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Skin Resurfacing: What is the Difference Between Microneedling and Venus Viva?

rectangle September 26, 2019 /
Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing treatments have been a hot self-care item as of late. However, finding the right treatment plan to get the look and outcome you desire can be overwhelming and even costly. The two leading treatments in skin resurfacing – laser treatments and microneedling – both address the same areas of concerns by using technologies that focus on creating new collagen and elastin – but in different ways, with differing results.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling works by inserting a very fine short needle into the skin. This type of treatment includes no heat and only goes surface-level deep, making it good for wrinkles and skin blemishes, but not the best method to treat discoloration, pitted scars, broken capillaries and other deep damages. Microneedling results in little to no downtime.

What is Venus Viva?

Venus Viva is a form of skin resurfacing which uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency to resurface the skin. This new technology is different than the traditional CO2 lasers making the treatment more comfortable with less downtime. Viva treats more areas of concern than microneedling and is considered the next generation of microneedling.

Viva features a tip with tiny pins that penetrate the epidermis, delivering radio frequency energy deep into the layers of the skin to amplify collagen and elastin production. It is a non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that corrects signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation. There is also little to no downtime following Venus Viva treatments.


Microneedling is only currently offered at the Sona Fort Worth and Frisco locations, but the Venus Viva is now offered at all of the 18 Sona locations. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about the treatment and if it is right for you!



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