Non-Ablative Fractional 1540
Common aesthetic concerns that are easily tackled with non ablative fractional resurfacing include sun-damage, fine lines, stretch marks, surgical scars, acne scars, uneven skin texture or tone, skin laxity, skin creeping and neck lines. These bothersome aesthetic conditions can be difficult to improve with other solutions but, with our Icon™ laser technology, we can improve your skin quickly and easily. Fractional laser does not break or peel the skin thus there is not an extensive "downtime." However, to correct certain issues, like deep acne scars, a series of treatments may be necessary.
Erbium Ablative Laser 2940
The Erbium laser is highly effective in resurfacing the skin of the face and neck. The treatment can result in tighter skin with over all reduced fine and deep lines or wrinkles as well as removal of sun damage and textural irregularities. This one-time treatment provides dramatic results with fast recovery and minimal downtime.
The Icon Erbium laser couples well with the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment which will not only enhance the overall anti-aging effects of the treatment but also aid in rapid healing.
Our free consultation is the best way to determine which treatment is going to work for you and your skincare needs. However, here are a few general points to consider in regards to differences between resurfacing techniques.
While both treatments only treat a "fraction" of the skin in the treatment area which allows for rapid healing there will still be an effect on the skin. With the 1540 treatment the top layer of the skin should not break only swell and turn "sunburnt" red. Depending on settings these symptoms may resolve quickly getting you back to daily routine fast. This benefit often leads to requiring 3 treatments or more depending on desired outcome.
On the other hand, the 2940 is an ablative fractional treatment meaning it will cause the top layers of skin to shed typically over a 4-5 day time period. While the skin is shedding, it is vital to keep it clean and sun-free. Careful post care is required but healing is fast given the precision of the laser. Given the intensity of the treatment only 1 is needed to achieve good results.
Adding Platelet-Rich-Plasma to a resurfacing treatment is the ultimate in resurfacing and healing! With a resurfacing treatment the skin has been broken down in fractionated columns either below or after the top layer of skin and left to heal. By placing your own healthy PRP in the area during after laser simply helps heal it and regenerate it rapidly while stimulating growth factors to produce the elements necessary to plump, hydrate, tighten and re-vascularize.