UltraPulse® is gold-standard technology but it is not suitable for everyone. This includes patients who have:
- taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past 6-12 months
- a history of keloid formation
- a dark skin type
- sun-tanned skin
UltraPulse® is also the safest form of laser skin resurfacing available, however, as with all lasers, there are risks associated with treatment. Common risks include crusting, swelling, bruising and redness. Less common risks include change of pigmentation, infection, redness, textural changes or scarring.
It’s important to have a consultation with Doctor Montero regarding treatment options available and related contraindications and risks based on your individual concerns and medical history, so you can make an informed choice about treatment.
Your eyes will be protected from laser damage by an ocular shield, which is placed under your eyelid – this is painless and comfortable.
A warm sensation is felt as the laser is applied and treatment is typically comfortable. Any discomfort is minimised by using local anaesthetic drops and in-treatment cooling.
Your UltraPulse® procedure will typically take about 60-90 minutes depending on the area being treated.