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What Should You Anticipate Throughout an AFT IPL Treatment?

Advanced AFT IPL Photorejuvenation Treatment

Deva Med Spa introduces AFT-IPL (Advanced Fluorescence Technology), the cutting-edge evolution of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatment. This advanced technology enhances skin texture, tone, and overall appearance with minimal downtime.

Treatment Type

AFT IPL

Duration

1 Hr

Recovery Time

Minimal Downtime

Benefits of ProLux AFT IPL

Radiant woman showcasing glowing skin after a ProLux AFT IPL photofacial at Deva Med Spa, epitomizing skin rejuvenation in Vancouver and Surrey

Whether it’s rosacea, sunspots or sundamage, hyperpigmentation can make you feel less than confident.  Deva Med Spa’s specialized AFT-IPL laser treatment is clinically proven to significantly diminish the visibility of sun damage, red spots, blemishes, rosacea, broken capillaries (including spider veins), acne scarring, and age spots (brown spots). While IPL laser treatments are widely known, rapid technological advancements continually introduce innovative products that deliver superior results. The AFT skin-resurfacing procedure stands out among them.  Our AFT technology employes multiple wavelengths to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

AFT employs low-energy light in a distinctive “Equal Distribution” technique to gently heat and reduce skin imperfections, distinguishing itself from traditional IPL treatments. Unlike lasers that typically produce a single wavelength of light, AFT (advanced IPL) emits gentle energy pulses across various wavelengths, allowing deeper penetration into the skin. Through a specialized spectrum filtering system that eliminates hot spots, the AFT IPL treatment achieves a more potent, yet safe and effective outcome. Remarkably, treated areas exhibit smoother and younger-looking skin after just a single session, surpassing the often-required 5 to 6 sessions with traditional IPL treatments.

What Should You Anticipate Throughout an AFT IPL Treatment?

Before your session, our office will provide you with pre-treatment instructions to prepare your skin for the AFT-IPL laser treatment. These guidelines are straightforward, including avoiding direct sun tanning for two weeks before your appointment. Patient concerns often revolve around safety, pain, and downtime. One key advantage of booking this appointment is the quick and convenient nature of the AFT-IPL laser treatment, which can be completed in under 30 minutes.

Upon arriving at our laser clinic, a qualified Laser Technician will welcome you and guide you through the preparation process, which typically involves applying a topical numbing agent. Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort throughout the treatment.

At Deva Med Spa, the AFT laser treatment is highly sought after for facial rejuvenation, yet it is equally safe and effective for use on the hands, neck, and chest. While significant results are achieved in a single session, opting for 2 or 3 sessions of AFT-IPL laser treatments ensures optimal outcomes that align with your ultimate skincare goals.

Another notable advantage of the AFT-IPL treatment is its minimal impact on the skin, resulting in swift recovery times. Most patients can resume their regular daily activities immediately, with some choosing to take just one day off for recovery.

FAQ

Photorejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment aimed at promoting younger and healthier-looking skin. As a non-invasive therapy, it uses light-based technology to address a range of skin issues, such as signs of aging, sun damage, and uneven skin pigmentation.

A cutting-edge example of this technology is the ProLux AFT photofacial, an advanced form of photorejuvenation. ProLux, utilizing Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT), represents an evolution of traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, employing a specialized spectrum of light tailored to target and treat skin imperfections effectively.

Key Features of ProLux AFT Photofacial:

  1. Advanced Light Technology: ProLux AFT uses specific, optimal wavelengths of light that are selectively absorbed by the skin. This precise approach ensures efficient treatment of various skin concerns while minimizing the impact on surrounding healthy tissue.

  2. Effectiveness on Skin Imperfections: The ProLux AFT photofacial is adept at treating a variety of skin conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, redness, broken capillaries, and uneven pigmentation. It also contributes to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

  3. Collagen Production Stimulation: The light energy from the ProLux AFT photofacial penetrates deep into the skin layers, encouraging the production of collagen. This leads to increased skin firmness, smoother texture, and a more youthful skin appearance.

  4. Comfort and Minimal Downtime: The ProLux treatments are designed to be comfortable, causing minimal discomfort compared to other skin rejuvenation methods. The procedure is quick, involves little to no downtime, and patients can resume their regular activities almost immediately.

  5. Versatility for Various Skin Types: ProLux AFT photofacials are effective for a wide range of skin types. Our highly trained Laser Technicians at Deva Med Spa can help tailor a customize plan that suits your needs. 

Yes, there is a significant difference in IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machines, and these variations can greatly impact the effectiveness, comfort, and safety of the treatments. The ProLux AFT IPL system stands out as a superior choice for several reasons:

  1. Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT): The ProLux AFT system utilizes a more advanced version of IPL technology known as Advanced Fluorescence Technology. AFT is an innovation that enhances the IPL spectrum, allowing for more efficient and safer energy usage. This technology ensures that the light energy is more uniformly distributed, resulting in more effective and consistent treatments.

  2. Customizable Wavelengths: Unlike traditional IPL machines, which have a fixed range of wavelengths, the ProLux AFT IPL system offers customizable wavelength settings. This allows for treatments to be specifically tailored to individual skin types and concerns, enhancing both safety and effectiveness.

  3. Improved Safety and Comfort: The ProLux AFT IPL system incorporates a sophisticated cooling mechanism, which significantly reduces the discomfort typically associated with IPL treatments. This cooling feature also minimizes the risk of skin irritation and burns, making the procedure safer and more comfortable for clients.

  4. Greater Efficacy in Treatment: Thanks to its advanced technology, the ProLux AFT IPL system is more effective in targeting a range of skin concerns, including hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and the treatment of pigmentation and vascular lesions. The precision and power of the ProLux system allow for better results in fewer sessions compared to standard IPL machines.

  5. Suitability for a Wider Range of Skin Types: The ProLux AFT IPL system is designed to be effective on a broader spectrum of skin types and tones. This inclusivity is a significant advancement over traditional IPL machines, which are often limited in their effectiveness on certain skin tones.

In summary, the ProLux AFT IPL system represents a significant advancement over traditional IPL technology. Its combination of Advanced Fluorescence Technology, customizable settings, enhanced safety features, and greater efficacy make it a superior choice for a wide range of aesthetic treatments.

The duration of results from ProLux AFT IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments can vary based on the type of treatment and individual factors. However, here is a general overview:

  1. Hair Removal: ProLux AFT IPL is highly effective for hair reduction. After a complete treatment course, typically consisting of multiple sessions, clients can expect a significant reduction in hair growth. The results are long-lasting, but not permanent. Maintenance sessions may be required periodically (e.g., once a year) to manage regrowth, as some hair follicles may eventually recover.

  2. Skin Rejuvenation: For treatments targeting skin concerns like pigmentation, sun damage, or vascular lesions, results can be quite durable. Clients often observe a clearer, more even-toned, and rejuvenated skin appearance. These improvements can last several months to a year, but ongoing skin care and protection from sun exposure are crucial for prolonging results.

  3. Collagen Production: IPL treatments can stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer and smoother skin. These effects can gradually improve over several months as collagen regeneration takes time. The longevity of these results can be influenced by the client’s age, skin type, lifestyle, and skincare regimen.

It’s important to note that individual results may vary, and factors such as skin type, treatment area, and adherence to post-treatment care can influence the outcome and duration of the results. Consultations with a professional can provide more personalized information based on individual needs and expectations.

11 Post-Treatment Care Instructions for ProLux AFT IPL

After undergoing a ProLux AFT IPL treatment, it’s important to follow these care guidelines to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects:

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from sun exposure. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. This is crucial to prevent any additional skin damage and to maintain the results of the treatment.

  2. Gentle Skin Care: Treat your skin gently for at least 48 hours post-treatment. Avoid any harsh skincare products, such as those containing retinoids, glycolic acid, or other exfoliating agents.

  3. Stay Cool: Avoid heat treatments such as hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms. Excessive heat can irritate the treated area.

  4. No Strenuous Exercise: Refrain from engaging in strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours after treatment. Sweating and increased body heat can aggravate the skin.

  5. Hydration is Key: Keep your skin well hydrated. Use a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer to soothe and hydrate the skin.

  6. Avoid Other Skin Treatments: Do not undergo other skin treatments or use abrasive or exfoliating tools on the treated area for at least a week.

  7. No Tanning: Avoid tanning beds and self-tanning products until your skin has fully recovered.

  8. Wear Loose Clothing: If the treatment was performed on a body area, wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid friction and irritation.

  9. Follow Specific Instructions for Hair Removal: If you received hair removal treatment, shave the area if necessary, but avoid waxing, plucking, or electrolysis.

  10. Monitor Your Skin: Observe your skin for any signs of unusual reaction and contact your treatment provider if you have any concerns.

  11. Attend Follow-up Sessions: For treatments like hair removal, it’s important to attend all scheduled follow-up sessions to achieve the best results.

By adhering to these post-treatment care instructions, you can help ensure a smooth recovery and enhance the effectiveness of your ProLux AFT IPL treatment.

UV exposure before laser treatments, such as those involving AFT-IPL (Advanced Fluorescence Technology-Intense Pulsed Light), can significantly impact both the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Here’s why avoiding UV exposure is crucial:

  1. Increased Risk of Skin Damage: Laser treatments target the melanin (pigment) in the skin. If the skin is tanned from UV exposure, there’s more melanin present, which can confuse the laser. This might lead to the laser targeting the pigment in the tanned skin instead of the hair follicle or the intended lesion, increasing the risk of burns, blistering, or discoloration.

  2. Heightened Sensitivity: Tanned skin, whether from natural sunlight or tanning beds, is more sensitive. Laser treatment on sensitized skin can be more painful and can lead to a higher likelihood of adverse reactions.

  3. Compromised Treatment Results: UV exposure can alter the characteristics of your skin, which can make it harder for the laser to effectively target the intended areas. This can lead to less effective treatment outcomes, requiring more sessions to achieve the desired results.

  4. Potential for Pigment Changes: Post-laser, the skin is more vulnerable. If it has been recently exposed to UV light, there’s an increased risk of irregular pigmentation following the treatment, such as hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots).

  5. Interference with Healing: UV exposure can weaken the skin’s natural healing process. Healing skin needs to be protected from additional stressors, like UV rays, to ensure proper recovery and to avoid complications.

For these reasons, most laser treatment providers advise avoiding UV exposure for a specified period before laser procedures. This precaution helps ensure the safety of the treatment and optimizes the results.  At Deva Med Spa our highly trained laser professionals will guide you in pre and post care instructions. 

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