You should have known better: spending too much time in the sun can ruin your complexion. But, it’s easy to ignore the damaging effects of those ultraviolet rays when you’re young and having fun. Unfortunately, over time, skin damage starts revealing itself in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. And, those pesky brown spots and saggy areas? You can thank the sun for that too.
Of course, the sun isn’t the only thing to blame if you’re unhappy with your skin tone and texture. If you have acne scars and stretch marks on your once-clear and vibrant skin, you’re not alone. But, it’s easy to solve these problems too.
Dr. Robert A. Guida offers laser skin resurfacing with the UltraPulse® laser at his two convenient New York locations. This aesthetic system uses ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ technology to do more than just improve the appearance of your skin; it also restores its texture and volume. Here’s what you can expect from laser skin resurfacing.
The UtlraPulse applicators use ablative CO₂ energy to gently remove the outermost layer of your skin. This process works to restore the look of your skin by erasing brown spots and other areas of hyperpigmentation from its surface. Resurfacing also removes dry skin from your face that has lost its resilience, which leaves it prone to wrinkling.
After laser skin resurfacing, you see the clearer, smoother, fresher layer of skin that was just underneath the areas of damage and discoloration. Over the next few days and up to two weeks after your treatment, you can expect any brown spots gradually darken. Then, they flake off, leaving your skin looking young, radiant, and vibrant again.
If you have stretch marks on your body or acne scars on your face, laser skin resurfacing erases them through several mechanisms. First, the UltraPulse laser smooths out the surface of your skin. Then, its patented ablative energy breaks up the disordered collagen responsible for the height differences and texture in scarred or stretched skin, compared to your healthy skin.
Finally, the UltraPulse penetrates deeper than any other ablative CO₂ laser to boost your skin’s healing and coagulation processes. This works to tighten your skin from underneath, making it thicker and firmer. UltraPulse energy also stimulates your skin, causing it to produce new, regular collagen strands that can form a strong, supportive matrix. Finally, your body starts producing more elastin. This vital protein allows your skin to stretch and snap back into shape.
The result? Raised scars on your body smooth out as disordered collagen is replaced with healthy, new, and orderly collagen strands. And, you can expect sunken scars to fill in and even out as new collagen and elastin return to the area.
The UltraPulse laser offers the deepest and safest treatment, which makes it an ideal treatment with a full range of advanced capabilities. It’s also safe for use on any type or tone of skin. No matter how dark or light your skin may be, UltraPulse can improve your surface issues and rebuild healthy tissue without creating areas of hyper- or hypopigmentation. It can also be combined with other noninvasive treatments, like dermal fillers and Botox®, or during surgeries, like a face or neck lift
After your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you can expect:
Each laser skin resurfacing session takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your specific treatment. Dr. Guida may recommend a series of appointments to reach your goal, especially if your stretch marks, scars, or wrinkles are deep.
You don’t have to worry about how to choose the best laser for your skin issues anymore: UltraPulse can help them all. Schedule a consultation in New York or Staten Island by calling or book an appointment online.