How To Tighten Loose Belly Skin
Dr. Arian Mowlavi shares his secrets
Would you like a simple way to tighten loose belly skin without the pain of going through surgery?
In Part 3 of our Skin Care Series, Dr. Arian Mowlavi of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute shares a treatment that's:
- Clinically proven
- State of the art
- Safe and painless
- Requires Little to no recovery time, and
- Has Minimal risk of infection or scarring
...all while delivering extremely natural-looking results.
Welcome to the Viora Reaction treatments - your most comfortable path to tightening loose belly skin
Q: What is Viora Reaction?
Dr. Mowlavi: Viora Reaction™ is an FDA approved radio frequency device used for treating sagging skin and body contouring.
It is a safe and painless, non-invasive procedure which is not only affordable but has no down time while giving consistent results for lifting and tightening of your facial and neck skin.
Viora skin tightening treatments are suitable for every one of your problem areas especially around the:
- Upper cheeks
- and Neck
The most commonly treated facial areas include around the eyes and over the central neck region under the chin.
Treatments include an initial treatment series of 4 to 6 sessions, followed by single maintenance sessions performed once or twice a year depending on your skin type.
Viora Reaction treatments are an easy and affordable solution to looking youthful with a toned facial and neck skin throughout the year. They're a great alternative to a surgical tightening procedure such as a face or neck lift.
Q: How does Viora Reaction Work?
Dr. Mowlavi: Viora reaction works through the use of adjustable medical radio frequency (RF) technology which selectively heats the skin, melting away body fat and tightening skin.
Increasing the temperature of your skin results in increased blood circulation, production of new blood cells, and an increase in the oxygen, nutrients and hormones to your cells.
This increases cell metabolism promoting the breakdown of fat to reveal a new, slimmer you.
Heating works on deep tissues like connective tissues as well. It breaks down old connective tissues that cause cellulite and stimulates the production of new collagen reinforcing the underlying skin collagen so that you can have smooth, non-dimpling and tight skin.
Unlike other types of medical RF technology machines, Viora reaction has multiple modes or settings which effectively target the most optimal tissue depth so that multiple body areas and variable dense fat deposits can be effectively treated to give the best results for your area of concern.
Mode I - Fat Reduction setting:
In the first mode, the majority of the RF energy is delivered to the hypodermis, the deepest level of your skin where the fat cells are found. This mode is designed to target and shrink fat cells.
This mode can give you a circumferential loss of up to two inches in your waist or remove that undesirable fat that can blur your neck line in photos.
Fat cells are not destroyed but are merely shrunk and made smaller which is why best results are seen with maintenance every 6 months to 1 year.
Mode II- Cellulite Reduction setting:
In the second mode, the majority of the RF energy is delivered to the reticular dermis, the middle of your skin, where elastic fibers are found. These fibers are responsible for cellulitic appearance of your skin. This energy stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin in your skin.
This production will improve elasticity and support of your skin thus reducing the dimpling effect, otherwise known cellulite!
Mode III - Skin Tightening setting:
The third mode delivers RF energy to the uppermost (most superficial) layer of your skin, and is the shallowest depth of RF penetration for Viora Reaction. This mode creates a mechanical stretch of your skin which increases the production of important superficial collagen fibers in your skin, and further improves the elasticity of the collagen and skin.
This is the mode that tightens your skin and improves crepe skin – and it is especially good for sagging jowls, loosened neck skin, and sagging eyelid skin!
Mode IV - Combo Setting:
This mode utilizes the above modes I,II, and III simultaneously to get a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction. Mode IV employs all three RF frequencies and is used for the pre-heating phase which is performed just prior to your customized treatment.
I wouldn’t get to worried about remembering the different modalities and remember that your entire treatment will be done within twenty minutes to an hour (depending on the size of the area being treated).
What makes the Viora Reaction my favorite machine to use is the Vacuum application which has multiple advantages over other systems on the market. First, the Vacuum enhances delivery of the radiofrequency treatment to deeper layers by mechanically sucking up the tissues into the hand-piece.
This results in more effective penetration of the RF technology to the deeper fat layers when using mode III.
In summary, the Vacuum technology assists in deeper penetration of heat to safely and comfortably melt your fat without burning your skin. In addition, the Vacuum technology stimulates lympathic drainage, thus removing edema (accumulation of fluid) from your skin.
It has a twofold effect on the reduction of fat cells, resulting in increased cell metabolism and faster fat breakdown.
Also, this technology directly increases the elasticity of connective by physically stretching and relaxing connective tissues in your skin to increase skin tightening.
The most important aspect of the Viora Reaction vacuum technology is its assistance with minimizing pain; the suction action of the machine temporarily paralyzes your sensory nerves and inhibits their ability to signal pain to your brain.
This means you can enjoy firming your skin tone with comfort.
If you're looking to treat cellulite or redundant and loosened crepe skin, then a Viora Reaction treatment is your answer.
Following your Viora Reaction treatments, you will enjoy a firmer, more toned appearance of your skin resulting from thickening of and strengthening of your collagen and elastin fibers under the skin and removal and smoothening of uneven fat deposits.
The Viora Reaction cellulite reduction and skin tightening treatment is very simple and comfortable, simulating the feeling of a deep tissue massage.
A treatment applicator containing glycerine oil is applied to the area of treatment and then your treatment is administered while moving the hand-piece on your skin in a slow concentrated circular motion.
Q: What is the downtime post treatment?
Dr. Mowlavi: There is no downtime after treatment.
Patients can return to their daily routine immediately after the treatment. You will have minimal soreness and slight bruising, but you will appreciate immediate tightness and reduction of fat prominence.
Q: What should you do post treatment?
Dr. Mowlavi: Treated areas may by chilled with aloe vera gel only if excessive heat sensation causes discomfort. For best results we recommend that patients:
- Drink at least 1 liter of water before and after your treatment.
- Avoid hot water and harsh skin products for two days.
- Apply a sun screen of at least 15 SPF to protect treated areas from sunlight for two weeks after each treatment.
You may have slight bruising on your skin after the treatment but this will subside within a day or two.
Q: Have there been any studies to confirm results?
Dr. Mowlavi: Results of the Viora reaction treatment have shown:
- An 81% improvement in skin texture after one session.
- 75% of patients have recorded a reduction in circumference after two treatments.
Now, that you've learned how to erase your wrinkles, remove those undesirable sun blemishes, and tighten your loosened and uneven skin, keep an eye on your inbox for Step 4: How To Improve Your Skin Texture.