Laser skin resurfacing has earned the reputation for being, “the” anti-aging procedure with the most effective results, without the need for surgery. The phrase fractional CO2 laser resurfacing actually references two different types of laser skin resurfacing procedures, non-ablative and ablative. Both treatments can provide exceptional results in treating mild to severe skin issues ranging from dark spots to deep wrinkles. UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing can achieve dramatic results with less downtime, less discomfort and in a shorter period of time than other laser treatments.
In the skilled hands of a highly trained surgeon such as Dr. Philip Solomon, an OTL Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery for nearly 2 decades, the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment technology is surgical grade and offers powerful results in 1-2 treatments in comparison to multiple treatments with conventional fraxel lasers.
If you are seeking UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment for deep wrinkles and facial scars, Dr. Philip Solomon can help you achieve the very best possible results. On the active or lighter treatment mode, one can also dramatically improve skin tone, texture and even out dyschromia, or brown spots. Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre is consistently on the cutting edge offering the latest and best treatments in facial care available. and was in fact the first clinic in the Greater Toronto Area, including Thornhill, to offer Fractionated Co2 Laser with the ultra-pulse technology.
UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is a state of the art method capable of helping a patient’s skin to appear youthful and vibrant again. Ultra Pulse Fractionated CO2 Laser resurfacing is a great alternative for people who are not yet ready for surgery or who combine the procedure with a facelift which can give outstanding results. Dr. Solomon is committed to using this advanced laser technology to reduce signs of aging and other skin imperfections to give patients a healthier, beautiful glow.
If you are seeking to undergo a session of the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, you are highly advised to schedule a consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon who will provide details and benefits of the treatment as it pertains to your unique facial anatomy.
UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is a state of the art method capable of helping a patient’s skin to appear youthful and vibrant again. Ultra Pulse Fractionated CO2 Laser resurfacing is a great alternative for people who are not yet ready for surgery or who combine the procedure with a facelift which can give outstanding results. Dr. Solomon is committed to using this advanced laser technology to reduce signs of aging and other skin imperfections to give patients a healthier, beautiful glow. If you are seeking to undergo a session of the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, you are highly advised to schedule a consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon who will provide details and benefits of the treatment as it pertains to your unique facial anatomy.
There are a wide range of skin resurfacing procedures which can be performed with UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, significantly minimizing the appearance of conditions including, but not limited to; pronounced wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, acne scars, sun damage, actinic keratosis, scars from previous surgeries, hypertrophic scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
The UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment will enhance the texture of the skin, giving it a smooth appearance and eliminating imperfections in the process. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest, and hands – specifically targeting these areas for visible skin rejuvenation.
The laser itself is a gas mixture composed of carbon dioxide, helium, nitrogen, and hydrogen. This type of laser is known more widely in the industry as a CO2 laser and its wavelength is in the mid-infrared which means it is well absorbed by water. The high percentage of water in skin makes it ideal for safe, precise use on skin. Patented as the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment system, this laser removes thin layers of skin from the complexion, with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. This allows the damaged outer layer of skin to be completely removed, allowing the healthier skin cells underneath it to be brought forward, stimulating collagen in the area and ultimately yielding that smoother, younger look.
If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of certain aspects of your face – including potential signs of aging, discolouration of the skin, and/or damage – the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment method can be customized for your specific needs.
How the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment works is through the use of short, pulsing light energy that is delivered onto the face and neck, in a type of scanning pattern. This allows the removal of thin layers of skin, with minimal heat damage. This is accomplished by targeting water molecules in the skin, reducing other aspects of skin damage such as scars, wrinkles, and imperfections. Dr. Solomon will do everything possible to ensure that his patients are kept comfortable while undergoing the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment.
With the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, there may be some minor side effects. These include expected, immediate swelling, itching, crusting and tenderness which is typical directly post-treatment. Colour changes in the skin can sometimes become visible. Skin irritation is also a common side-effect in some patients as they go through the recovery process. In rare cases, there can be bacterial infections of the skin though this is highly uncommon. As precaution Dr. Solomon will provide you with a prophylactic antibiotic.
The actual recovery time for each patient can vary greatly depending on the size of the area treated and the number of areas treated. Throughout the initial period of recovery, which can last up to five days, expect redness and sensation similar to a sunburn to be present. Application of a topical cream or ointment throughout this initial period is necessary in order to keep the skin moist. After the first five days, the remainder of recovery should be quite comfortable – though some temporary redness is likely to remain for a few weeks.
The full length of recovery time for the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is up to two weeks. The redness should be expected to remain for up to one week. Then, the skin may remain pink in colour for a few weeks after that. It is recommended to wait to apply makeup until 10-12 days following treatment unless using Oxygnetix, a breathable foundation we carry in the exclusive Solomon Medispa. If a patient feels comfortable enough to return to work after a week, the area of their face affected by treatment will appear pink similar to a sunburn.
It is recommended to wait at least a week prior to returning to work. If a patient works in a place where the presence of a pink or sunburnt face is not appropriate, or if they will feel self conscious, it may be necessary to take two weeks off.
By the third or fourth week, most of the redness should be resolved.. At that time, the effects of the treatment can truly be appreciated. That said, some patients may continue to have some pinkness for several months, although this is temporary in nature, and should be easily covered up through the use of makeup. The initial crusting and peeling process can be an intimidating one to go through, however once the first five days of redness have passed, the final results should become apparent. It is important to note that the skin will take approximately 12 months to completely healing. The healing process and full recovery time does vary from patient to patient.
Signs of aging are not something most people look forward to, yet they are one of the things that all of us hold in common. No matter the age, physiological or environmental factors around us, aging skin affects everyone. One of the first places to begin showing signs of aging is the face where the skin is delicate and where exposure to the elements is almost constant. Cold winters dry the skin. Bright sunlight brings with it the development of wrinkles, lines, and redness. If your face is beginning to show signs of aging to the point where it is causing unhappiness or discomfort on a daily basis, you may be the perfect candidate for the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment.
The UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is among the most effective non-surgical methods to treat signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, and scars, or blemishes.
The UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment has been used to treat larger areas around the neck and chest and has shown itself to be suitable for more sensitive areas such as the eyes and mouth. It is a quick and painless procedure, shows significant appearance improvements after just one treatment. It can improve sun damage and texture issues including pores and fine lines and offers quick recovery.
Among the many skin tightening and skin rejuvenation treatments on the market, lasers such as UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment are considered one of the most cutting edge and most in demand treatments available. A single treatment has the potential to address a range of cosmetic problems afflicting the facial skin and one would be hard pressed to find another method as effective.
CO2 laser resurfacing treatments have been around for over a decade but have only recently advanced to the extent that the negative side effects once associated with them have been reduced-some eliminated. The UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment comes highly recommended to patients seeking; a one-time treatment to address wrinkles and fine lines, deep creases around the mouth and/or lower face, relaxed skin around the eyes, loose skin on the neck, UV damage, and/or uneven pigmentation from aging.
If you are seeking additional information on UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, please schedule a consultation and we would be happy to provide you with more information on how the UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment can help to improve your skin’s health and beauty.
If you are seeking an effective form of laser skin resurfacing in Toronto, Greater Toronto, Vaughan/Thornhill area, we offer a variety of options and would be happy to recommend one that is appropriate for you. Please feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
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