As we age, the rate at which our skin sheds and replenishes itself slows down. This leaves a layer of dead cells on the surface of the skin, contributing to an aged appearance. Facial peels help exfoliate the damaged layer to reveal the younger, healthier skin beneath. Made of natural fruit and plant extracts, essential oils, vitamins, collagen, elastin or other ingredients, facials are a faster and gentler alternative to laser resurfacing. Applied in a series of 15- to 20-minute treatments over several weeks, facials reduce the signs of aging and can also improve skin conditions such as acne, dry or oily skin, and uneven texture or pigmentation. Peel strengths and formulas are tailored to each patient for optimal results.
Affirm is a non-ablative cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and scarring by stimulating collagen production and skin tightening for a restored appearance. While this treatment is most commonly performed on the face, it can also be used on the neck, chest, arms and hands. The Affirm treatment produces highly effective results with minimal downtime.
Many patients seek Affirm treatment as an alternative to surgery such as a facelift and more expensive laser treatments such as Fraxel. Affirm is less expensive, has shorter downtimes and less side effects than many other cosmetic procedures. There is minimal pain associated with this procedure, and most patients achieve their desired results within three to six treatment sessions.
Affirm is considered safe for most patients. However, there are certain risks associated with any kind of procedure. Your doctor will discuss the individual risks of this treatment with you during your consultation.
Whether for hygienic or cosmetic reasons, women and men who are tired of temporary, often painful methods of removing unwanted hair on the face, back, legs or other body areas may welcome laser hair removal with relief.
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light. Dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface absorb this light and convert it to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth for up to two years.
Multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal. Treatments are needle-free and do not require anesthesia. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight sting like the snap of a rubber band.
It is possible that some hair will grow back, though it is usually finer and lighter than what was originally removed. There may also be some redness and swelling following the procedure.