Rejuvenate Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you want to rejuvenate your facial features without surgery, a laser skin resurfacing treatment with Lumenis® AcuPulse™ can reduce wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores, and many other types of blemishes. With this CO2 laser, Dr. Dennis Hurwitz can remove cosmetic flaws and smooth the skin in as little as 30 minutes. Laser skin resurfacing is just one of the many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments we offer at the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA.
What Is AcuPulse?
AcuPulse is an advanced ablative laser resurfacing tool which uses the CO2 technology from Lumenis to provide quick and easy treatment. With short, highly controlled pulses of energy, this laser can precisely target treatment areas without causing excessive damage to surrounding tissue. As a result, we can reduce discomfort during and after treatment and minimize the risk of side effects. Because of the system's versatility, Dr. Hurwitz can treat a range of superficial and deep skin blemishes.
Customized Treatment Options
While AcuPulse treatment is limited to the region between your forehead and neck, we can tailor your procedure to fit a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Sun damage
- Fine and deep lines
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
- Skin lesions
- Enlarged pores
- Irregular pigmentation
- Skin furrows
- Actinic keratosis
One of our skilled physician assistants or estheticians can perform lower frequency treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines and other minor flaws. For more advanced conditions, Dr. Hurwitz can use AcuPulse to treat deeper levels of your skin for more dramatic results.
What to Expect
Before beginning treatment, we will provide you with a mild oral sedative and apply a local anesthetic so you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. If you are receiving a more intense treatment, we may supplement your anesthesia with lidocaine.
Once you are comfortable, Dr. Hurwitz or another member of our staff will begin treatment. While this procedure is virtually painless, you may feel a pins-and-needles sensation when the laser is applied. A typical appointment lasts about 30 minutes, although some patients require a second visit to achieve the results they desire.
Downtime and Recovery
Unlike a facelift or other surgical procedure, AcuPulse skin resurfacing requires little downtime. Depending on the depth of skin treated, you may need as little as three days of recovery time, although more involved treatments may require up to two weeks.
Almost every patient who undergoes treatment with AcuPulse sees improvement.
In the days after treatment, most patients report symptoms similar to a those of a sunburn. Side effects such as oozing or scabbing should clear up within a couple of days. However, redness could last for several weeks.
Enhancing Your Results
Almost every patient who undergoes treatment with AcuPulse sees improvement. At the Hurwitz Center, we firmly believe this is the best laser treatment currently on the market. However, the results are temporary. We recommend following up your skin resurfacing with an intensive skin care program, including topical medications and microdermabrasion, to delay the need for additional treatment.
Clear Your Skin
A laser skin resurfacing treatment offers significant enhancements for a wide range of skin blemishes. Contact our office online or call us at (866) 957-4456 to find out more about the costs and benefits of AcuPulse skin resurfacing.
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