Body Contouring with Radio Frequency
When you’re young, your skin seems to defy gravity. Thanks to abundant collagen production, youthful skin is tight, toned and able to spring back from countless smiles, frowns and squints. As we get older, our natural production of collagen decreases, causing wrinkles, sagging jowls and drooping eyelids.
Viora is a non-surgical skin tightening system that uses advanced radio frequency (RF) technology to heat deeper layers of skin safely and effectively. This causes collagen to tighten and contract while also stimulating existing collagen and promoting the growth of new collagen. Call for a free consultation about Viora RF to how we can stimulate your collagen production and provide you with the youthful, elastic skin you desire without the need for costly and invasive surgery.
Viora ™ is a new, cutting-edge radio frequency treatment for skin tightening, body contouring, and cellulite reduction. The Viora goes beyond the single frequency limitations of other radio frequency treatments, such as Thermage®. Viora™’s multi-frequency channeling and vacuum therapy offers an unheard of level of control and targeting depth precision. The Viora™ is a completely non-invasive procedure – no surgery, no injections – that can help you achieve some of the skin tightness and contour that you had in your youth. Unlike lasers, The Viora is color-blind and works on all skin types and colors year-round.
How does it work?
Viora™ instantly contracts tissue fibers for immediate smoothing and tightening results. At the same time, it thermally induces natural neocollagenesis for full wrinkle reductions. For skin tightening on the face and body, 4-8 treatments scheduled 2-3 weeks apart are recommended, depending on the level of correction needed. One maintenance treatment is recommended 4-6 months after completion of the treatment plan. Heating of subcutaneous tissue layers builds collagen fibers that strengthen the dermis against the invasion of adipocytes and stimulates lipolysis to shrink fat cell volume, at the same time enhancing blood circulation throughout the treatment area.
Cellulite & Circumferential Reduction
Viora™’s 4th dimension, multi-channel mode creates a stronger, more accurately distributed thermal response. Combining multiple frequencies with vacuum therapy further intensifies treatment and facilitates deeper tissue penetration allowing for effective cellulite treatment, circumferential reduction, and skin tightening at the same time.
For cellulite and circumferential reduction, 8 treatments are needed, scheduled one week apart. One maintenance treatment is recommended every 4-6 months after completion of the treatment plan.
Upper & Lower Back
WHAT IS A TREATMENT LIKE?
Comfortably performed in our office, the Viora has little or no downtime. Treatment time will vary depending on the part of the face or body being treated and the size of the area. During treatment for the face, a brief pulse of thermal heat will be delivered. The facial areas require 6 passes of radiofrequency (RF) energy. The tip of the handpiece has a cooling sensation while in contact with the skin. The tip cools and protects the epidermis while the energy penetrates deep into the skin to heat collagen fibers in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. During body treatments, the pulse of thermal heat will be delivered while the handpiece serves as a vacuum to increase the depth of the heat and to help move triglycerides and fatty acids out of the fat cells to the lymph system.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
When the Viora energy is applied, you will feel a deep but brief heating sensation, which is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. During the Viora body contouring procedures, the heat will be accompanied by a vacuum, which will be adjusted to your comfort level. To protect the surface of your skin, the tip of the handpiece contains a cooling device. Either a gel (for the face) or a glycerin oil (for the body) is applied during treatment to help keep the surface of your skin cool. During your procedure you will be asked for feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure to help balance your comfort with maximum results. Heat is absolutely essential to tighten the collagen and stimulate new collagen growth.
ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The Viora is not suitable for patients with pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or other implanted electrical devices. It is also not recommended for patients who are pregnant or who suffer from an auto-immune disease. During the treatment a deep heating sensation will be noticeable and is an indication that the treatment is stimulating your own collagen production. Common side effects include swelling, reddening and bruising. Reddening (if any) typically subsides within a few hours after the treatment. Swelling typically goes down within a day but can last 3-5 days for some patients. Bruising may occur as a result of the vacuum during the procedure, and usually subsides within a few days. Degrees of swelling, reddening and bruising vary from person to person. A complete list of potential side effects is available during your consultation.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The effect is natural. At first, you may be the only one to notice the change. Your family and friends may remark that you look rested or ask if you have lost weight. Some patients will notice subtle tightening immediately post-procedure but more noticeable results will be evident 2 months after the treatment. One maintenance treatment is recommended every 4-6 months after completion of the treatment plan.