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February 2, 2016

Say Goodbye to Dark Spots with Honolulu MedSpa's AFT Treatment

I have always been aware of some hyperpigmentation on the left side of my face, but didn’t think it was that noticeable until the day I opted to wear a tinted moisturizer instead of my usual cc cream.  In the same day, both my Dad and husband asked me, “What happened to your face?!”  Men.  I brushed it off.    
But now that I am making a commitment in taking better care of my skin I decided to look into getting my dark spots removed.  At Honolulu MedSpa, your esthetician will analyze your skin and come up with a customized treatment plan that will be most beneficial for your skincare needs.  My plan included having an Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) treatment, commonly known as a photo facial, to help target sun spots and improve my skin’s texture. 
I was in, but the two things I needed to know was if it would hurt and would there be downtime.  Luckily for me, the AFT from Alma Lasers™ (exclusive to Honolulu MedSpa) is the next generation of intense pulsed light.  It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and uses a special filtering system to convert it into the usable spectrum, making the treatment safe and effective.  Before the treatment, a numbing cream was applied to my face and it made the treatment virtually painless.  The treatment with the laser lasts approximately 20 minutes.   AFT treatments precisely target the red and browns in the skin that is commonly associated with freckles, sun spots, and rosacea while gently preserving surrounding tissue. 
During the process, the esthetican was surprised how much pigment was appearing out of my skin and stated that I would benefit from a second treatment.  At this point I was a little nervous about going back to work because there could be some redness in the treated areas and generally the pigmented imperfections look worse after AFT before they look better.  You can expect within 24 hours after the treatment, temporary darkening of the pigmented areas that usually sloughs off after 7-10 days.  The amount of darkening varies per patient per treatment.  For best result, Honolulu MedSpa generally recommends a series of 3-6 treatments administered at 4 week intervals. 
After the treatment was over, I looked in the mirror and was happy that it didn’t look as bad as I had expected.  I even went back to work.  Still, I should have given my husband a warning that evening because when he saw me, he got right in my face asking, “What happened to your face?!?!”  
The collage below shows my progress over about 7-10 days with pictures I took with my iphone.  I apologize that the lighting isn't consistent, but I didn't touch up the photos in any way.  I am extremely happy with the results!  The dark spot has definitely lightened and lifted and I also feel my overall complexion is much more radiant.  

Thank you to Honolulu MedSpa for the complimentary AFT treatment.  All gratuities were paid on my own.  All opinions are entirely my own.





2 comments:

  1. I've always been so scared to do this but I need to!!!

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