Like most fractional resurfacing lasers, Lux1540 treats a variety of skin issues, including discoloration, acne scars and fine lines. However, it is the first device of its kind to receive FDA clearance for the treatment of stretch marks.
Extremely common in women, stretch marks are essentially a form of scarring caused by the stretching and tearing of thr dermis, resulting in discolored streaks. To treat these striae, Lux1540’s microbeams create deep, coagulated columns in the skin, which prompts the healing process that creates healthy new tissue and stimulates collagen.
Clinical studies, including Italian research, have shown a vast improvement in the color and texture of stretch marks-as much as 75% compared to pre-treatment appearance. The resulting FDA clearance has given plastic surgeons and dermatologists an option they expect to be both effective and popular with patients.
“Our experience with the Palomar Lux1540 is consistent with the results seen in Europe,” California dermatologist Vic Narurkar, MD, said in a statement. “For the right patient, the Lux1540 provides a laser treatment option for stretch marks that offers significant improvement.”
Palomar claims that the Lux1540 of stretch marks, which has only been performed off-label until now, requires no downtime-a benefit that hasn’t gone unnoticed by doctors.
“The non-ablative fractional laser allows for comfortable treatments with little to no impact on the patient’s daily activities,” Dr. Narurkar noted.
Part of the larger StarLux 500 laser platform, Lux1540 can be used by practitioners on the abdomen, breasts, thighs and anywhere stretch marks occur.
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