The UltraPulse-5000 CO2 Laser Peel

The UltraPulse 5000 laser is a technological breakthrough in the reduction of facial lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and sun damage.

Benefits of the UltraPulse-5000 CO2 Laser Peel

The UltraPulse laser enables the doctor to isolate a beam of carbon dioxide light and direct it to a targeted area of the skin to provide a deep, precise peel, or resurfacing, that literally vaporizes facial lines and wrinkles. The underlying dermal tissue is healthier producing skin that looks and feels years younger. Skin continues to improve, smooth and tighten for more than a year post-peel.

UltraPulse CO2 Laser Treatments in Westchester

Our office is one of only a handful of offices around the world to possess the UltraPulse-5000 Laser, a cutting-edge cosmetic surgical tool. The most advanced laser technology available today, it is more highly evolved than the super pulse lasers.

Dr. Narins is specially trained and has performed carbon dioxide laser procedures for many years. Our quality, expert care paired with this breakthrough technology, makes it easy to significantly reduce facial lines and wrinkles as well as acne scarring.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatments

Why the UltraPulse-5000 Laser Peel?

  • New level of precision
    Unlike other types of laser peels, the UltraPulse-5000 Laser Peel affords the surgeon a new level of precision and control. The UltraPulse-5000 emits a high-energy light beam in 500 millijoule bursts. Those pulses control the laser's power, so that the uppermost layer of skin cells are vaporized not burned. The laser's energy is directed specifically at individual wrinkles to help you achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance.

  • Rapid, gentle treatment
    The UltraPulse-5000 employs such rapid, high-energy pulses that there is insufficient time for heat, the primary cause of complications associated with other lasers, to accumulate in surrounding tissues. Heat, interacting with water in the skin, is carried off in a "puff of steam" causing skin cells to literally evaporate. With older super pulse lasers, multiple, longer-duration pulses are needed to heat tissue. This enables excess heat, which may cause scarring, to collect in underlying areas.

  • Best obtainable results
    The high speed of the treatment enables the surgeon to immediately ascertain the procedure's success. The doctor sees that wrinkles are maximally treated before you leave the office. This provides the best possible obtainable results for skin resurfacing. The UltraPulse-5000 also offers the greatest reliability with full power lasting long into the life of the laser. Other lasers tend to use their full effectiveness after a certain number of uses.

  • Improved appearance
    With the revolutionary UltraPulse-5000 Laser, underlying healthy, normal tissue is preserved while wrinkles disappear. The peel actually stimulates the formation of collagen under the skin's surface. Collagen is a natural agent that softens your skin and enhances your complexion. Healing occurs in seven to 14 days, leaving a new, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

What Does Skin Resurfacing Involve?

Laser skin resurfacing performed by Dr. Narins, is the latest method to improve unwanted facial wrinkles, discolorations and scars. This newer technique has many advantages over the older procedures of dermabrasion and chemical peels. Using the carbon dioxide laser for precise control, fine wrinkles, uneven color and many scars are greatly improved. We tailor each treatment to fit your individual needs. The treatment is fast and painless.

Why Skin Resurfacing?

If you look in the mirror and notice imperfections in your skin, skin resurfacing may be the answer. Skin resurfacing improves many skin imperfections, including wrinkles, acne scars and irregular pigment spots, and gives your skin an overall, healthy, refreshed glow. Many patients who have had their skin resurfaced are amazed by how easy and painless the treatment is. Many wonder why they waited so long.

How Much Does It Cost?

Although fees vary depending on each case, typically our fee ranges from $1500 to $6900. Occasionally insurance companies cover the cost of skin resurfacing, if acne scarring, severe sun damage or scarring resulting from an accident is a problem. We will discuss the costs of your particular procedure during our initial consultation. Because policies among insurance companies vary widely, we suggest that after our consultation, you contact your insurance company directly for your coverage details.

Who Should Have Their Skin Resurfaced?

Anyone who is less than pleased with the texture, coloring or condition of his or her skin should consider skin resurfacing. For those people who have serious facial scarring, or who want to combat the cumulative effects of sun and aging, skin resurfacing offers a welcome alternative to other previously available methods. Even people who have dark complexions can enjoy the benefits of skin resurfacing, thanks to our unique laser applications.

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Usually skin resurfacing takes about one hour and is performed in our fully equipped surgical suite. Post operative care is very important and Dr. Narins follows her patients very carefully.

Does It Hurt?

No. Skin resurfacing is remarkably pain free. To help you relax, however, the procedure is performed under light sedation and a local anesthetic. Usually, pain medication is not needed after surgery.

When Will I See The Results?

A fast recovery from laser skin resurfacing is one of the procedure's chief advantages. Patients go home the same day and usually return to work in approximately 8-12 days. The initial pink color fades in one to six months leaving skin natural and even colored, with fewer wrinkles. Skin will continue to tighten and improve over 18 months.

Getting Started

Women and men from Westchester County visit dermatologic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhoda Narins for wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and laser skin treatments. Call (914) 684-1000 (White Plains) to schedule an appointment and learn more.