This Informed Consent Booklet has been prepared by Indigo Salon and Day Spa to help inform you about the potential benefits, associated risks, and alternatives of the Venus VersaTM (MP) 2 treatment.
During your consultation and medical assessment, Indigo Salon and Day Spa will have reviewed with you the potential benefits, associated risks, and alternatives of the Venus VersaTM (MP) 2 treatment that are outlined in this booklet. They will have also provided you with answers to any and all questions you may have had about the procedure.
It is important that you read the information contained in this booklet again carefully and completely. Only when all of your questions and concerns about the procedures have been addressed should you then initial each page, indicating that you have read and fully understood all the items discussed in this booklet. When you reach the end of the booklet, please sign the consent for the procedure as proposed by Indigo Salon and Day Spa.
If you have any remaining questions or concerns about the potential benefits, associated risks, or alternatives of the Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatment, do not initial any pages or sign the consent without speaking with Indigo Salon and Day Spa.
Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatments use a non-surgical radio frequency, pulsed electromagnetic device designed to tighten the skin, reduce circumference, and soften wrinkles. The device delivers radio frequency and pulsed electromagnetic energy targeted at the tissue, designed to damage the existing collagen, stimulating the body’s healing response. Once the collagen has been damaged, the body begins to repair the skin by replacing the damaged tissue with new collagen. The radio frequency also stimulates the body to produce new fibroblasts, the “houses” that create collagen, thus increasing the amount of collagen in the tissue. This wound healing response creates a smoother appearance to the skin, plumps up fine lines and wrinkles, and treats acne. Pulsed electromagnetic fields increase the vascularity of the skin and create new pathways for the blood to flow. This increase in blood will provide more oxygen to the skin and bring more nutrients to the tissue. A fresher, more youthful glow is common after treatments.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF THE VENUS VERSATM (MP)2 TREATMENT
The Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatment will aid in the improvement of the skin texture and appearance. While discussing the potential benefits of this treatment with you, Indigo Salon and Day Spa may have shown you a variety of before and after images. It is important to remind you that these images were used as an educational tool to allow you to visualize the general range skin improvements that may be achieved with your proposed treatment; the before and after images are not meant to be guarantees of actual or exact outcome.
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VENUS VERSATM (MP)2 TREATMENT
Every cosmetic procedure involves a very small degree of risk and, although exceedingly uncommon, it is important that you understand and accept the rare risks involved with the Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatment. An individual’s informed decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is based upon a comparison of the risks against the potential benefits, alternatives and costs.
Although the vast majority of Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatment patients never experience any of these complications, you should discuss each of them with Indigo Salon and Day Spa to ensure you fully understand the alternatives, risks, potential complications, and average outcomes of the Venus VersaTM (MP)2 treatments.
• Blisters - in rare cases, a blister may occur as a result of the treatment. In this instance, Indigo Salon and Day Spa will recommend immediately contacting Indigo Salon and Day Spa for the treatment of the
• Hyper- or Hypo- pigmentation - in very rare cases a patient may experience changes in their skin colour which may or may not
be permanent. In these cases, Indigo Salon and Day Spa will recommend appropriate procedures which may address the changes in the appearance of the colour of the tissue.
• Swelling - edema (or swelling of the skin) is common, and will resolve in a few days. Edema may occur as early as immediately post treatment and as late as a few days post treatment. It is advised to seek a consultation and follow up appointment with Indigo Salon and Day Spa should you require medical attention or have concerns.