Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michael Krathen can help you feel more confident about your skin with UltraPulse by Lumenis. Women and men come to Essential Dermatology for this fractional and/or fully ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing treatment from Natick, Wellesley, Weston, and Framingham, MA, to correct signs of aging, fine lines, loose skin, sun damage, scarring, and more. The UltraPulse laser is the premier CO2 resurfacing modality. Treatments are customized for you, varying from a light and fast resurfacing with less downtime to a deeper more intensive treatment requiring up to two weeks of downtime.

How Does the UltraPulse CO2 Laser Work?

The Lumenis UltraPulse CO2 is a fully and/or fractional ablative resurfacing laser. When relying on the fractional ablative mode, the UltraPulse CO2 laser vaporizes microscopic columns of the skin leaving surrounding columns untouched. Fractional ablative treatments are safer and heal faster than fully ablative CO2 laser resurfacing procedures. The laser energy stimulates the body’s natural healing process to renew the skin with increased collagen and produce healthy new cells. Leaving areas untreated reduces downtime over traditional laser skin resurfacing.

What Can the UlraPulse CO2 Laser Treat?

The UltraPulse laser is a great way to comprehensively treat multiple skin conditions on the face and body at once, including:

What Are UltraPulse CO2 Laser Treatments Like?

Dr. Krathen performs the UltraPulse laser skin resurfacing as an office treatment. A topical anesthetic is applied to help minimize discomfort. Some patients may also take oral anti-anxiety and/or pain medications to allow for a more comfortable treatment experience.

Laser treatments take approximately one-hour for a full-face treatment. Recovery varies from 5 to 14 days for the initial wound healing, after which make-up and/or cover-up products may be used.

After the initial recovery, the treatment areas are often pink for several weeks to months, ultimately fading back to the skin’s normal hue. Over the course of 6-12 months following the resurfacing procedure, the skin’s fibroblasts and wound-healing processes continue to lay down new collagen into the dermis.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

After an UltraPulse CO2 treatment, you will see an immediate improvement in your skin. Expect your skin to be sensitive and inflamed for a week or so afterward while it is healing. After this, your skin will be rejuvenated.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have many skin concerns that you want to tackle, the UltraPulse CO2 fractional laser is a great option for you. This device can comprehensively improve the overall look of your skin for a healthy glow! Talk to Dr. Krathen about your options for this treatment. 

To get started, call our office at (508) 827-2615  or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen