AcuPulse is state of the art technology that allows for fully ablative or nonablative CO2 laser resurfacing to maximize treatment effectiveness, safety and comfort while minimizing complications.
As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and is responsible for keeping skin looking and feeling its best. Through the normal ageing process, visible imperfections become more apparent- fine lines, deep wrinkles, pigmentary changes, scars. Fractional CO2 Laser is a resurfacing treatment which allows the skin to restructure its outer layer back to its natural, healthy, glowing complexion with quick healing times and few potential complications. Treating acne scars, stretch marks and other types of scarring with CO2 laser can reduce their appearance. A fully ablative CO2 laser will vaporize tissue, and has more downtime and is perfect to treat lesions that need to be removed.
The procedure is an easy process that should take no more than one hour. Topical anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment. Recovery time varies from person to person, depending on the depth of the laser treatment and the extent that the skin was treated. The skin may look red for about 1-3 weeks, but there is no bruising and minimal swelling. Overall, patients recovery usually takes about 5-12 days. Patients might begin to notice visible results within 4-6 week after treatment. Skin continues to improve for up to 6 months.
Ablative CO2 skin resurfacing removes the top layer of skin, the epidermis, to promote collagen formation and the retraction of the dermis and epidermis to tighten skin. This is perfect to treat the fine lines around the eyes, the mouth as well as the face, neck, décolletage and hands.
CO2 Fractional Laser uses scanning technology to make sure not only tightens sagging skin and smooths out deep wrinkles, it is also able to resurface the face and remove acne scars, dark aging spots, uneven pigmentation, and sun damage. All of the top layers of skin are targeted with carbon dioxide which eliminates aging and damaged skin cells. This can be used to treat the face, neck, décolletage, hands and other troubled parts of the body