What is the Palomar 1540?
The Palomar 1540 is a fractional erbium, non-ablative laser
treatment that treats scarring, smoothes texture, stimulates
collagen and tightens the skin via a series of 3-5 treatments
typically at 6-8 week intervals. This treatment leaves the top layer
of the skin intact and initiates a natural healing process within
How does the Palomar 1540 work?
1540 Fractional skin resurfacing with the Palomar Starlux uses an
array of high precision, non-ablative erbium laser microbeams to
create narrow, deep columns of tissue coagulation that extend
through the epidermis into the dermal layer of the skin. This
initiates a healing process that re-stimulates collagen while our
body accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue to replace the
columns. The result is smoother, tighter, firmer skin that only
improves in the months following treatment as the skin produces more
collagen. Our patients also appreciate the improvement in skin tone
as the health of their skin is improved.
What should I expect after a Palomar 1540 treatment?
When receiving a treatment you will typically be at our office for a
couple hours due to numbing and treatment time. Immediately
following your treatment expect to experience a moderate
“sunburn-like” sensation for up to a few hours. Allow 3-5 days of
healing time with pink, puffy skin. Skin may also have a rough
texture that can last up to three weeks that is typically not
noticeable to others. Most patients return to work anywhere from 2-5
days post treatment, depending on individual variation in healing
time and on their profession. For optimal results, a series of 3-5
treatments should be received in 6-8 week intervals.
Before and After Photos
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Photos Courtesy of Brian Stolley, MD