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NEWPORT BEACH, CA, February 25, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you have a busy schedule and have been wondering about the best way to get a facial rejuvenation without much recovery time, an excellent option would be the Affirm CO2 laser. This system is made by Cynosure Inc.
It features two different lasers -- one for skin resurfacing and one for collagen renewal. Both can be used in the same treatment and that gives both immediate results and long-lasting results. Yet the recovery period can be short and easy. Most people have from two to six treatments, depending on what their exact needs are.
The Affirm MPX Anti-Aging Workstation
The Affirm CO2 laser system uses a patented technology called Micro Ablative technology. Typically a laser skin resurfacing procedure is either ablative or non-ablative. That means that either your skin peels as if you had a sunburn (ablative treatment) or it does not peel because the laser targets a deeper layer and keeps the surface cool (non-ablative treatment).
The Affirm CO2 laser system differs from both these approaches. It does not burn the entire skin surface but works in micro-channels, leaving micro areas of untreated skin between them. This reduces peeling and speeds up recovery.
By having two different lasers in the system, your cosmetic surgeon can give you two types of skin rejuvenation:
• Surface enhancement - visible by the following day; and
• Collagen renewal - providing skin rejuvenation in the longer term
A Customized Treatment For You
The Affirm CO2 laser system is highly adjustable. For deeper wrinkles, the laser can be set for a deeper penetration. If they are shallow, it is set for less penetration. Laser pulse speed can be adjusted, as can the intensity or power of the laser light.
These are all variables which determine the type of treatment you receive. After you discuss your goals and desires with your cosmetic surgeon, your individual treatment will be planned using the exact settings you need.
With all this individual tailoring, your skin can be improved in a wide variety of ways. You can have such surface improvements as:
• Wrinkles, folds and fine lines reduced or eliminated
• Discoloration caused by exposure to the sun's UV rays made even with the rest of the facial skin
• Actinic keratoses removed. These are dry, scaly patches on the skin's surface caused by overexposure to the sun.
• Skin texture refined
• Acne scars significantly diminished.
• Other scars reduced, such as from an accident or a surgery
• Enlarged blood vessels reduced
You can also have the long-term benefit of collagen stimulation. Collagen is a fibrous protein found throughout the body and beneath the skin surface. It provides support. In young skin there is a stronger matrix of collagen and elastin which provides smooth and resilient skin. But as we age, collagen production and strength drops off.
An Affirm CO2 laser treatment can stimulate the existing collagen to produce new collagen to replace collagen that has been lost with aging. This will plump and firm the skin and give you a fresher and more youthful appearance.
To learn more about the Affirm CO2 laser system and other methods of skin rejuvenation, please visit the website of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hendricks in Newport Beach, California.
Source: Dr. Hendricks
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