CO2 and Erbium ablative laser resurfacing can achieve very significant facial rejuvenation including wrinkle removal, skin tightening and removal of pigment and photo aging skin changes.
Palomar Icon Aesthetic System
During the past few years new technology called Erbium fractional laser resurfacing has been developed which has dramatically shortened recovery time and lessened the occurrence of complications. Erbium laser has fewer complications inherent to CO2 laser such as a prolonged and difficult recovery period, often lasting three weeks, prolonged facial redness that can last three months, hypo pigmentation or lightening of skin color, and the potential for infection which can lead to scarring.
With fractional laser resurfacing the laser beam is broken up or fractionated into many small micro beams which are separated so that when they strike the skin surface small areas of the skin between the beams are not hit by the laser and left intact. These small areas of untreated skin promote a much more rapid recovery and healing with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams, called micro treatment zones, cause sufficient laser injury to promote new collagen production and resultant facial skin rejuvenation.
The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System represents state-of-the-art treatment technology. This system provides many benefits to our clients:
- Provides tailored treatment for individual skin types with its Skintel™ Melanin Reader
- Increased power and cooling capabilities creates improved patient comfort
- State-of-the-art technology provides the safest treatment system available
Treatments provided by the Palomar Icon™ include:
- Fractional Skin Resurfacing
- Wrinkle Treatment
- Hair Removal
- Stretch Marks Treatment
- Skin Rejuvenation