Over the years, signs of aging appear as a result of exposure to the sun and the effects of gravity and natural aging. The good news is that new advancements in laser technology provide a means of resurfacing and restoring your skin to a more youthful, smoother look.
Treat yourself with Affirm or SmartSkin CO2, the latest anti-aging and skin resurfacing lasers from Cynosure, and find out why women of all ages are raving about these exciting treatments.
Typical Anti-Aging Results
Here are some examples of the type of results you can expect:
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How does it work?
Your doctor will use the SmartSkin laser to apply a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin. As these microscopic holes heal, new younger looking skin is revealed and collagen is stimulated deep within your skin.
How many treatments will I need? You and your doctor will carefully determine the best course of treatment based on your cosmetic and downtime expectations. You may opt for two or three sessions with minimal downtime. Or if you’re able to take a longer downtime, experience dramatic results in just one treatment!
What does the procedure feel like? A topical anesthetic is generally applied before the procedure, although your physician may recommend other approaches to make you comfortable. You will relax in the doctor’s chair and feel heat and tingling as the laser scanner moves across your face.
How long will the results last? The entire face can be treated in as little as 15-30 minutes, with results lasting years, with proper skin care and protection.
What should I expect following treatment? Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. After a few days, you will notice a more even skin tone, smoother skin texture, and healthier-looking skin. You may see some redness and swelling which is completely normal. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin. You may be asked to avoid sun exposure for a period of time.
What is the recovery time? Because SmartSkin CO2 has the distinct ability to deliver micro pulses of energy, you will experience a significantly shorter recovery time than with fully ablative lasers. Each tiny hole will quickly heal and in 2-7 days, you will be able to apply makeup on the treated surface and return to your normal lifestyle. You and your doctor may choose a more aggressive treatment regimen for more significant results with a downtime of three to five days with just one treatment.
How does it work?
Cosmetic laser treatments reverse the signs of aging and sun-damaged skin by stimulating collagen production and promoting tissue tightening.
Am I a candidate? If your skin is showing signs of aging, then you are a candidate for laser treatment. Your practitioner can help you determine your specific needs.
Are there any side effects to treatment? Laser anti-aging treatment should cause only minimal discomfort. Any redness, swelling or puffiness that occurs can be gone within a few days, if not a few hours.
How many laser anti-aging treatments are required? Results vary with each case. Patients may require anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments to achieve desired results. Each session will last from 15 to 30 minutes.
How long do results last? Just like the aging process itself, this varies from person to person. However, if you take steps to protect and preserve your freshly laser rejuvenated skin — such as using SPF sunscreen, facial cleansers and creams – the results will last longer.
Cynosure products are regularly featured in a variety of news outlets. Here’s a sampling of some of our most recent coverage.
- Aesthetic Dermatology News – July/Aug 2007
- Aesthetic Buyers Guide – November/December 2007
- Aesthetic Buyers Guide – January 2007
- Aesthetic Buyers Guide – Autumn 2006
- Aesthetic Buyers Guide – March 2006
- Aesthetic Trends & Technologies – September/October 2007
- Aesthetic Trends & Technologies – Winter 2006
- European Aesthetic Buyers Guide – Spring 2007
- European Aesthetic Buyers Guide – Autumn 2006
- Journal of Drugs in Dermatology – 2006
- Medesthetics – May/June 2007
- Affirm in Harpers Bazaar December 2007
- Affirm in InStyle November 2007
- Affirm in New Beauty Summer 2007
- Affirm in New Beauty
- Affirm in OK Weekly August 13 2007