The Synergy of two treatment modalities has been well appreciated in the practice of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery for quite sometime, especially seen when separate layers of the skin are treated at the same time. Take for example subcisioning (undermining an acne scar at the level of the deep dermis with a hypodermic needle, followed by resurfacing the same skin with a CO2 Fractional Laser), when combined an amazing remodeling of the skin appears. Of course when one adds a filler such as one’s own fat, there are even more dramatic improvements due to release of growth factors. So each treatment seems to “Build” upon the next.
The Synergy of the Ulthera with the CO2 Fractional Laser achieves remarkable changes at 3 levels of the skin. When one treats the deepest layer of the face, neck, hands, and chest with the Ulthera an appreciable amount of collagen production in the fibromuscular layer occurs, and a lifting ensues. Traveling superficially, one sees dramatic deep skin tightening with the Ulthera’s treatment along with collagen production in the reticular dermis of the skin. And finally using the CO2 Fractional Laser a safe and effective resurfacing of the epidermal/dermal zone produces a brighter, polished, and tighter appearance. This device retexturizes the skin, reduces wrinkles, and reduces risks of premalignant lesions transforming into malignancies. The CO2 Fractional Laser also tightens the eyelid skin. On specific settings it can also be used to remove lesions.