By Suheil Khuri M.D.
This is our last article on the subject of: “The aesthetic side of weight loss”.
We have discussed in September: maintenance of healthy skin during weight loss and the use of Injectables.
In October we discussed the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and combination therapy including radiofrequency and microneedling.
In this article we will discuss the treatment of excess/loose skin after weight loss, using radio-frequency.
Surgery like face-lift and abdominoplasty has been the gold standard for the treatment of loose skin after weight loss. In recent years non-surgical skin tightening alternatives have become very popular, as they are less invasive and quite effective procedures to correct skin laxity.
These newer non-surgical procedures are good for:
A. Those with mild to moderate skin laxity in the face, neck, arms, thighs and abdomen. Severe and excessive skin laxity will usually require surgical intervention.
B. Skin laxity after weight loss, surgical procedures, or pregnancy
C. Those looking for improvement in their skin quality
These new skin-tightening procedures involve the use of radiofrequency devices or various more aggressive fractional and resurfacing lasers.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a form of electromagnetic energy. When applied to tissue, it produces electromagnetic fields, causing the oscillation of molecules within the tissue, which results in the generation of heat. RF heats the body tissue and raises the body temperature of the area it is applied to. This generated heat will:
1. Increase blood circulation and induce the formation of new blood vessels
2. Increase natural lipolysis (breakdown of triglycerides)
3. Stimulate the fibroblast to produce collagen
4. Enhance the elasticity of collagen and the septae (tight bands) in the skin
These changes that occur by the heat generated through radiofrequency lead to:
1. Shrinkage of fat cells and fat chambers leading to decreased volume (tighter contour)
2. Shrinkage of the collagen fibers leading to tightening of the skin
3. Increased skin elasticity and improved skin texture leading to an improved and healthier look
At Dr. G’s WeightLoss & Wellness of Jupiter and our recent affiliation with Aesthetic Care LLC, we offer our patients the Viora Reaction™ RF device. The Viora Reaction™ is a bipolar RF device with vacuum suction that has the ability to deliver RF energy to a specific depth in the upper or lower dermis (deeper skin layer). This leads to skin tightening, contouring and rejuvenation.
The Viora Reaction™ features three distinct RF frequency channels and an additional 4th dimension, multi-channel mode, which employs all three RF frequencies. This adjustable radiofrequency modes with the vacuum suction allows the operator to control the depth of penetration and the heat generated. This heat leads to break down of the fatty tissue, as well as stimulate collagen and elastin fibers for an overall tightening effect of the treated areas as well as skin rejuvenation.
The figure above shows the multiple RF frequencies that the Viora Reaction™ provides. This allows this device to get you optimized clinical results through superior treatment control, precision targeting, and broader dermal penetration.
The above diagram shows the treatable body areas that the Viora Reaction™ can be used for as well as the possible applications and treatments that can be performed which produce impressive skin tightening, contouring and rejuvenation.
What can Viora Reaction RF Therapy do for you?
• Tighten lax skin on the face, including the jowls and double chin
• Tighten lax skin on the body, such as the tummy, hips, and upper arms
• Improve the appearance of stretch marks
• Reduce cellulite
• Increase blood circulation
• Stimulate collagen production
• Promote lymphatic drainage
• Improve the skin’s long-term elasticity
To obtain optimum results multiple sessions will be needed in the range of 4 – 8 depending on the area that is being treated and the degree of laxity. Each session lasts 15 – 30 minutes.
We are one of the few pioneers in the Jupiter area with this advanced technology.
Call us for a free consultation at:
561-427-2232 Dr. G’s WeightLoss & Wellness of Jupiter or 561-316-2284 our affiliate sharing the same office: Aesthetic Care LLC
“Where we make you look great and feel great”