UltraPulse Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
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.
What Are The Side Effects?
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.