Palomar ICON 1540nm fractional laser
What do we commonly treat with ICON 1540 fractional laser?
Acne Scarring: There are many options for treating acne scarring; however deep ‘ice pick’ and ‘box car’ acne scarring responds best to treatment with lasers.
Surgical or Traumatic Scars: This laser can improve the appearance of scars from previous surgery, traumatic scars from injury or burns.
Skin Resurfacing: The aim is to improve skin texture, tone, and other irregularities of the skin. Reverse signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Experience brighter, tighter, and smoother skin.
Stretch Marks: This laser can help to improve the appearance of stretch marks from pregnancy, growth spurts, or fluctuations in weight.
Melasma: Melasma is a skin condition that causes patchy brown discoloration of the face that can be caused by medications, hormones, pregnancy, or sun exposure.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used to treat a number of skin conditions with minimal downtime. This laser can penetrate deeply enough to stimulate the collagen but not damage he skin surface. It delivers light to the skin through an array of high precision microbeams that penetrate into the dermis.
The effect of this is skin coagulation in columns, surrounded by healthy, unaffected skin. This stimulates collagen production in the skin which then repairs itself with new younger, healthier skin.
Since the Icon 1540 delivers fractionated light, the treatments are safer to use on all skin types and produce consistent results.
Fractional resurfacing with the Icon 1540 is much less invasive compared to ablative laser procedures such at CO2, resulting in a faster recovery time. Most patients experience minimal downtime, with some mild redness and swelling for a couple of days. Aftercare is simple and consists of moisturisers and sun protection (SPF).
Generally 3 – 5 sessions are recommended for best results. These can be performed every 4 – 8 weeks.