Lumenis Laser Helps Treat Burn Scars

Lumenis, the company behind the LightSheet Duet laser for hair removal and the UltraPulse Encore for burn scars, presented results of an important clinical study at the 30th annual meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in mid-April.

The company showed how effective the UltraPulse Encore is for reducing burn scars and how C02 lasers can help individuals achieve better looking skin, regardless of their age, or the skin’s current condition.

The company led several scientific discussions about the new Lumenis AcuPulse Aesthetic SuperPulsed C02 platform that can be combined with the UltraPulse TotalFX system to restore damaged skin. The combination treatment is now used internationally for treating old and new burn scars, and can be performed on patients with dark, ethnic skin.

According to Lumenis, the UltraPulse is about six times more powerful than the traditional C02 laser, and delivers energy in continuous waves to reach deep into the dermal tissue. The short, high-energy pulses ablate the tissues quickly and help to trigger collagen production shortly after the treatment. In addition to healing scars rapidly, the UltraPulse TotalFX can help reduce and eliminate pigmentation, and improve the texture and tone of the skin.

Dr. Jill Waibel of the Palm Beach Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Center in Palm Beach, Florida treated three burn victims in 2008 using the UltraPulse technologis. After just three treatments, the burn victims saw a significant reduction in the appearance of scars on their arms, chest, back and face, and saw gradual improvements for several months after the treatment.

The UltraPulse TotalFX system is also commonly used to treat deep wrinkles because it helps speed up the production of collagen, creating a smoother, more toned appearance.

For now, the UltraPulse TotalFX system may present an attractive option for individuals who have not been able to achieve significant results with topical treatments and other skin rejuvenation procedures.

Further Reading

  • Excessive scarring, particularly as a result of burns and acne, have been historically difficult to treat. However, the latest advances in fractional laser skin resurfacing procedures have made scar removal and the treatment of burned tissue much easier.

  • Laser skin resurfacing treatments are among the most effective ways to get rid of fine lines, acne scars and blemishes. Some of the most innovative laser skin resurfacing techniques include the Lumenis UltraPulse C02 fractional laser, a powerful laser that can correct many imperfections, boost collagen production and tighten the skin after just a single treatment. The UltraPulse laser is available in only a few markets in the United States, but has recently been unveiled at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England.

  • One of the biggest drawbacks of undergoing facelift surgery, liposuction or other procedures that involve extensive incisions, is the effects of scarring.