Skin Tightening 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®.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As we age, the ability to produce collagen slows resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Viora™ stimulates collagen production so that you can attain some of the youth lost to aging. The Viora utilizes the CORE (Channeled Optimal RF energy) technology, an innovative multiple frequency approach to RF treatments. CORE features three distinct RF frequency channels and an additional 4th dimension, multi-channel mode, that concentrates all three RF frequencies in one pulse.
Viora’s™ skin tightening treatments balance the demands of frequency, intensity and an integrated skin cooling system to ensure the safest and most effective result. Thinner, more sensitive periorbital and forehead areas are treated using a higher frequency with minimal patient discomfort, while thicker regions such as the cheeks, abdomen and back are treated with lower or multi-channel modes.
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.
- Tighter, smoother skin
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead, eyes and mouth
- Tightening of sagging skin beneath the chin
- Redefined contours beneath the chin and along the jawline
- Lower Face or Full Face
- Naso-labial Lines
- Scars or Stretch Marks
- Elbows or Knees
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.
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.
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.
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.