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Skin Tightening

Deep Heating

The Palomar LuxIR™ Fractional Handpiece sends infrared light pulses deep into the dermis, where it creates a carefully controlled area of elevated temperature. Skin Tightening through Soft Tissue Coagulation.

These areas of elevated temperature cause soft tissue coagulation, which can lead to collagen remodeling in the deep dermis. Remodeled collagen can tighten sagging skin. Deep heating with infrared light can also stimulate increased
collagen production, to create long term results.

Fractional Technology

The LuxIR’s infrared light is delivered as an array of small, regularly spaced beams, with depth of treatment ranging from 1.5 to 3 mm into the deep dermis. This Fractional Heating creates a lattice of hyperthermic islets, with each islet surrounded by unaffected tissue. Right: view from above of the beams emanating from the rectangular LuxIR treatment window.

Fractional Deep Heating is a much safer method of treatment because the overheated islets do not cause bulk damage of the target area. In addition, subsequent regrowth of cells and new collagen expression from neighboring
healthy tissue during the healing process provides a quicker remodeling process, with little to no downtime for the client.

Safety Features

The LuxIR has several additional safety features, including a Contact Sensor attached to the handpiece tip, which will not allow pulsing until the handpiece window is in full contact with the skin. Once in contact, the LuxIR delivers 3-Stage
Contact Cooling – before, during, and after each pulse – with the handpiece tip cooled down to 5º C. Compared to competing systems, the LuxIR offers superior skin protection and comfort. Left: LuxIR cooling the skin as it pulses.

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Skin Tightening FAQ

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.

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