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Viora Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Sherman Oaks

Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment is a non-surgical means of “reshaping” and “tightening” the body and the face. During the treatment, radiofrequency pulses and varied suction,microneedling, or electromagnetic modalities are used. They control the depth of penetration and dual enhancement for added efficacy. This procedure is designed to tighten skin and when desired, melt fat or create muscle tone in both men and women.

If you want to avoid fillers or commit to major surgery, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening treatments are the ultimate choice for you.

Female Patient Receiving Radiofrequency Treatment On Face

How Radiofrequency Works

Using radiofrequency waves which produce heat energy, the process stimulates production of elastin and collagen, working on the deepest layer of the skin or dermis. When adjusted to go deeper, RF energy targets enlarged fat pockets to reduce fat cell volume and increase metabolism. It also increases local blood circulation and enhances lymphatic drainage.

Radiofrequency Benefits

Radiofrequency (RF) treatment, commonly known as radiofrequency skin tightening, is a non-invasive to minimally invasive way of skin tightening. The procedures include employing energy waves to heat the layer called the dermis (deep layer of your skin). This heat has many benefits including:

  • Collagen & Elastin Stimulation;
  • Decreases Fine Lines & Wrinkles Without Volumizing The Area;
  • Tightens and Firms The Skin;
  • Evens Out Skin Texture;
  • Diminishes Cellulite;
  • Body & Facial Contouring/melting fat when targeted into deeper areas;
  • Safe on All Skin Types Including Dark or Sensitive Skin;
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening: Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Treatment For Firmer Skin

Types of Radiofrequency Procedures

  • Non-invasive solo radiofrequency machines such as Viora
  • Minimally invasive radiofrequency with microneedling such as Morpheus 8
  • Non-invasive radiofrequency with electromagnetic pulses such as Emsculpt Neo
Is it invasive?
How does it work?:
While suctioning skin gently into the handheld piece of the device, the bipolar radiofrequency wavelength is emitted from the edge of one side of the area suctioned to the other side (1-3 cm)
Deeper penetration without any puncturing of the skin
Main Benefit:
Tighten skin of the face, abdomen, and body; Melts fat; Treats cellulite
Morpheus 8
Is it invasive?
Minimally invasive
How does it work?:
A stamping motion is used for multiple small needles to enter below the skin into a previously set depth. Then, the release of multi-polar radiofrequency wavelength pulses between the needles
Deeper penetration and reduction of acne, sweat glands, and fat
Main Benefit:
Skin tightening in face, abdomen, and body; Melting fat and treating cellulite depending on the area treated or the setting used; *Due to the higher heat level, radiofrequency/microneedling treatments can also treat pores, reduce acne, reduce sweat glands, and reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.
Emsculpt NEO
Is it invasive?
How does it work?:
The heat from the radiofrequency optimizes the muscle contraction elicited by Emsculpt
Effective muscle toning
Main Benefit:
Muscle toning; Fat and cellulite reduction; Skin tightening in the area of treatment
Woman Eyes Closed Receiving Radiofrequency Treatment On Face
  • The enhanced collagen and elastin synthesis will result in skin tightening and regeneration over time.
  • Following the procedure, the healthcare expert may offer post-treatment instructions, which may include advice for skincare.
  • To avoid any side effects, it is important to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and UV rays following the treatment.

Step-By-Step Guide for Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

  • Schedule a consultation with a certified healthcare practitioner to discuss your cosmetic objectives and medical history.
  • The healthcare practitioner will evaluate your skin condition, identify areas that require treatment, and create a personalized plan.
  • Make sure your skin is clean and clear of makeup, creams, or lotions before the RF treatment.
  • If your radiofrequency procedure involves microneedling, a numbing cream or injection will be provided for you prior to your treatment.
  • To assist the transfer of radiofrequency radiation, a conductive gel or cream may be administered to the area that will be treated (most specifically for the Viora radiofrequency procedure);
  • For the specific therapy, the specialized radio frequency gadget is set up, and calibrated.
  • The specific depth of penetration, intensity of heat, and other machine-related settings will be adjusted based on your individualized plan.
  • The heat emitted will encourage collagen and elastin formation in the deeper layers of the skin.

Our team has years of experience in providing Viora Skin Tightening Treatments. Get in touch today!

Viora Radiofrequency Procedure

Treatment Areas

Radiofrequency waves can treat many areas of the body depending on the procedure type. You can choose between Skin Tightening and Body Contouring.

  • Skin Tightening: Skin Tightening procedure is commonly done on the face, jowls, jawline, neck, décolletage, and abdomen;
  • Body Contouring/Toning: Body Contouring is commonly done on the neck and bra strap (Viora and Morpheus 8), upper arms, flanks, abdomen, and thighs (Emsculpt Neo, Morpheus 8, and Viora).
  • Pore Reduction and/or Acne and Acne Scars: The most common area targeted for this is the face, especially the T-zone;
  • Skin Tightening – commonly face, jowls, jawline, neck, décolletage, and abdomen.
  • Body Contouring – commonly neck, upper arms, bra strap, flanks, abdomen, and thighs.
Doctor Pointing Female Patient Face
Woman Eyes Closed Receiving Radiofrequency Treatment On Face

Comfort Level of Procedure

  • Depending on the type of solo radiofrequency or combination therapy selected, and the depth of treatment, pain levels will vary. For example, Viora’s non-invasive radiofrequency treatment will feel gentle on lower settings, while Morpheus 8’s needle penetration mixed with heat of radiofrequency can result in more sensitivity and a need for pre-treatment numbing preparations. 
  • The intensity level of the radiofrequency wavelengths, electromagnetic field, suction, and depth of microneedling can be adjusted and additional numbing options can be applied to ensure continued comfort.

Treatment Frequency

  • 4 to 8 sessions for body contouring and cellulite reduction.
  • 3 to 5 sessions for skin tightening or toning treatments.
  • Sessions last between 15 and 40 minutes.

Common Risks and Side Effects

To avoid any unwanted risks, choosing an experienced healthcare practitioner is crucial. However, some side effects can occur due to exposure to high RF intensities including:

  • Mild Redness;
  • Swelling (Edema);
  • Bruising (in case of Morpheus 8);
  • Increased melasma from heat exposure;

Uncommon side effects:

  • Arc: “Arc” is a burn if the skin underneath isn’t even for a secure connection to the device;

Panniculitis: Panniculitis is a hardened inflammatory area of fat;

  • Safe on all skin types including dark or sensitive skin.
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Slight redness for a few minutes. Microneedling may leave your skin slightly pink for a couple of days. Otherwise, you can immediately return to normal activities with any of the radiofrequency procedures mentioned here.

Similar & Related Procedures

  • Microneedling (without radiofrequency): Microneedling is the process of producing regulated micro-injuries in the skin to promote the production of collagen, improve skin quality, and treat various conditions such as fine lines and scars.
  • Ultherapy: Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to target and treat skin laxity, with a primary focus on skin tightening, particularly in regions such as the face, neck, and chest.

Radiofrequency vs. Ultherapy vs. Microneedling

Treatment Method:
Radiofrequency Heat
Main Benefit:
Collagen Production Stimulation and skin tightening
Procedure Time:
1 hour
Pain Level:
Tolerable with numbing agents
How long do Results Last?
1-2 years
Treatment Method:
Focused Ultrasound Energy
Main Benefit:
Promoted Skin Tightening
Procedure Time:
1 hour
Pain Level:
Uncomfortable unless numbing agents are used
How long do Results Last?
1-2 years
Treatment Method:
Fine Needles Administration
Main Benefit:
Promotes Natural Healing and Collagen Production
Procedure Time:
Less than 1 hour
Pain Level:
Mild Discomfort
How long do Results Last?
6-12 months

Our team has years of experience in providing Viora Skin Tightening Treatments. Get in touch today!

Radiofrequency FAQs

What is radiofrequency treatment good for?

RF treatments are good for collagen & elastin stimulation, fine lines and wrinkles reduction, body and facial contouring, etc. The treatment can help tighten and firm the skin and even out skin texture.

Do radiofrequency treatments really work?

Yes, they do. RF treatments for skin tightening have been shown in studies to be skin-safe and successful in treating mild to moderate indications of aging, as well as cellulite and other skin-related defects.

How long does RF treatment last?

Most studies claim that collagen production from radio frequency lasts for 1-2 years. However, with proper skin care, the effectiveness of the treatment might last longer.

Are radiofrequency treatments safe?

RF treatments are considered safe procedures as long as they are performed by an experienced health care practitioner. However, side effects and risks such as mild redness, increased melasma and swelling can’t be excluded.

How many RF sessions are needed?

4 to 8 sessions for body contouring and cellulite reduction are required for ultimate results. However, for skin tightening, 3 to 5 sessions are recommended to reach your desired look.

What are the side effects of radiofrequency treatment?

Some side effects that can occur due to exposure to high RF intensities include mild redness, swelling, bruising, and rarely panniculitis or increased melasma from heat.

Can RF damage your skin?

When performed by a skilled healthcare practitioner, RF (Radiofrequency) treatments are typically safe and unlikely to cause skin injuries. If the specified treatment plan is not followed, overuse or wrong settings may result in possible negative effects.

What should I avoid after RF treatment?

To avoid possible complications and protect your skin after an RF treatment, avoid overexposure to sunlight and UV radiation. Sunscreen and other safety precautions are required.

Can I do RF once a week?

Yes.  In the case of Emsculpt Neo and Viora, weekly treatment is advised.  However, due to Morpheus 8 being slightly more invasive, once every 6 weeks is optimal. A healthcare practitioner should select the treatment plan with you based on your skin’s demands and the exact RF therapy being performed.

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