People undergo cosmetic enhancement procedures to remove wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and to generally sustain youthful appearances. There are a lot of cosmetic improvement procedures available nowadays. Affirm laser therapy is yet another example of an anti-aging treatment.
What laser is used for this procedure?
The laser for this skin treatment is labeled the Affirm CO2 laser. It functions with fractionated laser technology, distributing concentrated pulses of energy to the treatment area. The Affirm laser therapy focuses on numerous micro-dot treatment areas made possible by the Combined Apex Pulse (CAP) mechanism. The small area covered by the treatment reduces the pain and risk involved in the procedure. In addition, the heat from the Affirm CO2 laser also encourages collagen production which is necessary for healthier skin and longer-lasting results. Generally, the facial skin and muscles are tightened by the laser, giving the patient a healthier and more youthful glow.
Are Affirm laser treatments uncomfortable?
Anesthetic creams are not necessary for the Affirm laser therapy, although there’s nothing stopping patients from asking for it. However, using anesthesia isn’t a popular choice among Affirm patients. The micro-dot technology of the Affirm CO2 laser is able to reduce the discomfort experienced by the patient, making anesthesia unnecessary. In addition, each time the laser heats the face, it simultaneously cools the area with the chilling mechanism attached to it.
How much time does it take?
The Affirm laser therapy can take between fifteen to twenty minutes. Since each application of the laser provides more intense therapy to the area as compared to other lasers, fewer applications are required. The treatment has to be done for a maximum of four to six times in order to preserve the effects better.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to recuperate from the procedure. Patients can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure.
The skin should improve noticeably in three to eight weeks. The skin will continue to improve as more collagen is produced in the facial tissues.
The results of the Affirm laser therapy would wear down differently with each patient. For the most part, the effects of the procedure are long-lasting. There are results that are permanent, like the elimination of acne scars. The overall enhancing effects of Affirm laser treatments can still be experienced two years after the procedure.
Who are the ideal candidates for the procedure?
The Affirm laser therapy is designed to help people eliminate aged and sun-damaged skin. It is not as risky as other methods, so it is safe for everyone’s use. Each Affirm laser treatment is unique - patients would have specific needs that have to be answered so prior consultation with the practitioner is essential.
What should be expected after the treatment?
The skin is expected to redden and become puffy for a short time after the treatment. The skin might also develop a slight tan, but normal skin tones should be restored in about two to three weeks. The vulnerability of the skin to environmental factors, especially to the sun’s rays, is increased after the Affirm Laser Therapy, so doctors recommend regular use of sunscreen.