Lumenis UltraPulse CO₂


The Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore laser is considered to be the gold-standard of fractional CO₂ lasers with over 90 references in published scientific articles.

We offer laser skin resurfacing and fractional laser skin resurfacing with the Lumenis UltraPulse laser’s Deep FX, Active FX and Total FX modes. We can also remarkably improve the function and appearance of even very badly thickened, deformed and contractured scars, by utilizing the patented SCAAR FX mode.

Laser skin resurfacing is designed to reduce the signs of aging, correct and treat skin damage by carefully controlling the density and penetration depth for the most predictable and effective outcome.

Fractional laser skin resurfacing provides a new and unique approach to laser skin resurfacing by delivering the laser to the surface of the skin in a fraction of the area. This approach leaves healthy skin bridges in between the ablated areas, allowing more rapid healing, better patient comfort, improved outcomes and lower risk.

How does the UltraPulse technology work?

Active FX dramatically improves skin texture, skin tone and fine lines as well as removes brown spots. Deep FX can lead to dramatic skin tightening and improve deep wrinkles and scars. These treatments can be performed together (Total FX) in a single session to dramatically rejuvenate your skin and remove years of photodamage. SCAAR FX is a powerful and advanced laser technology to treat traumatic, surgical and acne scars. Through this versatile system, the laser eradicates damaged and discolored tissue quickly, and results in more collagen formation and long-term remodeling.

How does DeepFX work?
The laser uses a beam of light smaller than a human hair to create tiny holes in your skin. The holes are placed using a computer scanner to control depth of treatment as well as the amount of tissue treated.  Only a fraction of the skin is treated in any one treatment, leaving surrounding, untouched areas of the skin to expedite the regenerative healing process.

Where can DeepFX be applied?
DeepFX is commonly used to provide soft and smooth skin on the face, around the lips and eyes, on the upper chest, neck, hands and arms.

Is it safe?
DeepFX is safe for most people, however it should not be used if you have taken AccutaneTM in the past 12 months, have a history of keloid formulation, poor wound healing or demonstrate excessive or unusually prolonged erythema (i.e., redness of the skin resulting from inflammation), history of hyperpigmentation from older lasers or hyperpigmentation upon laser test patching. Consult with our doctor to see if DeepFX is right for you.

How long does the procedure take?
The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes.  However, an hour should be allotted as our physicians apply an anesthetic cream prior to treatment to aid with comfort.

What is the healing process for DeepFX treatment?
Since only a small portion of skin is touched by the laser, healing time is typically about a few days, depending upon treatment protocol.  Over the course of this time, patients should avoid direct exposure to sunlight and follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen. Patients can also expect some skin to peel as the healing process is so incredibly rapid.

How long does it take to see results?
Deep wrinkles, skin texture and scars are dramatically improved with just a single treatment with DeepFX.  Amazing changes are appreciated within a couple days.  The skin may then continue to tighten and improve even months after the procedure.

How does ActiveFX work?
The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern in order to create columns of thermal damage on the surface of the skin to stimulate new collagen. The columns are spaced out so that the remaining tissue is spared, which results in a faster healing process.

Where can ActiveFX be applied?
The procedure can be used to effectively to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration, as well as other effects of aging and sun damage.

Is it safe?
ActiveFX is safe for most people.

How long does the procedure take?
The ActiveFX treatment typically lasts less than 20 minutes.  However, an hour should be allotted as our physicians apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment to aid with comfort.

What is the healing process for ActiveFX treatment?
Patients experience warmth, similar to sunburn after treatment. During this time, a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen is recommended. Skin will then flake off within two days. After four to seven days, make-up can typically be applied. Pinkness is often gone after about a week.

How long does it take to see results?
ActiveFX delivers results after just a single treatment.  Most effects of the treatment, such as the stimulation of new collagen and plumping of the skin occur right away.  However, results will gradually continue to show improvement for up to ten months after the procedure.  If skin is properly taken care of, this can last permanently.