LaseMD Ultra Fractional Laser Resurfacing

  • Best Results1-2 treatments
  • Treatment Recovery2-6 days
  • Procedure Time20 minutes
  • Skin SpecialistLaser nurse, dermal therapist
  • Duration of Results12 - 60+ months
  • AnaestheticNumbing to sedation
  • Back to Work1-4 days
  • Cost$$-$$$

LaseMD Ultra Fractional Laser Resurfacing

The LaseMD Ultra is my Fraxel replacement. We still have 3 Fraxel devices at Clinic Cutis, however this laser provides faster treatments, with less discomfort than Fraxel. Additionally LaseMD Ultra has unique spot sizes & delivery modes to treat stubborn sunspots, requiring far less treatments compared to Fraxel. This laser can treat conditions such as sun damage, pigmentation, melasma & wrinkling.

FactsFacts on 1927 LaseMD Ultra

  • This laser uses the same 1927 Thulium as Fraxel Dual
  • The LaseMD is a decade newer than the Fraxel
  • LaseMD provides 3 times the speed of treatment over Fraxel
  • This laser can also ‘spot treat’ more stubborn areas
  • 1927 Thulium is one of the best wavelengths to treat pigmentation, ageing, sunspots & wrinkles
  • I usually combine this laser with fractional CO2 for even better results
  • Majority of patients will require only one session
  • Downtime varies from 1 to 6 days, depending on the settings

What is fractional laser resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing, as the name suggests, uses laser light to treat a predetermined portion of the skin’s surface. This allows for great results, with a controlled recovery time. By selecting a specific laser wavelength, I can ‘tune in’ laser light to different targets in the skin, at different levels.

Lasers are tools to complete a job as efficiently & as safely as possible. Fractional lasers give me & my clinical team complete control over most (not all) conditions, including different skin concerns, downtime as well as optimal wavelengths depending on skin colour & ethnicity. 

What conditions can fractional lasers treat?

Fractional lasers can be specially ‘tuned’ to treat a multitude of skin conditions ranging from superficial pigmentation, through to deep wrinkles. As a guide, lasers can treat-

  • Sun Damage & wrinkles. My favourite wavelength I employ include the 1927 Fraxel, 1927 LaseMD (My favourite), 1927 Diode, 1540, 1550 non-ablative, CO2 10,600 nm Mixto, Ultrapulse, CORE, & eCO2 (My preferred)
  • Pigmentation from sunspots & age spots. 1927 as above, coupled with picosecond fractional lasers.
  • Melasma. Third line treatments with LaseMD 1927, Diode 1927, Fractional Focused Picosecond lasers.
  • Laxity & elastosis. Best with erbium & CO2 fractional lasers.
  • Scars including acne, burns, surgical & traumatic. I employ CO2, erbium, & picosecond fractional lasers for these jobs.

What is the difference between LaseMD & Fraxel laser?

12 years of development and refined scanning. Fraxel is still a great laser. My favourite wavelength is Thulium 1927 from the Fraxel Dual. Off label treatments with higher density and passes can still give outstanding results.

The LaseMD from Lutronic has the advantage of faster more accurate laser delivery with a specialised scanner. This completes the treatment THREE times faster than Fraxel. Faster treatment means less pain. Additionally, the LaseMD has the ability to provide better on label treatments with stamping technology. This allows on label treatment of darker sunspots, pre-cancerous cells & age spots.

How long does it take to heal following fractional laser resurfacing?

1-6 days. Healing time depends on treatment parameters. This will be discussed with you prior to the treatment. As a rule, higher density treatments with more power will give better results. As a guide-

  • Low density treatment: 24 to 48 hours recovery
  • Medium density treatments: 48 to 72 hours recovery
  • High density treatments: 4-6 days

Davin’s Viewpoint on LaseMD Fractional Laser

This is THE laser I have been looking forward to. Why? Because the first laser by Fraxel was a cracking great laser. The LaseMD Ultra is another 12 years of development newer. Lasers are like mobile phones. Can you remember the iPhone 1? That was ten years ago. The LaseMD allows me and my laser team the ability to treat extensive areas with higher densities at least 3 times faster than Fraxel. The stamping mode also allows us to treat on label for more stubborn & resistant areas (such as age spots).

At Clinic Cutis, 90% of patients require only one, that’s correct, one treatment. Acne scars, enlarge pores, resistant melasma will require more sessions. Most of our treatments combine CO2 low density with the LaseMD. The former treats deep, whilst the LaseMD treats superficially. Combining both wavelengths gives what is termed ‘Hybrid Laser Resurfacing’– less treatments, better outcomes, & less overall downtime for patients.

Book a consultation with either myself or the clinical team @cliniccutis to see what is the best solution for your skin’s needs.

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