High-Tech Skin Care: Tighten Up!
Find your skin is waging a battle against gravity? We talk to Marina Vashkevich, clinical department and trainer for Viora Medical – a Global manufacturer and distributor of highly advanced technology for Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Physicians that is non-invasive and virtually pain free.
Vivian Vassos: How does ReLift work?
Marina Vashkevich: ReLift works by lifting and firming the skin in the jowl area, a treatment developed specifically to reduce the amount of fat in the lower third portion of the face and tightening the skin in the neck area. There are two targets for ReLift, the first is “fat removal” and the second is making the skin tighter and more firm.
VV: You also call it Reaction™. Is it the same thing? And how long has the treatment been in practice in Europe?
VV: Gravity will never go away, nor will the process of aging. How is the treatment suitable for the body’s natural “condition” of aging?
MV: This technology works with your body by stimulating and rejuvenating the natural potential of the skin. So, aging skin still has a chance! We “awaken” skin in the process of skin rejuvenation by raising the temperature of the dermal layer, causing collagen cross-links to break down and stimulate new collagen growth.
VV: You mentioned that men are using this treatment more and more. Can you explain what area of the face they seem to focus on and why?
MV: For men, the jowl area is the most popular. It might be because men are known to have a strong and defined jaw line. When the contour of that jaw line changes, men notice it right away. It’s natural then, that ReLift is the most popular treatment for men, since it works to reduce fat in the jowl area and tighten the skin.
VV: Do you mix injectables with this technology, or do you use the technology alone?
MV: I divide treatments into two big categories: total and local correction. Total correction means to work with the level of collagen, hydration and hyperkeratosis. Local correction is an injection of Botulotoxins and Fillers at the end of the program of the treatment. For example, after treating the area of the nasal labial folds with Reaction, if you choose to go further, the amount of filler decreases significantly (one syringe instead of two). Using injectables in conjunction with this technology is a personal preference; you still get amazing results with the system by itself.
VV: How many treatments do you recommend?
MV: According to Viora’s protocols, the number of treatments for face can vary from 3 to 6 and the period of time between the treatments is 1-3 weeks. In order to have a stable and prolonged result, the company recommends repeating the treatment at intervals of 3- 6 months from the last procedure. Modern aesthetic medicine is not able to stop the aging process, but does give us the possibility to slow aging so we can age gracefully.