Skin Tightening with SHALS Technology
Skin tightening is a popular method used to initiate collagen rebuilding to smooth wrinkles and improve skin texture and laxity. SHALS (Smart Heat Accumulation Light Sequence) technology introduces a new level of comfort and safety.
SHALS technology enables infrared light to penetrate deep into the lower dermal levels (1-2 mm) to set off a mild dermal trauma and initiate the wound/heal response. The collagen found in these levels responds with new growth, returning firmness and elasticity to the skin. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles become smoother and skin appears younger and fresher.
In order for this process to work properly, high temperatures in the deeper levels of the dermis are necessary. SHALS technology heats the deep dermal layers without bringing the outer layers of skin above the pain threshold of 42ºC.
SHALS, with proprietary algorithms that support a multi-pulse train, takes advantage of the difference in thermal relaxation times between the outer and inner layers of the skin. This enables the epidermis to remain cooler than the deeper dermal layers as they reach optimal treatment temperatures. A gentle lifting effect takes place, skin loses its laxity and wrinkles fade. Skin appears firmer, smoother and younger looking.