The CO2 laser attracts to the water (moisture) content in the skin as its primary chromosphere (target). The AcuPulse™ Fractional laser beam penetrates the skin layers, creating very narrow columns of thermal injury zones whilst leaving the surrounding skin intact. This controlled thermal (heat) injury jump starts the healing cascade by stimulating local stem cells to produce more collagen, elastin and new skin cells.
The AcuPulse™ laser is excellent for treating:
The AcuPulse™ Laser offers several advantages for physicians such as:
Ablative lasers such as CO2 are generally suitable for people with Fitzpatrick Skin Types and 2. (This mainly refers to people broadly originating from Northern and Western Europe with fair skin and light coloured hair and eyes).
To be considered suitable for undergoing any skin rejuvenation procedure, you have to:
People with Fitzpatrick Skin Types 3, 4 and above (usually those of Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian or African descent et cetera) are at risk of developing temporary pigmentation after most medical strength skin rejuvenation treatments. Such patients need to have their skin prepared before treatments such as Laser, IPL and Chemical Peels (Please read below).
People who suffer from an existing skin condition in the treatment area are also unsuitable candidates.
Furthermore, patients who have been on oral Roaccutane for acne should not undergo this treatment for at least six months after stopping their medication.
AcuPulse™ laser skin rejuvenation is a lunchtime procedure. Before the treatment, a high strength numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for about 40 minutes, followed by thorough cleansing to de-grease the skin.
Note: In Western Australia, only medical doctors are allowed to operate medical lasers.
On average, this procedure takes approximately 45 minutes for the full face, inclusive of the numbing time. Smaller areas that are treated will take less time.
Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.
There is only some mild heat sensation associated with this treatment that is reported by most patients.
This is determined by the treatment parameters selected for the procedure.
Light activity is suitable after 72 hours, while light exercise is usually acceptable after the 7-day mark. Most patients can return to office-based work within 3 to 7 days.
Preparation for any significant skin rejuvenation procedures involves the following steps:
All these steps will be explained to you in detail at the time of your consultation.
UV radiation from excessive sun exposure contributes to freckles and sun damaged skin. It is critical to avoid direct sun exposure after any skin treatment for the first few days and use sun protective clothing, headgear and sunscreens.
If you are prone to developing cold sores (or have a history of cold sores in the past), it is vital for you to take prophylactic antiviral medication to prevent a potential release.
Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.
Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:
You will also be required to organise a friend, family member or transport to drive you back home as driving is not recommended immediately after the procedure that day.
In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
Above all, a healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing.
Typically, the results last for at least 2 to 4 years depending upon the depth of treatment completed.
Additionally, results will also depend on the degree of personal skin protection from the sun, as well as your genetic aging process.
Full face treatment starts from $2,200, while the small area or spot treatment starts from $350.
At the time of your initial consultation, we will be able to advise you about the best treatment option for you based on your individual requirements.
To book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every cosmetic procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt™. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt® patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.