Palomar fractional resurfacing is commonly used for the treatment of wrinkles, but can also be used on stretch marks, acne scars, irregular skin textures, and spotted or pigmented skin. The procedure uses a laser to resurface the skin and target damaged tissue. The laser deeply penetrates the dermis of the skin, gets to the root of the damage and eliminates bad skin cells. It also requires no downtime and is generally not painful.
Palomar fractional resurfacing is most commonly used to smooth wrinkles on the face and improve the texture of damaged skin. In addition to this, the palomar fractional resurfacing procedure can also be used on acne scars, stretch marks, unwanted pigmentation and irregular texture on the skin. In general, the procedure will improve the overall tone, texture and look of the skin and will shrink pores and eliminate brown spots. Surgical scars or scars left from acne will fade or completely disappear, and lines and wrinkles on the face can be smoothed using this method of treatment.
The palomar fractional resurfacing procedure can also be used on the hands, chest, arms, back and neck. Depending on the severity of the skin's condition, the procedure may completely improve or only partially improve the overall look of the skin.