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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by SuzyAv8trix in Phoenix, AZ
These are two very different types of laser/light devices. The Affirm is a laser, a non-ablative fractional laser that penetrates through the skin. The IPL is light device that mainly works on the surface of the skin. The Affirm actually penetrates through the skin making microscopic holes through the epidermis and into the dermis. This acts to remove unwanted pigment (brown spots) from the skin, remove sun damage and rebuild collagen. The overall effect after a series of 4-6 treatments...
IPL (intense pulsed light) is not a laser, but rather avery bright light that, shone on the skin, helps even out minor color irregularities - especially red and brown spots. It stays mainly on the surface. The Affirm fractional laser is a concentrated laser that makes pinpoint penetrations through the skin down to where the collagen can be stimulated. It is ideal if there are fine lines. It works as much from underneath the skin as from the surface. Depending on the main...