The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™ laser is the latest generation in skin resurfacing technology. The Palomar™ fractional laser smooths fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin discoloration as well as offers mild skin tightening, but without the downtime or mild to moderate redness associated with other skin resurfacing technologies.
The Palomar™ laser and the Fraxel® laser work in a similar way, by treating only a portion of the targeted skin at a time. The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™ laser delivers light in an array of microbeams to the skin. These microbeams penetrate well below the epidermis and into the dermis, sparing the tissue surrounding the beams from damage. The tissue within these beams initiates a natural healing process that accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue and the fractional treatment of the skin allows for faster healing with visible results in skin color, texture, tone, fine lines and wrinkles.
Palomar™ fractional skin resurfacing treatments are effective only when performed in a series of sessions because each session treats only 20 to 25 percent of the skin. By treating just a percentage of the skin, the surrounding untreated skin drives the healing process, filling in the treated area with healthy, more youthful looking skin. The “fractional” treatment of the skin creates seamless, radiant skin without the unwanted side effects associated with other skin resurfacing technology.
Fractional skin resurfacing is ideal for acne scars, blemishes, discolorations (melasma), texture smoothing and pore reducing.
After laser treatment some skin tightening also occur but this effect is very small compared to face lift.
Multiple passes of laser are usually required. Procedure is usually well tolerated but in some cases anesthetic cream can be used.
Length of the procedure is usually 30 minutes.
Your face will be red and swollen for couple of days. It is very important to follow carefully postoperative regime. Sun and heat exposure must be avoided in few days after procedure and sunblock cream must be used for long time.
Procedure is usually without complications but in some cases hyperpigmentation of the skin can occur, especially after exposing to sun and/or heat immediately after procedure or not following the postoperative regime.
Effects after laser resurfacing are permanent.