Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive laser therapy involving an intense light beam that treats damaged surface skin. Treatment with a fractional laser can improve skin elasticity and texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, melasma and other dyschromias (skin discolorations). Unlike other laser skin resurfacing, fractional lasers only target small areas, leaving surrounding areas untouched (hence the name). This can result in a faster, easier recovery.
The Palomar Artisan 1540™ Fractional laser is the latest generation in skin resurfacing technology. The Artisan 1540nm Handpiece is a state-of-the-art fractional non-ablative laser for skin resurfacing and treatment of textural irregularities, surgical scars, acne scars, stretch marks, and melasma.
The benefits of this system include:
- Smoother, better-looking skin without surgery
- No treatment downtime
- Improved skin appearance
- Comfortable treatment sessions
- Minimal treatment side effects
- FDA-approved product
The Artisan laser technology breaks down facial lines and creases and helps generate new skin that is healthier and smoother. The Palomar Artisan 1540™ laser delivers light in an array of microbeams to your skin. These microbeams penetrate below your 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 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.
Fractional resurfacing is effective on:
What does a fractional laser do?
A fractional laser splits up laser light energy into an array of up to 470 high-precision microbeams. These tiny light beams create deep, narrow columns in the skin, leaving the epidermis in place and the islands of tissue surrounding the columns unaffected.
The islands of unaffected skin promote a much faster rate of healing with less chance of complications than traditional laser treatments.
Light energy from the fractional laser penetrates deep into the lower skin layer, or dermis. The columns of treated tissue stimulate the body's natural healing response, and cause new, healthy tissue to form in the epidermis and dermis. As a result, you'll have smoother, younger-looking skin with even color and improved texture and tone.
What skin conditions can fractional lasers treat?
Fractional lasers can treat fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the skin's color, texture and tone.
What's the difference between ablative and non-ablative lasers?
The difference lies in the laser's effect on the top layer of the skin.
Ablative lasers produce a controlled burning that removes the top layer of the skin, or epidermis, and penetrates deep into the dermis, or lower skin layer.
How is the fractional ablative laser different from other ablative laser treatments?
The fractional ablative laser preserves portions of healthy tissue surrounding the columns of treated tissue. Because the entire epidermis is not removed, healing occurs much faster than with a traditional CO2 laser treatment.
How are Palomar fractional laser treatments different?
Palomar fractional laser treatments are much less complicated and more comfortable than conventional laser skin resurfacing treatments. Unlike other laser methods, Palomar fractional laser treatments require no blue-tinted guide lotion to be applied to your skin. The Palomar laser also has a unique sapphire cooling tip that cools your skin, eliminating the need for a topical anesthetic and minimizing your discomfort.
Do Palomar fractional laser treatments hurt?
The Palomar laser's sapphire cooling tip cools your skin before, during and after each light pulse, making the treatment much more comfortable. And the fractional laser's tiny columns of light prevent the unnecessary heat accumulation that occurs with traditional laser treatments.
What does a fractional laser treatment feel like?
The sensation most patients describe feeling during a treatment is like having a rubber band snapped lightly on your skin. Some patients say it feels like a sunburn sensation.
How does the laser refine the skin's texture?
A laser treatment can give you a smoother complexion by reducing enlarged pores. The heat that is generated in the deep areas of the dermis, over time, forces collagen to reconfigure itself and tighten up.
What results can you expect from Palomar Fractional Laser treatments?
By making the facial skin color more uniform and taking away some of the sun damage, laser facial treatments can make you look much younger. Think about a baby's skin—it's all one color. As we age, freckles, brown spots, broken capillaries and acne scars can make the skin tone uneven. Laser facial treatments can erase these imperfections, or at least make them blend in more, to even out your skin tone for a more youthful look.
|Treatment Type||Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, Skin Resurfacing Treatments|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Melasma/Freckles, Scars, Stretch Marks, Uneven Skin Texture, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin|