The 1540 non-ablative fractional laser is a great option for skin resurfacing and the treatment of surgical scars, acne scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It is the only FDA cleared laser for this treatment. This laser delivers light to the skin through high precision microbeams that penetrate the skin deep into the dermis. The microbeams create narrow, deep columns of skin coagulation, surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. This causes the skin to repair itself by activated the wound healing pathway in the skin and replacing old, sun damaged skin with new, younger, healthier skin. The 1540 fractional resurfacing is less invasive than ablative laser procedures, so it results in a faster recovery time.
Benefits of Laser skin resurfacing:
With the variety of skin types and lifestyle choices we make, where we live, and how we treat our skin, there are many factors that affect the way our skin ages and responds to the environment. As a result of acne scarring, UV exposure, and environmental damage, the tone, and texture of our skin becomes rough, dull and thin. To get to the core of these changes in our cells, we can use specialized laser treatments to break through this damage and resurface our skin, revealing a healthier and polished complexion.
You will experience some redness, swelling, or tightness in the treated area, which usually lessens within a few hours of the treatment. You may experience redness or swelling 3-7 days after the procedure, however, these side effects should go away on their own, without additional treatment. A series of treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals is recommended to achieve the desired results. As your new skin tissue is generated in the treated area you will notice positive changes in your skin that continue to occur for several months following the procedure. The “fractional” treatment of the skin creates seamless, radiant skin without the unwanted side effects associated with other skin resurfacing technology.