Boston, Massachusetts Cosmetic Surgery
Aged skin is known to be caused by two processes, the first being the intrinsic aging process and the second involving sun (photo) damage. Essentially, all visible signs of aging (wrinkles, laxity, texture, and pigmentation) are associated with photo damage. The Cynosure Affirm Anti-Aging laser offers a major breakthrough in rejuvenating aged skin.
The Affirm utilizes two distinct laser wavelengths fired sequentially to target all layers of photo-damaged and aged skin. Unlike competitive technologies which, by providing only one level of heat intensity, fail to optimize collagen production, the Affirm redistributes laser energy into varied levels of heat intensities to simultaneously stimulate and remodel collagen. Since lower energy levels can be delivered to the skin without compromising effectiveness, patient discomfort is significantly decreased while the healing process is rapidly accelerated. The Affirm laser can be used on all body areas to effectively:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Tighten lax skin
- Soften acne scars
- Reduce enlarged pores
- Minimize stretch marks, surgical scars, and traumatic scars
- Improve overall skin texture
The Affirm is a complete skin rejuvenation solution that provides better and faster results with less pain than any other available treatment. If you are considering Affirm fractional laser treatments in the Boston area or anywhere in Massachusetts, come to Finesse where our medical staff has performed hundreds of Affirm treatments.
Before & After Photos – Affirm Laser
The photographs on this page illustrate typical results of cosmetic procedures performed at Finesse. Individual results will vary.
Wrinkles & Laxity
Acne & Traumatic Scars
Common Affirm Treatment Questions
What should I expect with an Affirm laser treatment?
The area to be treated will be cleaned. Two passes with the laser will be done in the treatment area to ensure overlap. Treatment takes approximately 15 – 45 minutes depending on the size of the area. Short-term side effects can include transient redness, swelling, and tan or dusky appearance of the skin.
How many Affirm treatments will I need?
Optimal results are obtained with three to five treatments depending on the condition being treated and the extent of skin damage. Treatments are spaced three weeks apart. After the treatment series is completed, we recommend one maintenance treatment each year.
How quickly will I see results from the Affirm laser?
Most patients will begin to see results after three treatments. Your body will continue to generate new collagen for six months after the last treatment; therefore, you may continue to see improvement for up to six months after you finish the treatment series. The effect on wrinkles and scars is typically seen sooner than skin tightening effects.
Does the treatment the Affirm treatment hurt?
We will numb the treatment area with topical anesthetic prior to treatment with the Affirm. The system also uses the SmartCool air cooling system to further minimize discomfort.
How is the Affirm laser different from the Fraxel?
Both the Affirm and the Fraxel use fractional laser technology. The Affirm uses two distinct laser wavelengths to target all layers of the skin. Because two lasers are used, lower energies can be used to provide exceptional results while minimizing patient discomfort as well as recovery time. The Fraxel uses a deep penetrating single laser wavelength that can cause increased tissue damage. Overall, the Fraxel is more painful, the treatments take longer, and the recovery period is longer. In addition, there are no skin-tightening benefits with the Fraxel.
Contact a Boston Cosmetic Surgeon Today
At Finesse Cosmetic Laser & Lipo Center, our medical staff is very experienced with administering Affirm laser treatments in the Boston, MA area and can achieve superior results. Our team has more than 40 years of combined experience in cosmetic procedures of all kinds, including those for the face and body, and can help you get the results you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today at (781) 899-SKIN to learn more!