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AFT stands for Advanced Fluorescent Technology. AFT Laser is the next generation of IPL laser treatment technology. This technology improves texture, tone, appearance and age spot removal of the skin with minimal downtime.

AFT uses low energy light to gently heat and reduce skin imperfections. This unique “Equal Distribution” technique, varies from a traditional IPL treatment. Most lasers only produce a single wavelength of light and limits on what they can effectively treat. AFT, however, emits a particular type of light, transmitting energy pulses over many wavelengths. This allows the light to penetrate the skin. Our unique spectrum filtering system eliminates hot spots. This allows the AFT treatment to produce a more powerful yet safe and effective treatment.

AFT stands for Advanced Fluorescence Technology, and IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL laser treatments have been offered since the mid-1990s, and AFT laser therapy is an advanced, next-generation of IPL laser therapy. It is also known as a photo facial or photo rejuvenation.

AFT laser is excellent for tightening superficial wrinkles such as crow’s-feet and lines around the mouth. It is also effective at minimizing acne scars and spider veins and treating pigmentation concerns and sun damage.

Low-energy light with many wavelengths is pulsed below the skin’s surface into the tissue below. IPL uses broadband pulsed light, and AFT laser technology uses fluorescent pulsed light. A special spectrum filtering system is incorporated to equally distribute the light and heat.

IPL laser treatment has been available for many years. AFT laser therapy is an improved form of Intense Pulse Light. The result is a more powerful IPL, but a safer method because, as mentioned earlier, the heat is apportioned evenly throughout the skin cells, therefore eliminating any hot spots.

The laser beam heats up the skin cells below the surface, causing friction in the blood vessels and nerve endings. As these heal, the skin is left smoother with a better texture. The heat also kickstarts collagen to produce and rebuild the skin cells.

Patients will feel a zap to their skin whenever the laser light is administered. A topical numbing agent lathered on the face prior to treatment will minimize any discomfort. Dr. Cory Torgerson also advises that Tylenol or Advil be taken an hour ahead of the session. If you are nervous about the pain level, freezing the face is possible, if necessary.

An AFT–IPL session is completed in approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Torgerson’s laser clinic will recommend a treatment package of 3 to 4 sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart for optimal results.

AFT is considered non-invasive, so there is no need to take time off of work. Your skin may feel a little tight after treatment, and it may look slightly pink for 2 to 3 days.


Immediately following AFT laser therapy, you will notice that your skin is smoother and the texture has improved significantly. Because this type of treatment deals with the underlying skin cells and kickstarts collagen reproduction, you will notice continued improvement in the days and weeks following this procedure.


Although improvements will be evident after one procedure, it is recommended that 2 to 4 laser sessions booked a month apart will provide maximum benefit. This is especially the case if you are targeting acne scar removal or brown aging spots.

We’re happy to provide you with a quote. Please contact our office for current, up-to-date pricing and packaging specials.

Dr. Torgerson offers several types of laser skin resurfacing at his Yorkville cosmetic laser centre. To determine whether AFT – IPL is the best laser therapy for your skin, it is necessary to book a private consultation. You can then be able to express your concerns and the goals you wish to achieve with laser treatments. Why not call and make an appointment today? It’s your first step to a fresh, rejuvenated complexion!

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