In the endless search for clear, healthy skin, it’s hard not to encounter plenty of hype about laser treatments. The fact is, laser treatments are some of the leading-edge treatment options on the cosmetic market— and with good reason. Laser treatments can provide excellent results with a fraction of the downtime versus some traditional skincare options, so they’re worth knowing about. At our Pewaukee office, we offer a variety of laser treatment options so you can customize your treatment package with the options that fit you best. Here’s what to know about one of our latest and best options, the Harmony AFT system.
WHAT IS AFT?
AFT, or Advanced Fluorescence Technology, is a step above IPL treatments. It uses a wide range of wavelength pulses and light energy to penetrate the skin and generate gentle heat in the deep layers of the skin. This boosts collagen production and can more effectively target pigmentation like brown spots, red spots, and veins.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AFT AND IPL?
AFT is simply a more advanced form of IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. Normally, IPL focuses only on a single wavelength on the treatment area. Although IPL is an effective way to treat many different concerns, AFT emits energy over multiple wavelengths for more complete treatment of your concern areas. For this reason, AFT is often considered the next generation of IPL treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AFT?
There are plenty of benefits to AFT. During your consultation, our team can create the right treatment plan for you based on your unique goals and concerns.
It can treat a variety of concerns
AFT is a great option for many different skin concerns— or even just a way to achieve a healthy, radiant look. AFT is extremely versatile and can treat things like pigmentation (rosacea, sun damage, pigmented lesions, redness, and dark spots), as well as facial and spider veins. It can also improve texture, tone, and age spots with the right package of treatments. It also is a great option to pair with other treatments in helping acneic skin. Overall, it’s likely that AFT can benefit your skin and boost your confidence with a healthy glow.
It’s comfortable and requires no downtime
AFT also comes with little to no discomfort during treatment. When the handpiece is administered to your skin, it generates gentle pulses of light that are absorbed into the deep layers. This can sometimes feel like a small rubber band snap, and many patients can easily tolerate it. However, we always use a topical numbing cream to best promote patient comfort. Afterward, you can return home with a few simple care steps like avoiding sunlight and keeping your skin moisturized with gentle, unscented products. You can get right back to your normal schedule while your skin generates new collagen and breaks down the treated pigmentation in the skin.
Quick and easy treatments
AFT treatments can be performed in as little as 30 minutes. This means it comes with little hassle and you can easily fit it into your schedule. With no real downtime, AFT treatments can be a regular part of your skincare regimen for clear, healthy skin with regular sessions. Our team can make sure you understand the ideal treatment frequency for you and your skincare goals during your consultation.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
AFT is an excellent way to boost your skin and enjoy a variety of benefits. To learn more and meet with our expert laser team, we invite you to contact Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa by calling or filling out our online form.
Dr. Deborah Manjoney is a board-certified surgeon and physician with extensive training, including cardiothoracic surgery. She founded the Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa in 2002, where she specializes in vein treatments and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. Dr. Manjoney is nationally recognized, having spoken at conferences, received awards, and contributed to medical publications.