LASER SKIN TIGHTENING

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INTRODUCTION

The Soprano Infrared Skin Tightening system is a safe and non-invasive procedure for moderate tightening of the skin through stimulating collagenrebuilding, leading to younger looking skin. This anti-aging treatment uses lasers to restore the tone and tautness of the skin with no down time and minimal dicomfort. It is virtually painless and feels like a warm massage.

The number of treatments required will depend on the area and condition of the skin and will take between 15 minutes to 1 hour. A series of up to 6 treatments at 3-4 week intervals may be required. The results of the inf rared skin tightening can last for one to two years after treatment. Prices range from £100- £200 per session depending on the area.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Soprano XL™ uses near infrared light wavelengths delivered in pulses to the target area, which are preferentially absorbed by the water content of the skin; the energy delivered heats up the water causing uniform heating of the treated area. This heat acts on the existing collagen, causing it to immediately contract and tighten. It also stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to produce new collagen, thus creating further tightening over time.

The surface layer of the skin (epidermis) is kept cool by a continuous contact cooling system built into handpiece, which gives pre-, during and post-cooling direct to the outer skin layers . The energy therefore only heats the deeper dermis layer where collagen is located.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS AREA?

  • Jowl and neck
  • Decolletage
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs

As the SopranoXL™ works by heating the tissue under the skin’s surface, and doesn’t affect the outer layers of skin; it is suitable for treating people of any skin type (colour).

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

Some people see results immediately following treatment. However, for most people, the results are gradual over a 1 - 3 month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.

The SopranoXL™ treatment is not able to stop the ageing process. However, it is able to reduce the visible effects of ageing. Clinical studies by dermatologists have shown the improvements last 1 – 2 years. Further treatments can be given when needed.

SIDE EFFECTS & RISKS

The treatment is intended to be ‘near painless’. However, use of SopranoXL™ may cause any of the following:

  • A warm sensation on the skin, similar to being on a sun bed.
  • Some people, depending on pain thresholds, may experience a feeling of heat which may be uncomfortable.
  • Mild swelling and redness, post-treatment, which may last 24 hours but will normally resolve after a 1 - 2 hours.

TREATMENT REGIME

A single treatment session has produced very good results for some people. However, most people need 3 to 6 treatments, spaced 1 month apart. Your practitioner will advise you as to the number and frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results.

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LASER SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURE

Operation time

0.5 to 1 hr

Anaesthesia

none

Nights in hospital

outpatient

Risks - common

redness

Risks - uncommon

blistering

Pain and discomfort

minimal

Follow-up

2 weeks

Time off work

0

Sports

next day - everything

Result

can last between 1 -2 years

FEES

Small Area       £100    course 6 sessions £500
Large Area £200    course 6 sessions £1000

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