This Informed Consent Booklet has been prepared by Indigo Salon and Day Spa to help to inform you about the potential benefits and associated risks of, as well as the alternatives to, Venus VersaTM Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments.
During your consultation and medical assessment, Indigo Salon and Day Spa will have reviewed with you the potential benefits and associated risks of, as well as the alternatives to, the Venus VersaTM IPL treatments that are outlined in this booklet. They will have also provided you with answers to any questions you may have had about the procedure.
It is important that you carefully read the information contained in this booklet. Only when all of your questions and concerns about the procedures have been addressed should you then initial each page, indicating that you have fully read and 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 and associated risks of, or alternatives to, Venus VersaTM IPL treatments, do not initial any pages or sign the consent without first
speaking with Indigo Salon and Day Spa.
Venus VersaTM IPL treatments are proven, advanced skin care procedures. Published studies indicate that Venus VersaTM IPL treatments can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, textural irregularities, and vascular and pigmentation blemishes in over 80% of cases; clients report a noticeable improvement in the cosmetic appearance of their skin during and at the completion of their treatment program.
Venus VersaTM IPL treatments direct IPL energy to the skin in targeted treatment areas. This energy passes through the outer surface of the skin, called the epidermis, and penetrates into the lower layer of the skin, called the dermis. Once in the dermis, the IPL energy stimulates a cell called a fibroblast to produce new collagen. Over several treatments, this new collagen smoothens and softens the appearance of wrinkles, outsized pores, and textural irregularities. The treatment utilizes special filters to control the wavelength of the IPL energy to improve the appearance of rosacea, sun-damaged skin with pigmentation abnormalities, and vascular blemishes such as spider veins.
Venus VersaTM IPL treatments are simple office procedures performed by a physician and/or a trained clinical treatment provider. They require no needles, medications, or surgery. When delivering the IPL energy to the skin, it is important to cool the skin to avoid injury. A cooling crystal is integrated in the Venus VersaTM IPL applicator to assist with patient comfort and safety.
Following each Venus VersaTM IPL treatment, there may be a minor degree of redness and puffiness to the skin, with some tingling or discomfort that usually disappears in as little as 1 hour or up to 2 days. You may apply makeup immediately following treatment and can return to your regular daily activities with no downtime. A comprehensive skin care program will be recommended for you to use in conjunction with your Venus VersaTM IPL treatments. It is highly recommended you discuss a maintenance program with Indigo Salon and Day Spa and begin a home skin care program to prevent potential complications and to optimize and maintain the cosmetic improvements you obtain through your Venus VersaTM IPL treatments.
Before beginning a Venus VersaTM IPL treatment program, you must first attend an assessment and information consultation with
a treatment professional, during which your skin type, facial cosmetic concerns, expectations, and goals will be assessed and discussed. The treatment professional will work with you to select the best treatment or combination of treatments for your skin type, facial cosmetic concerns, expectations, and aesthetic goals. The estimated duration and cost of each session or series of sessions will also be provided to you during this time. If you are a qualified candidate, you may schedule your Venus VersaTM IPL treatments and test spots at the time of this initial consultation.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF VENUS VERSATM IPL TREATMENTS
The primary potential benefits are an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, pore size, textural irregularities, acne scarring, and vascular and pigmentation blemishes as a result of aging or sun-damaged skin.