The Starlux-1540 laser provides a revolutionary treatment for non-ablative, fractionated skin rejuvenation. Not only does it provide more effective and safer skin rejuvenation than previous lasers and treatments, but 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 and new dermal collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Can skin beyond the face be treated?
Yes. Because 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?
By designing the Starlux-1540 to emit micro beams of laser light, treatment is deliberately fractionated or partial during each session. The two advantages of fractionated treatment is that it is non-ablative – that is, there is minimal or no ‘down-time’ – and almost all areas of skin can be treated – treatment is not limited to the face. However, by fractionating the treatment, several sessions are often required, though improvement is noted after each treatment.

Who can be treated?
All skin complexions can be treated – treatment is not just for those who have lighter complexions, as is the 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 – sometimes 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).

“You cannot go wrong with this dermatologist. Dr. Green and his staff are the very best! They go out of their way to assure patient satisfaction. I have used many services in the Bethesda location, and have always been more than satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Green.” 

Susan E.

Dr. David Green, M.D.

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.


Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.

4800 Montgomery Ln.,
Suite LL50
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301.907.7250


10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation that governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kyblella™, and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.