What is the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF?

The Palomar Icon 1540 XD/SF machine provides laser treatment for different skin conditions and imperfections. The laser therapy is designed to promote skin enhancement, resurfacing, and reduce skin pigmentation, skin discoloration and adverse skin textures. It is a hand-held device that has proven to be highly effective for a number of patients. The use of this fractional laser treatment is not limited to the face area. It can work on any part of the skin.
The Palomar Icon can also target skin wrinkles, age and fine lines, scars left behind from acne, stretch marks, surgical scars, melasma and other kinds of skin imperfections.

young man after skin treatment

How Does the Palomar Icon 1540 XD/XF Work?

Fractional laser treatment is a revolutionary method used to target specific areas of the skin to achieve desired results in a short time period. The Palomar Icon 1540 is a state-of-the-art tool considered to be one of the top performing devices in the area of fractional laser treatments.
A small fraction of the skin receives the laser light. The laser emits into the first layer of the skin and penetrates deep into the damaged tissues to restore and improve the skin internally.
The laser’s effectiveness in pinpointing the target area of the skin has produced maximizing results compared to lasers which treat larger areas.
The tissues around the laser-treated area remain unaffected which promotes faster healing and boosting of younger and healthier looking skin.
The production of collagen is also amplified due to the emission of laser onto the skin. Once collagen starts increasing it refines and develops younger, tighter and fresher looking skin.

Primary Advantage of Palomar Icon 1540: Acne Scar Treatment

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most widespread skin condition in the United States. It is estimated to affect over 50 million people in this country annually.  Scars can have a psychological effect and diminish confidence in those afflicted. Now there is a better way to smooth and resurface the area. Acne scarring occurs as the skin experiences healing over large acne areas where inflamed blemishes once existed. The healing often involves the production of new collagen fibers. The resulting area can be uneven, raised, and bumpy.

Acne may also produce scars that resemble the indentions an icepick may make. The Palomar Icon 1540 resurfacing results show a significant reduction of the scarring. The process requires little time and a single session may be all that is needed. Patients and dermatologists are pleased with the ability of the device to successfully reduce the appearance of acne, surgical, and other scars.
The Palomar Icon 1540 can produce the following results:

  • Smooth, textured with even skin tone.
  • Growth of collagen in the skin
  • Reduction of visible acne scars
  • Results can last years
  • Improved and enhanced skin
  • Tighter facial skin
  • Improved skin complexion

What to expect after treatment

The after-effects of Palomar Icon 1540 are often immediately noticeable following the first session. Additional sessions, approximately two to four weeks apart, may be required for enhanced results. Ask your skin specialists at Suncoast Skin Solutions about the optimal care plan for you. Suncoast has a number of convenient Florida locations, with each site led by a board-certified dermatologist.
With this treatment, you can expect a mild uncomfortable feeling on the affected area along with light feeling of sun burn.   This is a sign that the healing process has begun.