Love the Skin You’re In with Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used to treat a number of skin conditions with minimal downtime. The ICON 1540 is a non-ablative erbium laser that is part of the Palomar Icon aesthetic platform. It is one of the premier fractional lasers available. This laser delivers light to the skin through an array of highly precise microscopic beams that penetrate the skin deep into the dermis. This laser light creates narrow, deep columns of skin coagulation intermixed among areas of healthy, untreated skin. These microscopic columns allow the skin to repair itself by replacing older, sun-damaged skin with newer, younger, healthier skin. Fractionated light allows safer treatment and more consistent results compared with non-fractionated lasers.
Compared to ablative laser procedures, fractional resurfacing with the Icon 1540 is much less invasive, allowing for a faster recovery. Most patients experience minimal downtime, with some mild redness and swelling for a couple of days. Generally 3-5 treatments performed every 2 to 6 weeks would be recommended for results.
The most common conditions treated with ICON fractional laser resurfacing are:
- Acne Scars
- Surgical or Traumatic Scars
- Lines and Wrinkles
- Stretch Marks
What is recovery like after a fractional laser treatment?
There is little to no downtime after a treatment with the ICON 1540. On the day of your treatment, you may look slightly pink and swollen like you have been out in the sun all day. We ask that you not put any skin product or makeup on for 24 hours after your treatment. After that, your skin can feel dry and flaky for several days to 1 week which can be helped with moisturizer.
Are fractional laser treatments painful?
Most people describe laser treatments like a small rubber band hitting the skin. With topical numbing cream; however, essentially no pain is felt.
How many fractional laser treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you need depends of the severity of the condition being treated. Most people need 3-5 treatments for optimal results with improvements seen after each treatment.
SAXY VIP™ Laser Rejuvenation Package Target Vessels, Imperfections, AND Pigment All at Once!
The Saxy VIP™ treatment is the proven way to solve all of your skin concerns at once. As we age we commonly feel that our skin appears to be tired and not as vibrant as it once was. This occurs due to aging, sun exposure and genetics. Now it is easy to get back the brighter skin you desire.
Only the Saxy VIP™ treatment can address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.
The procedure is performed in two steps:
- The ICON MaxG™ Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is used to treat discoloration for a more even-looking appearance. This includes sun-damage such as freckles, brown spots, or age spots. This treatment also addresses unwanted facial veins including broken blood vessels, spider veins and rosacea.
- The ICON 1540 fractional laser technology is used to gently renew the skin for a smoother-looking appearance. This unique technology works by stimulating new collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin. Improved skin structure results in the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and other surface imperfections.