Fractional lasers apply light in tiny micro-beams to create micro-columns of treatment, which can be controlled by size, energy, depth and the space between each micro-column. By treating a portion of the surface of the skin, healing and recovery is faster with few risks.
Many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions can be improved with fractional laser skin resurfacing. Fractional laser skin resurfacing maximizes aesthetic outcomes while minimizing procedure risk and reducing downtime. It's the smart approach to skin resurfacing that uses microbeams to create areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated tissue, which provides faster healing and reduced side effects.
Our technology is the perfect choice for the treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, striae, unwanted textural irregularities, crow's feet, blotchy skin and more, on virtually any trouble spot on the body - face, neck, chest, arms, legs.
Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing: A simple treatment approach that promotes skin coagulation without requiring costly preparation and cleanup, yet delivers excellent aesthetic results with minimal redness or swelling.
Fractional Ablative Skin Resurfacing: Deep skin resurfacing that lets you control ablation depths for single-procedure outcomes that get people back to their regular activity in as little as two days. The results rival those of fractional CO2 laser treatment, with fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery.
Combination Fractional Ablative & Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing: Palomar has received the first FDA clearance for skin resurfacing procedures using a combination of ablative and non-ablative fractional lasers. Palomar's combination treatments offer a same-day approach to allow the tailoring of depth, coagulation, and ablation to an individual's needs - helping to maximize treatment outcomes while minimizing downtime.
How Fractional Skin Resurfacing Works
Fractional skin resurfacing uses laser energy microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. These areas can be either "non-ablative" (the laser beams coagulate the affected tissue) or "ablative" (the laser beams vaporize the affected tissue).
Non-ablative procedures are minimal to no downtime procedures, while ablative procedures provide a single treatment option. The body's natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
Benefits of Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing
- Excellent outcomes with minimal treatment time
- Minimal to no pain during procedure
- Minimized redness or swelling
Benefits of Ablative Skin Resurfacing
- Less risk of scarring, infection or long-term pigmentation change versus CO2 resurfacing
- Consistent long-term results