Lumenis Active/Deep FX™ CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic is excited to announce a new addition of Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation

Millions of Americans seek relief from the effects of sun and aging: fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, age sots, uneven skin tone, and loose crepey skin. However, for today’s more active population, the prolonged healing time involved with surgical procedures and traditional facial resurfacing often prevents them from seeking improvement. To address this problem, Olympic Dermatology first offered fractionated laser resurfacing in 2004 with Reliant’s Fraxel laser. With a series of treatments and only “social downtime”, this laser gradually improved skin texture, tone and wrinkles. While this laser is still the treatment of choice for many people, the necessity of multiple treatments or the desire for more dramatic skin rejuvenation results prevented this laser from being the choice for everyone.

This led us to our newest laser: the Lumenis Ultrapulse Carbon Dioxide Fractional Resurfacing Laser. With this technology we are able to achieve outstanding facial rejuvenation results in a single treatment, with a modest amount of downtime. As per the diagram below, the fractional laser technology stimulates a cascade of healing responses without completely disrupting the skin surface. New collagen and surface skin cells means younger looking skin, and unlike the Fraxel laser the Lumenis fractional laser also causes collagen contraction, leading to tighter skin as well. The Lumenis CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is used in several different ways. For fine lines, brown age spots and superficial textural changes, we use an ActiveFX protocol that has very short downtime for healing. For scars and deep wrinkles, we use a DeepFX protocol with modest downtime. For combination problems the two protocols can be combined to maximize patient benefits. Fractional laser pattern graphic

“Revolutionary fractional technology now allows us to treat scars and signs of aging without the prolonged healing times often associated with older, more traditional treatments,” says Dr. James Brazil, board certified Dermatologist. A single CO2 laser resurfacing treatment provides dramatic and immediate results. Treatment does more than soften the appearance of imperfections; it can actually eliminate evidence of sun damage and aging, providing a comprehensive and long-lasting solution. In fact, improvement continues long after treatment. “My patients are seeing tremendous improvements in the quality of their skin with minimal recovery time,” says Dr. Brazil. “The beauty of this technology is that we can achieve remarkable results and a truly refreshed, youthful looking face with less cost, risk and recovery time than conventional cosmetic surgery.”

Before CO2 Laser Resurfacing After CO2 Laser Resurfacing
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These photos may not represent all outcomes of this procedure. The CO2 laser resurfacing procedure is performed at Olympic Dermatology under local and oral anesthetic and does require 5 to 7 days for healing. Complimentary consultations can be scheduled at 360-459-1700. View the Lumenis web site for more information about this exciting new technology.