Smooth skin and the absence of excess vegetation on it is considered the only standard of beauty from an aesthetic point of view. Modern women, and sometimes men, endure discomfort and spend significant financial resources in order to get rid of hated hairs on various parts of their body once and for all. A worthy solution to this problem is AFT hair removal – a technique that has received recognition and numerous positive reviews from both professional cosmetologists and ordinary lay people.
The essence of the methodology and general information about it
The name of the procedure comes from the term “Advanced Fluorescence Technology” (AFT), which, translated into Russian, means fluorescent advanced technology. The technique is an effective symbiosis of laser and photographic procedures, characterized by increased efficiency and significant versatility in use.
AFT hair removal was first developed and applied by Israeli scientists (Alma Lasers). The main objective of the new method was not only the complete removal of hairs on any parts of the body, but also the minimization of possible side effects. This positive trend is explained by the use of ultra-modern pulsed light, which has a significant particle flux density.
The apparatus used for AFT epilation is equipped with a special nozzle with a filter that divides the transmitted pulse into its component parts. Unused in the process and dangerous parts (namely, short waves and ultraviolet light), it converts into near-infrared radiation, which also ensures the elimination of too lush vegetation.
The formation of a positive result does not occur immediately. This is due primarily to the characteristics of the human body (gradual growth of hairs). On average, a full course of AFT-based treatments can range from 5 to 10 sessions. The interval between visits by specialists is usually not more than one month.
The technique is great for treating a bikini area, armpits, skin over the upper lip, arms, legs, back, chest and other areas.
The main stages of the procedure
Like any other cosmetology procedure, AFT hair removal consists of several conditional stages, namely: preliminary preparation, the session itself and the rehabilitation period. Let’s talk a little more about each of them.
So, preliminary manipulations in this case usually do not take much time. About 2 weeks, it is recommended to refrain from visiting the solarium or actively taking natural sunbaths in relation to the area of the body where the hair removal will take place. 24 hours before the appointed session, excess vegetation in the designated area is completely shaved off. Such manipulations should be performed, unless you plan to leave separate sections of hair. Remember, the laser will not take long vegetation.
The session itself usually does not take a lot of time from the patient and is not accompanied by any unpleasant sensations. Reviews confirm the almost complete absence of pain or burning. Immediately before performing the manipulations, the specialist must degrease the skin and remove any external contaminants from them, otherwise, clogging of the pores can lead to a decrease in the expected results.
The next stage of the procedure is the application of a special gel-conductor, then the use of an apparatus operating on the basis of the AFT technique, after which the removal of surplus funds. All activities usually take no more than half an hour, after which the patient leaves the clinic or salon, returning to his business.
The advantages of the procedure also lie in the almost complete absence of the rehabilitation period of the skin. You can calmly sunbathe, visit saunas and baths, use cosmetics, of course, it is recommended that you follow the principles of rationality and do not perform all of the above manipulations on the first day after hair removal.
Contraindications and side effects
AFT hair removal has almost no side effects. In extremely rare cases, the procedure can provoke slight redness of the skin, burns and discomfort are possible only if certain contraindications are not observed, for example, treatment of tanned skin (fresh tan).
Among other things, there is a more extended list of restrictions prohibiting any type of hair removal. It usually includes the following diseases and conditions:
- open wounds in areas that must be treated;
- exacerbation of chronic diseases, viral, bacterial ailments;
- disturbances in the endocrine system, diabetes mellitus.
Before and after photos
Unlike other hair removal, advantages and disadvantages
Modern cosmetology has a significant number of diverse techniques that allow you to say goodbye to unwanted vegetation on the face and body. Studying the reviews of potential patients, it can be concluded that quite often people confuse procedures, which ultimately leads to the formation of negative opinions, mismatches of reality and the results obtained.
We will formulate a list of the main advantages that distinguish the AFT technique from the classic laser and photoepilation for the better. This list should include:
- The almost complete absence of discomfort during the manipulation.
- Minimal side effects.
- The uniform distribution of the laser beam due to a special nozzle, and, as a result, the formation of a pronounced and identical result on the entire problem area.
- The smallest possible number of sessions in a cycle of hair removal procedures.
- Considerable universality of the technique can be applied to any type of skin and any type of vegetation.
- The possibility of using a laser for rosacea.
As for the existing shortcomings, they include rather high financial costs for the procedure, the inability to carry out manipulations immediately after tanning, and the presence of a number of limitations.
As mentioned above, carrying out AFT hair removal is by no means a pleasure, it must be borne in mind that the desired results are achieved only after completing the full course, which means that the announced prices should be multiplied by the specified number of procedures. The exact cost of a visit to a cosmetologist is determined by the following set of factors:
- Gender of the patient.
- Pricing policy of a salon or clinic.
- Type of hair removed.
- The location of excess vegetation.
Below you can familiarize yourself with an approximate table of prices determined by the last of these, one of the most significant factors.
AFT hair removal is a modern solution that allows you to eliminate unnecessary hair in various parts of the body and face for up to 5 – 7 years. The technique is an improved symbiosis of photo- and laser hair removal, due to which hair removal is carried out in a shorter time and in a larger volume, while possible complications after performing the manipulations are minimized.