Lone Tree, CO
Near Infrared Technology Alma Harmony's NIR offers a safe and effective way to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne. It provides a gentle, non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime.
NearInfrared (NIR) technology by Alma Lasers provides a gentle, non-invasive, pain free treatment with virtually no downtime. This module uses a high-power light source in the near infrared spectrum to achieve safe and effective sub-dermal heating. By using the body’s own natural healing process, this heat stimulates growth of new collagen and tightens laxity.
NIR is suitable for all skin types and most areas of the body. It works best on saggy or loose skin.
The areas we treat most often are:
- Upper arms
- Above knees
- The Back
*Results may vary from person to person
Skin Tightening FAQ's
Does NIR Skin Tightening Work?
NIR skin tightening helps ageing, sagging and crepey-looking skin to appear firmer and more youthful. It works with your body to naturally stimulate the production of new collagen, achieving effective results without the risks and costs associated with plastic surgery
How Does it Work?
The NIR procedure uses a safe level of infrared light that is able to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. The light energy heats the water in the skin tissue and causes collagen fibres to contract and tighten.
It also stimulates fibroblasts to repair skin cells and produce new collagen. This helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and gives long-lasting firmness to sagging skin.
Because the NIR light energy only heats the deeper layer of skin that contains collagen, it leaves the top, surface layer unaffecte
Is NIR Treatment Painful?
You should not feel any pain during NIR skin tightening.
You will feel a warm sensation, similar to being on a sun bed, which at most might be slightly uncomfortable.
The handpiece has a built-in cooling system to prevent the surface layer of your skin becoming too warm.
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.
How soon Will I See Results?
You should notice your skin looking firmer immediately after the treatment. This is partly due to the slight swelling that is a normal side effect of NIR skin tightening.
When this swelling has gone down (within 24 hours), the treated skin will feel smoother and you will see some improvement.
However, the most significant results happen gradually over the following 2 or 3 months. In this period, the tightening becomes more visible as the skin forms new collagen.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients have achieved their expected results after only a few treatments.
Most people, though, benefit from a course of 6 to 10 treatments.
A few patients may need up to 12 treatments, depending on their skin condition and expectations.
How Often do I Need to be Treated?
Treatments are most effective if done twice a week for a minimum of three weeks.