As the effects of aging and sun damage accumulate, the facial skin can develop unequal pigmentation and significant wrinkles. Skin in this state is best rejuvenated with the assistance of a laser. Dr. Bader offers the Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 Laser system, the latest and most advanced skin laser technology available. This system uses fractionated laser technology to achieve maximal results with limited downtime. The Active FX setting is used to remove the top layers of damaged skin to allow new, fresh skin cells to grow which will improve and even skin color and texture. The Deep FX setting is used to treat the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate new collagen formation which leads to a firmer and tighter skin.
The Ultrapulse system only requires one treatment. The most commonly treated areas include the lower eyelids and the around the lips. Full-face treatments are often performed as well. This can often be performed safely and comfortably in the office using topical anesthetic creams and a few nerve block injections. The treatment can also be performed in the operating room where it is often combined with other aesthetic procedures.
Dr Bader and his staff will outline clear instructions for how to care for the skin during the early healing period. The new skin has completely regenerated by day 7 and makeup can be safely applied. The skin will have a slight pink appearance for 2-3 weeks after the treatment which looks like a very mild sunburn.