The first review I’ve written regarding Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics was focused on their product called Celesty Glow. This time, it’s about one of their aesthetic services.
Just to give you an idea of how their establishment looks like, here are some snapshots:
Radio frequency with vacuum? Does it sound like an experiment from Beakman’s World? What I’m pertaining to is actually a slimming and skin tightening service by Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetic called Viora.
I was finally able to try this on my waist/abdomen last week. For the first part, I’ll share what it’s going to do to your body, while the second part is all about what I felt and experienced. This is pretty short, really.
Viora is a treatment that is designed to help the blood circulate better. The skin and nerves are stimulated by heat and the vacuum, which will result in tighter skin and a slimmer physique. It’s done using a big machine that has a long hose that connects to a rod that is approximately 1 1/2 feet long with a black rubber end. It kinda looks like one of those electric hand-held beaters, only waaay longer and fancier. There are 4 settings to choose from – 1 being the lightest pinch to 4 for a heavier pinch. The heavier the vacuum, the shorter the treatment. If I recall what’s on their chart, Viora on the 4th setting will last for 20 minutes. The lighter the vacuum, the longer the treatment will be.
Here’s my experience: I had to wait a bit because there were lots of other customers. It is best to set and appointment at all times by calling (02) 4910000. First part is the consultation with the doctor. They explain what the treat is about and if you have any allergies or health issues. After getting the go signal from the doctor, I was made to wait in the VIP room. The waiver and Viora info form was given to me to read and sign while they prepared the treatment room. The document clearly sets a customer’s expectations. There is another document called the Patient Consent form that has to be signed too.
I had to remove all the metals that I was wearing (necklace. and upper undergarment due to the underwire) since we might get shocked or electrocuted (the person giving me the treatment and I). She explained how the treatment would make me feel and that we were going to try all 4 levels. Levels 1 and 2 gave off a bit of heat and a light pinch. Level 3 felt more of a heavier pinch, while 4 felt like somewhat of an angry pinch. I couldn’t stand Level 4, so I she turned it back to 3. The end of the rod was repeatedly pressed against every portion of my waist and abdomen for a couple of seconds. There were times wherein it kinda hurt, but I wasn’t able to dwell on it much since the Shinagawa technician chatted up me. She also mentioned that some people get some light bruising, but it usually disappears in a couple of days. She also explained that regularly getting this treatment also helps in making the skin look better. So the 20 minutes was up, and my abdomen and waist felt quite tender. The technician also told me that the treated area should not get wet within 24 hours.
The next day, my tummy and waist hurt even more – but I was warned. It felt like I was made to do 5 sets of ab crunches (30 reps each set) after not exercising for a year. I had difficulty sitting and reaching stuff around me, since the waist part of my jeans kept pushing against my waist and abdomen area. I should have worn a dress instead of a pair of jeans. Note to self: Wear dresses up to 2 days after I get the treatment again. I will have the second treatment done next week together with the whitening infusion. I’ll tell you about that too after I try it out. I’m not sure yet of how effective it was for me (since the document clearly stated that the effects would be obvious after 2-4 treatments), so I’ll tell you about it after my third or fourth session. I gotta say, it must’ve been really effective. If no pain, no gain is the truth, then I definitely gained a lot from the treatment.
Here’s the current Viora price list:
Php 4,000 – Arms
Php 5,000 – Buttocks
Php 8,000 – Abdomen and Waist
Php 4,000 – Thigh (inner or outer)*All prices are subject to change without prior notice. *No additional professional or service charge. For more details and other services provided by Shinagawa Lasik and AestheticsPhilippines: Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City http://www.shinagawa.ph (02) 491-0000 Like them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shinagawa.Lasik.Aesthetics Follow them on twitter: @shinagawa_ph