Fractional laser skin resurfacing maximizes aesthetic outcomes while minimizing procedure risk and reducing downtime. It's the smart approach to skin resurfacing that uses microbeams to create areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated tissue, which provides faster healing and reduced side effects. Using micro-fractional laser technology allows treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, striae, unwanted textural irregularities, crow's feet, blotchy skin and more, on virtually any trouble spot on the body - face, neck, chest, arms, legs.
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
It is now possible to remove surface imperfections and dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles with a procedure called laser skin resurfacing. For most patients this can be done using a combination of two fractional lasers, the 1440 or 1540, and the 2940. The sun damaged, aging skin can be removed layer by layer, stimulating the regeneration of the deeper healthier skin. This allows much faster healing time that with more aggressive CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers. Fractional lasers also are not associated with the increased risk of loss of pigment or scarring that had occurred with CO2 lasers.
Following the procedure there are 2-3 days of significant and peeling of the treated areas. Residual pinkness or redness fades rapidly over the next 5-7 days.
Unlike dermabrasion and chemical peels, fractional lasers uses fine microbeams of very high energy beam of light to "vaporize" columns of epidermis and dermis. Scars, lines, wrinkles and other skin defects gradually improve over the following 3-4 months. . Because the laser is gentle, comfort both during and after the procedure is improved and helps with a more rapid return to your normal routine.
Fractional Laser Wrinkle Reduction
There has been an exciting new breakthrough in laser skin rejuvenation. Utilizing a non-invasive laser one can reduce wrinkles and actually stimulate collagen production. For patients who have been unable to enjoy the benefits of laser rejuvenation because of the healing time involved, and for those who need a touch up but wanted a no-effort post-treatment course, the Fractional 1440 or 1540 Laser can be the answer. It reduces wrinkles and actually turns time back on your collagen clock.. This laser has the ability to reduce wrinkles on all skin types with the following advantages:
The laser beam travels through the top layer of skin and interacts only with the second layer of skin, the dermis. Here, it stimulates the production of new collagen that gradually appears over the next 60 to 90 days. The full effect of wrinkle reduction and maximum collagen production is reached within three to four months. Additional treatments can be performed to achieve greater wrinkle reduction and even more collagen production. The benefits of this laser are cumulative, so you can keep turning the collagen clock back.
Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks
Palomar's fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing laser minimizes the appearance of stretch marks with no downtime. The Lux1540 laser handpiece improves the unsightly color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving clients with smoother, better-looking skin. For stretch mark treatment, the Lux1540 handpiece delivers an array of high-precision microbeams to create deep, narrow columns of coagulation in the epidermis and dermis. This triggers a restorative natural healing process that creates healthy new tissue, including the deposition of new collagen.