The AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 Laser is an innovative laser with true versatility in the world of aesthetic medicine. It rejuvenates and improves the overall texture of your skin. Using an AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing has been proven to be one of the best single treatments for the advanced repair of skin damage and texture.
This treatment not only reverses the signs of aging but also creates and maintains collagen production while your skin cells are still functioning optimally. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, skin texture, acne, and surgical scars are addressed.
Collagen is found in the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin) and provides the foundation needed to keep skin firm, plump and supple. As we age, our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline, as early as in our late 20s. This natural loss of firmness and elasticity, combined with pollution, stress, sun exposure, and other toxins, eventually leads to the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin.
The AcuPulse™ Fractional CO2 laser uses thermal energy to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an improvement in overall skin texture and tone, a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, and scar improvement.
This procedure can be used to treat the face, neck, chest and hands.
Improvements from an AcuPulse™ CO2 laser treatment can be seen for many years after treatment. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of SPF+, avoided sun exposure and with the correct at home skincare maintenance.
- Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Reduction of unwanted brown spots
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars on the face and body
Before the treatment, your provider will thoroughly cleanse your skin and then apply a topical anesthetic ointment to the treatment area. After the anesthetic sets in for 45-60 minutes, the AcuPulse™ CO2 procedure itself only takes 30-45 minutes for a full face.
The topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
After AcuPulse™ CO2 treatment, results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. Immediately following your first treatment and initial healing, your skin will feel softer and tone will start to become even. Results continue to occur for three to six months as the deeper layers of skin rebuild.
AcuPulse™ CO2 treatment results depend on how well you protect your skin from the sun and your genetic aging process. During your AcuPulse™ CO2 treatment consultation, your provider will talk to you about what specific results you can expect.
A one-time treatment is usually sufficient to achieve the goals patients seek.
AcuPulse™ CO2 laser recovery is typically a week and has minimal side effects. You can go back to normal activities including work (and with make-up!) within 1-3 days. During the first two days, you can expect redness, throbbing, and swelling (like a sunburn). Cool compresses are recommended after the treatment to keep the skin as cool as possible. Avoid hot showers, hot saunas, and extreme exercising for up to 72 hours, or until skin is back to baseline.
Between days 3-5, your skin will start to feel grainy to the touch as the damaged cells push their way up to the skin’s surface. Do not shave or exfoliate the skin to allow the dead cells to naturally slough off. Diligent application of moisturizer and physical sunscreen is a must. A “bronzed” look to the skin is also common, which will fade within 1-2 weeks.
Because your skin is healing, you’ll want to protect it during this process. We encourage clients to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after the last treatment.
Yes. Clients often benefit from combining AcuPulse™ CO2 with other anti-aging treatments. During your consultation, the appropriate treatment plan to achieve your desired results will be discussed with you.
AcuPulse™ CO2 laser treatment is effective for most people who want to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, brow lines and age spots; erase the effects of acne; improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.
AcuPulse™ CO2 treatment cost is dependent on the area being treated. For a AcuPulse™ CO2 service quotation, we recommend scheduling a complimentary skin consultation to discuss the areas of concerns and financing plans.