Ultrapulse is a laser resurfacing tool that is FDA-approved for the treatment of over 34 age-related concerns. Ultrapulse can also be used to assist in minor surgical procedures, such as scar removal, because it offers a cleaner and more precise cut into the skin.
Traditional laser procedures have a greater risk of scarring, redness, and swelling. While these risks are still present with Ultrapulse, they are much lower since the laser is distributed across the entire surface of the skin. The light from the CO2 laser is also absorbed by water in the body, so it is much safer.
Active FX is a type of Ultrapulse that is ideal for large pores, sun damage, fine lines, and acne scars. Traditional Ultrapulse requires 10 to 14 days of recovery while people who get Active FX only need four to six days of downtime.
Any laser resurfacing procedure places someone at risk for bacterial infections. Laser procedures also increase someone’s chances of experiencing a herpes outbreak. So, if someone with dormant herpes simplex receives Ultrapulse, it is recommended that they also take antiviral medication or antibiotics.