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Viora hosts a Night of Beauty for the Women of Safe Harbor Crisis Center

With International Women’s Day in March, Viora hosted a Night of Beauty and offer free treatments to those women taking shelter at the Safe Harbor Crisis Center. This activity let us give back to the women who truly touch our hearts and to share our message of love; that they are not alone, and that they too, are beautiful. Safe Harbor Crisis Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to their communities.

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“It was very rewarding to give treatments to such thankful sweet ladies” – says Denise (Viora Inc.).

Viora provided exfoliation with Pristine, our Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion device and Reaction, our Radio Frequency Skin Tightening system. “Giving back to our communities and making women feel beautiful is the reason we are in this industry. Our treatments help rejuvenate the skin by exfoliation and brining the cells back to life which in turn makes the skin feel soft and look much brighter, and we wanted to bring some sunshine back into the lives of the women at Safe Harbor.” Says Holly (Viora Inc.) from Utah, USA.

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“While talking with a volunteer at the Crisis Center I learned that ‘Utah has a higher rate of domestic violence related homicides than the national average. Over 40% of homicides in Utah over the last ten years were domestic violence related. Domestic violence affects everyone. I also learned that nationally, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence, but in Utah that number is 1 in 3 according to the most recent figures available from the Utah Office on Domestic and Sexual Violence.’ ”

“I loved seeing the joy that this evening of pampering brought to our clients at the shelter. They talked for days about how nice their skin felt and how nice it was that Viora came and did this for them.” – A volunteer at Safe Harbor quoted. “Thank you for coming and making us look and feel beautiful again! You were so nice to us. It was fun to just relax for a couple of hours to socialize and get pampered. It’s been about a week and my face still feels really nice. Thank you!” – A client from Safe Harbor said.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center opened their doors to women and their children in 1997 and provides free services such as Emergency Protective Shelter; Domestic Violence Outreach Services; Domestic Violence Diversity Program; Children’s Services; 24-Hour Crisis Response; Domestic Violence Housing; Sexual Assault Services; Protective Order Assistance; and Community Outreach and Education; the Economic Empowerment Program and the Lethality Assessment Protocol. The programs and services at Safe Harbor Crisis Center serve women, children and men impacted by sexual and domestic violence victimization and are essential to help survivors lead a life free of violence.

Knowing that there is a safe place for these women to go and promoting awareness truly saves lives.

Some facts about domestic violence:

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence and in Utah that number is 1 in 3.
  • Women who experience intimate partner violence are 80% more likely to have a stroke and 70% more likely to have heart disease.
  • Children exposed to violence are more likely to fail or have difficulty in school, have behavioral issues, suffer from anxiety or depression, engage in criminal behavior, or abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Since 2000, domestic violence related homicides accounted for at least 42% of all adult homicides in Utah. In 2015, that percentage climbed to account for 47% of homicides.

In total, in the last fiscal year Safe Harbor provided the following:

  • 438 adult domestic violence survivors and child witnesses found safety in our protective emergency shelter for almost 16,000 shelter nights.
  • Safe Harbor Crisis Center provided 3,176 casework hours to survivors and their children.
  • The organization assisted 2,617 clients through their ten programs.
  • 8,811 crisis calls were answered between their domestic violence, protective order, and sexual assault crisis lines.
  • The 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team responded to 65 crisis calls.

What an amazing organization! We are truly grateful for this experience and for the shelter and love Safe Harbor provides. Awareness is key, and knowing that there is a safe place to turn makes all the difference.

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Operator Spotlight: Lisa Garcia – Blondies the Beauty Shop and Spa

Recently a couple of our US trainers spent 2 days in Denver, Colorado to visit a highly recommended and extremely busy beauty shop and spa.

Lisa Garcia (age 31), a Laser Specialist and Manager at Blondies the Beauty Shop and Spa (Denver CO), has owned her Reaction for about 5 months now.

We asked Lisa about her experience with Reaction and she said “I love it! I love doing the fat reduction treatments, the results are incredible and Viora’s team is so helpful and always there if you have a question, not to mention the machine changed my life and my body!”

In the 5 months that Lisa has owned Reaction, she has been booked back to back with Reaction treatments for body contouring and skin tightening, but she has also been able to treat herself. We asked Lisa to share her best client testimonial and to our surprise, it is her very own:

“Since I started doing the Reaction treatments I would say the best testimonial is myself. I have a six year old son and got really bad stretch marks and had fat I just couldn’t get rid of. I had two Coolsculpting treatments, prior to knowing anything about Reaction or Viora. After months of a lot of bruising, pain, swelling and money gone, with no results, I was a little wary to try Reaction. A good friend and client recommended it and I started treatments. After only eight sessions on my stomach, I couldn’t believe my eyes but the before and after images really show how amazing the results were. I’m a believer that you can really achieve the body you’ve always wanted, and Viora just gives you that extra push to get there!!”


Before and After Blondies

On the left, we see Lisa’s body after her cryotherapy treatments and on the right we see her results after 8 Reaction treatments. The most amazing part about it, is Lisa didn’t even treat her back, but from the contouring and fat reduction along with tightening skin on the abdomen/flank area, it helped improve the appearance of her back as well!

Before and After Blondies back

Reaction utilizes Viora’s proprietary technology CORE (Channeling Optimized Radiofrequency Energy) to stimulate collagen, elastin and fibroblasts while targeting the fat cell at the same time. Unlike Cryolipolysis therapy which can only be used for fat reduction by freezing the fat cell thus causing death (apoptosis), the Radiofrequency implemented by Viora works to heat the tissue, shrink the fat cells, tighten the skin, increase diffusion of oxygen released by red blood cells, increase metabolism and does not leave the skin lumpy and bumpy. Reaction incorporates vacuum therapy to stimulate the lymphatic system to then help the body eliminate unwanted waste by promoting circulation.

Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your great results with Viora!

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Cellulite Treatment

With so many aesthetic devices in the industry, it becomes confusing and difficult to research which device will offer the best treatment to address your aesthetic concerns. Over 90% of women over the age of 30 will develop or have developed some form of cellulite.

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Cellulite is common due to numerous reasons; it could be genetics, hormonal changes, poor lymphatic drainage, age, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol intake and stress to name a few contributing factors. But what exactly are the root causes of cellulite, and what is the best way to treat it and reduce its appearance?

1. Understanding Cellulite

Cellulite is caused by enlarged fat cells, tight connective tissue bands, and a weakened dermal layer. Fat cells in the subcutaneous layer are arranged in chambers surrounded by bands of connective tissue called septae (collagen). As water is retained, fat cells are enlarged causing fat chambers to expand against the non-flexible connective tissue. Women more are prone to cellulite than men as there is comparably less collagen in the skin, a higher percentage of body fat, and more biological responses to hormones. Also, women have a different subcutaneous layer structure with a U-shaped area as opposed to men who’s structure is criss-cross in nature.

cell structure for cellulite

Aging and weight gain cause fat cells to expand and start to fill up these U-shaped areas, pushing on the connective tissue. The septae is initially flexible but changes as a result of holding in fat cells without breaking or moving them into other areas causing the septae hardens, and fat cells begin to rise to the surface dermal layers.

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This process results in the dermal layer expanding and molding itself to fat cells, while the hardened and tighter connective tissue pulls down on the dermal layer. The end result is a dimpled appearance.

Additional factors that contribute to the formation and appearance of cellulite include:

  • Impairment of lymphatic drainage leading to the accumulation of lymphatic fluid and waste resulting in edema or swelling
  • Reduced metabolism rate due to low venous flow and blood microcirculation which ultimately deprives the cells of oxygen and nutrients (low enzymatic activity)
  • Increase in rigid and inflexible collagen fibers due to deterioration of collagen quality and the formation of cross- links between the three collagen’s chains

2. Collagen And It’s Important Role

Collagen is a major structural protein in the body and skin that is the principal constituent of white fibrous connective tissue. It makes up about 25 percent of the total amount of proteins in the body and is found in in tendons, skin, bone, cartilage, and ligaments. Collagen is relatively inelastic and not flexible but does have a high tensile strength and the ability to resist forces of stretching. The quantity and quality of your skin’s collagen have a significant role in your skin’s appearance, some even referring to collagen as the glue that holds the body together.

3. Narrowing Down A Solution

There are a lot of ‘solutions’ that are talked about when looking to enhance one’s appearance and reduce cellulite. It’s crucial to understand that the root cause of cellulite cannot be effectively treated with creams, lotions, pills or even diet.  This is because cellulite is a structural problem, and not a fat problem.

Finding a treatment that addresses all of the concerns associated with cellulite at the same time, and the information you receive can often be skewed and difficult to comprehend. To assist in the search for accurate and valuable information, Viora has created 3 important questions you should seek answers to when selecting the right treatment type:

  1. Does the treatment target the subcutaneous or fatty layer of the skin?
  2. Does this treatment target the dermal layers to stimulate collagen for tightening?
    Note: Some treatments will only target one or 2 depth levels under the skin and often misses treating symptoms in deeper layers.
  3. Does the treatment promote or stimulate the lymphatic system?

4. Technology Matters

CORE technology developed by Viora’s in-house R&D department offers a robust and clinically proven solution for cellulite reduction treatments and is a standout performer in today’s fiercely competitive medical aesthetic industry. CORE (Channeling Optimized RF Energy) has 3 distinct modes, each individually targeting a chosen skin depth with an incredibly high degree of accuracy plus a multi-channel mode that targets all skin depths simultaneously.

CORE technology targets the subcutaneous/fatty layer and the dermal layers to stimulate collagen. Each treatment mode (I-IV) applies a preset frequency, each targeting a different tissue depth, from superficial layers of the skin to the hypodermis or subcutaneous/fat tissue layer.

RF energy deployed to the dermis and subcutaneous layers produces heat to increase diffusivity of oxygen released by blood cells, increases cell metabolism, the breakdown of rigid collagen cross-links, increases skin elasticity and improves skin texture.

Deep tissue heating promotes the breakdown of fat cells by an increased temperature of the treatment area which facilitates metabolism or faster breakdown of the stored energy (triglycerides) in the fat cell. When triglycerides are released, the result is physical atrophy, or shrinkage of the fat cell.

Mechanical stretch is caused by electrical pulses released from the RF electrodes that activate fibroblasts located in the dermis in order to induce gene expression of the Type I and III collagen (most abundant in skin), stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen and improve secretion and enhance the elasticity of the collagen.

For more information on CORE technology and how it addresses cellulite, click the link

5. Finding A Physician

Viora’s advanced, clinically proven solution for cellulite reduction is waiting to transform your appearance and lift your confidence. It’s time to take the next step!



Join the countless individuals around the world who have taken advantage of effective, non-invasive, pain free cellulite reduction treatments that produce instant, long term results.

To locate a physician near you using our physician locator in the patient portal. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from Viora.

Editor’s Note: This post was recently edited (July 2017) to include new information and content.

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PINK BASH – A Party with a Purpose

How are you building community ties? In addition to raising awareness for your clinic, reaching potential patients, this kind of activity gives you the opportunity to support a cause that is important to you, your staff and clients.

pink bash 5Spa Longevita Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, based in Orlando, FL participated in this year’s PINK BASH. An annual party hosted by the Orlando Sentinel and others, the PINK BASH supports Breast Cancer Awareness and benefits Central Florida’s Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Hundreds of visitors had the chance to partake in the many activities, enjoying music and cocktails, while breast cancer survivor models strutted the runway. Dozens of sponsors participated to raise money and awareness for this important mission.

pink bash 4Spa Longevita’s sponsorship gave Dr. Brooke Higgins the opportunity to meet many attendees, while sharing in the ultimate purpose of the PINK BASH. With a booth set up on the grounds of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Dr. Brooke and her staff were able to book consultations for the offerings at Spa Longevita Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine.

These services include the body and facial contouring and cellulite reduction treatments performed by Viora’s Reaction. Using Viora’s marketing materials, such as the Before & After flip chart, brochures, etc., Dr. Brooke and her staff collected the names of those interested in learning more on how Viora’s treatments can help them. By acquiring their emails, Spa Longevita will be following up with everyone that visited their booth for the opportunity to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.

pink bash 2“PINK BASH is such an important event and the good that it performs makes us very proud to be part of it. At the same time, it was great to have the support of Viora, and share their treatments and results. It made for an exciting day, as our booth was always crowded with people looking to learn more about our medical spa and Viora’s solutions, said Lisa Silvagni from Spa Longevita. “This event has really given us the opportunity to support all women with breast cancer and share Dr. Brooke’s belief that each and every one of her patients is important.”

The underlying message of PINK BASH is to find a cure for breast cancer giving sponsors and attendees the opportunity to show their own support for the cause. While October has come and gone, the Fight for the Cure remains strong!

What activities have you supported in your community and patient outreach?

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Operator Spotlight: Mary Cerino from the office of Dr David Vasily

Mary Cerino

Mary Cerino

As a Bethlehem, PA dermatologist and an outstanding Aesthetics professional, Dr David Vasily offers a wide variety of treatments in his practice, Aesthetica Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center. Working alongside Dr Vasily is his nurse, Mary Cerino. Mary provides treatments specifically on Viora’s Reaction, the V-touch IRB study purposes and will soon be working with Viora’s newest multi-technology system. In this day and age, non-invasive technologies are more popular than ever and it is becoming more and more desirable to be able to provide a solution for all areas of concern, and for all patients’ needs and wants.

Dr Vasily and Mary Cerino have worked with almost all of the devices in the aesthetic industry and have become very fond of Viora’s proprietary technologies. Mary has worked with Reaction for a few years now and says “For patients who want skin rejuvenation with no down time, Viora’s Reaction is a valuable tool. Initial sessions, followed by regular maintenance sessions, result in a nice, continued subtle improvement in skin texture and firmness which can be further improved with regular maintenance sessions. Reaction can also provide an improvement in body contouring in patients who ‘just can’t lose’ that area of bulging with regular exercise and diet. It is a nice addition to our practice allowing us to meet the needs of a variety of patients!”

Results with Reaction

Results with Reaction

Dr Vasily is also pleased with the results and comments, “Viora’s Reaction has proven to be a very valued, noninvasive device with varied applications in our cosmetic dermatology practice. Multiple uses include treatment of acne, facial skin rejuvenation and tightening, striae and, especially contouring of body areas such as ‘bat wings’ of arms, ‘love handles’ and baby belly or pooch.  The device has performed flawlessly with minimal service down time and is invaluable in our office.”

Dr David Vasily and Mary have also been working with Viora’s V-touch system for IRB study purposes, which utilizes Viora’s proprietary technology, SVC™. This fractional radiofrequency system is like no other, with minimal to no discomfort and amazing results. Mary has been a witness to these outcomes, saying, “V-touch has proven to be an excellent fractional RF device. The results that we are seeing in skin rejuvenation are truly amazing! In our practice we have treated patients with photodamage, evidenced by actinic bronzing, actinic keratosis, skin laxity and rhytids, and have seen improvement in their skin verified by VISIA photography documentation. Patients who have tried previous treatments with non-ablative fractional lasers and saw “none to minimal improvement”, underwent treatments with V-touch and experienced tangible, visible results. Patients have generally been very pleased with the improvement in their skin!”

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Results with V-touch

The success stories coming from this office is something to be excited about. Dr Vasily says “Viora’s V-touch has proven to be the most successful skin resurfacing/rejuvenation device ever utilized in our practice in terms of the right blend of ablation and thermal tightening. After a series of three treatments, patients show remarkable reduction in skin laxity, as well as significant homogenization of color, texture, tone and pore reduction. It is without a doubt, one of the cornerstone devices of our cosmetic dermatology practice.”

To have developed the “cornerstone device” for our customers in aesthetic practice is certainly the goal for Viora. We’re thrilled that we’ve achieved that for Mary and Dr Vasily, in that we’ve built the time machines and they’re shaping the future!

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Have Reaction™, will travel!

We’ve been busy here in the US, taking our leading aesthetic solutions on the road!

seattle regionalAt the beginning of June we were in Washington for our Seattle Regional Training. Staff members from accounts all around the area came for the day to get their hands dirty, learn a little and have some fun. We went over clinical protocols and operating information, business & marketing strategies, spent some time doing hands-on treatments, and ended with a toast to welcome the newest systems to the Viora family: the V-Series platform line (V30 & V20). A great time was had by all! If you’re interested in this advanced training, head to vioramed.com to find out when the next regional training will be. It’s an excellent opportunity to refresh yourself on Reaction’s technology, treatment protocols, and tips & tricks to use in the office, all to generate more revenue. Not to mention, it’s a $2,000 value, absolutely free! With breakfast and lunch thrown in, it’s a worthy investment.

Then we packed our bags and spent some time in Sin City for the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Whether people were sinning or not, we wouldn’t know because we were too busy at our booth, speaking with doctors from all over the world! We had live demos at our booth where we displayed Reaction, V-Series with the V-ST & V-IPL handpieces & Pristine. Dr. Jason Emer of Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery in California, spoke about Viora’s CORE technology in his lecture on body contouring & cellulite reduction.VCS image

Doctors & staff members crowded around our booth receiving complimentary treatments, watching them be performed, and talking with our talented sales force about how they can take their business to the next level. The benefits to having Reaction for an additional revenue stream, was made clear to practitioners – patients and physicians love the results!

If you want to learn more about how Viora’s aesthetic solutions can help your business, visit the Viora site!

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Our Favorite International Delight

In our last Combination Therapy chat, we discussed the wonders of Microdermabrasion as the ideal prep for any skin treatment. The use of Viora’s Pristine is practically a necessity for just about every skincare regimen.

This week, we’re sharing a combination that includes one of our international favorites – Infusion electromesotherapy!

Infusion by Viora

Infusion by Viora

We’re big fans of combining the capabilities of advanced Light treatment of V-IPL, the precision radiofrequency of Reaction™ and the hydrating and rejuvenating effects of Infusion™’s  electromesotherapy. This blend results in a series of treatments that heals and rejuvenates skin from the deepest layers out.

vipl-reaction-infusionThis special combination of devices has the potential to address sagging skin, pigmentation irregularities, vascular lesions, acne, and for improving tone and texture. Now you know why V-IPL, Reaction & Infusion form such a powerful alliance!

So what does this all entail? A series of 6-10 treatments is recommended; depending on how much correction you desire. Once you’ve finished these series of treatments your skin will be radiant. Infusion isn’t available for use in the United States, but make note of the potential of including these devices in your skincare treatment when you’re globetrotting!

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