For a wide array of reasons, our experienced team of aesthetic medical professionals have chosen the top-reviewed Palomar ICON 1540. This is a non-ablative laser that diminishes fine lines and wrinkles without the long periods of down time required for ablative CO2 laser treatments.
The laser emits light energy that penetrates the surface of the skin deep into the lower dermis layer. This energy is delivered with such precision that the surrounding skin remains untouched. 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 columns of treated tissue stimulate the body's natural healing response, and cause new, healthy tissue to form in the epidermis and dermis. The islands of unaffected skin promote a much faster rate of healing with less chance of complications than traditional laser treatments.
Some patients opt for a topical anesthetic applied before the treatment, but no other pain management is necessary, thanks to the laser’s built-in cooling system. Each pulse causes a snapping sensation, similar to that of a rubber band snap that most patients find highly tolerable. Your skin will appear red, similar to a sunburn, following treatment, but this will disappear in a few days. It’s important to cover treatment areas with sunscreen.
Your face will have a noticeably even skin tone and a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles and other surface imperfections. The overall result is a smoother, more youthful appearance. For the best results, we recommend a regimen of 3 to 5 treatments, scheduled 2 to 4 weeks apart.