At LifeGaines, we use the AcuPulse fractional CO2 laser device for skin resurfacing. It helps improve sun damage by minimizing discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. This laser also treats scarring. AcuPulse removes deep wrinkles and textural changes caused by aging, sun exposure, and smoking. AcuPulse can be used instead of injectables. For example, it is a wonderful addition to smooth outlines that Botox® and filler may not be able to address. AcuPulse™ can also be used to treat the upper and lower eyelids, around the mouth to help with smoker’s lines as well as to the cheeks for sleeper’s lines.

How Does AcuPulse Skin Resurfacing Work?

AcuPulse™ is a fractional CO2 laser that emits high amounts of energy or heat that penetrate deep into the skin. Therefore, heating water in the tissue causing ablation and coagulation. This process helps remove and reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin while smoothing the skin as the energy or heat created stimulates fibroblasts and collagen.

What makes AcuPulse™ different?

AcuPulse™ is different from non-ablative lasers or IPL resurfacing devices. The difference is that the 10,600 nm wavelength penetrates deeper and more effectively than other treatment options. The AcuPulse™ delivers high amounts of energy into deep tissue which effectively treats deep wrinkles and scars. Traditional lasers use a single beam of energy. Using a single beam limits the amount of heat that can be delivered to the skin. This makes it difficult to treat collagen and elastin without injuring the surrounding skin.

AcuPulse delivers thousands of microbeams of light which results in micro-trauma to the skin. This creates skip lesions between the microcolumns resulting in less downtime and less risk of complications to the patient. By using multiple microcolumns of light allows a high amount of heat to be delivered deep into the skin. However, this spares the superficial tissue. Allowing AcuPulse™ to be a more effective treatment for those with significant textural issues and deep wrinkles than traditional laser and IPL devices.

What Is The Difference Between A Superficial Treatment And A Deep Treatment?

A superficial treatment is also known as a laser peel and is typically used for those with minimal sun damage, fine lines, and superficial wrinkles as well as for those that want to improve their skin with minimal downtime of 3-5 days.

Deep treatment is a more aggressive treatment and is used to target sun damage that has resulted in significant textural changes to the skin as well as deep lines and wrinkles. Deep treatments typically result in 7 days of downtime. Most patients will elect to take 5-7 days off from work. Contact LifeGaines today to learn more.