Skin Tightening Treatment – Viora Reaction
I have been thinking more about anti-ageing treatments and skincare recently, so when I was offered to review a Viora Reaction Skin Tightening Treatment at Renew Aesthetic Clinic in Naas, it came at exactly the right time for what my skin needs. Personally, invasive cosmetic facial procedures of slowing down ageing aren’t an option for me so on paper this treatment seems to tick all the boxes.
Viora reaction combines advanced radio frequency and vacuum therapy to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and to contour the body. It also utilises radio frequency energy to stimulate existing collagen and elastin fibres, from the very first treatment, collagen fibres are contracted giving an immediate framed and tightened appearance. Collagen is a protein fibre that make-up 75% of the fibres in our skin. With ageing, the amount of collagen in our skin is greatly reduced and can result in sagging and wrinkles. The collagen produced with Viora continues for 3-5 weeks post treatments.
I arrived for my appointment with Sinead who is a Registered Nurse at Renew aesthetic clinic in Naas. The clinic is very welcoming and the staff are all very friendly. I filled out a consultation card and the treatment was explained to me in detail. Sinead started the treatment by applying cool gel all over my skin. She adjusted the energy settings according to my comfort level. The treatment on the face takes about 20 minutes. It is classed as pain free, but I have to admit that I did feel the heat sensation, it wasn’t painful but I was conscious of it. It is the heat that causes changes to the collagen beneath the dermis. There is no downtime, my skin was a little rosy for no more than 10 minutes but more radiant than pink. There was a definite skin tightening straight after the treatment caused by the collagen contraction, which usually lasts for a few days, but this will give you an indication on how the skin will respond after the recommended course of 4-6 treatments.
Viora is suitable for most areas of the face including jowls, cheeks as well as the eye area, neck and decollete. It may also be used on loose skin on various areas of the body such as the tummy, underarm, hips and for treating stretch marks. Renew have seen some really good results treating all these areas.
It is recommend to have a course of at least 4-6 treatments. I only had one treatment along my jawline and cheeks and I have to admit I did see an instant lift along my jaw line and more definition on my cheekbones. You do need to be realistic with your expectations as Viora is a non-surgical approach to skin tightening, but is does what is says. Go to www.renewclinic.ie for more information.