Laser skin resurfacing is a proven way to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr Alam or Dr McGuire to find out how we can give you a more revitalized appearance than you’ve had in years.
At Image Revolution Health and Medical Spa, we use LaseMD Ultra from Lutronic. LaseMD Ultra is a skin resurfacing treatment that can address a variety of skin concerns. The non-ablative fractional laser uses heat energy to create tiny microchannels just below the skin. By inflicting controlled damage on skin, these microchannels kick-start the body’s natural wound-healing response and, in the process, boost production of collagen and elastin.
LaseMD Ultra can address a wide range of skin concerns, including brighter skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, lessen acne scars, hyperpigmentation and dark spots, freckles, and signs of sun damage.
LaseMD Ultra can be used anywhere on the body that has sun damage or signs of aging. While the face is the most popular area, treating the chest, neck, and hands with LaseMD Ultra is also common.
You will feel some heat and tingling as the laser is passed over the skin. The number of passes and procedure time will depend on the depth of treatment, lasting anywhere from 5-20 minutes. For mild treatments, the discomfort is very minimal. For more aggressive treatments, your physician may apply a numbing cream 30-45 minutes before the treatment to maximize your comfort.
You will experience some redness immediately after the treatment, which should subside by the following day, when you can apply makeup. Over the next couple of days after receiving your first treatment, you may experience some dryness and flakiness, which can be alleviated by applying our “Peptide Booster” serum several times throughout the day. As the skin heals, you may see some light sloughing as it begins to reveal softer, brighter skin. Depending on the depth of treatment, healing time can last anywhere from 1-6 days, but most clients see optimal results within 2-5 days. If you receive a package of three LaseMD Ultra treatments, followed by a maintenance routine of treating every 6 months, you will likely experience decreased healing time with subsequent treatments.
What sets LaseMD Ultra apart from other laser treatments, such as Fraxel and intense pulsed light (aka IPL), is the lack of downtime associated with it. In fact, there’s not much to do by way of aftercare; it’s possible to go back to a normal routine and even wear makeup within a day or two.
Because the laser beams bypass the surface of the skin, they leave it intact—which is why downtime is minimal, compared with other lasers. While there will be some visible redness right after the treatment, you will be able to immediately resume your normal activities. There’s no bleeding, blistering, or scabbing, and while you may experience some discomfort and tingling during the treatment, it’s typically not enough to warrant numbing cream.
The treatment itself typically lasts 30 minutes, and two to three treatments are recommended for the best LaseMD Ultra results. (Though many opt for follow-up sessions to maintain those effects.) The benefits usually last four to six months, although some can see improvement for up to a year.
Individual results may vary.