There are numerous aesthetic procedures available in the market. But choosing the right one that suits your needs and fits the bill along with providing the desired is important. And a recent addition to the list is Lumenis UltraPulse technology, which is stated to be the better of the lot. Dr Arun Kumar Singh, Professor & Head Post Graduate Department of Plastic Surgery, K G Medical University, Lucknow explains everything you need to know about this new CO2 laser technology known as UltraPulse.
What is Lumenis UltraPulse technology?
UltraPulse by Lumenis is the most powerful CO2 laser in aesthetic medicine. It can penetrate deeper than any aesthetic ablative CO2 laser that is available currently. Combined with great versatility, this makes UltraPulse perfect to treat both everyday skin problems like acne and wrinkles to dealing with the thick and complex lesions. It can be used to safely treat deep skin conditions like hypertrophic scars or burn scars & skin resurfacing. Also read about Genesis rejuvenation therapy get to know this skin treatment procedure.
How different is it than regular aesthetic procedures?
The procedure is done with laser technology and hence, does not require you to undergo the knife. Also, unlike other aesthetic procedures, it does not involve bleeding and hence, is known as a non-invasive surgical procedure. It delivers unsurpassed results with the patients with minimal scarring and downtime. UltraPulse by Lumenis optimally treats a broad range of conditions from gentle superficial treatments to deep contracted scar revision. The Lumenis UltraPulse technology can help to safely treat patients more aggressively as compared to other CO2 lasers available in the market.
Who can undergo the procedure?
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Right from acne scars and skin lesions to burn marks, you can undergo CO2 UltraPulse laser for any skin condition that you wish to get treated. The conditions that can be treated with this procedure include pigmentation, rosacea, scar revision, skin toning, tattoo removal, photo rejuvenation and ablative as well as non-ablative skin resurfacing. Here's all you need to know about facial treatments and procedures for men.
Who should not undergo the procedure?
Anyone with skin problems or aesthetic issues can undergo the procedure. However, if you are suffering from a local site infection, it is not advised to undergo the procedure as it might do more harm than good. Hence, the only criteria to not get the surgery done is that the local site should be infection free.
What is the cost of the procedure?
The cost of the surgery depends on the area involved and the type of the condition as well. Hence, UltraPulse by Lumenis might range from a minimum of Rs 500 to around Rs 4000. However, on an average, it can account to around Rs 2000 per sitting.
As it involves laser technology, all you will feel is some warmth and/or pricking sensation, which is the case with all other laser technology procedures. Apart from that, there is no blood nor there is any pain because you are put under anaesthesia during the procedure.
What are the aftercare tips/precautions one has to follow?
Following the surgery, the skin becomes sensitive for some time and hence, during this time it is advised to stay protected from sunlight exposure. You can even use sun blocking creams or sunscreens to lower the effect of UV light on the skin. Undergoing a facial massage can also help in rejuvenating the skin cells.