Coherent Venus Ultrapulse
Since its introduction in the 1980s, there have been several generations of lasers, some based off of CO2 laser mechanics, others totally distinct in their mode of action, but regardless, all are compared at some point to the results obtained from CO2 laser ablation. This is because for many patients, it is still the ‘gold standard’ for dramatically improving wrinkles, texture, and tone of lifeless, dull appearing skin .
The laser works by completely removing the epidermis and part of the dermis, and results in wound remodeling with subsequent new collagen and elastin fiber formation that translates into healthier, firmer, and tighter skin. As with most things in life, one must balance the pluses and minuses; there is a period of redness while the new fresher layer of skin is reformed.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth are removed, while the deeper frown lines and grooves are softened. Once the outer layer of skin has been removed, the new skin beneath reveals a softer, smoother, more youthful appearance. It is not unusual for patients to say the laser can erase up to ten years of ‘wear and tear’ in little more than an hour. To obtain even more dramatic results, the resurfacing can be combined with eyelid
surgery, peels, or other techniques. To see if carbon dioxide resurfacing is right for you, contact Dr. Ewanowski.