Meet René - Marketing Director at Sona MedSpa. As a child she spent a lot of time in the sun and thought her freckles were cute. As she got older, those cute freckles turned into blotchy brown patches on her cheeks and forehead. The sun damage really started to accumulate and become more noticeable. It made her feel self conscious and she never went out without makeup on because her skin tone was so uneven. When René joined Sona MedSpa in 2011 she was introduced to a non-surgical procedure that would change her skin - AFT.
What is AFT?
Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation solution that uses an intense light to treat redness, sun damage, uneven skin tone, brown spots, and age spots. The light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the outer layer of the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the pigmentation/coloration being treated. During and after the procedure, the pigmentation/coloration will darken before it flakes off or is absorbed by the body as part of the healing process. Treatments are performed approximately every 4 weeks. Last year over 1,000 Sona MedSpa Clients purchased an AFT treatment package.
Here's a visual timeline of René's treatment from start to finish:
Rene's Before Pictures
During the Treatment
How would you describe the procedure and how it feels?
René: During the treatment, you feel a sensation of heat as the energy is delivered to different areas of your face. There’s also a flash of light each time the laser is triggered. The heat is a little more intense in the areas that are heavily pigmented. The nurse even went over some of the more darkly pigmented areas with a special template to customize the treatment to my specific trouble spots. After the treatment, your face feels warm, like being sunburned.
Immediately After Treatment
During the healing process, what happens to your skin?
René: Immediately after the treatment, you see “crusting” where the pigment has been pulled to the surface. This looks like really dark freckles, but you can wear make up the next day and that helps minimize the effects of the treatment. These dark patches heal over the next two weeks and gradually flake off. It’s important to let this happen naturally and not try to rush the process.
Day After Treatment
Two Weeks After Treatment
After seeing your results, do you think the treatment was worth it? Why?
René: The treatment was absolutely worth it! When I look back at my before pictures, I can’t believe the difference in my skin. I wear a lot less makeup now and most weekends skip it entirely. My skin doesn’t look splotchy anymore, just beautiful even skin tone!
Like René, you too can have confidence that Sona's advanced technology in the hands of our medically licensed providers will provide results that you will love! Say bye, bye to skin imperfections and hello to youthful looking skin!
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