Viora cellulite reduction treatments work to reduce inches, stretch marks and scarring for visible improvement in skin smoothness and a noticeable reduction in cellulite. Our cellulite treatments are suitable for the thighs, buttocks, love handles and abdomen.Read More
What is skin tightening?
A non-surgical solution to sagging skin sounds like a dream come true. The Viora skin tightening (or V-ST) technology that we use is incredibly effective, and most people begin to see a difference after one treatment. The V-ST can improve fine lines and wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, scaring, textural issues and stretch marks. It is also used to reduce the hanging fatty tissue that occurs at the jaw line with weight gain or aging. The technology provides an excellent and effective alternative to surgical face-lifts, tummy tucks and more.
Who can be treated with skin tightening?
This is a very safe technology, and most anyone can be treated. It is not safe to undergo this treatment if you have active cancer, open wounds in the treatment area, recent surgery, metal medical implants in the treatment area or trauma to the area that needs addressing.
What are treatments like?
Once you are comfortably relaxing in our private treatment room, ultrasound gel will be applied to the treatment area. The aesthetician will then begin making passes with the V-ST handpiece in a grid like fashion. At first you are unlikely to feel any heat or energy, but as she continues to make passes you may begin to feel a sensation of energy on the skin. While the goal is to use as much energy as you are comfortable with, the patient should never experience any discomfort over their rating of 3 on a scale of 1-10. Depending on the size of the area being treated it could take anywhere from 10-30 minutes for the procedure to be finished.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on the issue being treated. Fine lines around the eyes and forehead may be treated in as few as three visits. Whereas someone with deep scaring or stretch marks may require as many as 6-8 treatments.
How do I find out if this would work for me?
Consultations at Old City MedSpa are free. You can schedule one online or by giving us a call. Our aesthetician will sit down with you to discuss your concerns, and to go over the treatment protocol that is right for you.
I noticed your motto is “affordable anti-aging”. What do you mean by that?
We know that everyone has a desire to look and feel their best. It is our mission to make anti-aging treatment affordable for regular people. Not just the wealthy. We offer memberships to give you deep discounts on our already affordable services, so that you can pay for your treatments as you go. Don’t hesitate to come in and see us to learn more. There is never any sales pressure. We want you to have all the information you need to make the decision that is right for you.
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How does this work?
Treatment results are accomplished using Viora’s patented Multi-CORE technology which delivers radiofrequency (rf) energy to different layers of tissue depending on the concern of the patient.
Radiofrequency energy is a form of electromagnetic energy. When applied to tissue it produces electromagnetic fields, and causes molecules in the tissue to vibrate. The result of this is the generation of heat. This energy is effective for its intended results, but it is not dangerous because the energy is too low to affect the structure of atoms it contacts.
The way this works is by heating fat cells. The heat generated by the vibrating tissues causes the fat cells to shrink by increasing circulation to the area. Cells respond by expelling triglycerides and increasing their absorption of oxygen and nutrients. This in turn improves the metabolism of the cell. Additionally, within the tissue, collagen begins to remodel due to heat and mechanical stretching. Old collagen is broken down and new production is initiated. Basically, fat cells shrink and begin to behave more healthily, and new collagen is produced to provide better structure against bulging fat cells. The result is the smoothing and tightening of the skin.
Older technologies using radiofrequency were delivered to the tissue using a single electrode. This allowed the rf energy to pass through the patient to a large grounding electrode/pad on the the other side of the body, and usually created a very uncomfortable experience. Our Viora Multi-CORE technology uses two electrodes allowing the rf energy to pass through a very small area allowing for a more localized therapy and a much more comfortable experience.
In addition to being more comfortable for the patient, the Multi-CORE technology allows for faster heating. This results in shorter treatment time, even heating, better clinical outcomes, and lower chances for side effects (including much less bruising).
This same technology is used in our V-Form protocols (such as the ReFit protocol) to reduce sagging skin on the body, such as occurs with post pregnancy, post liposuction, or after loosing a great deal of weight. It is also used to reduce cellulite and fat volume on the buttocks, thighs, back, abdomen, arms and more. We will go into greater detail on these types of treatments in another post.
One of the main technologies used at Old City MedSpa is the Viora V20 for IPL, RF and ST. Viora is a company that strives to help people look and feel their best so you can reach your true potential. Viora offers the best solutions for skin tightening, cellulite reduction, body & facial contouring, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, acne clearance, vascular lesions and more.
Science is at the heart of Viora’s advanced PCR™ technology where aesthetic light treatments are raised to a new level. Viora’s proprietary technology takes into account your needs, no matter what your skin type is. They look at all the parameters of the treatment and ensure that your treatment sessions are the safest, most comfortable and most effective possible.
PCR™ ensures that each treatment can be tailored per individual which means that your treatment is designed specifically for you.
commonly asked questions:
What skin types are treatable?
Due to Viora’s advanced PCR™ technology all skin types are treatable.
Do treatments hurt?
With Viora’s contact cooling system, that provides cooling before, during and after each pulse, our light technology treatments provide the most comfortable experiences possible.
How long do treatments take?
Viora’s PCR™ technology includes variable pulse structures, enabling rapid treatments, among the fastest in the industry. Exact treatment time depends upon the specific application, each individual patient’s condition, and the specific area that is being targeted for treatment.
When will I see results?
While each person is different, results for light technology treatments can be seen after the first session.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Typically the number of treatment sessions range from 4-6 treatments, depending upon the actual application needed, and each patient. Please consult with your practitioner to better understand your individual needs.
How long do the results last?
One maintenance session is generally recommended every 3-6 months, or as required. Your practitioner can advise the best interval time, for your specific needs.
Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help relax and detoxify the body. Also called far-infrared saunas or near-infrared saunas, these omit infrared light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat and release stored “toxins.”
While ongoing research is still being done to determine their long-term effects and potential benefits, as of now infrared sauna treatments seem to be safe, inexpensive and powerful. These small devices are proving to help many people suffering from pain feel better — and also very importantly, more relaxed!
Anti-aging effects, increased detoxification, pain reduction, joint and muscle support, and cardiovascular healing are currently where infrared saunas are gaining the most attention. They’re believed to have a parasympathetic healing effect, which means they help the body handle stress better — an attribute that could mean one day they’re used for handling all types of diseases from insomnia and depression to hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders.
The interesting thing about these types of saunas is that they differ from “regular saunas” because their light directly penetrates your skin but does not warm the air around you. [Read More]
Are you wondering how to handle loose, sagging skin and stretch marks due to fast and excessive weight loss? Viora ReFit treatments are for you!
Searching for a non-surgical solution that will achieve the natural results you’re looking for? Look no further!
Millions of people who suffer from loose sagging skin post childbirth, diet, exercise or surgery, seek a a quick non-invasive solution, in order to avoid the expense and recovery time of surgery.
Now Viora ReFit treatments are the ultimate solution for loose, sagging skin and stretch marks after excessive weight loss.
Fast, painless and cost-effective, Viora ReFit treatments are custom built to resolve your skin troubles and deliver the most natural looking results.
Suitable for all skin types and with no anesthesia required, Viora’s CORE technology utilizes RF energy to strengthen skin’s elasticity, restore collagen flexibility, improve the skin’s firmness, and much more. ReFit gets the job done quickly and effectively, utilizing the most up to date systems and technology for non-invasive body contouring treatments [Read more].
Acne tends to begin in teenage years and can follow you straight into adulthood, scarring your skin and damaging your self-confidence. In fact, 3 out of 4 teenagers suffer from acne, while more and more young adults & members of the older generation are experiencing the skin problem as well. Millions of today’s acne patients are searching for a quicker and simpler solution to clearer skin – painless, with no side effects and at an affordable price. Now with Viora acne clearance treatments, there is a solution! Viora’s superior acne clearance treatments deliver through the use of multiple devices and more effective combination protocols. Featuring a variety of solutions for acne treatment, Viora’s IPL & Laser light therapies kill acne bacteria and decreases inflammation. [Read more].
CORE technology (Channeling Optimized RF Energy) features three distinct RF frequency channels (0.8MHz, 1.7MHz and 2.45MHz) and an additional fourth multi-channel mode, combining all three RF frequencies. The major benefits of these multiple RF frequencies include superior treatment control, precision targeting, a broader dermal effect, and higher energy absorption for optimal clinical results.
CORE Technology Gives the aesthetician Full Control.
CORE technology gives the practitioner the ability to control the depth of penetration, allowing the entire body and face, including the forehead, jaw, and other bony areas, to be treated without about causing discomfort.
How CORE Technology Works
CORE technology targets specific layers of the skin to precisely heat the underlying network of collagen and elastin fibers, increasing the metabolic rate of subcutaneous tissue. The 4th multi-channel mode enables the heating of all dermal layers simultaneously. The collagen then shrinks and the rigid collagen’s cross-links are broken, thereby restoring the skin’s flexibility and thickening the dermis.
Proven Technology for Proven Results.
Clinical tests confirm the validity of CORE technology, specifically the fact that practitioners can control penetration depth, target different tissues for a variety of treatments, and attain efficacy temperatures faster. The end results work for your benefit – shorter treatment sessions, saving you time, so you can expand your business and work with more patients.
The Vacuum Boost.
Adding the power of vacuum therapy to CORE technology maximizes the penetration of energy in the treatment area. Moreover, the four vacuum levels offer a temporary improvement in blood circulation.
You have choices when it comes to non-invasive procedures for reducing fat, tightening skin and eliminating wrinkles. Viora V-Form and CORE technology provides better results than its competitors in the body contouring market.
What is CoolSculpting Fat Freezing?
Coolsculpting is based on the belief that cold can break down fat in the body. It is cleared by the FDA as a non-invasive method to eliminate fat in the abdomen, thighs and arms. It is not recommended for use on the face or neck.
CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Cons:
Fat loss from a Coolsculpting treatment takes 3 to 4 months. The fat reduction is a gradual process, so you won’t notice a difference immediately. If you want to achieve a slimmer look for summer or a certain event, you’ll need to schedule your Coolsculpting treatment in advance. Some patients report that the procedure is painful. Your stomach, thighs or other treated body part is essentially “frozen”, and you may need to take a pain reliever up to a week after the procedure. Coolsculpting Fat Freezing works exclusively on fat cells. It doesn’t have the capacity to tighten skin and reduce fat cells the way Viora V-Form does.
How is Viora V-Form different from CoolSculpting Fat Freezing?
Viora V-Form is a painless treatment, cleared by the FDA, which uses a combination of radio frequency (RF) waves and vacuum therapy to reduce fat and tighten skin. Your Viora V-Form practitioner applies glycerin oil and then uses a handpiece that emits RF waves combined with vacuum therapy to treat the target area. Each treatment lasts 15 to 30 minutes, and you’ll need between 6-8 treatments for optimal results. Viora V-Form requires more visits to your practitioner than Coolsculpting Fat Freezing, but each session is painless and shorter than a Coolsculpting session.
Viora V-Form Advantages over Coolscuplting Fat Freezing:
Treats the face, neck and body, including the forehead, eye area, nasolabial folds, chin and “jowls”
Tightens skin on the arms, back, abdomen and other areas. Coolsculpting doesn’t have skin tightening capabilities.
Is a quick, painless procedure. Each session lasts half as long as the shortest Coolsculpting procedure. Most patients can return to normal activity immediately.
The Viora V-Form practitioner can tailor the treatment to every patient’s needs by using one of four RF frequencies. This includes Viora’s fourth, multi-frequency mode, powered by CORE technology.
Viora Reaction treats all three skin layer – the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat layer – to better treat cellulite and reduce fat cells. Viora Reaction revitalizes collagen, causing it to reproduce and give skin a tighter, more youthful appearanc
ABSTRACT: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology was first commercially launched to the market for medical use in 1994 and similar to lasers, is based on the basic principle of photothermolysis. The combination of particular wavelengths, pulse durations, pulse intervals, and energy fluence, facilitates the treatment of a wide spectrum of skin conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of Viora’s new PulseConfiguRhythm technology. Seventy-six volunteers were treated as follows: 6 patients underwent 8 bi-weekly acne clearance treatments, 39 patients underwent 6-12 hair removal treatments, 7 patients were treated for general skin rejuvenation, 13 patients were treated for pigmentation lesions and 11 patients were treated for vascular lesions. No serious adverse events were recorded. All patients that were treated for hair removal achieved significant hair clearance. The patients with facial rosacea responded the fastest to the treatment. 5 of the 6 patients that were treated for acne clearance achieved significant reduction in acne appearance. The results represented in this study show without any doubt that Viora’s new PCR™ technology presents a safe and effective method for most popular light-based esthetic procedures.