The human body is a work of art – and as with most works of art, the passage of time can have negative effects on its appearance. As we age, skin begins to look tired and worn. Wrinkles and textural irregularities accumulate as skin loses elasticity. Activities and lifestyle choices can leave scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. Unsightly vascularity and pigmentation may also appear as we age.
Some combination of these affects nearly all people as they grow older. Each of these skin problems requires specific technology for the best aesthetic outcome. No single-wavelength laser can optimally treat each specific need. Palomar’s Artisan Multi-Wavelength Platform offers treatments for skin rejuvenation with one compact, integrated system. Just one laser wrinkle treatment can diminish the appearance of even the deepest lines, without lengthy downtime and with long-lasting results. Artisan’s suite of fractional ablative and non-ablative lasers and pulsed light technologies allows Dr. Baroody to tailor each personalized treatment regimen, treating specific skin rejuvenation needs discretely, offering the best results with the least amount of disruption and downtime.
The Artisan 1540nm handpiece is a state-of-the-art fractional non-ablative laser for skin resurfacing and treatment of textural irregularities, surgical scars, acne scars, stretch marks, and melasma. Dr. Baroody has found that Artisan laser technology breaks down facial lines and creases and helps generate new skin that’s healthier and smoother. Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing uses an array of hundreds of high-precision microbeams to create narrow, deep columns of tissue coagulation in the epidermis and dermis, while leaving the stratum corneum in place and surrounding tissue unaffected. Downtime after the treatment is minimal.
For deeper lines and wrinkles, Dr. Baroody prefers the Artisan 2940 Erbium:YAG that enables sophisticated, single-treatment fractional ablative laser. The unique Groove Optic pattern offers high ablative coverage with fast recovery and minimal downtime. Fractional ablative skin resurfacing actually vaporizes microcolumns of tissue and removes it from the skin completely, allowing formation of new healthy tissue. A single treatment may provide significant improvement for more pronounced skin conditions. Dr. Baroody finds that offering both types of treatments helps balance the results desired with how much downtime people are willing to experience.
The Artisan MaxG generates higher peak power and Palomar’s unique combination of Dynamic Spectrum Shifting and dual-band filters, the MaxG provides superior vessel and pigment clearance as compared with older IPL (intense pulsed light) and Photofacial devices.