Non Ablative Fractional Resurfacing
Who Benefits From Laser Resurfacing?
People with textural issues or lines on the skin. The 1540 is also FDA approved for the treatment of scars. Brown spots on the skin are also helped with this treatment. Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) are typically greatly improved with a series of three treatments, and for many people, the skin becomes line free in that area. The entire treated area (face, neck, chest, hands, etc) becomes smoother in the weeks and months following this treatment. There is a tightening of the skin as well from the increase in collagen that is generated by your body in response to this treatment. This is one of our patient’s favorite treatments due to its minimal discomfort and downtime, yet overall improvement in texture and lines. It is even more impressive when combined with our other technologies (see 3D treatments).
What to Expect During Treatment?
the 1540 Resurfacing treatment feels similar to rubber band snaps, which can be uncomfortable especially in sensitive areas. Our providers have our patients use a topical numbing medication before the procedure and special ice rollers during the procedure to minimize any possible discomfort. The Starlux 1540 hand piece is truly state of the art and utilizes liquid cooling to soothe the skin and accelerate the recovery process.
What to Expect After Treatment?
The 1540 Resurfacing treatment is a non-ablative laser; this means it does not destroy any skin cells- it merely heats them up. Because of this, the healing process is quick and you can return to work within a day or two.
The treated area is typically warm to the touch for an hour, which is treated with ice. After the initial heat there may be swelling for a couple of days especially around the eyes. Makeup can be worn 12 hours after the procedure. Some redness and swelling may persist for a few days after the treatment. It is important to wear sunscreen before and after this treatment to prevent darkening of the skin, also known as Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
The skin will continue to improve for six months following a 1540 treatment. Since this treatment is milder, or “non-ablative”, many patients will benefit most from a series of three treatments, spaced at least a month apart. This treatment can be also done in targeted areas, such as for crow’s feet or lip lines only. It also works well on chest lines and textural issues, and is also FDA approved for the treatment of scars.
Dignity Medical Aesthetics is proud to serve the Cameron Park area. We are located in beautiful El Dorado Hills, California. Contact us today!