What is Ultraclear Laser?
Ultraclear is the worlds first cold ablative fibre-optic Erbium laser that has been FDA approved for treatment in all skin types.
It restores and rejuvenates skin health by resurfacing skin and removing uneven pigmentation, whilst stimulating collagen and elastin regeneration to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture.
It is suitable for all skin types, as the 2910nm wavelength technology allows a very fast and thin beam of LASER light to finely control the amount of tissue targeted, preventing heat accumulation. This is the advantage over traditional LASER treatments as it minimises pain, discomfort, downtime and recovery time and risk of serious injury to the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will Ultraclear Laser treatment benefit me?
The ultraclear laser will treat
Wrinkles and fine lines
Improve Skin texture
Reduce Pigmentation and sun damage
Treat Age spots
Treat Scars including acne scarring
Shrink Enlarged pores
Improve Uneven skin tone and texture
Reduce redness, and can help mild rosacea
Treat Skin sagging
When you leave our clinic, the skin is slightly pink, but make up can be applied right away.
The skin then peels after a few days, so early results can be seen within a few days after the treatment. Occasionally some people have a thin micro-crust on the skin that can take a week to fake off, however this can be covered with make up.
The best results are seen after a course of 3-6 treatments, every 3-4 weeks
As these are fractional ablative treatments, they are more aggressive skin treatments.
Those who undergo the most aggressive treatments are back in make-up in 4-7 days after UltraClear laser treatment – compared to 7-14 days with CO2 laser. Additionally, the revolutionary technology of the UltraClear laser provides the desired result with much less heat and discomfort.
When will I see results after CLEAR/ULTRACLEAR fractional ablative treatments?
Results can be seen 4-5 days after just 1 treatment, however dependent on the type of pigment, scars and lines it may require additional treatments. We generally recommend a course of two treatments 2 months apart.
Side effects and downtime?
For the first 1-3 days you will experience redness, heat and swelling, followed by flaking of the skin. Pinpoint bleeding & oozing can often occur in this period.
Downtime can be expected to last 4-7 days, depending on individual patient healing. The downtime is proportionate to the degree and type of laser depth and density planned to achieve your specific goal. We supply you with an after care
What is 3D MIRACL?
3D MIRACL is 30 minute a micro-laser peel suitable for all skin types (yes even the darker skins) as the laser does not heat the skin significantly. Hence generally no topical numbing is required.
As it treats the most superficial layers of the skin, it is great for
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mild sun damage and uneven skin colour
- Acne scarring
What Is Clear & Ultraclear Mode?
Does the treatment hurt?
Both use this new wavelength of fractional laser that has been specifically developed to be far more comfortable for the patient, as well as safe for all skin tones as it reduces unwanted thermal damage. The settings/ depth of penetration of the LASER are determined based on the patient’s skin quality.
Do I Need To Pre/Post Treat My Skin?
As these are aggressive laser treatments, we prefer to ensure that you do not suffer with Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which can occur in the darker skin types. We recommend a course of pigment inhibiting topical skin care at least 2-4 weeks prior to and for 3 weeks post treatment. The team personalises the recommendations, after a thorough skin consult and assessment using the CANFIELD VISIA
To minimise discomfort, topical numbing cream is applied to the skin for approximately 45 minutes prior to the treatment. Immediately after the treatment, the skin feels hot & can retain this heat for the first 4-8 hours, which can give some discomfort.
Numbers Of Treatments
This is dependent on each individual. You will notice an improvement in your skin from 4-5 days after. For an invasive treatment the results can last for 1-5 years. However, since our skin continues to age and new wrinkles and spots may appear due to sun damage and daily life, additional treatments may be needed to maintain healthier, fresher and younger looking skin.
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished oculoplastic surgeon and one of London’s leading eye specialists. She has over two decades of surgical experience and is renowned for her ability to create a natural look.
Dr Sabrina has a deep anatomical knowledge of the periorbital area and an appreciation for the differences in treating both men and women. When raising the brows and eyelids in a male Upper-Lid Blepharoplasty, it is important to preserve the T-shaped brow – in order not to feminise their appearance.
UltraClear Treatment Cost
Prices are a guide; your doctor will calculate total costs during consultation.
3D Miracl Laser Facial £750 per eye and face treatment
Ultra / Clear Laser £2000 per eye, face and neck treatment