Palomar ICON Fractional Laser Skin Treatment
IMPROVE ACNE SCARRING, SURGICAL SCARS, SKIN TEXTURE, STRETCH MARKS, MELASMA
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a relatively new method that is used to treat a number of skin conditions with minimal downtime. One of the premier fractional lasers is the Palomar Icon 1540 This laser delivers light to the skin through an array of high precision microbeams that penetrate the skin deep into the dermis. This creates narrow, deep columns of skin coagulation, surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. This causes the skin to repair itself by replacing old, sun damaged skin with new, younger, healthier skin. Since the Icon 1540 delivers fractionated light, the treatments are safer and produce consistent results.
Fractional resurfacing with 1540 is much less invasive compared to ablative laser procedures, resulting in a faster recovery time. Most patients experience minimal downtime, with some mild redness and swelling for a couple of days. Since these treatments are fractionated and less invasive, generally 3-6 sessions performed once every 4 weeks on average. This laser is also much safer and avoids the side effects and complications that are associated with fractionated lasers.