Lasers have quickly become the gold standard for all cosmetic treatments. Whether your goal is to look younger or perfect the appearance of your skin, there is a laser treatment right for you. At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we are proud to offer several laser treatments, including rising stars like Lutronic UltraMD and Lutronic UltaLaseMD.
What Are Lutronic UltraMD and Lutronic UltaLaseMD Treatments?
Lutronic UltraMD and Lutronic UltaLaseMD are both energy-based treatments that use non-invasive lasers to correct your appearance-related concerns. Each of these treatments is developed by leading cosmetic technology manufacturer Lutronic. However, each of these treatments addresses different appearance concerns. The UltraMD treatment is designed for hair removal, while the UltaLaseMD is primarily used for skin resurfacing needs.
How Does Lutronic UltraMD Work?
Lutronic UltraMD works by utilizing thermal energy to remove hair. Laser light delivers thermal energy to the skin, which heats hair follicles until they are damaged and no longer able to grow new hair follicles. This treatment can be used on virtually all areas of the body where unwanted hair grows, including the face, arms, legs, and other areas of the body.
How Does Lutronic UltaLaseMD Work?
Lutronic UltaLaseMD is a non-ablative fractionated laser that is used to resurface the skin. A non-ablative laser is one that does not cause injury to the skin, while a fractionated laser is one that breaks the laser light into hundreds of fractions to evenly distribute the heat across the skin surface.
This treatment can be used for a number of superficial skin concerns, including uneven tone and texture, sun damage, dark spots, acne, scarring, and mild skin laxity.
What Can You Expect During Treatment?
There are a few things you can expect when you have Lutronic UltraMD and Lutronic UltaLaseMD treatments at our clinic. From start to finish, each part of your treatment will be tailored to your needs and your aesthetic goals. Some steps of your treatment will include:
You will need to attend a consultation appointment before you can have any treatments. The consultation gives us the opportunity to learn about your appearance related concerned and your aesthetic goals. We will ask about the type of products you use and any previous cosmetic treatments you have had, including cosmetic surgeries. We will discuss your expectations for either or both Lutronic treatments and help you make a treatment plan.
Before your treatment, we will give you a list of pre-treatment guidelines to help you prepare for your appointment. For UltraMD we will give you instructions that are standard with hair removal treatments, including:
- Do not wax or remove hair follicles
- Shave at least 48 hours before treatment
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 to 4 weeks
- Do not moisturize before treatment
For UltaLaseMD we will give you instructions that are common for skin resurfacing treatments, which may include:
- Avoid sun exposure or tanning for 2 weeks
- Do not use Retinol or exfoliating products
- Drink plenty of water
Please arrive at your appointment with freshly cleansed skin, do not wear jewelry on treatment areas, and do not use lotions or perfumes. Wear loose clothing. Because these are non-invasive treatments, you will not need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment.
For both treatments, your appointment will take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete. These treatments do not require topical numbing creams. For your appointment, you can expect to be treated in a private room by one of our expert technicians, who will apply the treatment device to targeted areas of treatment. You may feel a gentle warming sensation for the duration of your treatment.
After your treatment, we will give you a list of post-treatment guidelines to ensure you have optimal results following your appointment. For UltraMD, some instructions you can expect include:
- Do not use moisturizer for 24 hours
- Use recommended products or prescriptions
- Avoid direct sunlight, excess heat, and excess sweating
For UltaLaseMD we will give you instructions that are standard for most laser skin resurfacing treatments, including:
- Avoid heat and direct sunlight for 24 to 72 hours
- Use cool packs on the skin
- Use gentle, non-acidic and non-scrubbing cleansers
- Do not use moisturizers for 24 hours
- Discontinue use of Retinol products for at least 2 weeks
What Are Results Like?
Results for both treatments will appear gradually over the course of 2 to 4 weeks. UltraMD treatments typically produce faster results, such as a slowing in hair growth or a thinning of hair on the treatment area. UltaLaseMD results rely on the body’s natural regenerative abilities and will include an improvement in the overall tone and tightness of the skin.
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
Most patients require at least 2 to 4 treatments to see the desired results for both treatments. Consistency is key for these treatments, as results are more effective and longer-lasting with subsequent treatments. We usually recommend patients for both treatments have a few initial appointments and then maintain results with regular appointments a few times a year.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most patients who are interested in either of these treatments make good candidates. Both of these treatments are compatible with all skin tones and types, as the laser energy can be adjusted to safely meet the patient’s need.
Laser treatments are versatile options for many common cosmetic concerns. From smoothing out the skin surface to removing unwanted hair, you can get the results you want with Lutronic UltraMD and Lutronic UltaLaseMD treatments.