Frequently Asked Questions
How does Palomar pulsed light work?
Palomar Systems use specialized handpieces which filter light to target blood vessels and pigmented lesions. For each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as sunspot removal and vessel clearance.
The Palomar photorejuvenation handpiece emits pulses of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels, which typically fade from view within two weeks.
How is Palomar pulsed light different from laser?
Pulsed light systems and lasers are similar, but Palomar Pulsed Light Systems use a much larger treatment window than most lasers. This spreads light over a wider area of skin and allows faster coverage of the skin and quicker treatments as a result.
What body areas can I get treated?
Most areas, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs can all be treated.
What are Palomar photorejuvenation treatments like?
Your treatment provider will move the handpiece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possible accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-4 hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs.