If you’re an avid reader of my blog or if you know me well 🙂 You’ll know by now that I love trying out new things! 🙂 I love learning new things and also widening my horizons 🙂 So if I get an event invite which tends to pique my interest I usually grab it up immediately without thinking twice 🙂 Hey life is short right and sometimes these things come up only once in your life so why not 🙂
So when I was emailed about this new service called NIR that a Facial and Wellness Center is offering I immediately googled the place up and tried to squeeze it into my schedule since I was curious about their service called NIR or Near Infrared Radiation 🙂
I was invited to experience their pain-free NIR skin tightening facial the other day and was left quite impressed with the outcome. But before I jump into telling you all about it, let me first explain what it is.
What is NIR? 🙂
I didn’t really have a clue what was going to happen to me upon entering their place 🙂 I just knew that my skin will be left tighter and that my face being kinda cheeky will be more contoured and defined! 🙂 Yey! 🙂 No need for those contour brushes anymore since you can be naturally beautiful even without makeup 🙂
Upon Googling the procedure. Here’s what I found out: NIR or Near Infra Red is a type of light that can penetrate deep into your skin to heat up the tissue, causing the collagen fibres to contract, essentially tightening up your skin.
This effect is instant but continues over a period of weeks after your facial since it stimulates the growth of new collagen.
An NIR treatment can be used on any part of the body and, aside from tightening up your jawline, also does a good job of improving your saggy-looking skin. Many women use it to turn back time on their sagging skin or to firm up a post-pregnancy tummy.
BENEFITS OF NIR SKIN TIGHTENING
- Fast and effective results
- No down time
- No pain- just gentle warming
- Treats Men & Women
- Treats all skin colours, white to black with no side effects
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Infrared Skin Tightening Laser delivers a beam of high-intensity infrared light, using a handheld applicator that deeply penetrates the skin tissue.
The light heats up the water content of your skin which stimulates the collagen in the skin causing it to contract and tighten. Your body’s own natural healing process will also start to produce new collagen to further tighten the overall appearance of your skin over several months. The procedure will be explained to you by our qualified laser practitioners, who will answer any questions you may have.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The procedure usually takes 30 – 45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments you will need will depend on the area being treated and condition of your skin.
A series of up to six treatments at 2-3 week intervals is usually recommended to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You will notice an immediate improvement following treatments, however you will see further improvements develop gradually over a period of 1 – 3 months as new collagen is formed and your skin tightens further.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Results can be maintained with just one or two single treatments a year.
WILL IT HURT?
Treatment is generally considered by most people to be ‘near’ painless, with only a warm sensation or feeling of heat felt during the treatment.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, swelling or redness in the treated area, which often fades within a few hours of treatment and seldom lasts more than a few days. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work or to other activities without any recovery time.
Getting Down to Business
To begin, my make-up was removed by their therapist Lyn. Soon after a light gel was applied to my face. The laser head which felt quite cold at first then got hotter and hotter was then run across my face in sweeping motions.
Initially, it starts out on a low energy setting and gradually gets higher and higher until it reaches a therapeutic level which is when your collagen starts to tighten up. At first it was okay but then again as the session progressed the heat was already becoming too hot for me to handle and I felt my skin burning up so I asked Lyn to tone it down a little and she agreed 🙂 It then slowly cools down to the way it was before and then gradually heats up again. It was like that throughout the whole procedure. I guess it just depends on your level of pain tolerance since I was quite sensitive to pain I had to request Lyn to cool down the temperature whenever I think that my skin was getting too hot already and she quickly obliged to my requests 🙂
Afterwards, she treated me to a facial massage, something she does for all their patients. 🙂
The Result! 🙂
Afterwards, she handed me a mirror to see the results of the treatment 🙂
My skin, which was a little dull upon arrival thanks to a couple of stressful days and sleepless nights, looked positively radiant and my cheeks had a flattering flush to them. Also my cheeks kinda became slimmer and my jawline more contoured 🙂
For this reason, many celebrities opt for this kind of facial just before a big red carpet event as well as brides before the big day. It was fast, took me around 15 to 20 minutes only and the results were instantly visible! 🙂
She told me to come back again after a month if I want to continue on with the treatment 🙂
So if you want to look younger and bring back those days of youth to get rid of those fine lines or wrinkles head over to their Wellness Center and feel the glow from within 🙂
A single NIR facial is around P5,000 but they offer packages too as well as the treatment per area. To check out their other services click here.