The ageing process affects everyone, some things we cannot control and some we can. Lifestyle, sun damage and age all contribute to our skin looking tired and dull.
Photo rejuvenation is one of the most popular treatments. It can help with many signs of ageing, fine lines, age spots, broken facial veins and many other problems.
AFT is skin treatment for anyone who would like to re-vitalise their looks without invasive procedures or injections.
What is it used for?AFT can help in the treatment of:
- Age spots
- Most brown pigmentation
- Redness due to broken capillaries
- Uneven pigmentation
- Large pores
- Red flushing skin
- Rosacea Improves dull complexion
Who cannot be treated?
- Patients who are pregnant or having IVF treatment
- If you are on a photosensitive medication or herbal remedy or taking blood thinners
- Prolonged exposure to the sun or artificial tanning four weeks before or after treatment
- Active Herpes Simplex (cold sores) in treatment area
- History of keloid scarring (overproduction of scar tissue)
- Insulin dependent diabetes
- Very fragile or dry skin
- Patients who suffer from epilepsy
How is the treatment carried out?Cooling gel is applied, ensuring the laser head achieves good contact with the skin. The applicator is placed in contact with the skin and the flashing light is passed through the skin to treat the problem.
Does it hurt?When the light energy is passed into the skin, you will feel a sensation similar to that of an elastic band pinging on the skin which most clients are able to tolerate.
What are the side effects?The skin of some people becomes quite red immediately after treatment and very rarely small blisters similar to that experienced from excessive sun exposure can occur. However most patients experience no side effects at all and the described skin reaction usually disappears within hours or at most a few days.
How long does the treatment take?An initial free consultation and test patch appointment is required which takes about 45 minutes. A test patch is carried out to ensure it is safe for you to carry on with your treatment.
Follow up appointments are usually for half an hour depending on the condition you wish to be treated. This laser treatment requires no ‘down’ or recovery time.
You can have your treatment and usually return to work or your normal daily activities immediately or certainly by the next day.