Pearl Light Facial

This facial technology is a sustainable way for skin tightening of the face!

As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and firmness, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Skin tightening treatments for the face have become a popular solution to combat these signs of aging, offering a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. We’ll explore why people opt for skin tightening, the different non-invasive methods available with a special focus on Near-Infrared (NIR) therapy.

Why Opt for Skin Tightening Facials?
The main reason for skin tightening is to look younger.  Skin tightening facials are non-invasive and more sustainable compared to surgery or deep aesthetics procedures. Non-invasive treatments can be done for long periods, achieving better results with each treatment, without the downtime and risks associated with invasive procedures. These reasons make them sustainable choices for keeping skin looking firm and youthful.

Main causes of skin losing laxity:
Aging: As collagen and elastin fibers in the skin decrease with age, skin loses its firmness and elasticity. Collagen production slows down as we age, and the existing collagen fibers start to break down, causing skin to sag and wrinkles. Elastin is another vital protein that allows the skin to stretch and return to its original shape. It provides elasticity, enabling the skin to bounce back after facial expressions or physical activities. Similar to collagen, elastin production decreases with age. The loss of elastin results in less elastic skin, which also causes it to sag and form fine lines and wrinkles.
Sun Damage: Prolonged sun exposure can degrade skin quality, causing premature aging. Skin that is damaged is already compromised, hence, it is a prudent approach to choose non-invasive skin tightening procedures, so as not to stress your skin further.
Rapid Weight Loss: When you lose weight quickly, the fat that once filled out your face decreases. This reduction in facial fat can leave excess skin that has lost its support, causing it to sag. Skin’s natural elasticity can only stretch and contract to a certain extent. Rapid weight loss doesn’t give skin the skin enough time to gradually tighten and adjust to the new contours of the face.


Using Near-Infrared (NIR) to tighten skin

What is NIR Facial Treatment?
Near-Infrared (NIR) facial treatment uses infrared light technology to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, to achieve safe and effective gradual sub-dermal heating which promotes collagen and elastin production without damaging the surface. This non-invasive treatment is designed to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, offering a youthful appearance and glow with minimal downtime.

How NIR Therapy Works?
NIR therapy involves using light wavelengths between 900 and 1400 nanometers. This infrared light penetrates deep into the skin, converting to heat in the targeted areas. The heat stimulates fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for collagen production, leading to increased collagen and elastin levels over time. This process helps to tighten and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pearl Light Facial

Why NIR is preferred for skin tightening

1. Non-Invasive Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation
NIR technology penetrates deep into the skin without damaging the surface, stimulating collagen and elastin production. This leads to significant skin tightening and rejuvenation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive procedures or downtime. No needles or incisions are required, making it a safe option with minimal discomfort.

2. Improvement in Skin Tone and Texture
NIR facials effectively address uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and enlarged pores. The technology enhances blood circulation and promotes cellular repair, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion and smoother skin texture. Clients will notice a reduction in pigmentation spots and an overall improvement in their skin’s appearance.

3. Safe and Suitable for All Skin Types
NIR technology is safe and effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Unlike some laser treatments that can cause irritation or are unsuitable for certain skin tones, NIR facials provide a gentle yet powerful treatment option that minimizes risks and maximizes results for a wide range of clients.

The procedure
At Elements Wellness, we offer the Pearl Light Facial, which adopts NIR technology to offer smoother, tighter, and more radiant skin. It combines synergistic premium active ingredients and the ‘gliding’ method to enhance the results of NIR skin tightening.

Here is what to expect during the Pearl Light Facial:

  • Consultation: The treatment begins with a consultation to assess the skin and determine if NIR therapy is suitable.
  • Preparation: The skin is cleaned and lightly exfoliated with the aid of chromomist.  A conductive gel is then applied to ensure optimal light penetration.
  • Application: A handheld NIR device is used to deliver infrared light to the targeted areas. Patients typically experience a warm sensation as the light penetrates the skin.
  • Massage:  A relaxing facial massage helps to improve circulation and lift contours.
  • Skin nourishment: After the session, the gel is removed, and a soothing serum is applied
  • Pearl mask: A beauty mask made from pearl powder is applied to enhance skin’s radiance and health.
  • After care: As the final step, toner, moisturizer and sunblock for extra protection.

The two primary results our clients experience are reduction in wrinkle depth with a lifted appearance and brightening of skin tone. As these improvements are very noticeable, it encourages our clients to continue with the treatment so as to experience to full results.
Immediate Effects: Some patients notice immediate tightening effects with a brightened skin tone. The primary results continue to appear as collagen production increases. Other improvements in skin appearance:

  • Reduction in pore size
  • Reduction in pigmentation
  • Facial contours appear lifted
  • Reduction in crows feet and laughlines
  • More radiant skin tone

Multiple Sessions: A series of treatments of 6-8 sessions, spaced a 3-4 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. This is to sync with our skin cell’s natural turnover cycle, which is about 28 days.
Longevity: Results can last several months, with maintenance sessions advised to sustain the benefits. As this treatment is non-invasive, it is safe for you to do it for the long term.

Potential side effects
Redness and Swelling: Temporary redness and slight swelling may occur, usually resolving within a few hours to days.
Warm Sensation: A warm feeling during treatment is normal, but discomfort is minimal.
Skin Sensitivity: The treated area may be more sensitive to sunlight, so sunscreen use is recommended.

Who is a Good Candidate?
The Pearl Light Facial, an NIR facial treatment is suitable for individuals looking to:

  • Reduce mild to moderate skin laxity.
  • Improve skin texture and tone.
  • Reduce pore size.
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Avoid invasive procedures or surgery.

Near-Infrared (NIR) facial treatment is an effective, non-invasive option for skin tightening and rejuvenation. It harnesses the power of infrared light to stimulate collagen and elastin production, offering a safe and convenient way to achieve a more youthful appearance. For best results, consult with us at Elements Wellness.
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