At his office in Coral Springs, Dr. Pestana offers the latest in skin resurfacing techniques. Fractional laser skin resurfacing offers superior results with virtually no down time. The fractional non-ablative approach stimulates quick healing, leaving the epidermis intact, with no lasting redness.
You may want to consider fractional laser skin resurfacing if you have fine or coarse wrinkles of the skin, if you have uneven skin surface as a result of scarring acne or small skin growths, or if you have areas of hyperpigmentation (age spots). Following fractional laser skin rejuvenation your skin should have a smoother, more youthful appearance with more uniform color, and a healthy-looking glow.
We are pleased to announce that the Palomar Lux 1540 non-ablative fractional laser, was recently FDA approved for use on striae! Both Dr. Ivo Pestana and Dr. Tatiana Pestana are using this laser in our office, and will be happy discuss this therapy with you!
Striae is the medical term for stretch marks that often occur:
- During and after pregnancy
- After massive weight gain or loss
- Rapid growth spurts
- Various medical conditions
Clinical research studies have shown that patients treated with the Lux1540 achieved an average improvement of between 51% and 75% in the appearance of their striae, based on a blinded review of photographs comparing the pre-treatment appearance of striae versus the results three months post-treatment. Reports from private plastic surgeons in Europe and the United States have supported these findings, and the patients have been happy with their results. The most significant is that these patients report major improvement, without major time commitment, down-time, or pain.
With this FDA clearance, it clearly expands the broad range of treatments offered by the Lux1540, which may be used for non-ablative skin resurfacing, as well as to treat surgical scars, acne scars, melasma, and now stretch marks.
We would be happy to discuss the treatment options available to you with this laser therapy, either as a monotherapy for candidate striae, or in conjunction with a tummy-tuck or mini-tummy-tuck.