STARLUX-1540 FRACTIONATED LASER REJUVENATION
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.
What is skin rejuvenation with laser?
Rejuvenation with laser is a means to improve the skin’s texture and color. Altered texture and color are characteristic of sun-damaged skin, although such changes are often – incorrectly – associated with ‘aging’. Skin rejuvenation attempts to replace the altered epidermis and dermis. It does this by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis and new cells in the epidermis.
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, i.e., the primary constituents of the dermis. Sun-damaged skin – although abnormal – is not altered enough from normal skin to signal the body to replace it. However, sun-damaged skin that has been treated with laser could be sufficiently altered so that the body recognizes that it must be replaced.
What is non-ablative rejuvenation?
Non-ablative rejuvenation refers to the fact that the treated skin remains intact and never appears denuded. Although there is temporary redness and swelling, there are not the risks, limitations or down-time that is associated with ablative rejuvenation. The breakthrough technology of the Starlux-1540 – as a non-ablative rejuvenating laser – is that it attempts to deliver results that have, previously, only been accomplished with ablative lasers and ablative procedures, such as deep chemical peels.
What is fractionated rejuvenation with the Starlux-1540 laser?
The Starlux-1540 is a skin rejuvenating laser that emits fractionated light. That is, instead of a solid beam of light that is emitted by most lasers, fractionated light consists of hundreds of micro beams, as illustrated below.