Body contouring, or body sculpting, refers to any processes that help tighten and improve the appearance of skin, particularly after major weight loss. These can include the removal of excess skin, tummy tucks, liposuction, and body lifts or augmentations. Body contouring can also include various treatments done to remove fat, such as freezing or warming the fat cells to break them down.
Venus Legacy is one such treatment. It requires no surgery or downtime, making it ideal for busy people or those who are unable to take time off from work to recover from surgery. The process takes between 15 and 30 minutes per appointment, and several are required to achieve results. During your treatment, a technician will run a handheld device along the treatment area. The device will emit heat and suction in the skin, helping break down fat cells in between six and eight sessions. Sessions are typically scheduled one week apart, with regular maintenance appointments after that.
Benefits of Venus Legacy
Venus Legacy is a separate procedure performed with a device that is only a slightly different model from Venus Freeze. Venus Legacy requires no recovery, downtime, or aftercare, though your skin may feel slightly flushed and warm for a few hours after your appointment. It helps the skin appear fresher, smoother, and more youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and cellulite thanks to its ability to increase collagen production and break down damaged cells.
Venus Legacy also reduces fat, making it an ideal choice for body contouring. When the Venus device gently suctions your skin, it helps the heat from the pulsed magnetic fields and radio frequencies it emits to penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers. This heats the underlying fat and damages fat cells enough to stimulate your body’s healing response, allowing your body to eliminate them over time.
This treatment is ideal for a wide range of people with varying skin tones. It is not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have active inflammation around the treatment area, a history of cancer or diseases stimulated by heat, metal implants in or around the treatment area, or varicose veins. Speak with your provider for more information and to determine your eligibility before scheduling an appointment for Venus Legacy.
What to Expect from Venus Legacy
Venus Legacy can be done on almost any part of your body, including the face and neck, arms, buttocks, thighs, and stomach. In each area treated, you can expect the skin to become tighter and smoother as fat cells are removed. Be sure to cleanse your skin before your appointment, and refrain from using lotions, creams, or makeup on the treatment area.
Many people who choose the Venus Legacy treatment for their body contouring needs say that it feels like a warm massage. The treatment device will gradually get warmer until it reaches the appropriate temperature, giving you time to get used to the sensation, and will then stay at that temperature for the remainder of the treatment. Its suction feature is often said to feel like a very low-powered vacuum. Small sections of the treatment area are warmed and suctioned at a time, so the sensations should not feel overwhelming.
The experience is meant to be entirely pain free, though if you are particularly sensitive to heat, you may be able to ask for an anesthetic cream to be applied before beginning. Your provider can also adjust the heat and suction slightly during the treatment if necessary, though both are needed for the treatment to achieve the best results. Your skin may feel warm after your appointment, but you may apply makeup and lotion right away if desired.
Final results of Venus Legacy appear three to four months after your final treatment. This is because over time, your body continues producing collagen, tightening the skin, and reacting to the treatments. Most professionals recommend maintenance appointments every month or so to encourage continual upkeep of your results.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Reach out to Elume Medspa for more information or to schedule a Venus Legacy treatment. Elume’s licensed medical estheticians and nurse practitioners are qualified to advise and perform a variety of treatments, including Venus Legacy, sclerotherapy, microneedling, photofacials, and more. The team can assist you in choosing the best treatment for your beauty goals and create comprehensive and customized spa treatments that provide lasting results.