For tightening the skin and smoothing visible signs of aging, extensive procedures and surgery are no longer required to achieve a revitalized, younger-looking appearance. At OM Medispa, our Near Infrared technology targets aging skin at the source with minimal downtime.
Serving Elgin and surrounding areas in Illinois, OM Medispa is led by Dr. Savitha Susarla. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how Near Infrared technology can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without taking time away from your normal activities.
What is Near Infrared Technology for Skin Tightening?
Developed by Alma® Lasers as an application for the Harmony® XL system, the Near Infrared (NIR) handpiece utilizes non-ablative laser energy to bypass the skin surface and target fine lines and wrinkles at a cellular level. NIR gently heats the deeper dermal layers of skin, causing existing collagen fibers to coagulate and stimulating the production of new collagen to strengthen and restructure treated areas.
Most patients compare this treatment to a hot stone massage, and with quick treatment times of 30 minutes or less, it is truly a “lunchtime” procedure.
When Will I See Results?
While other skin tightening treatments provide immediate results that are temporary, NIR utilizes natural-looking, long-lasting results that happen gradually, with full results typically visible after about six months. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals, which can be performed every two to four weeks depending on your individual condition.
For optimal treatment, most patients receive three to six treatments spaced a few weeks apart. Your treatment options will be discussed with you during your consultation to provide the most direct benefit to your skin.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As this treatment does not cause damage or injury to the surface of the skin, there is no required healing or recovery time after this skin tightening treatment. Treated areas may appear flushed or slightly pink akin to a sunburn afterward, but this should fade within a day or so. NIR is typically a low-risk treatment, and adverse reactions are rare.
Although the natural aging process cannot be completely prevented, NIR skin tightening treatments with the Harmony® XL laser system can provide a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and results can be maintained with proper skin protection and a daily skincare regimen.
Contact OM Medispa today to schedule a consultation and find out how Near Infrared laser technology can help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin that lasts.