Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing with the ClearLift Laser
The Aesthetic Dermatology team, led by Dr. Lynn Klein, is pleased to offer a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that delivers anti-aging results in minutes. Laser skin resurfacing with the ClearLift laser from Alma is fast, comfortable and does not require downtime. It rejuvenates aged, sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, décolletage and hands without the need for incisions, injections or sedation medication.
What the ClearLift Improves
The non-ablative, Q-switched ClearLift laser can be used to improve the appearance of the following:
- skin laxity on the face and neck
- fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead
- the delicate skin around the lower eyelids
- skin folds around the nose and mouth
- sun spots and age spots
- scars and striae
- overall tone and texture of the skin
During ClearLift treatment, laser energy is delivered to the deep layers of the skin and creates a controlled dermal wound. This triggers the body’s natural healing process and production of collagen. As the skin repairs itself, it develops a better-looking tone and texture.
One of the advantages of this laser is that it can be used on all skin colors and types, including tanned skin. The ClearLift is effective for people of all ethnic origins.
ClearLift Treatment Details
ClearLift is performed at Aesthetic Dermatology’s Bala Cynwyd office; treatment typically takes less than an hour to complete (sometimes as little as 10 minutes). Because it is so fast, the ClearLift can be scheduled on a lunchbreak. Some have nicknamed ClearLift treatment “the lunchtime facelift” because it delivers instant results in minutes.
Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin is cleansed and the eyes are covered to shield them from the laser’s beam. The ClearLift handpiece is then placed over the face or neck. It emits small, powerful pulses of light, which penetrate the skin, breaking apart pigmentation and creating dermal wounds (leaving the superficial outer layer of skin unharmed). The handpiece is slowly moved over the entire treatment area and the process is repeated. ClearLift is virtually painless — and gentle enough to be used on sensitive areas of the face and neck — so sedation medication is not needed.
Typically, three to five treatments are recommended, but some patients see noticeable results after a single treatment.
Recovering from the ClearLift
Since ClearLift treatment bypasses the surface of the skin and avoids wounding the superficial outer layers, there is no post-operative discomfort or recovery downtime needed. After treatment, patients can immediately apply makeup and return to work, socializing and their normal routine.
The skin will instantly look tighter, smoother and more youthful, with results continuing to improve as the body’s collagen matrix remodels itself. Optimal results generally appear up to a month after treatment.
The results are long-lasting. To maintain the results of treatment, Dr. Klein and our team suggest maintaining a regular routine with clinically proven skin care products, including a cleanser, an exfoliator, a moisturizer and sunscreen.
Schedule a ClearLift Consultation at Aesthetic Dermatology
To learn more about the treatment that can help you look years younger without pain or downtime, schedule a consultation at Aesthetic Dermatology, located in Bala Cynwyd. Call us today at (610) 668-2570 to make an appointment.