Advanced flourescent therapy (intense pulsed light)

About the procedure

AFT, also known Advanced Fluorescent Therapy, is the next generation of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).  This treatment helps correct the effects of sun damage, diminish age spots, and correct overall skin tone, texture, discoloration, and even active acne.  It is especially effective in treating spider veins and other visible blood vessels.  This treatment can be performed on any part of the body!

AFT uses low energy light pulses that targets pigment just below the skin.  The pigment can be in blood vessels, dark spots, or in other places. The energy helps break up the pigment, and over time it becomes absorbed by the body.  

Frequently asked questions about advanced flourescent therapy

What is the different between advanced fluorescent therapy and intense pulsed light?


Advanced flourescent therapy (AFT) is a more advanced version of intense pulsed light (IPL).  The main difference is that AFT is able to utilize more of the light spectrum than traditional IPL, which means that a lower amount of energy can be used.  This results in lower downtime and less pain during the procedure, with more effective results!

What can advanced flourescent therapy treat?

Advanced fluorescent therapy is especially useful for pigmented age spots and vascular lesions.  Spider veins and telangectasias are excellent targets for this treatment.

How often can advanced fluorescent therapy be performed?

Advanced fluorescent therapy can be performed around every 4 weeks.  Often, multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired results.

Dr. Elliot Hirsch

Meet Dr. Elliot Hirsch

Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot M. Hirsch has been educated at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, and Northwestern University. He is an active researcher and has published over 40 original papers and book chapters, and holds patents for his inventions in plastic surgery. Dr. Hirsch’s specialties include not only aesthetic surgery, but reconstructive surgery with special attention to aesthetic detail to ensure that patients achieve the best possible results.

To read more about Dr. Hirsch, please visit his extended biography page.

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