Fractional Skin Resurfacing
StarLux Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing and Soft Tissue Coagulation
Smoother, more youthful skin with the Palomar StarLux® Laser and Pulsed Light System. In addition to being great on acne scars, melasma, wrinkles, pores, scaring) it’s also the first and only laser FDA approved for stretch marks..
How Does It Work?
The StarLux System uses the Lux1540™ Fractional Laser Handpiece to deliver light as an array of microbeams, which create columns of coagulated tissue within the skin. Creation of the columns starts a natural healing process that forms new, healthy tissue. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
How Is StarLux Fractional Treatment Different?
Many devices use the non-ablative method: sending light pulses into the dermis, while leaving the epidermis intact. This allows quick recovery.
Some skin resurfacing devices, such as CO2 lasers, use the ablative method: removing the epidermis and some of the dermis. While a good result is eventually seen, the drawbacks include red, raw, and unsightly skin, and a risk of infection for several weeks after treatment.
StarLux Fractional Method is different.
StarLux Fractional Skin Resurfacing is a unique method which delivers excellent results and virtually no downtime. The Lux1540 microbeams penetrate deeper into the dermis than competing devices for effective, long-term results. The fractional, non-ablative approach stimulates quick healing, with no lasting redness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What areas can I have treated?
A: StarLux Fractional Skin Resurfacing can be applied to any area of the body, including the face, chest, arms, and hands.
Q: Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?
A: By delivering pulses of light as individual microbeams, the Lux1540 protects from potentially dangerous bulk heating. In addition, the Lux1540 features cooling to remove heat from the sapphire tip which can lead to bulk heating, such cooling results in only minor discomfort being felt during treatment.
Q: What should I expect after treatment?
A: Some redness, warmth, swelling, or tightness in the treated area, which usually fades within a few hours of treatment. Quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work or to other activities with very little recovery time; often people notice positive changes in skin tone and texture within a few days.
A series of treatments at 1-4 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired results.