Ablative Lasers CO2

Ablative lasers generate beams of coherent light that are absorbed by the body’s tissue as energy.

The energy is delivered through a narrow range of wavelengths, and in the target area, the energy causes temperature elevation which results in tissue evaporation or ablation. Ablative lasers effectively treat a broad range of skin conditions by removing all or part of the skin. The body’s natural healing processes then replace the damaged skin with new and healthy tissue. Although several types of ablative lasers exist, differing mainly by wavelength, CO2 lasers have long been considered the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’ for ablation, delivering an exceptional ratio between ablation and coagulation (heating tissue without evaporating it).

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Exceptional Ablation/Coagulation Ratio

How Does A CO2 Laser Work?

CO2 lasers produce light at a 10,600nm wavelength, which is absorbed by water in the tissue. The laser energy heats up the water until it reaches a boiling point causing the evaporation of the affected tissue.
Some heat is absorbed by tissue adjacent to the ablated target area, causing tissue coagulation which induces hemostasis (the cessation of bleeding) as well as thermal stimulation of deep skin layers, which induces fibroblast stimulation and neocollagenesis (the formation of new collagen).

The laser beam can also be transmitted through a scanner which is a device used to further control the delivery of energy. The scanner regulates the configuration of energy delivered onto the skin, which can range from covering the entire treatment area or just a fraction of it (leaving the areas in between untreated); (also referred to as fractional ablation). The overall effect of ablation and coagulation, either full or fractional, is the removal of skin and the stimulation of the body to replace it with newer, younger skin.

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Full Range of Advanced Continuous Capabilities

Lumenis CO2 utilized three types of pulse technology:


UltraPulse® delivers high peak power in a short pulse duration for deep penetration with ideal ablation and coagulation ratio.

UltraPulse® SCAAR FX™ Mode
Spot Size: 120μm
Energy: 150mJ
Density: 3%
Not indicative of clinical results

Up to 4mm in a single pulse


SuperPulse delivers high peak power in a short pulse duration for deep penetration with ideal ablation and coagulation ratio.

AcuPulse™ Deep™ Mode
Spot Size: 120µm
Energy: 20mJ
Density: 15%
Penetration Depth: 700µm
Not indicative of clinical results

Up to 1mm in a single pulse

Continuous Wave (CW)

delivers low peak power for superficial impact and a wider coagulation zone used for full ablation and fractional treatments.

AcuPulse™ Superficial™ Mode
Spot Size: 1.3mm
Energy: 170mJ
Density: 60%
Penetration Depth: 150-200µm
Not indicative of clinical results

Up to 1mm in a single pulse

Scar Revision

The AcuPulse allows for advanced treatment of a variety of severely damaged skin lesions which require synergistic coagulation and ablation for advanced resurfacing.

Acne Scars

Lumenis CO2 ablative technologies dramatically decrease scars, even very deep ones, as well as repair damaged skin and improve skin tone.


Syringomas are benign tumors, typically found clustered on eyelids, although they may also be found in other body parts. These can be treated by CO2 laser in a safe, and nonscarring method.


Lumenis offers a complete laser blepharoplasty solution that combines an incisional solution with complementary eyelid resurfacing. With laser assisted incisions, bleeding during the procedure as well as post-surgery bruising are reduced.

Fractional ablative resurfacing

Ablative skin resurfacing procedures use lasers to reduce the signs of aging, improve skin texture, laxity and tone, and reduce scars and stretch marks. Ablative resurfacing is ideal for patients seeking a dramatic improvement in a single session.


Rhinophyma is a disorder causing development of a large, bulbous nose associated with granulomatous infiltration, commonly due to untreated rosacea. This can be treated with CO2 laser as a surgical tool.

Deep Wrinkles

The Lumenis™ CO2 ablative technologies enable a high rate of improvement for skin damage and skin tone with minimal downtime. This is due to their unique pulse technologies and tailored treatment modes.

Woman`s health

The women’s health on AcuPulse™ offers a range of minimally invasive solutions for women coping with gynecologic conditions that affect their well-being, confidence and intimacy.

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