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What's the Difference in Results Between Thermage and Reaction by Viora? - Santee, CA

I have been searching this website for days,...

I have been searching this website for days, looking for any information on Reaction by Viora for the eyelid and face. Does anyone have any experiences? Many people complained that Thermage facial treatments left them looking gaunt and hollowed in the eyes. Worse, they ended up looking 15 yrs older. While Reaction by Viora is a bipolar instrument, Thermage is monopolar. The bipolar allows for more radiofrequencies to pass thereby capable of doing more good or more bad. Also, with Viora, the technician has more energy control and more control in penetrating the different layers of the skin.

Everything I checked on Google led to an advertisement article. No one in scholarly journals, because there aren't enough studies. The FDA's page says that Reaction by Viora is approved for what the CEO wrote in his FDA application: for muscle spasms and problems with tightening muscles. (Have not seen one advertisement for muscle use) Per the CEO's request, the FDA gave them "Clearance to market the machine as listed with the FDA." Per the CEO's request, Viora was cleared for MFDA (approval to market the product). On another matter,I don't know if I read this part from a medical journal or from the FDA: "...rather than studying individual complaints, we will do case studies."

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Was recommended by aesthetician friend. Will update after first treatment on Feb 20, 2013.

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Know nothing about Viora but it has been interesting reading all the thermage reviews that refer to it as a laser. It is not; its radiofrequency energy which the state of Texas reminded a friend of mine when she filed a complaint with them over burns a few years ago that occurred from a provider there. In 2009, Texas said they had no jurisdiction over the treatment :(
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THANK YOU!
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You are welcome; PS to clarify she first went the FDA but they would not investigate Thermage; they said the problem sounded "like" the provider which would be regulated by their state, so that taught me that one really needs to investigate any new technology AND the provider as one is on their own short of gross negligence (which would be hard to prove and cost $).
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PSS I have used Thermage and had good results but its been several years and it was done by a board certified doctor (himself); see my other posts for more info : )
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