What are AFA’S?
AFAs are potent, stable antioxidants and powerful exfoliants that produce little to no irritation unlike AHAs, glycolic acids, and other alpha hydroxy acids. AFAs are extremely effective against aging skin and photo pigmentation (sun damage), acne breakouts, enlarged pores, and smooths skin texture.
The unique features of AFAs:
- Promote greater moisture retention in human skin, directly related to the Natural Moisture Factors (NMF)
- Potent stable antioxidants
- Extremely powerful exfoliants, with little to no irritation
AFAs Have 7 Unique Advantages as Topical Anti-Aging Cosmeceuticals:
1. AFAs promote greater moisture retention in human skin.
2. AFAs have 3-fold greater antioxidant potency than AHAs
3. AFAs are very effective antioxidants
4. Patients notice visible improvement quickly (often within a few days)
5. AFAs are more powerful against photo pigmentation
6. AFAs have little irritation when compared to AHAs
7. AFAs are not photosensitizing
AFAs Are Effective Exfoliants
AFAs are very effective exfoliants because they are able to combine a low pH with a smaller molecule size. The pH of AFA Gels is below 2.0 and the molecular weight of AFAs under 100. This is a small enough molecule to penetrate into the skin and a low enough pH to be an effective kerolytic.
The AFA clay peel Is a simple, two-step, non-surgical procedure that will immediately create smoother, softer and younger looking skin after the first visit.
This is a two-step antioxidant peeling treatment for both acne and skin rejuvenation. The AFA clay peel will target photo damage, photo pigmentation and promote moisture retention while effectively exfoliating the skin with little or no limitation.
AFA Peels work best combined with Skin Photo Rejuvenation both treatments are highly effective at treating many aging skin conditions, but are often considered most effective at addressing issues involving abnormal red and brown colours in the skin.
AFA Clay Peel
Certain rare earths (clay) have been proven to increase the effectiveness of cosmeceuticals by placing certain ingredients in closer contact with the skin.
The AFA Clay Peel combines the outstanding features of AFAs with a unique, 2 step application process that provides unparalleled results.
An AFA clay mask is applied to the skin as a first step pre-exfoliating the skin and drawing out oils and impurities in the skin. The AFA Peel, an optimum strength of the AFA antioxidant facial peel, is then applied.
Accutane patients are contraindicated, as with any peel. Rosacea patients and patients with dry, sensitive skin may not be good candidates for the Clay Peel. Patients with a history of herpes should be pre-treated with standard protocols.
- The patient should not use their AFA gel, or any other exfoliating product (including Retin A and retinols) the evening before the procedure as well as the evening of the procedure.
- Men should avoid shaving immediately before the procedure.
What you can expect:
You should experience some redness for only a couple of hours after the procedure. You will notice an immediate improvement in the smoothness, touch, and texture of the skin. Improvement in fine lines, dryness and photo pigmentation occur after several applications, thus the AFA Clay Peel is usually recommended as a series of 6 or more, 2 weeks apart. Some exfoliation or flaking of the skin can occur for 24-48 hours after the procedure. If there is any persistent erythema or irritation, contact the spa.
Do not mix the AFA Program with any acid skin care product. AFAs are completely unneutralized and have a very low pH. Adding AHA or BHA products to the program can cause significant reactions and should not be done.
Using the AFA Program with Retin A, retinoids, hydroquinones and other bleaching agents has not been studied.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Using intense pulsed light, or flash lamp technology. Light energy is targeted at the skin and, depending on wavelengths that are used, the energy is absorbed by colours in the skin. Energy is coverted into heat allowing profound effect on the tissues surronding it, slightly damaging the tissues and appearance is improved.
Get the benefits of two treatments and notice the amazing difference!