Medical Dermatology

Thermascan 1319 NM Laser

Acne
Acne scars
Wrinkles
Collagen remodeling


Thermascan is fourth generation technology for non-invasive wrinkle treatment. Pulsed energy at 1319-nm wavelength allows controlled heating of sub-epidermal layers of the skin, which is ideal for collagen remodeling or heating sebaceous glands. ThermaScan treats all skin types, and it is safe for tanned skin. ThermaScan incorporates an LAPG computer-guided high-speed scanner with full contact cooling to increase patient comfort and shorten procedures.

How does ThermaScan work?

ThermaScan treatment uses an infrared laser to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. The laser energy delivered by the ThermaScan penetrates into the upper layers of skin. The energy absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates the fibroblast cells in your skin to begin generating collagen. Collagen and elastin fibers continue to multiply after your treatment, and you will see improving results over the months ahead. This treatment helps restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it softer, smoother and more vibrant.

How many treatments will I need?

Clinical studies suggest that at least two treatments are needed to stimulate new collagen growth and most people will begin to see benefits by the fourth treatment. For Acne scars, 8-10 treatments are required. Doctors may recommend regular touch-up treatments to sustain the continued growth of new collagen as you age.

How long will it take to recover?

There is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. After a session, the area treated may appear red for about an hour. However, makeup can immediately be applied. No wound is created, therefore, no healing time is required. Typically you will experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours.

Will it be uncomfortable?

ThermaScan laser treatment is gentle and non-invasive. You may feel a warming of the skin or a rubber band snap like sensation as the procedure is performed. However, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. A topical anesthetic cream can be used on extra-sensitive areas. The beard area of men is generally more sensitive. However, no injections are needed.