Laser Skin Resurfacing
State of the Art Technology; Dramatic, Trusted Results
ClearLift™ is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Using 1064nm Q-switched laser technology, patients are enjoying fast, comfortable treatments with visible results and minimal to no downtime.
Purpose of Laser Skin Resurfacing
ClearLift® helps to improves fine lines, wrinkles and skin that has lost some of its tone. It’s gentle enough to treat areas that are typically too sensitive to treat with traditional ablative lasers, such as the delicate skin around the eyes, neck, mouth and chest.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefits
- Improves skin texture and tone to help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
- Keeps skin around the eyes, nose and jaw firm to help maintain a youthful, contoured appearance
- The ClearLift® delivers a controlled dermal wound without harming the overlying epidermis so that all stages of healing and skin repair occur under the intact epidermis.
What is the ClearLift™ Laser?
The ClearLift™ laser combines two forms of light energy, the non-ablative YAG and the Pixel Q Switch. This combination of light energy can penetrate the outer layer of the skin without any injury. This allows the ClearLift™ laser to be used on sensitive skin on the face and neck that could not handle more ablative forms of laser skin resurfacing. The ClearLift™ laser can be used on all skin types and pigments, which is not true for most laser procedures.
How Does ClearLift™ Laser Resurfacing Work?
The combined energy of the YAG and Pixel Q Switch lasers is able to penetrate the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, without causing any heat damage or injury. Once the light energy penetrates the epidermis it reaches the dermis, the skin’s second layer, where it instantly converts to heat energy. This provides a gentle heating of the dermis layer. This heating stimulates a “wound response” from the body, triggering new collagen production to heal the perceived wound. It also begins a process of skin remodeling where new skin cells are created. Both processes lead to younger-looking, rejuvenated skin.
How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?
Decreasing collagen production is a hallmark of aging; that’s why our skin sags and begins to form wrinkles and creases. Laser skin resurfacing with the ClearLift™ laser triggers the creation of new collagen to address the perceived “wound” created in the dermis by the laser. Still, while the new collagen produced rejuvenates the skin in the treatment areas, it doesn’t stop the continued decrease of your body’s natural collagen production. At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we recommend an initial group of 3-5 treatments, each separated by one month. From there, a single treatment every six months stimulates the body to keep adding new collagen to replace what you’re losing.
How Long Does a Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure Take?
Our ClearLift™ laser skin resurfacing treatments at Northcoast Laser are quick and painless. The procedure takes just 20-30 minutes, making it a perfect lunchtime procedure. You can return directly to work or your other normal activities immediately after your session.
How Soon Will I See Results with Laser Skin Resurfacing?
ClearLift™ laser resurfacing results build with time. While there is an initial refreshed appearance to your skin after your session, your results really begin to show as the body builds new collagen and skin cells over the next few weeks and months. The body can continue to produce new collagen as a result of your resurfacing procedure for up to six months.
Is There Recovery Time After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
No. This procedure doesn’t harm the epidermis at all. There is no bruising or skin damage. You can return to work or other normal activities immediately after your session. Treatment areas may have some initial redness, but this passes very quickly.
Are There Side Effects/Risks with Laser Skin Resurfacing?
There aren’t any side effects or risks with ClearLift™ laser skin resurfacing. This procedure is not to be confused with ablative forms of laser skin resurfacing. The ClearLift™ procedure is effective, yet gentle on the skin.