- What is Ultra ClearTM?
- How does this treatment differ from the other options?
- What Conditions May Be Treated?
- Whom is the treatment for?
- Whom is the treatment not for?
- How is the treatment done?
- What results may be expected?
- When will one see the results?
- How long do the results last?
- How to maintain or enhance my results?
- What is the recovery like?
What is Ultra ClearTM?
Ultra Clear is a rapid, effective, yet gentle combination treatment for stubborn pigmentation. Designed to treat both diffuse and spotty pigmentation, Ultra Clear simultaneously employs three gentle techniques: peel pigment clearance for quick pigment shedding, laser pigment fragmentation, and micro-injection of bleaching medicine. Skin tone is evened, with smoothness enhanced and spots faded.
Initially, gentle low-heat pigment KTP, Alexandrite, Nd YAG, or IPL PhotoFacial Laser is employed for spot treatment. Pigment laser breaks up isolated spotty pigmentation by using highly focused yet gently cooled long pulsed laser energy to precisely fragment pigment spots. Within just a few weeks, spots become lighter and continue to fade with time.
Subsequently, a peel such as Acne Peel, Glow Peel or Brightening Peel rapidly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, collagen growth is stimulated, and radiance with glow is quickly restored.
Subsequently or prior to the peel, a Bleaching Injection is administered.
Most topical creams are limited in efficacy due to their limitation of penetration and absorption. These important ingredients would be much more helpful if they were much better absorbed. As such, only thru direct injection would allow completion absorption of these important formulations and therefore afford markedly improved efficacy.
This injection delivers direct microinjection of skin brightening agents into stubborn pigmentation. The medicine is effectively absorbed, thus significantly enhancing the brightening effects of topical medicine. The ingredients used include brightening and hydrating factors agents such as tranexamic acid, high potency vitamin C, hydrating agents, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and anesthetics.
CD 34 Blood Stem Cells Skin Injection
This injection can also deliver microinjection of laser activated skin reparative growth factors and CD34 stem cells derived from you own blood. These biologic factors regenerate the skin, promotes healthier microcirculation, and reorganizes new collagen reformation.
How does this treatment differ from the other options?
Faster, more rapid, and more comprehensive results than laser
More complete improvement than chemical peel
More effective than skin medicine
What Conditions May Be Treated?
1. For individuals desiring quick improvement and willing to adhere to strict skin care program with sun avoidance
2. Co-existing cloud-like pigmentation with spotty pigmentation
4. Uneven skin tone
5. Post-inflammatory pigmentation
6. Pigmented spots
Whom is the treatment for?
1. Patients with realistic expectation
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
3. Skin which has been properly sun protected, primed, and prepared
Whom is the treatment not for?
1. Patients with unrealistic expectation
2. Skin which has not been properly protected, primed, and prepared.
How is the treatment done?
As for preparation, proper topical medical product regimen is initiated prior to treatment. Once the skin is primed, treatment can be started.
Commonly, all parts of the treatment, including the exfoliation and laser, are done in one single session.
After numbing medicine is washed off, the lasers are activated. Pin point rubber band like sensations will be felt, while the skin is cooled during most of the time. Sequential lasers are then used. Topical anti-inflammatory agents and sunblock are then used.
Subsequently, a peel is performed.
Acne Peel is a form of acidic chemical peel designed to improve whiteheads, blackheads, oil control, and early acne. Within one week, the early inflammation components of acne are improved. Typically, agents used include combination of salicylic and soothing ingredients.
Hydrating Peel is a form of acidic chemical peel designed to improve hydration. The peel quickly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, skin is more evened. Agents used include combination of lactic acid and soothing ingredients.
Glow Peel is a form of non-acidic chemical peel designed to improve pigmentation and glow for the lighter skin type, without any burning sensation during the peel. The peel rapidly sheds and exfoliates away pigmented cells. Within one week, collagen growth is stimulated, and radiance with glow is quickly restored. Agents used included combination of retin-A, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, azelaic acid, and soothing ingredients.
With microinjection, the medicine is injected superficially in a grid like manner onto the whole face. Increasing concentration and number of ingredients are added to each formulation injection.
CD34 Blood Stem Cells Skin Injection
Additional biologic factors can also be added to the formulations.
Topical ant-bruising medicine and ice are applied.
Generally, several sessions are required.
Results are more precise, longer lasting, and more complete when treatments are done in stages.
The treatment takes about one hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Topical anesthesia may be used.
What results may be expected?
1. Improved co-existing cloud-like pigmentation with spotty pigmentation
2. Reduced melasma
3. More even skin tone
4. Less post-inflammatory pigmentation
5. Faded pigmented spots
6. Enhanced smoothness
When will one see the results?
The results are seen in four weeks.
How long do the results last?
Results last years when proper skin care is maintained.
How to maintain or enhance my results?
Continued therapy, especially when combined with topical medicine regiment, would maintain and enhance results.
For more aggressive and faster results, combination with other modalities will be helpful.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery lasts few days.
Mild redness, moderate pinkness, soreness, and mild bruising are expected.
Mild flakiness, redness, and dryness are expected.
Mild redness, crusting, or temporary darkening is noted.
Prescription pain medications are generally not necessary.
Most people return to work and activities in few days.
Ice for the first 24 hours
Topical anti-bruising medicine Red-Ease for 3 days
Topical serum moisturizer Super B for 3 days
Sun block after 6 hours
No exfoliation medicine for 5 days
Cost of Treatments
Cost of treatment options ranges from three to four digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.