What is it?
The IR Skin Tightening procedure is the newest non-surgical energy-based treatment used to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. The treatment heats the skin to create collagen contraction, and stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leaving patients with younger-looking skin. It employs infrared light to lift and tighten the skin so that gravity changes are softened, fine wrinkles are less obvious and pores are shrunken.
Who is this for?
It is most commonly used on people who want to tone, lift and tighten skin on the face and neck, especially for improvement of the jaw line and neck laxity. Long-term acne scarring can also be dramatically improved. The uneven “orange peel” texture and whitened scars associated with acne are also minimized.
How does it work?
This treatment gives you an all-natural option to actively turn back the clock on aging skin. Using light energy to stimulate new collagen growth deep beneath your skin's surface, the LuxIR Fractional Procedure can tighten the skin on your face, arms, abdomen, and legs. It's an ideal solution to enhance your youthful and healthy appearance without surgery or recovery time.
This procedure requires several treatment sessions (each spaced 1 month apart). There is no downtime and it is practically painless. Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some mild redness that dissipates within 30 minutes. You can return immediately to work.
The advantage of the LuxIR Fractional Procedure over the therma-lifting techniques is that the skin and underlying fat are heated uniformly, thus avoiding differential heating of the fat; therefore, the risks of dents and atrophy of the skin are much less likely. Fractional technology results in safer treatment and faster healing time. The LuxIR Fractional Technology employs light energy that provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as RF (radio frequency).
Improvement of the abdominal area is also very exciting but must be tempered with the realization that stretch marks may not go away with this treatment. Palomar, the manufacturer of the StarLux, is currently performing extensive research for the treatment of this stubborn problem. Stay tuned for the latest news.