What Is Skin Tightening IR All About?


As you age, your skin becomes prone to sagging and laxity. This is on top of fine wrinkles that become more pronounced and hyperpigmentation that gets darker over time. 

Fortunately, there’s something you can do to address these concerns.

While aging may be inevitable, issues such as skin laxity don’t have to be. In fact, more and more people are going after skin-tightening treatments that provide optimal results in a relatively shorter amount of time. 

Let’s take a look at Skin Tightening Infrared (IR), for example. 

What Is Skin Tightening (IR)? 

In general, skin tightening treatments are done to firm and tighten up sagging skin caused by either drastic weight loss or aging. These treatments are nonsurgical and can address mild to moderate sagging. 

For example, skin tightening (IR) is a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure that uses light-based technology. The infrared waves generate focused heat, resulting in the contraction of collagen and subsequent tightening of the skin. 

These are all done without damaging any surrounding tissue. Furthermore, this procedure takes advantage of the body’s natural healing response, which then kickstarts its natural collagen and elastin production. 

The increase of these proteins in your body results in tighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin over time.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Skin Tightening (IR)? 

skin tightening candidateYou don’t have to wait until it’s too late to get a laser skin-tightening treatment. 

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity and early signs of aging such as the emergence of fine lines, you’re already an ideal candidate for skin tightening (IR). Additionally, the treatment is also safe for all skin types and works well for both men and women. 

However, if you are pregnant, currently undergoing cancer treatments, or have tattoos in the treatment area, it’s best to consult your doctor before undergoing the procedure. 

What Is the Average Recovery Time?

Since it’s non-invasive, there is generally no significant downtime required following a skin tightening procedure using laser treatment. At most, you’ll experience some redness and inflammation that may last up to 24 hours after the procedure. 

Side effects like slight discomfort or bruising don’t always occur, but even if they do, they usually go away after a couple of days. 

Your provider will also share some aftercare instructions after the procedure to address any discomfort. 

When Can You Expect Results? 

Skin tightening (IR) procedures typically yield optimal results within two to three months, depending on how fast your body heals and produces collagen and elastin. 

For many patients though, it takes four initial treatment sessions before they experience their desired results. After that, you can already switch to yearly skin tightening treatments as maintenance. 

IR Skin Tightening at Etanda Skin Solutions 

Etanda Skin Solutions offers IR skin tightening treatments that combine IPL, RF, and IR technologies that help tighten up loose or sagging skin. 

Our skin tightening (IR) also helps reduce the appearance of deep creases and wrinkles. And you can avail all of all of these benefits in just a few visits here to our clinic in Edmonton, AB. 

Be one of our satisfied clients today. Book an appointment now.