The Starlux-1540 Laser is designed to emit micro beams of laser light, also known as fractionated light. The two advantages of fractionated treatment is that it is non-ablative – there is minimal or no ‘down-time’ – and almost all areas of skin can be treated. The technology enables treatment to be administered to various sites on the body, not just the face. In addition to sun-damaged skin, the Starlux-1540 treats altered skin texture from other causes such as post-acne scarring and stretch marks.
How is laser rejuvenation performed?
The laser – consisting of a beam of light – is directed into the skin in an attempt to irreversibly alter the sun-damaged epidermis and dermis. This laser-altered skin signals the body to produce new epidermal cells, new dermal collagen. and hyaluronic acid.
Can other areas besides the face be treated?
Yes. Since fractionated rejuvenation with the Starlux-1540 does not produce any apparent ablation, almost any area of skin can be treated. This is unlike a non-fractionated, ablative laser in which treatment is usually limited to the face. That’s because only facial skin is resilient enough to withstand ablative rejuvenation – non-facial skin has difficulty healing after ablative rejuvenation.
How many treatments are required?
Several sessions are often required, although improvement may be noted after the first treatment.
Who can be treated?
All skin complexions can be treated – treatment is not just for those who have lighter complexions, as is a limitation for most lasers used on the skin.
What can I expect after treatment?
Your skin will become somewhat red and swollen immediately after treatment. This usually resolves in a couple of days – rarely longer.
Are there any limitations after treatment?
You may resume all activities immediately after treatment. However, you should avoid any significant sun exposure until the redness and swelling subsides (usually a few days).
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Dr. David Green is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.
He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
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