Getting Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Atlanta
What is Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation has become a buzzword and it can mean different things to different people. It can mean laser treatments, facials, resurfacing, masks, injectables, the list goes on and on. At the core of skin rejuvenation is overall improvement to your skin’s health and appearance.
When you consider laser skin rejuvenation treatments, we understand that downtime procedures are simply not for everyone. While the cO2 laser does a great job in resurfacing and remodeling the skin by making micro-cuts. It isn’t safe for darker skin tones and there is downtime. The Affirm Laser is an alternative treatment if you aren’t ready for cO2 or if you have a darker skin type.
Affirm Laser is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. It safely delivers the laser energy into the skin without cutting.
Recent studies are showing lasers like the Affirm laser can achieve comparable results to cO2 laser skin resurfacing, however, a series of these treatments will be needed.
Affirm Laser can improve:
- Skin texture
- Skin tightening
- Fine lines/wrinkles
- Reduces pore size
- Collagen production
- Promotes overall anti-aging
- Improves the appearance of scars and stretch marks
How Does Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation Work?
The Affirm laser combines a 1440 nm and 1320 nm wavelength lasers that target the water present in the skin tissue. Very simply put, the heat absorption allows the collagen to be remodeled in the skin. In addition, new collagen is produced in the skin as well. This results in the plumping and tightening of the skin.
What are the Risks/Side Effects?
This procedure carries minimal risk, but you should certainly visit an experienced provider should you encounter issues you want to know your concerns will be handled quickly and professionally.
Patients will have redness and the skin may feel warm following treatment. This typically resolves in 24-48 hours. You may also experience some mild swelling or disc shaped whelps, like the redness this is typically gone within 24-48 hours.
Pregnant woman should not have Affirm laser treatments.
Preparing for Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation
The Week Before Your Procedure
- 3-5 days before your microneedling treatment it is advised to stop using exfoliating products, acids and bleaching creams/products.
- Discontinue retinols and tretinoin (Retin-A) at least 12 hours in advance (day before).
- Refrain from using self-tanners 2 weeks prior to treatment. If you have had recent sun exposure be sure all redness or sunburns have completely healed before having microneedling.
- Do not wax or have a skin treatment like a chemical peel or IPL 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
- If you have a history of cold sores, please be sure to notify us in advance so that we can prescribe an anti-viral to prevent an outbreak post treatment.
- Affirm cannot be done if you have active acne, cold sore or open lesions.
The Day of Your Treatment
There is no real prep involved on the day of your treatment. It is always preferred that you come in with a clean face (no make-up), however if you are coming from work, we will have you cleanse your face once you arrive.
If you typically exercise, we recommend doing that before coming in for your appointment as rigorous exercise is not recommend for the rest of the day.
What to Expect During the Procedure
A numbing cream isn’t needed for this procedure.
Your skin will be cleansed and prepped for treatment. Your laser practitioner will determine the appropriate settings to used based on your skin’s condition. Titanium goggles will be placed over your eyes for protection. Your treating laser practitioner will make 2-3 passes over the treatment area. Once the treatment is complete some patients like an ice pack to help reduce the heat felt in the skin. Cooling and hydrating products will be applied along with sunscreen before you leave.
This treatment is well tolerated by most of patients. With each laser pulse you will feel warmth and a mild snap against the skin (similar to a rubber band hitting the skin). Zero-degree air is being blown on the skin for the duration of the treatment, making it comfortable. The forehead and above the lip is typically the most sensitive. Again, all of our patients tolerate treatment very well.
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
For best results you will need a series of 8 treatments, spaced at one-month intervals,
Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation Recovery Time
Patients leave the office looking quite red, however, this is short lived often lasting minutes or up to 24 hours after the procedure. Make-up may be applied immediately. Affirm laser treatments may be performed on all skin types making this one of the few skin rejuvenation procedures that can be safely done on darker skin types.
We recommend limiting strenuous exercise for the rest of the day after your Affirm laser treatment. Sweat can further irritate the skin.
Limit sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment.
Make-up can be applied immediately following treatment.
Use only gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the skin for 72-hours or 3 days post treatment. Do not use a Clarisonic or powered cleansing brush for at least one week after treatment.
Serum antioxidants will help to sooth and lessen redness and aid in the healing process.
Keep the skin well hydrated and wear sunscreen.
After 3 days you can resume your normal skincare regimen.
Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation Consultations
We believe consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand exactly what you are looking to achieve with your skin. At your consultation you will meet with one laser practitioners who will put together a treatment plan along with product suggestions for your consideration. They will also let you know the number of Affirm laser treatments they believe you will need to see the best results.
Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation Pricing
The cost of Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation depends upon the number of sessions a patient desires.
In general, Affirm Laser treatment pricing ranges from $250 for a single treatment to $1,600 for a package of 8-treatments.
Before & After Photos
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
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Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation Testimonials
*Results vary from person to person and are not guaranteed