The Fractional 1540 Laser delivers light in an array of narrow, focused “microbeams”, to create columns of coagulation (heat) within the skin. Thesedeep columns of coagulated tissue initiate a natural healing process thataccelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue to fill in the damagedtreatment areas. Coagulated collagen and cellular debris is expelled as skin isresurfaced thus resulting in fresher, more youthful skin tone and texture.
Fractional treatments can be applied to most areas of the body. The mostpopular Fractional treatment areas include the face, chest, arms, and hands.Fractional resurfacing is great for facial lines and wrinkles, stretch marks,surgical scars, acne scars, pigmentation disorders and sun damage.
Ablative skin resurfacing is performed with a CO2 or erbium laser, andcompletely removes and resurfaces the epidermis and portions of the dermis. Results of this procedure are noticeable, and ultimately positive. This is aninvasive procedure and the drawbacks to using the ablative skin resurfacingmethod include raw skin, and an increase in the risk of infection, and weeks ormonths of downtime.
Non-ablative skin resurfacing is a non-invasive resurfacing procedurethat sends light pulses into the dermis, while leaving the epidermis intact.The recovery for this procedure is fast as a result of the light pulses onlypenetrating partially into the dermis, resulting in a positive change in skintone and texture without the long recovery period and risk of infection. Mostpatients are back to work or their daily routine within an hour of theirtreatment.
StarLux Fractional Skin Resurfacing penetrates deep into the dermis toachieve effective, long-term results. This non-ablative approach stimulateshealing in the dermis, while leaving the epidermis in tact, thus avoiding any lastingredness. StarLux Fractional Skin Resurfacing offers both superior results and nodowntime.
The Lux 1540 penetrates deeper into the dermis than competing devicesfor effective, long-term results that stimulates quick healing in the dermis. StarLux Fractional treatments alsodiffer from other technologies as they do not involve a long prep and clean-uptime. Competing devices require that dye be applied to your skin, which isdifficult to rinse off after treatment. StarLux doesn’t require dye or prolongedappointments, thus making our treatments quick and convenient to your schedule.
The Palomar Lux1540 Fractional™ Laser Handpiece delivers light in anarray of high precision microbeams. These microbeams create narrow, deepcolumns of tissue coagulation that penetrate well below the epidermis and intothe dermis, while sparing the tissue surrounding the columns from damage. Thecoagulated tissue within the columns initiates a natural healing process thataccelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. Coagulated cellular debris isexpelled as the skin is resurfaced. By delivering light as individual pulses of microbeams, the Lux1540protects the skin from the overheating that can result from many otherresurfacing treatments. In addition, the Lux1540 features built-in cooling ofthe skin, so you feel only minor discomfort during treatment. Throughout the process, the integrity of the stratum corneum is maintained,which protects the tissue from infection as it heals. The result: faster dermalremodeling and skin resurfacing.
You may experience redness, warmth, swelling, or tightness in the treated area,which typically fades within a few hours of treatment. The skin may often havea pinkish tone for 5-7 days. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go backto work or to other activities without any recovery time. Because the light pulses are confined to narrow columns in the skin, much ofthe skin is left unaffected and there is a quick healing process. Most people notice positive changes in skin tone and texture within a few days. A series of 3 to 5 treatments at 4-6 week intervals may be required toachieve the desired results.