The Palomar fractional laser is the latest generation in skin resurfacing technology. The Palomar fractional laser smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin discoloration as well as offers mild skin tightening, but without the downtime or mild to moderate redness associated with other skin resurfacing technologies.
Palomar fractional skin resurfacing treatments are effective only when performed in a series of sessions because each session treats only 20 to 25 percent of the skin. By treating just a percentage of the skin, the surrounding untreated skin drives the healing process, filling in the treated area with healthy, more youthful looking skin. The â€œfractionalâ€ treatment of the skin creates seamless, radiant skin without the unwanted side effects associated with other skin resurfacing technology.
What are the benefits of Palomar laser treatments?
The Palomar fractional skin resurfacing laser provides similar results as ablative lasers, but offers the gentle benefits of the non-ablative treatment with little to no downtime. Because the revolutionary technology of the Palomar laser bypasses the outer layer of skin, make-up can be applied immediately following the session. Some people are able to return to work and social obligations the same day as the treatment. Other people may require more time to heal, depending upon their skin condition and treatment. Your service provider can better explain how the Palomar laser treatment will fit into your schedule.
Benefits of Laser skin resurfacing:
- Improves tone, texture and pore size.
- Erases unwanted brown spots.
- Smoothes acne and surgical scars.
- Removes fine lines and wrinkles.
- Rejuvenates neck, chest and hands.
Laser skin resurfacing improves:
- Periorbital wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Brown Spots
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions will depend upon the condition treated. On average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 or 4 sessions, spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on the severity of the condition being treated, it could take up to six treatments. Results are immediate and progressive. Over the course of two or three months, new collagen begins to form, creating healthy, more youthful skin.
How are Palomar fractional skin resurfacing laser treatments performed?
Safety goggles are worn by both the patient and the esthetician. The esthetician treats one area at a time, cooling the area before moving onto the next section. No topical anesthetic is required because of the unique sapphire cooling tip. The cooling tip helps control the temperature of the skin, making the treatment a comfortable experience. A treatment session may last just over an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Is Palomar skin resurfacing laser treatment painful?
No, most people find that a Palomar laser session is comfortable. The Palomar laser has a unique sapphire cooling tip that cools the skin before, during and after each pulse light, making the treatment comfortable to most people. Most patients describe the treatment as having a mild â€œsnappingâ€ sensation or sunburn sensation.
What should I expect after a Palomar skin resurfacing laser treatment?
For the first 24 hours after treatment, your skin may feel like it is sunburned and it will appear slightly pink or red with some mild to moderate swelling. The redness or pinkness will fade in a few hours. As you continue treatment, the redness or pinkness process will repeat. Using a moisturizer will help to reduce the flakiness.
Palomar IPL Skin Rejuvenation for Wrinkle Reduction
Skin remodeling is a brand new concept, which consists of heating the dermis (deep skin layer) while protecting the epidermis (outer skin), to build and stimulate natural collagen formation. The technique is painless and the resultant thickening of the dermis adds tonicity and elasticity to your skin. The Palomar system is safe and effective on all skin-types.