1540 Non Ablative Skin Resurfacing
A 1540 wavelength laser can significantly improve facial fine lines and wrinkles in selected patients.
How Does the 1540 Laser Work?
The 1540 wavelength laser is a Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing laser. It targets water beneath the thin surface layer of the skin called the sub-dermis. Heat from the laser stimulates collagen growth, thus improving the overall health of the targeted area. With a 1540 laser treatment, this layer of skin becomes firm and improves elasticity.
The 1540 wavelength laser can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other superficial treatments. Used in conjunction with a skin filler when a lack of support exists, the preferred methods include Max G photo facial or 1064 Yag.
What Are the Advantages of this Treatment?
Since this laser does not target the outer most layer of the skin or the epidermis, the skin remains intact after the treatment. Also, as a fractional laser procedure, microbeams target only a fraction of the skin. As a result, the untargeted skin around the site promotes healing.
This technology allows quick healing and manageable post-laser care. Generally, downtime does not exceed two to three days. As for symptoms, you might experience mild swelling, redness, itching, and burning. Because most patients need little time to recover, it is common for them to have this treatment done on Friday afternoon or evening. When Monday rolls around, the skin looks fresh and healthy.
When looking at ablative treatments, which requires longer downtime and are often difficult to manage, it is easy to see why so many people prefer the 1054 laser treatment. After all, ablative procedures result in constant oozing and crusting, as well as an increased risk of infection. An ablative laser also involves between one and three weeks of downtime.
What is the Course of Treatment?
For optimum results, patients need four to six 1540 laser treatments roughly two to four weeks apart. Although patients see noticeable improvement after two treatments, it usually takes six months for the full outcome. You can keep your skin looking great by repeating this treatment every year.
With time and proper skincare following a procedure, patients can expect a dramatic change.
What Are the Safety and Risk Factors with 1540 Fractional Laser?
No treatment comes without risk. With deep and over-heating of the skin, it is possible for people to experience burns, hyperpigmentation, and even scaring. Because safety is our utmost priority, we subject a test patch of your skin to the intensity of this treatment during your initial consultation. That allows us to see how the skin reacts.
Based on the results, Dr. Keswani selects the appropriate energy level, which reduces any risk dramatically.