Give your patients a more youthful appearance with the High Power Pixel 2940 skin resurfacing laser on HarmonyXL. A series of two to four virtually pain-free treatments will gradually stimulate new cells to replace aged and photo-damaged skin, with little patient downtime.
HARMONY – PIXEL LASER
Certain skin conditions may be improved by using the Alma Pixel® Skin Resurfacing Laser. Laser skin resurfacing is used to remove the areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer, with down time being minimal maybe between 3 – 5 days. Before in order to get the results the down time would have been months of healing time. The Alma Pixel® is an FDA approved fractional ablative skin resurfacing laser that represents a new option to perform skin resurfacing on aged and photo-damaged skin, and no anesthesia required.
How factional skin resurfacing works:
This procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of acne scars, uneven texture, and fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes. However, it is also effective in treating areas of uneven pigmentation. The Pixel laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions.
With the Pixel laser, preprogrammed laser energy passes through the patented Pixel micro optics lens array and penetrates the skin, affecting just 15-20 percent of the surface. It creates an ablative thermal channel at the pixel area – a micro-injury – without disturbing the surrounding tissue. Those micro-injured areas start the process of healing and the untreated area acts as a reservoir for rapid restoration. As collagen remodels, skin tightens and texture improves. Pixel laser resurfacing removes the damaged outer layers of skin and stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers. Laser skin resurfacing rejuvenation is popular because it is safe and effective. Laser resurfacing usually results in smoother, younger, healthier looking skin. The gentleness of the procedure allows delicate areas such as the neck, chest and hands to be treated as safely as the face with little risk of infection. There is little downtime or discomfort, and no analgesia, gels or other disposables are required.
Who is a good candidate?
Fractional skin resurfacing is appropriate for patients who want to diminish discoloration, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and soften the texture of their skin. Still, those with severe scarring may need to use additional scar revision technique, by having multiple treatments, in order to achieve the best results possible. The best candidates for laser skin rejuvenation are those who have realistic expectations and who discuss their questions and concerns beforehand.
What can I expect?
Using precise and controlled beams of light, the outer layers of skin are vaporized, revealing the smooth, unblemished skin beneath. The patient can expect redness in the evening following the procedure. The following day the patient will notice tiny holes covering the treated area, which is called fractional skin resurfacing. The tiny holes will begin to disappear and the skin will peel for 3 -5 days. By the 6th – 7th day your skin will heal and typically has immediate visible changes. When the old layers of skin are removed, the growth of new skin cells is stimulated
With the High Power Pixel 2940, the ablation zone is 8 x 8 mm in size, with a penetration depth of 20-150 microns. The hand piece operator can decide the appropriate dot pattern.