How Fractional Skin Resurfacing Works
Fractional skin resurfacing with the Palomar (Cynosure) 1540XD is a revolutionary procedure that uses laser energy microbeams to penetrate the epidermis and into the dermis. This exciting new technology allows the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, in a safe and effective manner. The procedure typically lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, and is done in the office using only a topical anesthetic cream. Patients report minimal to no discomfort during the procedure.
Non-ablative procedures have the advantage of minimal to no downtime; typically the patient leaves the office with a feeling of having a slight sunburn. This resolves in 24- 48 hours. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin. For people who cannot afford significant downtime, this procedure is revolutionary in that it addresses skin texture and fine lines with only minimal recovery.