Ultrapulse Encore (ActiveFX & DeepFX)
UltraPulse Encore Treatments in Vancouver using ActiveFX and DeepFX
The UltraPulse Encore, using Active FX and DeepFx technology, is a fractionated laser skin resurfacing system used to improve tone, texture, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and can stimulate tightening and long term collagen remodelling of the skin.
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ActiveFX is a high-energy beam of laser light that is applied to the skin in a fractional pattern, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster than traditional CO2 laser resurfacing, but still provides optimal results.
The ActiveFX provides:
- immediate collagen contraction
- reduces fine lines
- noticeably improves skin texture and tone
- reduces uneven pigmentation and sun damage
- and stimulates new collagen formation
A sensation similar to sunburn is common after the procedure. Downtime is around 4-7 days, but full healing may take longer for some people. The treated skin will begin to flake off within 2 days. Most of the pinkness will be gone in about a week.
Results of the treatment can be seen after only one session, but improvement can continue to be seen up to 6 months after the procedure, as collagen formation is a process that builds up gradually over time.
The DeepFX procedure uses fractional CO2 laser micro-beams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses that leads to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation. The DeepFX procedure involves treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface, leaving “bridges” of untouched skin to aid in recovery time. Each laser pulse removes a narrow column of tissue and the deep heating causes immediate collagen contraction and long-term collagen remodelling.
The DeepFX can be used to:
- soften and smooth wrinkles and scars (including acne scarring)
- improve skin texture
- and tighten the skin
Recovery and Results
Anesthetic cream, oral medication, or local and/or tumescent anesthesia may be used to be sure the patient is comfortable during the procedure. Immediately following treatment, the skin will feel warm and will be similar in appearance to a deep sunburn. As the skin heals, it will begin to flake off and the improvement in the skin’s appearance will begin to appear. Downtime is typically 3-5 days, although healing can take longer for some people.
UltraPulse Encore Before and After Photos
If you would like to learn more about our UltraPulse Encore, ActiveFX or DeepFX treatments in Vancouver or to schedule a consultation please call us today at (604) 714-0222, or simply fill out the contact form in the top right of your web browser to have one of our staff contact you.