The Palomar LUX 1540 microbeams penetrate deeper (up to 1 mm) than other devises. These deep columns of coagulated tissue initiate a natural healing process that accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue to fill in the damaged treatment zones; the deeper the columns, the more new tissue. Coagulated collagen and cellular debris is expelled as skin is resurfaced. Throughout the process, the integrity of the top layer of skin is maintained, which protects the tissue from infection as it heals.
This system delivers light in an array of narrow, focused “microbeams”, to create columns of coagulation within the skin. These columns initiate a natural healing process that forms new, healthy tissue. This results in improved skin appearance.
Some skin resurfacing devices, such as CO2 lasers, use the ablative method, which removes the epidermis and some of the dermis. While good results are eventually seen, the drawbacks include red and raw skin, down time and a risk of infection for several weeks after treatment.
Our device uses the non-ablative method: sending light pulses into the epidermis and dermis, while leaving the stratum corneum in place. This allows quick recovery.
A series of treatments at 3-6 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired results. Your treatment provider will be able to give you more information about the Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing treatment and expected outcomes.