Affirm is the latest laser treatment for skin rejuvenation. Affirm is a fractional laser energy device that is currently being used to treat:
- aging skin
- sun damaged skin
- acne scars
- surgical scars
- fine lines
- deep wrinkles
Affirm Laser treatment is combined with a sophisticated cooling system at the tip of the laser. This innovation prevents pain during the actual treatment. This unique property allows for the treatment to be undertaken in a relaxed environment with great patient satisfaction.
However, there are a few individuals who are very sensitive to even the slightest pain and these individuals do require pain control medication. A local anesthetic can be applied 20 minutes prior to the procedure and this usually provides adequate relief.
The advantages of the Affirm Laser include:
- little or no downtime
- the majority of individuals can return to work immediately
- little or no pain during treatment
- mild side effects after treatment which rapidly resolve
- can erase fine lines and wrinkles
- causes effective skin tightening
- can help erase sun damaged skin
- can reduce skin discolorations
- has few or very rare complications
Affirm can be used to treat skin of all types and in all ethnic groups.
The Affirm laser works by penetrating the superficial skin and stimulates collagen production in the lower layers of the skin. This eventually results in filling up of the lines and wrinkles and sun damaged skin.
The most common side effect after Affirm laser is redness which usually resolves in a few hours.
Most skin types can be treated effectively with very little to no downtime post treatment. The Affirm works by microbeams of light to the skin layers to aid in collagen stimulation- thus resulting in correction of wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damaged skin.
A series of 3-6 treatment sessions is typical depending on the type and severity of the condition being treated. It usually takes about 4-8 weeks after the first session to start seeing results.
Many individuals claim that skin tightness and clarity occurs after their first treatment.