seeking an improvement in their lines and wrinkles can use the Venus Freeze to tighten their skin and reduce their wrinkles.
Figure 2. Venus Freeze for wrinkle treatment and skin tightening. Patient received one Venus Freeze treatment on the face for 6 weeks. A noticeable Venus Freeze wrinkle reduction and skin tightening has been achieved.
There is no specific maintenance required once you’ve finished your Venus Freeze radio frequency fat reduction program. Radio frequency fat contouring, using devices that permanently kill the fat cell do not require maintenance, as the fat cell has already undergone a death cycle. However, the skin tightening improvement, with 25% increase in dermal thickness and the inelasticity improvement does require maintenance. As we age, the skin gets lax and loses its elasticity. The improvements achieved with cellulite reduction and skin tightening does require a single maintenance treatment once every three to four months to maintain the improved appearance and texture of the skin that has been achieved.
There is no recovery following Venus Freeze fat reduction and other radio frequency treatment devices. There may be some very mild swelling and redness, or erythema, but patients can return to activities of daily living immediately, including high-impact aerobic activity.
Contraindications for Venus Freeze and non-ablative radio frequency bulk heating devices include pregnancy and any inflammatory, ineffective or cancerous lesions in the area of treatment.
What kind of results can I expect from a Venus Freeze fat reduction program?
Patients who have undergone a SpaMedica combination body contouring program using radio frequency energy bulk heating and fat reduction devices such as Venus Freeze, Exilis, BodyFx, Accent®, or Thermage® in combination with other energy sources such as Liposonix, or UltraShape high-frequency focused ultrasound, Zerona™ low-energy laser level therapy can expect a significant and noticeable circumferential fat reduction in body contour. In general, between two and six centimetres of circumferential reduction and fat reduction can be achieved or approximately one dress or pants size. Additional benefits of the SpaMedica Toronto body contouring programs and Venus Freeze fat reduction include enhanced skin tightening and improvement in appearance of cellulite (lumpy, bumpy, cottage cheese skin).
Figure 3. Venus Freeze fat reduction and cellulite improvement this Venus Freeze patient demonstrated a significant improvement in Cellulite reduction after a series of Venus Freeze radio frequency and pulse MR treatments.
How long will my fat reduction results last?
The SpaMedica Venus Freeze non-surgical liposuction programs for fat reduction are designed to kill the fat and tighten skin. The dead fat cells do not return and therefore anybody contouring improvement is thereby permanent. However, this does demand patients to be disciplined in weight loss or weight gain following their SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction program and any weight gain will be manifested in excess carbohydrates being deposited in other body contouring areas outside of the treatment zone, which will compromise appearance. Patients are generally very happy as long as they are realistic – realistic meaning that the body contouring improvement achieved with Venus Freeze and the non-surgical liposuction techniques will be the best that can be achieved without liposuction surgery but minimally-invasive SmartLipo and BodyTite or VASERLipo are still the best opportunities for contour improvement.
The benefits of Venus Freeze treatment is that:
- It is effective in diminishing stubborn areas of unwanted body fat.
- There is little to no downtime and it is a minimally painful procedure.
- As it is a non surgical procedure there are no incisions required.
The cost of the SpaMedica Toronto non-surgical skin tightening and cellulite improvement program is related to the size of the zone and the number of zones treated. In general, each zone is treated with the Venus Freeze for 20 minutes, once a week for eight weeks, and is often combined with other technologies. The cost per zone starts from $2199 (with bundled pricing available for multiple zones) or roughly one-third the price of liposuction for that treatment zone. SpaMedica also offers patient financing and the cost of your non-surgical liposuction program can be financed over several years.
SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland have been at the forefront of the innovation and development of non-surgical liposuction fat reduction technology. Starting with VelaSmooth, VelaShape, UltraShape high-frequency focused ultrasound, Zerona™, Venus Freeze and BodyFx.
Dr. Mulholland has taught internationally for years on the combinations of various technologies that lead to the best possible non-surgical death of fat cells and fat reduction. Dr. Mulholland’s combination body contouring program at SpaMedica represents the state-of-the-art combination of fat reduction and skin tightening technologies that result in permanent death of fat cells. In addition, Dr. Mulholland allows his Toronto Venus Freeze and non-surgical liposuction focal reduction patients to apply a significant proportion of their cost to the procedure one day against any minimally-invasive liposuction techniques, such as BodyTite, SmartLipo or VASERLipo™ to achieve the ultimate body contour possible.