Skin tightening

Near Infrared treatment (NIR) is a non-invasive light-based treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and tighten lax skin.

NIR is very effective in treating signs of ageing on the lower face, jawline and neck and can be used in conjunction with ClearLift 4D laser facelift.

NIR is also suitable for use on the body including the stomach, backs of arms and inner thighs.

You may also want to consider our Exilis Ultra 360 face treatment.

NIR Skin Tightening treatment benefits:

  • Tightens loose crepey skin
  • Softens fine lines
  • Tightens sagging jowls
  • Improves collagen
  • Virtually pain-free. Clients can experience heat and warmth
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • No downtime – you can return to normal daily activities immediately
  • Safe for all skin types

ANDRESA recommends NIR Skin Tightening for:

What our clients say

Excellent client service, caring staff, high quality client care and offering services with the highest integrity.

Alex – Spring 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the NIR Skin Tightening Treatment

What is NIR?

NIR is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and tighten lax skin, and is very effective when used to treat the signs of ageing on the lower face, jawline and neck, usually in conjunction with Laser Lift. It can also be used on the body, such as the stomach, cellulite areas, backs of arms and inner thighs, but is not suitable for treatment around the eyes or forehead, or for sensitive skin.

How does NIR work?

Light near the infrared spectrum is used to briefly elevate the temperature of the skin, deeply penetrating it. This produces microscopic thermal injury to the tissues in the dermis, which contracts existing elastin fibres, and stimulates the formation of new, thicker, uniformly aligned collagen.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, a course of six treatments is recommended, at fortnightly intervals. Thereafter a programme of one treatment every four months will maintain the benefits. There may be some variation in your prescribed treatment plan, depending on the severity of your condition.

Are there any side effects or is there any downtime?

NIR is a safe treatment but, because the dermis is being heated, the skin will feel hot and look red for a while. A cooling gel is applied during the treatment to minimize this side effect, and an in-motion technique can be employed instead of a stationary delivery, allowing for a more gradual heat build-up and greater comfort.

Will the results be seen straight away?

After treatment, there is immediate skin tightening and luminosity, The underlying collagen architecture of the skin is gradually rebuilt in a more uniform manner over the following weeks, producing a tighter, more youthful-looking skin.

The NIR Skin Tightening Treatment at a glance

Procedure Time: 20-60 mins estimated
Number of Treatments: 4-8 treatments
Back to Work: Immediately
Full Recovery: Immediately
Sensitivity Period: None
Duration of Results: Up to 6 months
Results: 3 months after last treatment
Risks of Complications: Mild redness and swelling