San Francisco UltraPulse CO2 Laser. Laser skin resurfacing for aging skin and pigmentation. Learn UltraPulse CO2 Laser cost and reviews. Find UltraPulse CO2 Laser near me.
Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging and improve the skin’s appearance. The CO2 laser was the first skin resurfacing device on the market, making its debut back in 1964. CO2 lasers emit Carbon Dioxide gas that gets absorbed by the water in the skin. Once heated up, the water molecules cause tissue vaporization (ablation). CO2 lasers are widely used in dermatology for treating wrinkles, pigmentation, blotchiness, and for scar removal.
There are many CO2 devices on the market and each one has its unique set of features and treatment parameters. The UltraPulse® is one brand of CO2 laser that claims to be “the most powerful CO2 laser in aesthetic medicine.” According to the manufacturer, UltraPulse® goes deeper than any other CO2 device on the market, penetrating to a depth of 4 mm versus only 1 mm with other machines.
The ability to go deeper may give UltraPulse® an advantage when it comes to deep-tissue correction; however, the trade-off for patients is considerably longer downtime. When performed in full ablation mode the recovery can be somewhat grueling. It’s common to experience pain, discomfort, oozing, crusting and persistent redness that can take several months to clear up. UltraPulse® does offer a fractional laser resurfacing setting that weakens the intensity of the treatment thus requiring multiple sessions to achieve satisfactory results. Although CO2 lasers are safe and effective in capable hands there are serious risks to consider, such as scarring and hypopigmentation (permanent lightening of the skin).
Fortunately for patients, skin rejuvenation technology is slowly migrating away from full ablation and moving in the direction of minimally invasive treatments that offer a comparable level of improvement. Today’s busy patients don’t want to contend with weeks or months of downtime to see decent results and the new generation of lasers are taking this into account. Enter the Halo fractional laser by Sciton® an innovative, new, first-of-its-kind hybrid laser that offers outstanding results with minimal downtime.
Halo’s hybrid technology features a dual laser system that delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths simultaneously, with the capability to address multiple skin concerns in only 1-2 sessions. The non-ablative 1470 nm wavelength penetrates to the deeper layers to address the visible signs of aging and skin imperfections such as sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, pigment issues and texture irregularities. The second ablative 2940 nm wavelength uses an Er:YAG laser to clear away vaporized tissue from the skin’s surface to speed up healing.
Furthermore, Halo is the first laser in the world to create ‘band-aids’ during treatment – tiny protective bandages that envelope the skin during the recovery period, helping to reduce down time to just 3-5 days instead of 7-10 days or longer with traditional CO2 laser devices.
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* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.