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UltraPulse CO₂ - Advanced Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ultrapulse is the most powerful CO2 laser in aesthetic medicine. This powerful ablative fractionated CO2 laser can be tailored to match your specific concerns. Active FX dramatically improves skin texture, skin tone and fine lines as well as removes brown spots. Deep FX can lead to dramatic skin tightening and improve deep wrinkles and scars. These treatments can be performed together (Total FX) in a single session to dramatically rejuvenate your skin and remove years of photodamage. SCAAR FX is a powerful and advanced laser technology to treat traumatic, surgical and acne scars.

How It Helps

Unlike old ablative laser resurfacing technology, deep chemical peels and aggressive dermabrasion which are very painful, require long recovery times of a month or more and frequently lead to scarring and hypopigmentation, Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 fractionated laser resurfacing can have you back out in Santa Barbara living your life within 7 days of your treatment. Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 fractionated laser resurfacing works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin which stimulate collagen and elastin fiber production. Because the skin between these perforations is unaffected, healing time is accelerated. Collagen and elastin production leads to skin tightening and improvement in fine lines, deep wrinkles and skin tone. Skin texture and brown spots are also dramatically improved by the UltraPulse laser. With SCAAR FX, the perforations are deeper leading to more collagen stimulation and scar remodeling which can greatly enhance the appearance of scars.

What to Expect

UltraPulse CO2 fractionated laser resurfacing can produce dramatic results in a single treatment session. To enhance your comfort during the procedure, both topical and oral medication will likely be prescribed. Healing time from this procedure varies depending on the treatment performed (Active FX, Deep FX, Total FX, SCAAR FX) and the site upon which it is performed. For most patients peeling and crusting has resolved by 7-10 days post procedure. The skin at this point then has some healing redness (pink) that fades over the next several weeks and may be covered with make-up. You will likely see dramatic improvement in your skin by 7-10 days post procedure. Improvements will continue over the next 2 years as your body continues to produce more collagen and elastin.

How to Prepare

To see if you are a candidate for UltraPulse CO2 fractionated laser skin resurfacing and learn more about the preparation, treatment, recovery and expected results from this procedure, schedule a consultation with Keith Llewellyn MD.

Post-Care Instructions

Detailed post care instructions will be provided at the time of your consultation and treatment.