The AFT treatment is the newest treatment using pulsating light energy. The name is abbreviated from:
The treatment is based on principles of absorbing light energy into chromophores (melanin, hemoglobin), substances with pigment. Energy which provokes different effects is released, the effects can be destruction, stimulation... The AFT treatment differs from the laser because it uses waves of various lengths which travel in different directions and have different characteristics. The first device which worked on AFT treatment principles was the IPL device (Intense Pulsed Light). AFT technology is much more advanced, reliable and better in comparison with the IPL device which has side-effects and weaker results.
Significantly lower power is used (due to numerous technological advances) which is what brought complications to a minimum (IPL uses more power). Because of the cooling of the extensions which are used for treating, the treatment is safer because the cooling effect protects the skin and prevents complications. The IPL device causes tingling and discomfort, while with the AFT treatment discomfort has been reduced. One of the features of the AFT treatment is the significantly deeper penetration of optical energy into the second skin layer. That is why the results are significantly better in comparison to the IPL device, where the optical energy covers only the first skin layer. Sometimes IPL treatments require twice as many treatments in comparison to the AFT. Because of the greater strength of the device, AFT treatments do not take as much of your time.
Before the treatment we clean your face and take off your make up. After that we apply gel on the treatment area for better contact of the extension and skin. The extension then targets the wanted areas. Before emitting there is a flash and a tingling sensation in the treated area. We again clean your face and put an ice pack for you to hold for 10-15 minutes.
The treatment is painless but can be a bit unpleasant when stronger power is applied. The higher the power the better the results. No anesthesia is needed because the treatment can be borne without it.
Usually somewhat weaker results are visible after the initial treatment, because of weaker energy which is used to evaluate the skin reaction. With each next treatment we amplify the power and the results are better.
1 to 3 treatments are needed for rejuvenation, and the interval between the treatments should be from 30 to 60 days. For facial redness reductions, i.e. curing rosacea, 5 treatments are needed. If your skin is sensitive or badly damaged by sun a few treatments more are recommended, especially on the neck, decollete and fists. When treating pigmentation 2 to 5 treatments are enough. With the rejuvenation treatments and redness removal, i.e. rosacea we recommend occasional maintenance treatments (1-2 times a year). With smaller capillaries, red scars and stretch marks 1 to 3 treatments.
With rejuvenation treatments and redness reductions, i.e. rosacea, usually no recovery is needed or it takes just a few days. Make up can be applied after the treatment. When treating pigmentation the goal is to darken the pigmentation which is seen as a sign of success. This coloration can last 2 to 7 days until the pigment peels off. Usually it takes 4 to 7 days for the neck and decollete to heal. It is advised that you plan on a few days of recovery time after the treatment of pigmentation on the neck, face and decollete because they cannot be covered by make up.
There are no scars because it is a superficial treatment. Minor skin damage, usually when treating pigmentation, is possible and it heals within a few days. When treating redness and rosacea temporary swelling and tingling of the face can appear. If after 30 days you expose yourself to strong sun or go to the solarium, development of pigmentation is possible. Usually, pigmentation rarely appears after the treatment and usually passes. Sometimes, with more sensitive skin after the treatment you can feel slight tingling and burning in the face which passes rather quickly.