Though many of us wouldn’t mind looking a little younger, the idea of going under the knife for vanity can sound a little too risky. But guess what? You no longer have to compromise thanks to advances in laser technology. We’re proud to offer Affirm™ laser, a unique treatment option that can give you younger, healthier looking skin.
Affirm laser treatments can reduce a variety of imperfections, and they are safe for most skin types and tones.
Affirm laser treatments employ micro-pulses of light that stimulate and remodel natural collagen production, allowing you to achieve dramatic results without surgery or injections. Though multiple sessions are typically recommended, you’ll see an improvement in skin texture, tone and pigmentation after just a single treatment.
Also, Affirm isn’t just for the face. Patients with stretch marks, surface scars or keloids may also benefit from treatment. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Affirm laser treatments, contact our offices to schedule a consultation.
Affirm laser is an outpatient treatment that can usually be completed in 30 minutes or less. Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed. Because Affirm is non-ablative, topical or injectable anesthetic is rarely necessary. Once you’re ready, your laser specialist will use a handheld device to apply laser energy to your skin.
During treatment, it’s common to experience a slight stinging or prickling sensation, but most patients tolerate the experience just fine. Immediately following treatment, some redness or swelling is common, but this should subside in less than 48 hours. To get the best results, we usually recommend that our patients undergo three to five treatments, spaced about a month apart.
Affirm laser treatments cause less damage to the skin than many other laser resurfacing treatments, which means you’ll require little to no downtime. Most patients go back to work and normal routines right away while others choose to take a day off.
Your skin will be very sensitive to sunlight during after treatment, so you should apply sunscreen as a post-treatment precaution. Some patients see results after their first treatment, but dramatic improvement in your skin will gradually appear over the course of several sessions.
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