Fractionated 1540 Laser
This laser delivers energy of light in the layer of skin where collagen and elastin live: the reticular dermis. Young skin has an abundance of collagen and elastin. As we get older, our collagen and elastin do not regenerate at the same rate and we loose that tight firm skin. Life events like pregnancy, weight gain or loss, or melasma changes the look and integrity of our skin. The 1540 works great for most areas of concern including the delicate skin around the eyes and neck. In our practice, we achieve significant tightening in these treatment areas after just 2-3 treatments. We also have our patients use SkinCeuticals’ CE Feurlic for face and neck tightening and/or Metacell Renewal for photo-damage and skin tightening.
What does the 1540 treat?
Acne scarsMelasma-(safe and effective!)Surgical scarsStretch marks
Stretch Mark Treatment using fractionated 1540 Laser
A. Before treatment on a 40 year old with stretch marks, 12 years after pregnancy.
B. 3 months after 4 treatments with the 1540.
What is the downtime?
The 1540 works quickly to resurface the skin to remove acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. The session is about 15 minutes as apposed to microneedling which can be over an hour. The most common reaction is redness and light swelling after the treatment that resolves within 24 – 48 hours and diminishes hourly. I recommend using SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel or Mask to soothe skin and promote healing.
Does it hurt?
The treatment feels like a light snap. The heat is what induces an effective treatment and ice can be used during or after to soothe the area. Our specialized laser aestheticians work quickly and will walk you through the process which it is generally well tolerated. The Nuskin NaPCA hyaluronic acid spray can help soothe and moisturize the skin after the laser treatment.
How many sessions do I need and how often?
Typically 3 to 6 sessions are needed spaced about 4 weeks apart. We recommend pairing the treatment with Nuskin TruFace Ultra for elastin growth or SkinCeuticals AGE Interrupter.
Whats the cost?
Average cost is $750 a treatment. We are running a Groupon where you get 3 treatments for $399!!