NIR or Near Infrared Skin Tightening is a wonderful light therapy that works beautifully to counteract the effects of aging by removing the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines - not just on your face and neck but on all of your body. The texture of your skin will be improved and you will notice an instant smoothing, softening and firming up of loose skin that is nearly magical to see.
How does it work?
Think of the NIR Light Treatment working to rebuild the collagen structure in the deeper layers of your skin so that its natural elasticity is restored. The heat applied also stimulates the production of fresh collagen so you will continue to notice some great results long after the therapy is completed. The therapist moves a wand gently on the sections of the skin that need treatment. At the same time, a cooling gel is applied to lower the effects of the heat. The result is a pleasant warmth spreading through your skin that is relaxing. This form of treatment is non-invasive and that means that it is absolutely safe to use with little time needed to recover.
Where can it be applied?
NIR Light therapy is ideal for people who would prefer to avoid more drastic age reversal measures like surgical skin lifts and the long down time. Sagging of the buttocks, chest, knees and the face can all be eliminated. And, if you would like to remove the sagging skin on your abdomen post-pregnancy, this is the perfect solution for you. But, there’s more! This amazing therapy can also work to remove the scars you might have because of injuries. Stretch marks that result from pregnancy or rapid weight loss also responds very well to NIR.
What is the treatment like?
A typical NIR Light session can take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. If you have chosen for treatment on your face, you will be given special eye mask to protect your eyes. Next, after the gel applied, the treatment is given.
After receiving the NIR skin tightening treatment, most patients start seeing results immediately. However, as mentioned above, in order to see major improvements in the texture of your skin, you will need to complete a series of six treatments over the course of two to three weeks. Once you have completed the six treatments, you will continue to see improvements over a few months as new collagen grows. If you are interested in NIR skin tightening or any of our other anti-aging treatments, contact us to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!