What is Near Infrared (NIR) Skin Tightening?

Near infrared (NIR) skin tightening helps naturally stimulate the production of collagen from signs of ageing, skin sagging and crepeyness. This is a non surgical, non invasive skin rejuvenation treatment, which will help your skin appear brighter, firmer and more youthful after a course of treatments.

Commonly nicknamed “lunch-time skin tightening”, the NIR experience requires little to no downtime involved and can take 30 to 45 minutes (depending on the scale of the area treated), to complete. Unlike most chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and skin needling procedures, NIR technology does not affect the top layer of the skin, so you are able to head straight back to the office post-treatment.

Common names

Laser Skin Tightening, Skin Tightening

Targeted areas

Forehead, under eyes, cheeks, lower face & jawline, neck, chest, upper thighs, buttock

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


From $300


Visibly tighter skin and improved skin texture. Skin texture will continue to smooth and plump out gradually post treatment, offering a radiant glow.


Results vary from person to person, as with most cosmetic treatments. Most significant results happens gradually over 2-3 months. Result will last for 12-24 months.

Recovery Time

Minimal downtime! It is normal to experience mild erythema and swelling post treatment, this will subside within a few hours (24 at most). Other than this there is no downtime.

Treatable Area's

Forehead, under eyes, cheeks, lower face & jawline, neck, chest, upper thighs, buttocks. Please consult one of our practitioner's for further assessment of the areas you are interested in treating.

How does NIR work?

NIR uses infrared light energy to penetrate the tissue under the skin surface, in the deeper layers of the skin. The light energy heats the water in the skin tissue, and causes the collagen fibres to contract and tighten. It also stimulates fibroblasts to repair skin cells, which helps smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.


Where can NIR treatment be used?

NIR has both a face and body hand piece, which means the treatment can be used on multiple areas of your body depending on your concerns. Common areas to be treated on the face include chin and jowls, crows feet, forehead, neck and décolletage. Common areas for treatment on the body include upper arms, hands, abdomen and thighs.


What to expect during treatment

Baby oil is first applied to the area/s of treatment that the infrared light will target. The infrared hand-piece will be glided over the skin, while heating the deeper layers of the skin between 39-42 degrees.


What to do post-treatment?

It is strongly recommend to avoid sun exposure after, and between treatments. Ensure to use UVA/UVB sunscreen (SPF >30), and keep the treated area as clean as possible.



Is the treatment painful?

The treatment shouldn’t be painful, though the building of heat may be slightly uncomfortable at times.


Who is a suitable candidate

NIR is suitable for all skin types, meaning most people are suitable candidates for this treatment. The only people who may not get desired results would have extremely poor skin laxity pre treatment.

How many treatments are recommended?

3-6 treatments, with 2-3 week intervals between treatments. Few people need up to 8 treatments.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for your NIR treatment?

  • Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is a full-time cosmetic clinic with over 20 years of experience in Cosmetic Medicine
  • We are owned and operated by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor, Dr Glenn Murray
  • Our team have undergone extensive training in laser skin rejuvenation and have the support of our Medical Director
  • We have an urgent 24-hour aftercare contact number for any urgent aftercare
"Absolute Cosmetic have over 20 years of experience in laser skin rejuvenation"

How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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