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What is a "Photo Facial"?
How Does a Photo Facial Work?
What are the benefits of a Photo Facial?
What Machine is used for Photo Facials?
What to expect at your consultation
On the day of treatment
What will I look like after the treatment?

What are the contraindications to having the Affirm MPX laser treatment?
What are the post treatment instructions?

How many treatments will I need?

What is a "Photo Facial"?

A Photo Facial is a technique for removing discoloration in the skin resulting in an even and youthful appearance. This procedure is non-surgical and requires no down-time.

How Does a Photo Facial Work?

The Photo Facial utilizes intense pulsed light that is applied to the area being treated. The pulsed light penetrates the skin. Heat impairs pigmentation or vessels and the body begins it's natural healing process. The pigmented area will darken and flake off and vessels will be reabsorbed into the body. The skin's appearance is left more youthful with even tones and reduced redness.

What are the Benefits of a Photo Facial Treatment?

The Photo Facial will improve the following conditions:

    Sun and age spots
    Fine lines and wrinkles
    Improve uneven pigmentation and red flushing of the skin
    Smooth skin and even the skin's tone
    Improve the appearance of Rosacea and broken capillaries

Cynosure Affirm Multiplex Anti-Aging Workstation:

The Cynosure Affirm laser treatment is indicated for wrinkle reduction, treatment of scars (acne, surgical and trauma), pigmentation, stretch marks as well as tissue tightening. The Affirm is a microthermal rejuvenation system with the patented Combined Apex Pulse(CAP). CAP allows stimulation of new collagen as well as collagen remodeling.

The Cynosure Affirm is a multiplex treatment with a combined heat energy of both the 1320nm as well as 1440nm. It is a non-ablative fractionated laser technology that causes bulk heating to stimulate injury to a part of the skin, while leaving some the surrounding skin intact to allow for healing. What it means to you is good results with less downtime. The non-ablative laser treatment does require a series of treatments, usually 4-6 treatments at a 4-6 week interval. It is not as aggressive as a fractionated CO2 laser treatment but that also allows less downtime and less risk of complications.

What to expect at your consultation:

Your RN will review your skin improvement goals and compare them to the indications for the Affirm laser, making sure this is the desired treatment option for you. There are many options in skin rejuvenation and we would love to inform you of many different options to be sure we are able to meet your goals. Before photographs are taken. Once your appointment is set, we will send you home with a small amount of topical anesthetic to be applied to the treatment area about 30 minutes before treatment.

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On the day of treatment:

Skin will be cleaned and scrubbed to remove all lotions and topicals prior to treatment. The skin will be aggressively cooled (to protect the skin) before, during and after each pass of the laser skin rejuvenation treatment. After treatment, topical products to cool the skin will be applied, as well as sunscreen before you leave the office.

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What will I look like after the treatment?

After treatment, you skin will most likely be red and warm and tingly. The redness will be in a circular pattern with some welting as well. This red and welted pattern will usually continue for 24-48 hours. If the treatment area remains warm and red, reapply a topical cooling product such as aloe vera gel.

What are the contraindications to having the Affirm MPX laser treatment:

  • history of skin cancer or exhibit suspicious lesions
  • pregnancy
  • seizure disorder triggered by light
  • Retin A capsules in the last 6 months
  • anticoagulants
  • medications that increase sensitivity to light (antibiotics)
  • have received gold therapy

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What are the post treatment instructions?

  • no rubbing or scratching the treatment area
  • no swimming or using hot tubs while redness is present for at least 24-48 hours
  • apply moisturizer twice a day while redness is present
  • if crusting occurs, do not shave or pick at area. Apply aloe as needed to keep moist, let the crusting fall off on its own.
  • discomfort may be relieved by Tylenol or ice packs
  • avoid sun exposure, when treatment area is exposed to the sun use a sun block of SPF of 30 or more

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How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments at a 4-6 week interval

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Have any questions or concerns? Please call Affordable Laser at 303-466-6622 or e-mail us at nurse@laserRN.com

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