Anti-Aging Treatment – FAQ

How does it work?

The affirm gently treats the problem area with enhancing micro-pulses of light, which helps simultaneously stimulate and remodel the skin’s natural production of collagen, making the skin appear more youthful while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The Affirm is specifically designed to diminish the effects of aging of the skin. The system also treats discoloration, a common condition associated with aging skin and over-exposure to the skin.

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for the Affirm treatments are any individuals who have wrinkle concerns, sun damage, redness, acne scarring, stretch marks. All skin types may be treated with the Affirm anti-aging laser.

What does the treatment feel like?

When being treated with the Affirm, you may experience a slight prickly or light stinging sensation. Remember that everyone is different and what one person considers bothersome another may not mind at all. It all depends on individual sensitivity or tolerance to the stimulation. Most people tolerate the treatment just fine.

How many treatments are required?

Results vary with each case. To achieve optimal results, we recommend 6 to 8 treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart. Each session will last from 15 to 30 minutes.

Are there side effects?

After the treatment, redness and some slight swelling may occur, typically lasting anywhere from 12 hours to 2 days. A tan or dusky appearance of the skin can also appear in some patients and may last for 2 to 3 weeks.

How long do results last?

Just like the aging process itself, this varies from person to person. However, if you take steps to protect and preserve your freshly rejuvenated skin—such as using SPF sunscreen, facial cleansers and creams—the results will last longer.

Cellulite Treatment-FAQ

How does the TriActive work?

The handheld TriActive devise attacks cellulite in three ways: low-energy laser light penetrates the skin, enhancing blood circulation and softening the connective tissue; deep-tissue massage stimulates blood flow and drainage; and a cooling effect shrinks fat cells and lessens swelling.

How long does it take?

The entire procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

Is it painful? When will I see the results?

The procedure is not painful and not even as strenuous as a traditional massage, most individuals report that it “just feels great!”

How soon will I notice results?

Individual results can depend on several factors: the area being treated, whether treatment is combined with another procedure, diet and exercise, your age, and general condition, and the number of treatments. In some cases it may take up to 6 to 10 treatments before you start to see significant results and maintenance is required once a month after desired results.

How many treatments are recommended?

To get the best results, a total of 13-16 treatments are recommended. Treatments twice a week in the beginning and once a week after about 6-7 sessions will provide quicker results. In addition to a healthy and active lifestyle, maintenance treatments are recommended on a continual month-to-month basis.

Is it really effective?

Clinical researchers report seeing up to a 40% reduction in cellulite after eight treatments.
Additional treatments provide even better results.

Pigmented Lesions – FAQ

What does it feel like?

Although many patients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation only when the laser pulse is delivered. The cold tip on the hand piece helps soothe the skin as the laser is delivered.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment time should be 15 to 30 minutes but may vary depending on the number and size of the vessel(s) to be treated.

How does it work?

Laser treatments can safely and effectively reduce the appearance of lesions on any area of the body. A highly focused beam of laser light is attracted to the dark pigment of the lesion and within 4-6 weeks, the spots treated will slough off.

How many treatments does it take?

The skin under the surface will be lighter after just one treatment; however additional treatments may be necessary to achieve the maximum results. It is imperative to use sunscreen on areas treated because any sun exposure can cause the lesions to reappear.

Vein Removal – FAQ

What does it feel like?

Although many patients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation only when the laser pulse is delivered. The cold tip on the hand piece helps soothe the skin as the laser is delivered.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment time should be 15 to 30 minutes but may vary depending on the number and size of the vessel(s) to be treated

How many treatments will I need?

In many cases, significant improvement is realized in as a few as 1 to 3 treatments. In some cases new spider veins may appear therefore, additional treatments may be necessary. Treatments may occur at 4 week intervals.

When can I resume normal activities?

Although we encourage you to resume normal activities almost immediately, we do ask that you refrain from vigorous exercise and avoid hot tubs for at least 24 hours post treatment. Also avoid direct sun exposure after treatment and if you do go in the sun, protect the treated area with a minimum SPF 30 Sun Block (not sunscreen).

What will the laser do to the veins?

When treating vascular lesions, the blood temperature at the targeted area is elevated to a level that causes coagulation without damage to the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Because the laser energy is absorbed by melanin in the epidermis, as well as the desiredtarget of hemoglobin, the epidermal-cooling feature integrated in the hand piece is used to reduce the temperature rise in the epidermis. Multiple treatments may be necessary to obtain a satisfactory response for some leg veins.

Laser Hair Removal – FAQ

What does the laser treatment feel like?

The treatment does have a slight prickly or stinging sensation. Most of our clients are able to tolerate the treatment without difficulty. However, since every person’s level of sensitivity is different and treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing cream is available.

What happens to the skin after laser treatment?

Reddening of the skin is the desired reaction.The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal. Since the laser is not invasive in any way, no bandages are necessary. You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.

How many laser treatments will I need?

It has been our experience most of our patients are able to discontinue treatments, knowing they will probably need an occasional touch up, after an average of 6-8 treatments. This is providing that the recommended treatment schedule that is outlined during the consultation is followed. It is also important to understand that results may vary depending on the individuals hair type, their stress levels, certain medications and fluctuation in hormone levels. Keeping in mind that some individuals require fewer treatments and some will require more treatments depending on the results desired.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Based on our experience, hairs that are treated during a growth cycle will not regrow. Each individual’s treatment response may be different because of their hair or skin type. In addition, everyone has between 500 and 1000 follicles per square inch, of which many are dormant at the time of the treatment, therefore we have no way of knowing if and when they may start growing due to stress levels, certain medications and different hormone levels.

What to expect after laser treatment?

After your initial treatment, you should enjoy a significant reduction of hair. However,it will take a week or two for the treated hair to push its way to the surface and fall out. With each treatment, the hair in the active growing phase will be effectively treated. A follow up appointment is scheduled in 4-8 weeks after each treatment. It is encouraged to maintain the schedule of treatments outlined in the consultation.

What if I have gray, white, blond, red or light fine hair?

Since the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, this hair type or hair color may not be treated with the laser. If this is your case call our clinic, they may have options for the treatment you are seeking at their site.