Skin Rejuvenation With AFT Pulsed Light: As we age, our skin reflects damage from the sun, the elements and the wear-and-tear of daily life. In response, we often seek aesthetic procedures to restore a fresh and youthful appearance. Photo-rejuvenation – one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today - provides the ideal answer. Removing age spots (sun induced freckles), most brown pigmentation and redness due to broken capillaries, these treatments help ‘turn back the clock’. And with no downtime, AFT technology is ideally suited for today’s active lifestyles.
In addition to these signs of photo-damage and early aging, AFT rejuvenation improves dull complexions, uneven pigmentation and large pores, as well as red flushing skin and rosacea.
Skin Rejuvenation With AFT Pulsed Light: How Does It Work?
AFT pulsed light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the sub-surface skin layers and is absorbed by the blood vessels or by pigmentation. The heat impairs the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process.
Is It Safe?
AFT’s pulsed light’s gentle energy parameters assure safe, effective treatment. Uniquely shaped AFT pulses precisely heat their intended targets, causing remarkably little or no skin damage or discomfort. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.
Does It Hurt?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate AFT pulsed light treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of clients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for sensitive areas.
Skin Rejuvenation With AFT Pulsed Light: What To Expect?
The treatments range from 15 to 30 minutes. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. The light pulse is then delivered, with little or no discomfort. After treatment, the gel is removed and the skin is cleansed. You can resume all regular activities immediately.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
Treatment generally involves a series of five sessions. While some clients see significant improvement in two or three treatments others may require more. To maintain results, clients may opt for follow-up treatments.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are rare. Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker and capillaries may be more visible. To help guarantee the best results, limit your exposure to the sun for several weeks before and after treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation With AFT Pulsed Light: The Advantage?
Delivering gentle, subtle improvement, this treatment gives your skin a younger appearance. Your skin will appear naturally even-toned and healthy, without the artificial look of other cosmetic treatments.
Unlike deep laser resurfacing and chemical peels, AFT pulsed light is not accompanied by an extended period of redness and swelling, nor does it involve ablation of the upper layer of skin. Micro-dermabrasion has limited utility, it is ineffective in countering redness, flushing and broken capillaries.