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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.

reaction and pristine

“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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Operator Spotlight: Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics

Valley Surgical logoLisa Case uses words like “dramatic” and “consistent” when talking about the results she receives from Viora technologies.

We have a lot of happy patients, with great testimonials and great results,” said Lisa, a Viora operator and office manager at Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics in Grand Junction, Colorado. “It’s working out really well.”

Discovering the benefits of Viora products was not accidental for Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics. Dr. Brad Case, Lisa’s husband and the practice’s head surgeon and MD of over 25 years, saw the scientific evidence backing the benefits of Viora products in a study out of John Hopkins University. And while he did try out other technologies when deciding what to use, Lisa says it was clear from the beginning Viora would be the primary technology for aesthetic procedures at Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics.

And it has been since April 2014. Valley now uses Reaction for skin tightening and contouring, Trios for hair removal, skin rejuvenation and acne clearance, and Pristine for everything from uneven skin tone to skin texture extraction and resurfacing. These technologies mesh perfectly with the philosophy at Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics in a number of different ways.

Valley Surgical products image

For one, it fits in with Valley’s personalized care. Patients are treated like family at Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics and Viora technologies enable the practice to improve patient’s lives with “no downtime and tremendous results,” Lisa said. Also, Viora products perfectly align with the Cases’s philosophy of “greatest amount of good with the least amount of pain.”

“It’s a non-invasive approach, but with results,” said Lisa, who’s been in medicine for 23 years. “We’re a results-based practice as well. And Dr. Case (Brad) does minimally invasive surgeries, so it goes along with what we’re doing.”

It’s clear, then: Viora and Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics are a great match. And Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics’ patients are benefiting. As one of their clients says:

“I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve experienced at Valley Surgical Care & Aesthetics.   My tummy area has always been a challenge, despite great effort at the gym.  Then after baby, I lost hope until I found Valley.  Body contouring and skin tightening treatments have left my tummy much flatter and tighter.   I recommend it!”

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The Holiday Season with Viora

It’s that time of the year again – the holiday season – which for many people means parties. Lots of parties! If you want to make an entrance with glowing skin at these events, consider one or more of the following Viora treatments.

Reaction multi-RF bi-polar device

Reaction multi-RF bi-polar device

1.) Reaction, for skin tightening

To get rid of sagging skin, you could get surgery. Or you can take the painless, more effective route and go with Viora’s Reaction, which will give you firmer and tighter skin this holiday season.

Visible results after the first session is sure to give a little confidence boost, which is a great present to give to yourself.

Infusion by Viora

Infusion by Viora

2.) Infusion for hydration and brightening*

An Infusion treatment will plump and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating your skin in ways you never thought possible. Or if you prefer a little bit of brightening, this non-invasive, painless device can treat uneven skin tones, blotchy appearances, colored patches and more.

In other words, hello life of the party!

V-IPL handpiece by Viora

V-IPL handpiece by Viora

3.) V-IPL for pigmentation and skin rejuvenation

            If you want a more consistent skin color and rejuvenated skin, you can’t go wrong with a V-IPL session, according to beauty blogger and aesthetician Meghan Beck.

“The V-IPL evens out skin tone and rejuvenates skin on a cellular level,” Beck said. “It will give you the perfect holiday glow.”

Doing any or all of these treatments is a great idea anytime, but especially during the holiday season, when you’re spending so much time with family and friends. Let them see the best you!

*Infusion is not available in the US

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Operator Spotlight – Emily Dickman of Kucumber Skin Lounge

Reaction multi-RF bi-polar device

When Kucumber Skin Lounge received its first Viora device in 2012 (Reaction), Emily Dickman was skeptical of its promise of drastic results in a non-invasive manner. The Kucumber trainer and lead aesthetician’s skepticism didn’t last long.

 

“When I started seeing the results my clients and I personally were having, my skepticism turned into amazement,” said Dickman, who used Reaction to get a full-face skin tightening for a more youthful, tighter appearance.

 

BA336-KucumberNow Kucumber uses Reaction for contour, cellulite and skin tightening treatments at all three of its locations (Seattle, Bellingham and Bellevue), which Dickman says allows them better site-specific targeting of cellulite/fat loss and skin tightening. In fact, Reaction is “by far the most comfortable and most effective method” Dickman says she’s seen in the 11+ years she’s been an aesthetician.

V30 Multi-technology Platform from VioraKucumber also recently started using Viora’s multi-technology platform V-30 for hair removal, which patients say is very comfortable and technicians say is very user-friendly, since it makes switching to another treatment possible without changing devices.

In other words, Kucumber Skin Lounge has become a Viora-holic.

“It truly does help change an individual’s life and I’m proud to be a part of that process with Viora,” Dickman said.

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Labial Laxity and the Use of CORE™

Revive flower shutterstock_57125812The power of Viora‘s CORE™ technology is its effectiveness – and there’s great satisfaction in seeing physicians take advantage of this revolutionary multi-RF technology and apply it to their own needs.

Labiaplasty, a surgical procedure for reshaping labial tissue is on the rise, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) with an increase of 44% procedures performed in 2013, compared to 2012. With an increased demand of non-invasive techniques for aesthetic treatments, practitioners using CORE™ can now also offer a solution for labial laxity to their patients.

Dr. Stephen A. Foley, M.D., Comprehensive Women’s Care of Colorado Springs, CO found this new solution to be a welcome addition to his array of treatments. “Here at the Comprehensive Women’s Care of Colorado Springs, CO, our patients are looking to address lax vulval tissue. With Viora’s CORE™ technology we’re able to offer an excellent alternative to surgical procedures. The procedure is effective, has no downtime and is painless, performed without anesthesia. Our patients enthusiastically embrace the treatments.”

Whether the cause is childbirth, age, trauma, genetics or excessive weight loss, the tissue in the vulval area can be loose and saggy. This loss of strength and tone can lead to a variety of issues for women, including emotional and physical discomfort.

With Viora’s CORE™ technology, physicians can offer a non-surgical option for women not inclined to undergo surgery, whether due to fear, monetary concerns or concern about the resulting downtime.

Using Viora’s proprietary CORE™ technology, with multi- RF energy delivered via three different frequencies: 0.8MHz, 1.7MHz and 2.45MHz as well as a multi-channel mode that combines all three frequencies together physicians can deliver accurate levels of energy. This ensures the collagen is remodeled which restores the skin’s elasticity and thickens the dermis, with collagen production continuing for up to five weeks following each procedure. This noticeably tightens the tissue.

Now there is a surgical alternative to labial laxity, making for a painless procedure, with no downtime, and no anesthesia necessary. For women looking for a completely non-invasive, effective treatment, Viora’s CORE™ is the solution!

To see results of Viora’s treatment for lax vulval tissue, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Viora’s CORE™ technology can help your practice, contact us today!

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Section 179 Countdown

While the advent of a new year usually means counting down the seconds to the ball dropping in New York’s Times Square, here at Viora, we’re starting the Section 179 countdown.

Section179 countdown

With only 2 months left, now is the time to act to ensure that you take advantage of the benefits of Section 179. So if you buy a medical aesthetic device from Viora, you can deduct the full purchase price of the equipment purchased or financed during 2013. That’s a transaction that should definitely be checked off of your list of resolutions in 2013!

And making the decision to bring Viora into your clinic doesn’t just stop at your 2013 tax return. Our products quickly pay for themselves, increasing your bottom line.

“We hosted two very successful open houses that featured the Reaction™. We are now booked out one month in advance and have a waiting list! We have generated $75,000 gross revenue in the last four months,” Dr. Kate Shattenkirk of Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute in North Carolina

What devices are you looking for?

Reaction – the leading non-invasive multi-channel RF device for body & facial contouring, cellulite reduction and tightening provides effective, pain-free, results with no needed anesthesia or downtime

Trios – the technologically advanced IPL device for acne clearance, treatment of pigmentation disorders and vascular lesions and long-term hair removal

Pristine – premier crystal-free diamond-tip microdermabrasion system for non-invasive and full scope exfoliation treatments

trio of devices

Don’t submit your tax return without taking advantage of Section 179 and Viora!

For full details on how Section 179 works for you, visit http://www.section179.org/.

Contact us to see how you can take full advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction for your business– email info@vioramed.com, call 1 201 332 4100 or ask for a free demo today!

 

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