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Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

The Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore laser is considered to be the gold-standard of fractional CO2 lasers with over 90 references in published scientific articles.

We offer laser skin resurfacing and fractional laser skin resurfacing with the Lumenis UltraPulse laser’s Deep FX, Active FX and Total FX modes. We can also remarkably improve the function and appearance of even very badly thickened, deformed and contractured scars, by utilizing the patented SCAAR FX mode.

Laser skin resurfacing is designed to reduce the signs of aging, correct and treat skin damage by carefully controlling the density and penetration depth for the most predictable and effective outcome.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing provides a new and unique approach to laser skin resurfacing by delivering the laser to the surface of the skin in a fraction of the area. This approach leaves healthy skin bridges in between the ablated areas, allowing more rapid healing, better patient comfort, improved outcomes and lower risk.

What is UltraPulse?
The Lumenis UltraPulse Encore is the most powerful fractional CO2 laser system available in the market and is only available at Hawaii Medical Skin Care.

How does the UltraPulse technology work?
UltraPulse combines the abilities of ActiveFX to treat fine lines, with pigment problems and DeepFX to treat deeper wrinkles and scars. The amazing skin tightening effect occurs partly because of the fractional subtraction of skin and partly from the profound stimulation of growth of your own body’s collagen and elastic tissue. Through this versatile system, the laser eradicates damaged and discolored tissue quickly, and results in more collagen formation and long-term remodeling.

Is it safe?
Yes, UltraPulse is safe for most people and is considered the gold standard of CO2 lasers. It has been proven for more than 34 FDA-cleared indications and referenced in more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

How does DeepFX work?
The laser uses a beam of light smaller than a human hair to create tiny holes in your skin. The holes are placed using a computer scanner to control depth of treatment as well as the amount of tissue treated. Only a fraction of the skin is treated in any one treatment, leaving surrounding, untouched areas of the skin to expedite the regenerative healing process.
Where can DeepFX be applied?
DeepFX is commonly used to provide soft and smooth skin on the face, around the lips and eyes, on the upper chest, neck, hands and arms.

Is it safe?
DeepFX is safe for most people, however it should not be used if you have taken AccutaneTM in the past 12 months, have a history of keloid formulation, poor wound healing or demonstrate excessive or unusually prolonged erythema (i.e., redness of the skin resulting from inflammation), history of hyperpigmentation from older lasers or hyperpigmentation upon laser test patching. Consult with our doctor to see if DeepFX is right for you.

How long does the procedure take?
The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes. However, an hour should be allotted as our physicians apply an anesthetic cream prior to treatment to aid with comfort.

What is the healing process for DeepFX treatment?
Since only a small portion of skin is touched by the laser, healing time is typically about a few days, depending upon treatment protocol. Over the course of this time, patients should avoid direct exposure to sunlight and follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen. We provide our patients with complimentary NeoCutis skincare products to speed healing and regeneration with human stem cell growth factors. Patients can also expect some skin to peel as the healing process is so incredibly rapid.

How long does it take to see results?
Deep wrinkles, skin texture and scars are dramatically improved with just a single treatment with DeepFX. Amazing changes are appreciated within a couple days. The skin may then continue to tighten and improve even months after the procedure.

How does ActiveFX work?
The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern in order to create columns of thermal damage on the surface of the skin to stimulate new collagen. The columns are spaced out so that the remaining tissue is spared, which results in a faster healing process.

Where can ActiveFX be applied?
The procedure can be used to effectively to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration, as well as other effects of aging and sun damage.

Is it safe?
ActiveFX is safe for most people.

How long does the procedure take?
The ActiveFX treatment typically lasts less than 20 minutes. However, an hour should be allotted as our physicians apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment to aid with comfort.

What is the healing process for ActiveFX treatment?
Patients experience warmth, similar to sunburn after treatment. During this time, a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen is recommended. Skin will then flake off within two days. After four to seven days, make-up can typically be applied. Pinkness is often gone after about a week.

How long does it take to see results?
ActiveFX delivers results after just a single treatment. Most effects of the treatment, such as the stimulation of new collagen and plumping of the skin occur right away. However, results will gradually continue to show improvement for up to ten months after the procedure. If skin is properly taken care of, this can last permanently.

Before & After Gallery

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