IPL and RF treatments combined by VIORA technology
As we age, our body’s ability to produce new cells is diminished. Our skin’s quality deteriorates as a response to chronological and photo aging in addition to other contribution factors. One of the results of this condition is an increased thickness of the epidermis (dead skin) layer leading to various aesthetic concerns such as skin dullness, clogged pores, poor texture, etc.
This protocol is intended for patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity. It is highly recommended for women above 45 years of age, as it treats and improves all skin layers from the upper epidermis throughout the lower dermis.
The first step with IPL uses Selective Photothermolysis principle to heat up the skin to encourage the production and renewal of skin cells in the dermis. Increasing temperature in the dermal layer creates a controlled tissue trauma to encourage the body’s healing process by producing new skin cells.
Then the resurfacing procedure with RadioFrequency will assure a tightening skin by encouraging the production of Collagen. Dermal heating results in proliferation of fibroblast cells and increase in the production of collagen type I and III. In addition, intense heat causes the denaturation and discontinuation of collagen that leads to remolding of collagen alpha helix, resulting in improved skin’s elasticity and appearance.
Number of treatments – 3 to 6 every 4 weeks with a maintenance every 6 to 12 months according to individual.
- Acne scars can be divided to atrophic and hypertrophic. While atrophic scars can be further divided into 3 subtypes: icepick scars, rolling scars and boxcar scars. The Ice pick scars can extend deep into the dermis and make them resistant to conventional skin resurfacing options. Rolling scars are wider and have fibrous anchoring in the dermis to the subcutis and thus must be treated at a subdermal level. Boxcar scars come in two varieties: shallow or deep. The shallow boxcar scars are more amiable to skin resurfacing treatments while deeper boxcar scars are resistant to these superficial treatments. 6 to 8 sessions every month should be planed to improve this type of scars.
- Stretch marks or striae (singular stria) are caused by tearing of the dermis associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. This condition may diminish over time, but will not disappear completely. They first appear as reddish or purple lines, but tend to gradually fade to a lighter hue. The “white” stretch marks are the most difficult to treat.
- Perioral lines or perioral wrinkles are concentrated around the mouth and their visibility is enhanced every time the mouth is moved. These are lines of expression also called smoker’s ride. The formation of perioral lines occurs more aggressively if the skin is exposed to the sun and is due to the natural loss of the skin’s volume and elasticity, or lifestyle habits like smoking. Thus Viora’s ReFine Fusion® protocol will target the texture and fibroblast activity includes four steps in a single treatment and could be associated with fillers injection.