Frequently Asked Question
What is NIR Skin Tightening?
NIR stands for Near Infra-Red. This is the type of light emitted during your skin tightening treatment. The treatment uses a safe infrared light that heats the skin and the tissue immediately under the skin’s surface. The heat produced during the treatment stimulates the infiltration of fibroblast and the formation of new collagen, while also tightening the existingbundles of collagen and elastin in the skin. This “double” stimulation both thickens and tightens the skin, strengthening the natural “scaffold” that gives our skin structure. This not only improves the skins appearance now, but also helps to bolster the skin against future aging. The presence of healthy collagen in the dermis helps maintain the skin’s youthful resilience and texture.
Am I a good candidate for NIR skin tightening?
The best candidate for NIR skin tightening is anyone that has loose, sagging skin of a mild to moderate degree and wants to tighten and re-contour the area.
Can be used to treat: • Areas on the face (such as joweling), chin, neck, and body. • Laxity of abdominal skin post-pregnancy or post surgery. • Laxity of buttocks and knees. • Improving surface skin quality (“crepeyness”) of décolleté, arms, and thighs.
What can I expect?
The NIR treatment emits light in near infrared spectrum to provide topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature. There is no preparation other than arriving with clean skin, and during the treatment your skin temperature will be elevated to a clinically proven “set point” and then maintained at that level for a short period of time for best effect. Treatment is very comfortable, as the combination of an integrated chilled tip and an innovative “in-motion” treatment pattern allows for virtually pain-free, rapid treatments. Patients will typically require a series of 5-6 treatments scheduled 2-3 weeks apart. Most patients experience no downtime and immediately resume their daily routine.