The Cynosure ICON 1540 Fractionated Non-Ablative Laser is used to resurface the skin. The ICON 1540 is a safe and effective laser that presents patients with less risk and downtime compared to traditional resurfacing lasers. Fractionated lasers resurface the skin by delivering an array of precise microbeams into the skin. The microbeams heat the outer and mid-levels of the skin in microscopic columns which trigger the body’s own natural production of new collagen and cells. Because there is no ablation or actual removal of skin, there are no open wounds and much less recovery time compared to traditional laser devices.
The Fractionated Non-Ablative Laser improves wrinkles around the eyes and upper lip lines. The ICON 1540 can improve generalized fine wrinkles, pore size, and skin tone. Because this treatment penetrates deep into the skin, it also is FDA approved to treat melasma, acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. Patients of all skin types can benefit from this treatment. We commonly treat the face and neck areas, as well as the delicate skin on the chest.
Goals of Fractionated Non-Ablative Laser Treatments
- Stimulate collagen and tighten the skin on the face, neck and body
- Reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes are and upper lip
- Reduce acne scarring
- Improve surgical and traumatic scars
- Improve stretch marks
How many treatments are required?
We recommend four to six fractionated laser treatments to get the best results. Most patients notice mild improvements after their first treatment. Collagen production, skin thickening, and skin contraction continue with more treatments over a typical six month treatment course. The laser treatments are typically spaced four weeks apart. We use the Zimmer skin cooling device to reduce the discomfort that occurs during treatment. Immediately after, the skin becomes red, sensitive, and slightly puffy like a sunburn. This reaction is usually visible for only three to five days. You may apply makeup 24 hours after your laser treatment.
Give us a call at our office in Portland to see if Fractionated Non-Ablative Laser skin resurfacing is right for you at (503) 783-0544.