Fractional CO2 & UltraClear® Laser

At MI Skin Dermatology Center, we offer the latest in laser technology, including the Active/Deep FX CO2 laser combination and the new UltraClear® laser, all designed to treat a variety of skin issues, from signs of aging to restoring skin’s natural glow. By using the Active FX and Deep FX CO2 lasers together and the UltraClear laser, we are able to offer a customized laser skin resurfacing solution that can provide our Washington, D.C., patients’ full results in as little as one treatment or several treatments depending on patients’ availability for downtime.

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What is Active/Deep FX?

Active/Deep FX uses a combination of 2 highly effective CO2 laser technologies in order to provide one of the most effective skin resurfacing treatments available.

  • Active FX treats sunspots, discoloration, fine lines, and superficial acne scarring
  • Deep FX targets deeper wrinkles, scars, and sun damage

Used in combination, these lasers can result in smoother, more rejuvenated skin with just one treatment in the right candidate.

Who is a good candidate for Active/Deep FX?

If you have acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration or sunspots that you would like to be rid of, then Active/Deep FX may be a good option for you. One of the biggest advantages of Active/Deep FX is that it usually requires only one treatment to see results. Active/Deep FX is more invasive than other types of lasers, and requires more downtime, so a good candidate is someone who has the time to rest and recover after the treatment.

What Is UltraClear?

UltraClear is a revolutionary cold fiber laser that works to rejuvenate the skin. With a variety of treatment options, ranging from a light, superficial glow treatment, called the 3DMIRACL™, to a customized anti-aging treatment designed to address deeper wrinkles, sun damage, skin rejuvenation and acne scarring.

This customizable treatment can be used to treat specific needs, resulting in fine-tuned treatments designed just for you. It is the latest in laser technology.

UltraClear® improves the appearance of:

Who is a candidate for UltraClear?

Men and women with a variety of skin concerns, from dull skin, sun damage, lines and wrinkles on the forehead, cheeks, and even “smokers’ lines” around the mouth can benefit from the varied treatments available with the UltraClear laser.

UltraClear even includes a laser-coring application which removes excess skin (without scars!) to treat droopy skin or laxity. The treated skin appears tighter and smoother. Popular areas of treatment include the neck, jawline, and lax skin under the chin. Treating these areas improves the appearance of jowls and neck laxity. 

For patients who want to address dullness and reveal naturally glowing skin, the 3DMIRACL by UltraClear treatment is ideal. With no downtime, you can reveal refreshed, brighter skin with just 1 20-minute treatment.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Fractional CO2 lasers such as Active FX and Deep FX and laser skin resurfacing lasers like UltraClear stimulate collagen and elastin production in the deep layers of the skin. With this advanced technique, the collagen production doesn’t stop after the treatment; it continues afterwards, so you can potentially see improvement in your skin for months.

What can I expect from an Active/Deep FX treatment?

Dr. Isaac and Dr. Yanes at MI Skin Dermatology Center does everything in their power to make their patients as comfortable as possible during all laser skin resurfacing treatments. For an Active/Deep FX or UltraClear treatment, a topical numbing cream such as lidocaine will be applied for around an hour before the treatment itself, in order to minimize pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. Your provider typically offers oral pain medications prior to this treatment to ensure comfort. Dr. Isaac and Dr. Yanes are experienced dermatologists with expertise in laser treatments, so she is able to quickly and efficiently perform the treatment and customize it to maximize your results to meet your goals. Results vary by individual.

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Rediscover a younger, more vibrant you. Trust award-winning dermatologists Dr. Melda Isaac and Dr. Daniel Yanes to restore your vibrance with individualized anti-aging procedures. Each treatment is meticulously planned and performed to take years off your face without leaving any obvious signs of a cosmetic treatment. Look as youthful as you feel, starting today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It can be confusing trying to find information about all the different types of lasers available for skin resurfacing. In order to help you find information efficiently, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about Active/Deep FX CO2 laser skin treatments and UltraClear.

Q: What makes Active/Deep FX different from other lasers?

A: Active/Deep FX is a combination treatment that uses two different CO2 lasers that target different areas of the skin in order to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation in just one treatment. Most laser treatments require more than one session to achieve full results, but with Active/Deep FX your skin can be smooth and bright in one session. Your provider can customize your wrinkle treatment with this laser system, to raise the chances of meeting your goals.

Q: What sets UltraClear apart from other ablative skin resurfacing treatments?

A: UltraClear’s fully customizable treatment options enable your dermatologist to address a number of skin concerns with just one laser. From light skin resurfacing to bring forth your natural glow to more aggressive ablative laser skin treatments to treat aging skin and deep scars or wrinkles, the UltraClear laser is highly effective at rejuvenating and tightening the skin on the face, neck, and jawline.

Q: Is fractional CO2 laser resurfacing painful?

A: While there are lasers available that involve no pain, they are generally much less aggressive and will require more sessions in order to achieve a full result. Treatments with UltraClear are considered to be less painful than other ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments. 

Q: How often will I need treatment?

A: Dr. Isaac and Dr. Yanes recommend spacing your UltraClear treatments about 6-8 weeks apart. This allows your skin time to naturally exfoliate and develop new skin cells. As your skin heals, you will start to see long-lasting results as new skin is uncovered and your body generates new collagen and elastin.

Q: How long do Active/Deep FX results last?

A: Active/Deep FX treatment results can last for a minimum of several years with proper skin care. These lasers stimulate collagen and elastin production, which continues long after the treatment is over. If you take good care of your skin after an Active/Deep FX treatment, you should be very satisfied with how long the results can last.

In order to extend the life of treatment results, we recommend wearing sunscreen, avoiding too much sun exposure, and leading a healthy and active lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise.

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If you are interested in possible smoother, brighter, more youthful skin through fractional CO2 lasers and UltraClear laser skin resurfacing, contact the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, D.C., today! Call (202) 393-7546 to set up your appointment or request your consultation online .

About Our Doctors

Dr. Melda Isaac and Dr. Daniel Yanes are consistently recognized among the top dermatologists in Washington, DC. Our board-certified dermatologists provide both medical and cosmetic dermatology services with professionalism and compassion. Their specialized expertise in injectables and an eye for creating natural-looking results have made them a sought-after source for excellent dermatological care.

Dr. Isaac

Melda Isaac, MD

Founder and Director of MI Skin Dermatology and Laser Center

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Dr. Yanes

Daniel Yanes, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

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