Skin Resurfacing Without the Downtime — ClearLift™
- Posted on: Sep 30 2016
We love lasers at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics. It’s almost as if we’re sci-fi junkies with the amount of attention we give our lasers. But we also like to avoid downtime for our patients. For laser resurfacing, the ClearLift™ procedure is perfect for both.
ClearLift™ is a state-of-the-art non-ablative treatment that is an alternative to traditional resurfacing procedures and even surgical facelifts, without the pain and required downtime.
What can ClearLift be used on?
At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics we use ClearLift to improve fine lines, wrinkles, the appearance of small veins, and vascular redness. ClearLift is gentle enough to treat areas that are too sensitive for ablative treatments, such as the delicate skin around the eyes, neck, mouth, and chest.
How does ClearLift™ work?
In the procedure the ClearLift laser delivers a controlled dermal wound reaction down in the dermis layer (the layer below the epidermis) of the skin. It does this by delivering heat energy up to 3mm into the skin. The body then reacts to this heating as if it has been wounded by building new collagen and other healing reactions. All of this happens without any damage to the skin’s surface, so the patient doesn’t have any recovery time.
In addition to improving the skin’s look and feel, the laser energy bursts also break up pigmentation and coagulate small blood cells, making the Q-Switched laser excellent for small vein and vascular treatment.
A series of 3-5 treatments conducted every three to four weeks provides the best results for our Northcoast patients. Some patients see results after just a single treatment, however, and patient results continue to improve as the body builds new collagen and skin cells.
Non-ablative is the difference
Ablative laser skin resurfacing delivers results, but those results come with a price to pay in pain during the procedure and during your recovery. Because the top layer of the skin is vaporized, there is a good deal of recovery time that can last for weeks.
In constast, the ClearLift™ procedure occurs under the skin, so the patient has no downtime. Patients can actually return to work immediately after their session.
Interested in skin resurfacing without the downside? Call us at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, 440-NEW-FACE, and ask about our ClearLift™ treatment.
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