FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER SKIN RESURFACING IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA
Laser skin resurfacing is an integral part of our facial rejuvenation approach in our Fort Lauderdale office.
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Greene is uniquely qualified to address facial skin concerns. While laser resurfacing does not require any incisions, the CO2 laser does treat deeper layers of the skin, which require some healing and recovery time. Dr. Greene has developed a post-laser treatment regimen to obtain the maximum benefits from the laser treatment. If you would like to learn more about laser resurfacing, call our office at (954) 651-6600.
THE LUMENIS ULTRAPULSE ENCORE…THE NEXT GENERATION IN FRACTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
The Ultrapulse laser is capable of three treatments: Active FX, Deep FX, and Total FX (a combination of both Active FX and Deep FX). The Active FX treatment very precisely removes skin to a pre-determined depth. The Deep FX treatment provides additional tightening by promoting collagen growth. It is extremely effective for textural irregularities (such as acne scars) and deep wrinkles. When both the Active FX and Deep FX are performed, this is termed a ‘Total FX’ treatment. Downtime for these procedures is typically one week or less.
BENEFITS OF A FRACTIONAL RESURFACING TREATMENT:
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING?
Patients with any degree of sun damage are good candidates for laser resurfacing. The UltraPulse is considered safe for many darker skin types. Pigment irregularities are best treated with Active FX, but deeper wrinkles and acne scars require a Total FX treatment. Patients who have taken Accutane in the past 12 months or have a history of keloid scarring should not undergo treatment.
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WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER AN ULTRAPULSE LASER PROCEDURE?
Most patients notice an improvement after the skin peels, but collagen growth leads to additional improvement and refinement over a period of approximately three to six months.
ARE ULTRAPULSE LASER PROCEDURES PAINFUL?
To minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic is used. Following the procedure, patients often experience a ‘sunburned’ feeling that subsides over two to three hours. After this, there is virtually no discomfort.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE AFTER AN ULTRAPULSE LASER RESURFACING PROCEDURE?
The downtime is typically less than one week. The treated skin usually peels in five to six days, giving rise to a fresher, more youthful skin appearance. The skin may be slightly pink, which typically fades within a week or two. This is easily concealed with makeup. Dr. Greene recommends specific medical-grade products to accelerate the healing process.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS OF AN ULTRAPULSE LASER PROCEDURE?
Compared to traditional CO2 laser treatments popular years ago, there are very few risks and complications. Risks are minimized if sun exposure is limited for a short period after the procedure. Treatment with the Ultrapulse laser is very safe because the treatments are very precise. Any changes in skin pigmentation are usually very mild and temporary.
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