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 a unique skincare technology based on the same amino acids that occur naturally and help retain moisture in your skin. It is an antioxidant facial peel that delivers all the same benefits of a chemical peel without the irritation and harsh dryness. In addition, it adds moisture back to the skin rather than stripping it away. Your skin will begin to improve immediately. It is remarkably effective and unlike other treatments, requires no recovery time.
AFAs are extremely effective against aging skin and photopigmentation (sun damage), acne breakouts, enlarged pores, and smoothes skin texture.
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.
What do AFA’S Do?
AFAs benefit the skin in several ways: exfoliation, increased hydration, and antioxidant input in the skin. Your skin will begin to feel smoother and softer immediately as hydration increases and exfoliation begins to take place. Skin tone will appear brighter and sun damage will even out through the combination of the anti oxidation and exfoliation.
Who Will Benefit from AFA’s
AFAs have been used successfully on all skin types including darker skin tones. It is recommended for people with uneven pigmentation or sun-damaged skin, sensitive skin, very dry skin, fine lines, individuals going through microdermabrasion, or just someone looking for something new.
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
How many treatments are recommended?
You will see immediate results after you first treatment. If you are treating an acute skin issue such as acne, the number of treatments will be dependant on the severity of the problem. AFA Peels should have a minimum of two weeks between treatments. AFA peels are most effective when completed as a series of 6 treatments done biweekly. Using the AFA gels between treatments at home, will help maintain the results achieved from the in-office peels.