What is fractional laser resurfacing?
Palomar developed and patented Fractional Photothermolysis to create a revolutionary treatment: soft tissue coagulation and non-ablative skin resurfacing with high efficacy and little down-time. The Palomar Lux1540 offers greater energy per microbeam, and greater depth of penetration than competing devices. This stimulates quick healing within the surrounding deep tissue for the most effective deep corrections and long-term results are obtainable. It also delivers uniform Microbeam penetration, a consistency that cannot be matched by systems using a scanning approach. The coagulated tissue within the columns initiates a natural healing process that accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. Coagulated cellular debris is expelled as the skin is resurfaced.
Are these treatments safe?
By delivering light as individual pulses of microbeams, the Lux1540 protects the skin from the overheating that can result from many other resurfacing treatments. In addition it features built-in cooling of the skin, so you feel only minor discomfort during treatment. Most patients receive topical anesthetic in addition to minimize discomfort.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience redness, warmth, swelling, tightness in the treated area, which typically fades within a few hours of treatment. The skin may often have a pinkish tone for 5-7 days. Generally, you can go back to daily activities right after the treatment. A series of 4-5 treatments at one month intervals may be required to achieve desired results.
To learn more about our Laser Resurfacing Service, please contact us at (516) 295-0404 or (212) 257-0007.