FRACTIONAL SKIN REJUVENATION
Fractional laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation system has the following benefits:
- Skin Texture Improvement
- Fine Lines & Wrinkle Reduction
- Softening of Acne Scarring
What is Fractional Skin Rejuvenation
Fractional skin rejuvenation is a resurfacing, laser-based cosmetic procedure that is used to treat a variety of cosmetic conditions, including sun damage, scars, wrinkles, and other damage that occurs as a result of the natural aging process.
These fractional lasers treat tiny, fractional areas within a broad target zone. Because of this, treatment can be done with near pinpoint accuracy, while minimizing or even eliminating damage to surrounding tissues. These tiny holes, or columns, stimulate the body’s natural healing process, resulting in the production of new, healthy collagen and an overall rejuvenated, firmer texture and appearance.
The idea behind fractional laser systems is to achieve effective results while involving less downtime and discomfort than are experienced by non-fractional laser rejuvenation techniques.
How it Works
Skin2 uses the Palomar™ Lux1540 Fractional Non-Ablative Resurfacing laser, which sends an array of controlled microbeams into the dermis. These microbeams cause a change in the collagen and elastin below the skin surface. This results in a reduction of sun damage, acne scars, and an improvement in skin texture and tone.
A non-ablative treatment in which fractional microbeams penetrate deep into the epidermis and dermis to stimulate collagen and initiate a natural healing process that forms new, healthy tissue. The Palomar™ fractional skin resurfacing laser treats skin in the same selective manner, but its unique cooling wand results in less discomfort during the procedure, therefore requiring no anesthetic.
During treatment, a special hand piece is passed over the skin, in which laser energy is directed at the damaged areas. A cooling mechanism is used to counteract the heat of the laser energy.
Common Issues Treated
Treatments can be applied to various areas of the face, or only specific areas of concern. This includes issues and areas such as:
- Acne Scarring
- Aging Skin
- Smoker Lines
- Surgical Scars
- Melasma (hyperpigmentation)
What to Expect
Depending on the areas being targeted, Icon 1540 laser treatments usually last about 20 to 40 minutes. Results are long-lasting, and occasional touch-ups can help maintain results even longer. While a progressive improvement is noticed with every treatment, most patients begin to notice a significant improvement after their third, fourth and fifth treatments. A series of treatments at 4 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired results.
You can expect to resume their normal routines right after treatment, and can expect some slight redness, like that of a mild sunburn, and peeling following the procedure. You may experience lingering warmth, redness and swelling in the treated area. Because so much of the skin is unaffected by the light pulses, there is a quick healing process.
Benefits of using the Palomar fractional resurfacing system:
- faster recovery times
- ability to treat areas with a high degree of precision
- ability to tailor treatments to an individual’s unique needs
- less discomfort during the procedure
- less discomfort during the recovery periods
- no need for anesthesia
- mild or no redness after the procedure
- multiple pulse settings allow for more comprehensive results in a single treatment
Are these treatments safe?
The Lux1540 Fractional Resurfacing procedure is much safer and more comfortable than the resurfacing approach of many other systems because it leaves much of the skin unaffected by the light pulses.
Is it painful?
No. With the Lux1540 Fractional Resurfacing, a built-in cooling system makes it comfortable for patients. This is a well-tolerated procedure with no need for anesthetic.
How much downtime is there?
None. No wound on the skin surface is created so no downtime is needed when the Icon 1540 procedure is performed as a standalone treatment.
Is the Palomar fractional resurfacing technique an invasive procedure?
The Palomar fractional resurfacing technique is considered a minimally invasive procedure, restricting its controlled damage to deeper layers of the skin and causing minimal damage to the upper layers of tissue.