Common signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, can be softened with AcuPulse laser technology. This advanced procedure uses Lumenis lasers for skin resurfacing, ablating the tissue to allow new tissue to grow. This process encourages natural collagen production for youthful skin and better elasticity.
The West Plastic Surgery Clinic can create a personalised treatment program to tackle the signs of aging in men and women from the age 30 upwards. Patients will be able to see a noticeable difference with just one fast and gentle treatment.
During your consultation with Dr Quinn, AcuPulse treatment will be thoroughly explained to you. He will examine the skin you would like treated and decide whether ablative resurfacing is the right procedure to deliver the best results.
The specialist will use AcuPulse to heat and destroy the tissue on the area that is being treated. The laser energy pulses will precisely target the skin, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
AcuPulse treatment does not require a general anaesthetic. But, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the skin before the procedure begins. This is to make sure the patient feels comfortable.
Collagen production can decrease as we get older. Since AcuPulse can boost this natural production in the body again, fine lines and wrinkles caused by age can be softened and the skin rejuvenated. This can result in a tighter and glowing complexion.
Once acne clears up, it can leave behind scarring that is difficult to hide. AcuPulse treatment can encourage new tissue to grow, which improves the appearance of acne craters and softens the texture of the skin. This can allow the skin to appear smooth and healthy.
The procedure takes approximately 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the surface area being treated. You can expect minimal downtime (2 to 7 days) after AcuPulse treatment and you are free to leave the clinic when you are ready. This means you can return to your daily skin routine after a few days. You will be able to see an amazing rejuvenation of the skin after your first treatment, however. Occasionally we can recommend more than one session of AcuPulse to encourage the best results.
Possible side effects from AcuPulse treatment can include weeping and minor pin point bleeding, scabbing, a mild redness of the skin and a hot sunburn sensation. A cool compress can be used for temporary relief. These side effects typically subside within a few days of the procedure. It is recommended that you avoid direct sun exposure for seven days after treatment. If this is not possible, you should wear sunscreen over the treated skin.
AcuPulse uses advanced Lumenis lasers that are trusted and recommended. This means that this treatment is safe and has been used for a few years now. The advanced technology of Lumenis laser means that risks of hypo or hyperpigmentation, infection and scarring are reduced to the lowest possible levels. Dr Quinn performs all laser treatments himself.