When you want to shape up and feel good about your body, diet and exercise are always the first steps. But pockets of fat can hang around even months into your healthy new routine. Your abdomen, hips and thighs may sport stubborn bulges and rolls even after other areas of your body have smoothed and flattened. It’s hard not to feel frustrated when you don’t see your hard work reflected in your figure.
If you’re struggling to slim down in certain areas despite your best efforts, there is another solution that is comfortable, effective and noninvasive. Viora utilizes cutting-edge radiofrequency technology to reduce unwanted fat while simultaneously tightening the skin for a sleeker body contour inside and out. We’re excited to offer nonsurgical body sculpting as part of Aesthetic Envy’s carefully curated menu of beauty and wellness procedures.
What Is Viora?
In the past, the only way to remove stubborn fat was through surgical procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck. Today, noninvasive body contouring is one of the fastest-growing areas in the aesthetics field. Viora achieves powerful fat reduction and skin tightening without anesthesia, incisions, stitches or downtime. Using the stimulating power of thermal heat energy, Viora treatments involve minimal discomfort and can be completed in less time than your lunch break. Viora’s advanced technology can treat a broad range of body areas, including the face, with consistent and long-lasting results. Your new body contour can last indefinitely as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How Does Body Contouring With Radiofrequency Work?
Radiofrequency (RF) is a type of energy that has been used in medicine for decades. Like other forms of energy used in aesthetic treatments, RF has the capacity to produce heat where it is applied. All RF technologies work by heating the skin’s deeper layers to a therapeutic temperature that produces a desired result. In the case of a body sculpting treatment, that result is lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and collagen remodeling.
Viora combines RF energy and vacuum therapy to stimulate the body’s natural regeneration process and trigger lipolysis to reduce fat cell volume. The system features a patented technology known as CORE™(Channeling Optimized RF Energy) that deploys RF energy in three distinct treatment modes that target different tissue depths, as well as a fourth multi-channel mode that incorporates all three frequencies for a comprehensive treatment. The addition of vacuum therapy maximizes the penetration of the RF energy, increases blood circulation, stimulates lymphatic drainage and assists in the shrinking of fat cells.
What Areas Can Viora Treat?
Viora is suitable for use on most areas of the body and some areas of the face, including:
- Under the chin
- Inner and outer thighs
What Are the Benefits of Viora Body Sculpting?
Viora treatments are convenient and comfortable, allowing you to shape your figure without downtime or debilitating side effects.
- FDA-approved, in-office treatment
- Does not require incisions or anesthesia
- Safe for all skin types
- Dual approach to fat reduction and skin tightening
- Larger treatment area than other noninvasive body sculpting systems
- Stimulates collagen development
- Smooth, even contouring
Viora vs. CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference?
CoolSculpting was one of the earliest noninvasive body sculpting devices. Although it has achieved good results and become a household name for aesthetics enthusiasts, new technologies have started to surpass CoolSculpting in safety, efficacy and patient comfort.
CoolSculpting targets fat cells with a technology called cryolipolysis, or fat freezing. The treated cells are cooled to a point where they sustain damage and cease to function. The body then identifies the frozen fat cells as a waste product and disposes of them through its natural elimination processes. This is the opposite of Viora, which uses heat to break down fat cells. Many patients find that body sculpting with heat is more comfortable — perhaps even relaxing, like a hot stone massage — than body sculpting with extreme cold. Another key advantage of radiofrequency technology over freezing technology is that it can tighten skin as well as reduce fat. CoolSculpting does not have skin tightening benefits.
Am I a Good Candidate for Viora?
Almost anyone with pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise can be treated with Viora. Like other body contouring treatments, it is not a substitute for weight loss. The best results are achieved for patients who are at or near their goal weight already, but are struggling to sculpt isolated problem areas. Viora can be an ideal treatment at the end of a weight loss journey or as a complement to a surgical procedure. Radiofrequency body sculpting is safe for any skin tone and at any time of year. Before your treatment, our friendly and educated staff will discuss your areas of concern, goals and expectations in a consultation to determine that Viora is right for you.
What Happens During a Viora Treatment?
Every Aesthetic Envy patient receives a personalized treatment plan. Viora treatments are performed in our beautiful medical spas in the Sacramento region. Appointment time varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated. During a Viora treatment, the handpiece sends pulses of radiofrequency energy through the skin while the vacuum enhances energy penetration. You will feel a deep but comfortable heating sensation when the energy is applied and a suction sensation from the vacuum. Both of these can be adjusted to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
Is There Downtime After a Viora Treatment?
Viora has no downtime. Potential side effects include reddening, swelling or bruising. Redness typically subsides within a few hours. Swelling resolves within a day for most patients, but can last three to five days for some. Bruising usually fades within a few days. Any side effects you may experience will be discussed during your consultation. Recovery from RF treatments is generally quick and easy, with no restrictions that prevent you from resuming your daily routine right away.
What Results Can I Expect With Viora?
The effects of Viora body sculpting are gradual. You may notice subtle tightening after your first treatment, but the most noticeable results will become evident in approximately two months. The treated pockets of fat will progressively become smaller, flatter and more ideally contoured for your body type. An initial series of eight treatments scheduled one week apart is recommended. After the completion of this series, one maintenance treatment is recommended every four to six months to maintain your results.
It’s Time for a Leaner, Sleeker Profile Without Surgery
Some areas of the body just seem to attract fat. To make it even worse, these trouble spots often refuse to respond to diet and exercise, leaving you with a physique that falls short and a blow to your self-confidence. At Aesthetic Envy, we know how important it is that you feel comfortable in your skin and that your fitness goals aren’t out of reach. Body sculpting with Viora is a nonsurgical, no-downtime procedure that can help ensure you don’t need to compromise when it comes to getting the figure you’ve worked hard for. Contact Aesthetic Envy of Sacramento today at 916-333-4906 and schedule your personal consultation to learn more about Viora body sculpting and our other aesthetic treatments.