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The Palomar ICON 1540 Laser

Few things add to the appearance of age more than wrinkles, particularly on a person’s face. Various medical techniques have been introduced over the years in an attempt to prevent or reverse the effects of wrinkles and other skin anomalies, often with limited results. More promising results have been achieved with the Palomar ICON 1540 resurfacing laser, which has been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the removal of stretch marks. Skin tightening Los Angeles is now available to those seeking an improved complexion.

Understanding Laser Treatment
Medical lasers have been in use for decades, treating a number of health conditions. The ICON 1540 is known as a non-ablative laser, which employs the use of high energy to penetrate the skin in order to treat the underlying condition. The precision of this type of laser is such that the surrounding skin is not affected. The ICON 1540 is more precise and powerful than other laser systems, allowing it to penetrate deeply into the skin. Its ability to deliver energy in narrow columns produces concentrated effects that in turn stimulate the natural healing processes of the body.

The ICON 1540 has a number of elements that make it effective. Its Skintel reader is a revolutionary device that makes it possible to determine the average melanin density of the skin beforehand and, during the treatment, its advanced cooling system helps to maintain the temperature for the purpose of protecting the skin. The laser also incorporates lenses that make possible specialized treatments, one of which can be accomplished in less than 15 minutes, and which increase penetration and reduce energy loss. In addition to being precise, the ICON 1540 is the most powerful laser of its type.

The Many Uses of the ICON 1540 Laser

The ICON 1540 is the first laser to win FDA approval for the specific purpose of removing stretch marks, those annoying folds in the skin that are often associated with pregnancy or excessive weight gain or loss. The laser can also be used to remove areas of pigmentation, which can affect young children but usually indicate aging skin. In the area of hair removal, laser treatment has become the option of those who are tired of inconvenient and painful shaving and waxing methods. The ICON 1540 can even facilitate the removal of acne or surgical scars, making them less visible, and can be used to dissipate ugly spider and reticular veins that often develop with age.

Strictly from the point of view of the patient, the ICON 1540 offers the promise of greater comfort, both during and after the procedure, and a shorter recovery time. The treatment does not require the use of a topical anesthetic and avoids the surface damage associated with other skin resurfacing techniques. The initial results should visible immediately and improve over time, with the final effects lasting longer than most patients could ever imagine. The quest for eternal youth is perhaps one step closer with skin tightening in Los Angeles with the Palomar ICON 1540 laser.

 

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Linda L. Berkley, MD

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Linda L. Berkley MD

Dr. Berkley graduated from UCLA in 1975 before completing her doctorate at the University of California Irvine Medical School in 1979. She practiced emergency medicine for 32 years and spent 2 years working at the Grossman Burn unit in Sherman Oaks, as well as having a private family practice.

Studying and practicing Medical Esthetics since 2006, Dr. Berkley obtains excellent natural-looking results thanks to her artistic eye, good hands, and soft touch.

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