The Affirm Laser is used to treat aging hands, acne scars, and other skin uses by making the skin appear more supple, youthful, and full while helping to treat fine lines, pore size, skin tone, and texture. Since this laser does not go any deeper into the skin than necessary, the treatments deliver only minimal discomfort that is tolerable without the use of topical numbing creams. Redness that resembles a sunburn, swelling, or puffiness is usually gone within hours but not lasting more than a few days. The Affirm laser requires three to five treatments to expose all of the skin to the microthermal laser zones. Sessions last 30 minutes and are spaced three weeks apart.
BroadBand Light (BBL)
Just like with acne treatment, the BroadBand Light (BBL) system utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. This targets red spots, age spots, freckles, sun spots, small facial veins, and several other types of blemishes. Heat is absorbed into the target areas and will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. BBL treatments are customized to each patient, typically needing two to five treatments spaced three weeks apart. This is a non-invasive, safe, and gentle procedure with no downtime. Makeup may be applied directly after treatment, and you can return to normal activities right away. This may cause some redness immediately following the treatment lasting only a few hours. Using sunblock when you go outdoors is recommended.
Our Skintyte laser focuses on making firmer and more youthful looking skin. This is best for patients who desire noticeable skin tightening without surgery. The heat from the non-ablative broadband of pulsed light, jump starts your body’s own natural healing process, creating a renewed collagen foundation leading to continuing firmness even after treatments are completed. Powerful cooling is applied throughout the entire treatment; it maintains a cool and comfortable temperature for the outer skin. Patients will usually need at least three treatments spaced eight weeks apart. Mild redness might occur but should dissipate in minutes. There is no downtime and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately.
For a non-laser approach, the Skin Spa offers Home Skin Care, Fillers, and Chemical Peels for Aging Hands. For more information about the treatment of aging hands, or about any of our laser treatments, visit our Laser Treatments home page.