No-Downtime Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Brooke R. Seckel – Offering Patients in Boston No-Downtime Laser Resurfacing

What is non-ablative fractional 1540 Erbium laser resurfacing?

Non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing is a no down time, nonsurgical laser resurfacing procedure to remove facial skin aging changes such as wrinkles and brown spots, and to stimulate new skin collagen production to plump the facial skin and make the skin look younger.

What are the benefits of 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing?

The benefits of non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing are:

  • A no down time laser resurfacing procedure
  • Wrinkle removal
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Younger looking skin
  • New skin collagen production to plump the skin
  • Mild skin tightening
Before and after 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing for wrinkle removal and skin plumping

Before and after 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing for wrinkle removal and skin plumping (Individual Results May Vary)

Does 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing work?

Yes non-ablative fractional erbium laser skin resurfacing does work but requires a series of 3-4 treatments scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart. Understand that the benefits of non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing take time as new collagen production does not begin until 6 weeks and goes on for at least 6 months after the last treatment.

How is non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing done?

The medical aesthetician will place a cold laser tip against your skin and the laser will be activated. There is slight discomfort when the laser is applied to the skin. Multiple applications of the laser across the entire skin service are done and in some cases a second pass is done. Cold packs will be applied immediately after treatment to comfort your skin.

What will my face look like after 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing?

Your face will be pink after non-ablative fractional erbium laser treatment. Ice packs will be applied, and pink or red color goes away in a few hours or overnight. More aggressive deeper non-ablative fractional erbium laser treatments can cause pinkness and skin peeling that can last 2 or 3 days. Topical hydrocortisone cream can reduce this reaction to deeper more aggressive non-ablative fractional erbium laser skin treatments.

Before and after 1540 non-surgical fractional erbium laser resurfacing for removal of crow's feet

Before and after 1540 non-surgical fractional erbium laser resurfacing for removal of crow’s feet (Individual Results May Vary)

How long will it take to see the result of my 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing?

The results of non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing take time because new collagen stimulation does not occur until 6 weeks after your treatment. You will need 3-4 treatments scheduled a month to 6 weeks apart and will not see the full benefit until the skin has had time to regenerate new collagen. Final results are seen at 6 months after your last treatment.

What is the best non-ablative fractional erbium laser?

Most non-ablative fractional erbium lasers work well when used properly by a trained nurse, PA, medical aesthetician or physician. In my opinion there are many advantages to the 1540 laser wavelength which we use. There are several non-ablative fractional erbium devices including:

  • Cynosure® Palomar® Lux1540 fractional erbium non-ablative
  • Cynosure® Affirm 1440 and 1320 fractional erbium laser non ablative
  • Sciton® Thermascan 1319 fractional erbium non ablative
  • Fraxel® Refine 1410 fractional erbium laser non ablative
  • Cutera® Laser Genesis 1064Nd: YAG non-fractional non-ablative non-erbium but included here as a non-ablative device used for similar application.

Who should do my non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing?

In Massachusetts non-ablative fractional erbium laser treatments are done by a nurse, PA, or medical aesthetician in a medical spa environment which is supervised by a physician.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Seckel is a leading provider of medical spa treatments at his Boston cosmetic surgery practice. In addition to providing no-downtime laser resurfacing, he offers IPL photo facial, non-surgical skin tightening and microdermabrasion. If you are interested in learning more about these med spa treatments, or would like to schedule an appointment, call 617-455-2859 today.


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