Since light from the sun prematurely ages and damages the skin, it seems only fair that doctors use light energy to undo this damage. Laser resurfacing uses the power of focused light energy to reduce or eliminate many of the signs of aging skin.
Laser resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation procedure that
Laser skin rejuvenation works by a process of selective photothermolysis. Laser and intense pulsed light therapy deliver a controlled amount of light energy to the skin. This light energy heats and destroys very specific structures within the skin, based on the wavelength and energy of the light used. For example, hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells, is particularly sensitive to certain wavelengths of light. Knowing this, a plastic surgeon interested in removing a spider vein will select a laser that specifically targets hemoglobin. When the laser is applied to the skin, it heats hemoglobin molecules. This affects the surrounding blood vessels but leaves the surrounding skin unaffected. As a result, the spider vein is destroyed.
What really matters to people who want younger, healthier looking skin is that laser resurfacing can undo many of the signs of aging skin.
The key to laser resurfacing is to pick the right laser and handpiece for the right clinical indication. Some lasers do better with fine lines and wrinkles, while others are better at removing unwanted blood vessels, such as spider veins. Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery uses Synosure/Palomar Icon laser and Pulsed Light system because it is extremely versatile.
In expert hands, the Icon laser system can provide the full range of laser resurfacing options.
Selecting the right handpiece is important, and the Icon system provides a full range of options. However, the system also has a number of features that make it the superior device in medical laser resurfacing.
Palomar Icon laser system includes: