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Non Surgical IR Skin Tightening Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes these treatments different from others?

Rather than using one large beam to deliver infrared light into the skin, the LuxIR uses the “Fractional” approach: delivering an array of small beams. Each beam creates a heated column in the dermis, which is surrounded by an unaffected area. The unaffected tissue stimulates quicker collagen remodeling, and faster healing.

Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?

The LuxIR Fractional method is much safer and more comfortable than the bulk heating approach of many other systems because it leaves so much of the skin unaffected by the light pulses.

The LuxIR also uses 3-stage Cooling. It cools the skin before, during, and after each light pulse, so you feel little discomfort during treatment.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, or redness in the treated area, which fades within a few hours of treatment. Because so much of the skin is unaffected by the light pulses, there is a quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work or to other activities without any recovery time.

A series of treatments at 4-6 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin in the face, arms, abdomen, and other areas.

Are there other treatments available with this Palomar Technology?

Although fantastic results are achieved with the first session, a minimum of six treatments is recommended for long-lasting results. These treatments are usually preformed every two weeks. After the first six sessions, you should receive treatments once a month to maintain your youthful-looking skin.

Who should consider Microdermabrasion?

Pure Laser has chosen the Palomar Starlux® Pulsed Light and Laser System because it provides the most versatile, effective, and comfortable aesthetic treatments available in the marketplace. In addition to skin tightening, StarLux offers such treatments as permanent hair reduction, photofacials for the clearance of sunspots, rosacea, and spider veins, acne treatment, leg vein clearance, and more.

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