(NIR) Skin Tightening

Near Infra-Red (NIR) Skin Tightening


What is Near Infra-red Skin Tightening?


NIR is a new non-surgical and non-invasive light treatment that lessens ageing and sagging skin making it look firmer and more youthful. We are now in a day and age where new technological advances are round every corner. Here at Body Benefits we are at the forefront of technology- updating our machines whenever possible, we offer our clients the best and safest treatments on the market which includes the multi-award winning Soprano.


How does it work exactly?


Arms-legs-hair-removal without damaging the skin, the Soprano NIR heats the inner layer of the skin, inducing the formation of collagen and forcing your body to repair damaged collagen. Thus reducing laxity and allowing a firmer younger appearance. Best results are achieved on jowls, crow’s feet, chin, forehead, neck and stomach.


What makes Near Infrared Skin Tightening more effective than other beauty procedures?


Quick-fix facials and home remedy firming creams are only a temporary solution to sagging skin. Whilst chemical peels and laser resurfacing can be effective these treatments can be aggressive and can leave the skin red and swollen with weeks of down time. Until now the only solution has been plastic surgery/Botox which is very invasive, costly and requires anaesthetic. NIR is non-invasive and works with the body to re-stimulate collagen production naturally.


What happens during the treatment?


During treatment a cooling gel is applied to the skin and NIR head piece is massaged over the target areas continuously. This is done initially to heat the skin to the right temperature in order for it to work 39-42 degrees. Then the temperature is maintained for a further 10-15 minutes.


What does it feel like?


Patients report no pain, the sensation is described as a hot stone massaged on the skin. Clinical trials by leading authorities document the safety and effectiveness of this treatment for all skin types even those with a slight tan.


Will I notice immediate results?


Skintightening patients generally notice an improvement straight after treatment as there is an observable amount of swelling initially, typically it goes down within 24 hours and the skin will feel smoother with some improvement. The skin is heated gradually to a high temperature so redness of the skin is expected. The results are gradual – a course prolongs the results.


How often are treatments?


Best results are seen with treatments spaced between 2-3 weeks apart.


Who is suitable for Infrared Skin Tightening treatment?


Any adult is suitable; it’s available on most areas and all skin types! The Soprano is a very safe procedure and has no impact on the surface skin as infra-red has to go deep enough to reach the collagen.


How do I get started?


First we will provide a consultation to tailor a course of treatments to your needs and see if we can work with you to achieve the best results for your individual needs. Results depend on severity of skin laxity and age.


How long will a session last?


This depends on the size of the area being treated but anywhere between 30-40 minutes.


Do I need a course?


Yes for prolonged results you do need a course of 6-8.


Will I need top up treatments after a course?


We have to accept that with ageing our skins elasticity reduces, the results can last for a matter of years, annual top ups would therefore be beneficial to reach long term effectiveness. It’s great if you can do a top up treatment once every 6 months so that you will maintain the results for longer!


Can I have treatments after pregnancy?


It’s great to have post-natal treatments on the stomach as the skin sometimes need a little help to get back to pre-natal look.


Does the Soprano help fat loss?


No it does not reduce fat but is very effective when used along with a weight loss regime as it will help the skin tighten back up as weight is lost.


Are there any side effects?


Well it’s nothing compared to surgery. There is no down time; some clients have the treatment done on their lunch hour. Slight swelling occurs as the collagen begins to repair its self and the skin will be pinkish due to the heat. However this will go down in no time and you will be left with tighter more youthful skin. Make up can be applied straight after treatment and normal activities can be resumed. Soprano skin tightening is an exciting new therapy that will give your skin a new youthful appearance with no pain and no down-time.