What is Viora?
At the practice of plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald H. Schuster, we offer a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, including Viora, an amazing minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment designed to tighten the skin and improve the look of cellulite.
If you are frustrated with lax skin, localized fat deposits or the appearance of cellulite, but are not yet ready to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, Viora cosmetic may be the treatment for you. In fact, many individuals with skin laxity throughout the face and neck area are able to postpone facelift cosmetic surgery simply by undergoing nonsurgical Viora treatment.
The revolutionary Viora Reaction™ system uses three different frequencies of radiofrequency (RF) energy to address your specific aesthetic concern. This innovative system can be used on several areas of the body — from the face to the thighs — to tighten loose skin, reduce fat cells and improve the look of cellulite, as needed.
The best part is that each treatment session takes less than an hour and requires little to no downtime, so you can undergo Viora treatment on your lunch break!
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Learn more about Viora, a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How Viora Can Help Tighten Loose Skin
As time passes, the body gradually stops producing collagen, a protein that is essential for healthy, younger-looking skin. When this happens, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. In addition, other factors such as sun exposure, certain lifestyle habits (e.g., smoking), substantial weight fluctuations, hereditary factors and the effect of gravity can compound the problem.
In the past, the only option to improve the look of sagging skin was to remove the excess skin surgically, which requires downtime and often causes scarring. Now, however, there is a nonsurgical treatment option to improve the look of lax skin: Viora cosmetic treatment.
The Viora Reaction™ system converts RF energy into heat and delivers the heat to the tissue layers underneath the skin. This mildly damages the skin cells in the treatment area. Damaging the skin cells stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism, which, in turn, reactivates the latent production of collagen, resulting in the appearance of firmer, tighter skin. Viora skin tightening treatment can be used on various areas of the face and body, helping to postpone the need for cosmetic surgery.
How Viora Can Reduce Unwanted Fat
If you have tried to follow a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen, but are still bothered by stubborn localized deposits of fat that are resistant to your healthy efforts, you may be an appropriate candidate for Viora nonsurgical cosmetic treatment. Although Viora treatment is not a tool for major weight loss, it can help reduce the fat cells in the treatment area and take inches of your abdomen, hips, thighs and other areas of the body.
Similarly to how Viora tightens loose skin, Viora reduces fat cells by delivering RF energy that has been converted into heat deep into the tissue layers beneath the skin’s surface. By utilizing a different frequency than the one that is used to tighten lax skin, the Viora Reaction™ system can specifically target fat cells. The heat from the Viora Reaction™ system damages the fat cells in the treatment area, so the body can pass them out through its natural detoxification system, as waste.
How Viora Can Improve the Look of Cellulite
Cellulite is characterized by unsightly dimpling of the skin. It occurs when the connective tissues underneath the surface of the skin become tight and rigid, trapping fat cells in their inflexible fibers. When this happens, the fibers and the fat cells begin to pull on the overlying skin, causing the “cottage-cheese” effect known as cellulite.
The Viora Reaction™ system improves the look of cellulite in multiple ways.
First, it delivers RF energy that has been transformed into heat into the fat cells in the treatment area, destroying them so the body passes them out as waste, through its lymphatic drainage system. Second, it delivers this same heat into tissue cells, stimulating the production of collagen, a protein needed for healthy, elastic skin.
Also, by improving the elastic quality of the targeted tissue cells, the rigid bands trapping the fat cells become more flexible and can more easily release the now-damaged fat cells into the lymphatic drainage system for elimination from the body.
Viora cellulite reduction treatment is suitable for use on a number of areas of the body, including the abdomen, underarms, buttocks and thighs.
What to Expect During Treatment
Each treatment session is performed in the office and takes less than half an hour per treatment area. During Viora treatment, a handheld device is passed over the area(s) that the patient would like to improve. Patients may experience heat and / or a massaging sensation as the Viora Reaction device delivers RF energy into the deeper layers of tissue. Individuals generally experience little to no pain, and no downtime is needed.
Although some of the aesthetic results are visible immediately after treatment, the full results take several months to become fully actualized, as this is the time it takes the body to regenerate collagen, pass waste out of the body through its detoxification system and heal completely. Six to eight treatment sessions are recommended for optimal results.
"Very professional and is also makes you feel comfortable when explaining the procedure. Also the recovery was easy and well worth it" - A.S.
"Dr. Schuster made me feel at ease from the first minute, anticipating my questions and concerns, and offering very helpful support along with his expert evaluation and assessment of my needs. The staff, too, complement his professional and personal caring. My experience has been far beyond what I expected. Excellent." - D.B.
"Love Dr. Schuster. Love the people in his office. Love my result. It’s exactly what I wanted and very natural." - D.S.