Until recently, there has not been a minimally-invasive option for the treatment of acne scars that provides significant patient satisfaction. The only treatments that improved acne scars were one that inflicted high levels of pain and caused patients to have a great deal of recovery time. With the revolutionary The Palomar Lux1540TM Fractional non-ablative laser, dermatologists can provide the best of both worlds — minimal pain and little-to-no downtime and profound results.
Acne scars form when the body’s inflammatory response to sebum, bacteria, and keratinocyte accumulation plug the sebaceous follicle and cause a site of injury in the tissue. Years of untreated acne leaves a lifelong im- print on a person’s face and can af- fect their self image. Acne scars not only transform the patient’s physical appearance, they also a ect the patient’s emotional state as well. Many patient’s are self conscious about the pitted, crater-like scars that form and do not fade. These scars remain as a permanent record of previous severe acne, which at times becomes psychologically distressing.
The objective of acne scar treatment using the Palomar Lux1540TM Fractional laser is to give the skin a more acceptable physical appearance. Total restoration of the skin to its pre- acne scar appearance is often not possible, but scar treatment will usually improve the appearance of the patient’s skin. This alteration of scarred skin can also help rebuild the patient’s self-esteem and their outlook on life.
The Palomar Lux1540TM has provided medical professionals with an innovative advancement that bene ts patients with acne scars on multiple levels. The Lux1540TM delivers an array of high-precision microbeams. These microbeams create deep, narrow columns of coagulation in the epidermis and dermis, while sparing the tissues surrounding the columns from damage. This triggers the body’s own natural response to rebuild through the production of new skin, which uses collagen, known as “neocolla- genesis”. Collagen formation helps raise the atrophic, crater-like acne scars to improve the patient’s damaged skin. An additional benefit of the Lux1540TM is that this treatment does not remove the stratum corneum, as in the old ablative treatments. Leaving to stratum corneum in place allows for a significant reduction in wound care issues and expedites healing. The fractions columns are delivered with a stamping technique; this prevents unnecessary heat accumulation, as opposed to the more painful delivery method of scanning lasers. The minimal downtime, minimum discomfort, and increased skin rejuvenation available though the Lux1540TM is true a monumental breakthrough in aesthetic health.
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Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jason Green earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout his residency at North Broward Hospital, Dr. Green trained extensively in the fields of General Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and Cutaneous Dermatology. Dr. Green performs an array of state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures, and also specializes in prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancers. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 954-481-0650 or visit us on our website at drgreenderm.com. You can also contact us via email at Greendermatologyom@gmail.com