Laser treatments are taken to the next level with the Combined Apex Pulse (CAP) technology found in the Cynosure Affirm™ MPX system – which is located in The Laser and Rejuvenation Center.
The Cynosure Affirm is a non-ablative fractional light energy device that allows for an effective treatment when dealing with acne scars, among other entities such as wrinkles and texture and tone concerns. The CAP system utilizes an array of specially designed lights which can penetrate the skin in a fractional method to achieve its desired effects.
The Cynosure Affirm MPX laser can be used as well to treat fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun-damaged skin and improve skin texture. A topical anesthetic is usually applied prior to treatment, and cool air is utilized as well which makes the treatment comfortable and tolerable to all.
The Cynosure Affirm MPX laser utilizes a wavelength of light at 1440 nm which targets the water in the skin. A second wavelength, at 1320 nm, has been shown to be beneficial for skin tightening. Thus the Cynosure Affirm MPX allows for the improvement in your lines and wrinkles and scars, and provides tissue tightening as well – all in one device. Because it is non-ablative, downtime is minimal with most patients being red for only up to one day or so following the treatment. The number of treatments that are needed will also vary, but because it is non-ablative, most require 4-6 treatments for optimal results.
Benefits of Affirm treatments:
- Minimal discomfort
- Virtually no downtime, may return to normal activities immediately
- Skin rejuvenation
- Collagen stimulation to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Overall skin tightening and toning
- Helps fade age spots and correct sun-damaged skin and other facial discolorations
- Treatment of acne scars and other traumatic scars
- Minimal risk
All skin types can be treated effectively with very little to no downtime post-treatment. The wavelength of light emitted by this device is color-blind – so all skin types can be safely treated. The Affirm works by inserting micro-pulses of light to the skin’s dermis to aid in collagen stimulation, correction of wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage. Common side effects are mild redness that usually resolves in just a few hours. A less common side effect is mild puffiness and swelling that quickly resolves. Post-inflammatory hypo- or hyperpigmentation, commonly seen with many laser devices, especially in darker skin types, is kept to a minimum with this device. Scarring, although rare with non-ablative fractional devices, can be seen as well.
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