LASER BODY SKIN TIGHTENING
The Harmony XL Pro NIR technology immediately tightens the skin with noticeable results that last for up to 2 years! After just 24 hours, users will also notice an improvement in skin texture as it continues to smooth out and plump up with a radiant glow. Over the next 2 to 3 months, you can enjoy gradual improvements in texture, firmness, and evenness.
High-powered light in the near-infrared spectrum reaches past the skin’s top layer to gradually heat sub-dermal tissue. The Near Infrared Light is barely visible to naked eye and falls in the spectrum of 700nm to 2500nm. NIR therapy is powered by LED which has a gentler delivery than laser and will not damage tissue.
This targeted light energy is applied with a precise hand-piece and it causes fibres to contract and tighten. The tissue is heated, but not destroyed, so it kick-starts cellular repair and collagen production. Unlike other treatments, the top layer of skin is completely unaffected. At the most, some users experience mild redness that fades quickly and it feels just slightly warm during treatment.
NIR is suitable for all skin types and most areas of the body, including areas of skin with cellulite.
The areas we treat most often are:
chin and jowls
neck and décolleté
HOW DOES IT WORK?
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TREATMENT?
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments required depends on the size of the tattoo, the ink used, skin type, the quality of tattoo and the age of the tattoo.
WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE A PATCH TEST PRIOR TO TREATMENT?
All patients are required to have a 24hr patch test prior to any of our laser treatments. This is so we can quickly identify if you have sensitive skin towards laser and to avoid any adverse reactions.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Because the treatment involves heating your skin to a relatively high temperature, you should expect some redness afterwards.
You may also have some mild swelling, but this and the redness should settle down within a few hours (24 hours at most).
Other than this, there is no downtime and you can continue with your day immediately after treatment.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE ADVICE?
Our laser specialist will go through this in detail and give you an information sheet to take home. Here are just some of the aftercare advice;
Keep the treated area clean and dry
Make sure clothes are not rubbing the treated area
Do not expose the treated area to heat such as hot baths etc for 24-48 hours
Swimming should be avoided until the area is fully healed
Do not scratch the skin treated if scabs form these must not be picked, or secondary infection is possible
Do not expose the treated area to the sun or sun beds