Tighten, Tone, and Lift with ClearTite
Experience the power of the Soprano XL ClearTite, a Near-Infrared (NIR) skin-tightening laser for the improvement of skin laxity without surgery or downtime. The procedure uses a safe infrared light to heat the water content in the tissue deep below the surface of the skin causing collagen fibers to contract and tighten to smooth out fine lines and sagging skin. The heat also stimulates fibroblasts which repairs cells in your skin to produce new collagen, creating long-term results.
NIR successfully treats a wide range of areas, including:
- Face and neck
- Post-pregnancy abdominal skin
- Flanks and upper arms
- Buttocks and knees
Benefits of ClearTite include:
- Improvement of loose, saggy and crepe-like skin
- Softening of fine lines
- Stimulation of collagen production
- Virtually pain-free: Patients report that it feels similar to a “hot stone massage”
- Non-invasive: No surgery or injections involved
- Recovery free: You can return to normal activities immediately
- Safe for all skin types
The effectiveness of laser Skin-Tightening treatments is dependent on the characteristics and severity of your loose skin. Laser Skin Tightening works best if you have mild to moderate laxity and sagging in the cheeks, jawline and/or neck and mild looseness with minimal stretch marks on your abdomen. For body treatments it is recommended to be within 20 pounds of your goal weight at the time of treatment. Patients between 30 and 65 are generally good candidates for this type of procedure.
What to Expect
Just prior to the treatment protective eye wear will be provided and a treatment oil will be applied to the skin. The ClearTite hand piece is then repeatedly passed over the treatment area in a sweeping motion. During the treatment the temperature of the skin will be closely monitored with a special infrared thermometer to ensure that your skin is receiving a sufficient level of heat necessary to warm up the water content of your skin and stimulate collagen production.
During the ClearTite treatment, you will feel a warm sensation as the infrared energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. While the infrared energy is heating the dermis, continuous contact cooling is keeping the skin’s outer layer cool and comfortable. The treatment is generally considered by most to be nearly painless, with only a warm sensation or feeling of heat during the treatment.
The treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment area.
It is always important to follow all the pre and post treatment guidelines to ensure that you receive optimal results from your treatment. These will be made available to you prior to your treatment.
How will my skin look after the treatment?
After your treatment, you can expect the treated area to be slightly flushed. For most patients this normally subsides within a few hours, although for some it may last for 24 hours. Make up can be applied after the treatment and generally you can go back to work or to other activities without any recovery time.
How many treatments do I need?
Multiple treatments are required depending on your skin’s laxity, the area to be treated and the results you desire. Typically a course of up to six treatments is recommended at 2—4 week intervals. The complex process of new collagen formation means that the results will continue to improve and develop for up to 6 months after completion of your treatment course. Due to the continual aging process, results typically last 1-2 years, however, we recommend that you have a maintenance treatment once or twice a year to maintain the stimulation of your collagen reproduction.
Who is not suitable for Skin Tightening treatment?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have taken Accutane in the past 6 months or you are taking any photosensitizing medication you should not receive laser treatment.
Pricing is dependent upon the size of the area. Schedule a complimentary consultation and we’ll help you determine if the treatment is suitable to treat your needs and pricing.