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Venus Bliss™ Fat Reduction

Do you live a healthy, active lifestyle, but still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat around your waist that just won’t seem to budge? Believe it or not, as many as 86% of consumers turn to cosmetic procedures because they’re bothered by excess weight on their body. Despite that, surgical procedures continue to fall out of favor because of the high cost, painful recovery, and prolonged downtime. So, where does that leave you?

Fortunately, there’s a way to get closer to the figure you’re striving for without having to resort to surgery!
Venus Concept's clinically proven non-surgical fat treatments use applicators that are placed on the abdomen, flanks and/or other body areas. These applicators deliver targeted energy from a 1064nm diode laser below the skin’s surface, where it breaks down and destroys fat cells—a process known as lipolysis. Fat reduction treatments with the Venus Bliss are powered by diode laser technology and are FDA cleared to break down stubborn fat cells around the abdomen and flanks. The result is a smoother, leaner, more contoured midsection.

Venus Bliss Treatment for Fat Reduction

Do you live a healthy, active lifestyle, but still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat around your waist that just won’t seem to budge? Believe it or not, as many as 86% of consumers turn to cosmetic procedures because they’re bothered by excess weight on their body. Despite that, surgical procedures continue to fall out of favor because of the high cost, painful recovery, and prolonged downtime. So, where does that leave you?

Fortunately, there’s a way to get closer to the figure you’re striving for without having to resort to surgery!

Venus Concept's clinically proven non-surgical fat treatments use applicators that are placed on the abdomen, flanks and/or other body areas. These applicators deliver targeted energy from a 1064nm diode laser below the skin’s surface, where it breaks down and destroys fat cells—a process known as lipolysis. Fat reduction treatments with the Venus Bliss are powered by diode laser technology and are FDA cleared to break down stubborn fat cells around the abdomen and flanks. The result is a smoother, leaner, more contoured midsection.

Venus Bliss Fat Reduction FAQs

Venus Bliss Fat Reduction

Am I a good candidate for this treatment? Will this treatment work for me?


Venus Bliss™ treatments are safe for patients of any skin tone. While the ideal candidate should have a Body Mass Index of 25-35, most patients of any size will experience results with additional time and treatments.

For safety reasons, the following conditions are treatment restrictions:

  • Open lesions, wounds or any sign of compromised wound healing
  • Any unrepaired abdominal hernia
  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
  • A history of immunodeficiency disorders or using immunosuppressive medications
  • A coagulation disorder or history of keloids
  • Any neuropathic disorder, impaired skin sensation or diabetic neuropathy
  • Any skin sensitivity disorders or taking photosensitized medications
  • An active tan or exposure to artificial tanning devices/excessive sunlight two weeks before or after your treatment
  • Moderate to severe visceral fat, cellulite or loose skin in the treatment area
  • Currently using anti-platelets, anti-inflammatories, thrombolytics, anticoagulants or heavy aspirin (more than 81 mg per day)
  • History or evidence of squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma
  • Treatment cannot be performed over areas with existing tattoos




I have darker skin. Can I still get this treatment done?


Yes. Venus Bliss™ is safe for all skin tones. However, due to the laser technology involved with this treatment, we cannot treat skin that is freshly tanned or skin that has experienced prolonged sun exposure within 2 weeks either before or after your scheduled treatment.




How long does each treatment take?


A single Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatment typically takes 25 minutes per area to complete.




How many sessions will I need to see results?


Every patient is unique. Great results may be seen after just one Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatment, though many patients should expect a series of 3 treatments for most dramatic results.




If I’m getting multiple treatments done, how often/far apart should the sessions be?


Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatments should be performed 4-6 weeks apart.




Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Before a Venus Bliss treatment can be scheduled and/or received, you must first have a mandatory consultation with one of our trained and certified Medical Aestheticians where key factors such as current BMI, lifestyle and realistic expectations will be assessed. Once a full evaluation has been made and you have been identified as a suitable candidate for treatment, you may proceed onto treatment.

On the day(s) of your actual treatments, simply make sure that your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams or makeup to the treatment area(s) prior to your session, and remove all jewelry around the area being treated.




What is the science behind this treatment? How does it work?


Venus Bliss uses a 1064nm diode laser, also known as a YAG laser, to heat cells deep below the skin’s surface, in the adipose tissue layer, for 25 minutes. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the fat cells and surrounding water, heating them up and causing fat cell destruction in processes called lipolysis (cell drainage/shrinkage) and apoptosis (cell death). The destroyed fat and fat cells are then metabolized out of the body through the lymphatic system. Your body will continue to naturally process and purge the injured fat cells for weeks to months after your procedure.




Will I experience immediate results?


As stated above, because this purging of fat cells is a gradual process, maximum results will take time. You may start to see changes as early as 4 weeks after your procedure, and the most dramatic results will likely become apparent within 1-3 months. However, results may take up to 3-6 months after completion of your treatment plan to become visible, and visible results will naturally vary from person to person.




How is this treatment different from CoolSculpting?


While the Venus Bliss and CoolSculpting are both designed for the primary purpose of reducing fat cells from specific areas of the body resulting in circumference reduction, they are ultimately very different. Listed below are just a few of the most pronounced differences* between these fat reduction modalities:

  • Venus Bliss uses controlled, safe, well-established and proven laser HEAT energy to destroy fat cells.
    • CoolSculpting uses a cooling technology to FREEZE fat cells, also known as cryolipolysis.
  • The heat technology of Venus Bliss is able to safely radiate to fat cells outside of the specific target area, allowing for smooth, even results over a larger treatment area.
    • The effects of cryolipolysis are restricted to the exact area of the tissue held within the CoolSculpting treatment applicators. This limits results to a much smaller area overall and has led many patients to experience uneven fat reduction where they are left with unsightly pockets or bulges.

*The above is not meant to be a full or comprehensive listing of the many differences between these devices.




I have had CoolSculpting in the past. Am I able to receive treatment with the Venus Bliss?


Provided that previous CoolSculpting treatments were received a minimum of 1 year prior and did not result in any major complications, then treatment of the same area with the Venus Bliss is considered safe.

If your technician anticipates any potential issues with re-treatment, they will seek the advice of our medical staff for clearance to treat, which may require an additional consultation.




What body areas can be treated?


The Venus Bliss has been clinically studied and FDA cleared for efficacy in the areas of the abdomen and the flanks.

While many practitioners are also treating bra fat, back fat and inner and outer thighs with great results, please be aware that these areas are currently considered “off-label” use.

Although none of the current applicators are small or contoured enough for submental (under the chin) use, Venus is working to develop a superior applicator specifically designed for the neck area. As soon as this technology is available, we will begin offering it to our patients.




Will this treatment help me to lose weight?


The Venus Bliss is expressly not a treatment for weight loss. In no way does it replace traditional methods of weight loss such as diet, exercise or liposuction.

It warrants noting that after spending the funds and making the commitment to receiving this fat reduction treatment, some patients may find that they feel inspired and motivated to focus on a healthier diet and/or more exercise, which could result in some loss of weight. However, any residual weight loss would be entirely dependent on the individual patient according to their personal goals and actions and is not to be expected in any way as a direct result of treatment.




How are results determined?


By drastically reducing the number of fat cells in each designated treatment area, the clinical expectation of the Venus Bliss is to sculpt and contour resulting in volume/circumference reduction. Therefore, physical measurements as well as incremental photos will be the most definitive methods to gauge results.

Prior to your first treatment, precise measurements and pictures of the treatment area(s) will be taken and kept on file in order to track and record your personal progress. While it is possible that your starting weight might be recorded, as explained above, it should not be expected that your actual weight will be changed as a result of this this treatment. As you progress through your course of treatment, your practitioner may also inquire about the fit of your clothing as that alone can be another valuable indicator of attained results.

Additional photos will be likely be taken halfway through your course of treatment and at the end of your course of treatment as well as anywhere from 8-12 weeks after your final treatment.

It is important to remember that in the case of delicate treatments such as the Venus Bliss, results are often speculative. For this reason, all participating patients must exhibit and document realistic expectations based on their own personal circumstances.




How many inches can I expect to lose?


While clinical studies vary, patients who adhere to recommended post-care, maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle, space treatments apart appropriately and allow for the full post-treatment recovery cycle to be completed, can typically expect to lose anywhere from 0.5 – 2.5 inches per treatment area.




Are results permanent?


Although a percentage of treated fat cells will be permanently destroyed in a natural process called apoptosis, many of the fat cells will experience an emptying of the fatty contents, known as lipolysis. When shrunken and emptied, these fat cells will lay flat and reduce overall volume in the treatment area, which is the desired result. However, weight gain and/or the over-consumption of fatty and unhealthy foods will cause the remaining fat cells to once again become plump and full, which will partially reverse the effects of treatment. Therefore, patients are generally responsible for the permanence of their results or lack thereof.

Maintenance treatments and an overall healthy lifestyle are the best methods to ensure that results are long-lasting.




Are results guaranteed?


As is the case with any other elective cosmetic procedure, results of the Venus Bliss cannot be guaranteed.

Each patient has their own unique body chemistry and composition making it impossible to predict or control a precise response or outcome. Ultimately results will be affected by a vast number of intangible and immeasurable factors, which include but are not limited to: age, skin laxity, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption, chronic dehydration, poor diet, weight loss or gain, etc.




What does the treatment feel like?


A Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatment will start with a cooling phase for a few seconds where you’ll feel a slight chill from the applicators on your skin. You will then gradually feel the applicators getting warmer. Once the temperature builds, the applicators will switch to cooling mode again for a brief period to maintain the therapeutic temperature in the fat layer and to keep the treatment as comfortable as possible. This process of heating and cooling will continue for the duration of your treatment.




Will it be painful?


A Venus Bliss™ treatment shouldn’t be painful. You may feel a bit of discomfort as the applicators get warmer—this is expected as part of the non-invasive process for targeting the underlying fat—but it should still be manageable. The majority of patients tolerate any mild discomfort with little to no issue.




How will I feel after my treatment?


The area may look a little flushed and feel tender, and some patients may experience a little bit of swelling, firmness, or bruising. All of these are normal and common following a Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatment. The tenderness may take up to two weeks to resolve, but it should be mild enough to not interfere with your daily activities. Of course, if something doesn’t feel quite right, always consult with your treatment provider.




Is there any downtime required?


There is no downtime nor are there any physical restrictions that you need to worry about. You should be able to resume your regular daily activities immediately after completing a Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatment, including the application of lotion.




Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


Within the first 7 days of treatment, a vigorous 5-10minute massage of the treatment area 1-2 times daily is recommended.

Patients should also drink plenty of water and other hydrating fluids as maintaining a high level of hydration will optimize your body’s ability to process the effects of the treatment through the lymphatic system.




Is there anything I can do to enhance my results?


To enhance potential results, a healthy diet and active lifestyle are highly recommended. Alternately, it stands to reason that weight gain will diminish the potential for fat reduction results.

Also very helpful, is assisting optimal function of the lymphatic system by maintaining peak hydration as well as stimulating it with lymphatic massage and/or vibration. For this reason, after each treatment, we offer an optional 10minute session on our in-house vibration plate at no additional charge.

Lastly, Maintenance Treatments spaced every 6-12 months or as needed will, of course, assist in retaining long-term results.




Deluxe Fat Reduction + Tightening


To further enhance results, your practitioner may recommend combining your Venus Bliss Fat Reduction Laser treatments with Venus Bliss MP2 radiofrequency. The combination of these unique modalities will likely increase the potential for both improved fat reduction as well as textural improvement. Typically we will administer both treatments on the same day with a short 15-30 minute break in between so that the treated skin can return to proper temperature prior to the MP2 session. However, with fat reduction treatments being spaced 4-6 weeks apart, it is also effective to integrate the MP2 radiofrequency treatments halfway in between at 2-3 weeks post-treatment.





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