As we become older, we lose the volume in our face due in the main to fat pad atrophy. As a result of this and reduced collagen and elastin production by fibroblasts our skin tends to lose elasticity and our youthful glow begins to decline.
With so many options to try to reverse this pocess, this article will give you all the information you need to know about the popular “lunchtime facelift”! It is known to produce remarkable results without disturbing your daily routine, with no discomfort, pain or downtime.
The ClearLift is an attachment laser to the Harmony XL Pro machine. It incorporates the laser energy of the non-ablative Yag with the Pixel Q Switch 1064 nm. The manufacturer of this state of the art technology, Alma, has produced laser hair removal machines and an array of other innovative technologies available in the aesthetics market making them a great industry leader.
How does the laser work?
The ClearLift light technology uses a 4D tip that controls the depth of the laser, it reaches deep into the subcutaneous tissue (w3mm deep) causing controlled dermal injury beneath the skin. The body treats the heat from the light as a wound and begins the growth and production of new collagen as a way of repairing the damage. All the work is done deep underneath the skin, leaving the outer layer (epidermis) of the skin intact, minimising any side effects and downtime post teatment. As the upper layer of the skin is not affected, a local anaesthetic or numbing agent is not required.
What areas can the laser treat?
The ClearLift is a non-invasive skin resurfacing laser that can lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce wrinkles, and fine lines. This is a gentle procedure that can be used on the entire face including nasal folds, marionette lines, neck, chest, mouth, hands and unlike many other lasers around the eyes. It is a great weapon to be used in the battle against the aging process.
Who is the laser suitable for and what results will it achieve?
The ClearLift laser is gentle and suitable for all ages and skin colours. Most clients opting for this procedure wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Some may want to tighten the sagging skin on their face, neck and chest. Not only does it achieve these results but, the laser uses a Q-switched technology that’s also effective in reducing unwanted areas of hyperpigmentation.
How many treatments will I need?
The ClearLift is a gradual process, with lifting and tightening of the skin achieved over a course of several weeks. It is advised to schedule ClearLift appointments at consecutive intervals of around 4 weeks apart, so results are optimised and in perfect time with the collagen production remodelling phases. The treatments take as little as 20 minutes, but this can vary depending on the size of the area being treated, and can last for up to an hour.
We expect results to last in the region of 18-24 months. Following your initial treatment course, we would recommend annual single treatments in order to stay on top of things. This will restore the skin quality lost due to aging and of course encourage the body to continue to the production of collagen.
Is the treatment painful?
The ClearLift laser is not associated with any pain, this makes it the ideal way to fight and maintain the signs of aging in a delicate, yet effective way. In addition to minimal downtime ClearLift is also one of the fastest ways of addressing signs of aging. This procedure is highly favourable by those who want to achieve great results to their skin texture and quality, without the discomfort caused by needles, medication or surgery.
This treatment requires no downtime, meaning you can resume to your normal daily routine straight after. Be sure to find a qualified and experienced laser technician when opting for this treatment and be sure to book an initial consultation to try to develop an individualised treatment plan that suits you and your skin.