An incredible, newly developed laser treatment made by leading laser manufacturer Lumenis, has created the “gold standard” for non-surgical treatment of wrinkles (including deep wrinkles), scarring, and much more.
UltraPulse is the core of what Lumenis’ calls their “Bridge Therapy” product family that also includes ActiveFX™, DeepFX™, and TotalFX™. These ablative (removes tissue layers), CO2 fractional lasers use “bridge therapy.” Named because only portions of the skin’s surface are treated, leaving “bridges” of untouched skin; the bridge therapy system helps the regeneration and healing process.
The beauty of this system is that a single session is often all that’s needed (when before 5 – 6 treatments may have been needed), and treatment generally can be accomplished in 60 minutes or less. Treatments typically have a 2 – 3 day recovery time (as opposed to 10 or more), and maximum recovery time is only 4 – 6 days.
UltraPulse is an incredibly versatile system that allows physicians to tailor the amount of skin left untreated, so the system can be used on the face, neck, hands, and chest. It can be used for a variety of skin issues, including wrinkle reduction, tightening the lower eyelids, scar reduction, correcting brown spots, port wine stains and other pigmentation disorders, crows feet, deep lines around the nose and mouth, frown lines between the brows, jowls, tightening loose skin, marionette lines, naso-labial folds, neck skin laxity, and rough skin texture.
The entire UltraPulse system has different laser wands:
The ActiveFX laser head is the core of the UltraPulse system. This laser has a broad beam, but a more shallow depth of treatment. The design makes ActiveFX great for treating all but the deepest wrinkles, most pigmentation issues, and is good for treating the areas around the eyes. Redness may last for between 3 – 5 days. Long-term skin tightening will occur for several months following treatment.
DeepFX uses a thin, focused laser beam, allowing it to penetrate more deeply than most other lasers. Along with the depth of penetration, the DeepFX system’s deep heating stimulates immediate collagen contraction, and long-term collagen remodeling creating a one/two punch perfect for deeper scars and wrinkle treatment. Downtime is a remarkable 2 – 3 days.
This is the total package! The TotalFX procedure combines the laser wands used for ActiveFX and DeepFX to completely treat an area, whether that’s the face, chest, neck or hands. The TotalFX program is designed to first treat a broad area with the ActiveFX procedure, and then treat focused areas with the DeepFX module. Downtime is the longest of the UltraPulse procedures, but when compared to other available laser systems, TotalFX’s 4 – 6 days of recovery cuts recovery in half.
An Added Benefit
One of the best parts of this treatment is that although the treatment has immediate effects, the overall effect is ongoing. As collagen regeneration occurs, the skin tightening effect continues to happen in the 6 months following treatment. This means that while you’ll see immediate results, your appearance will continue to further improve with time.
As part of our continuing commitment to our patients to always find the best, most advanced treatments available, The Adams Center is one of the only facilities in the Greater Boston Area to offer this amazing breakthrough in non-surgical anti-aging skin rejuvenation.
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Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.