The PaloVia laser is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Each PaloVia laser comes with its own Charger, which plugs into a standard 110V AC electrical outlet. It takes approximately two hours to fully charge the Handpiece.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the 2011 national average for in -office non-ablative fractional treatments was $1,200 per session. Now, you can own the PaloVia laser for less than half the cost of one professional session. To compare the costs of starting, and maintaining, different anti-wrinkle treatments, visit Spectrum of Anti-Aging Treatments.
The PaloVia laser is clinically tested and FDA-cleared for the at-home treatment of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. To understand the science behind the PaloVia laser, visit Why It Works. Or see how it compares to professional treatments on important dimensions – such as convenience and cost.
There are two different types of FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) reviews for medical devices: Premarket Approval (PMA) and Premarket Notification 510(k). Whether a PMA or 510(k) needs to be filed depends on the type of medical device. PMAs are typically required for high-risk medical devices that pose a significant risk of illness or injury, such as heart stents. The 510(k) process covers a range of other medical devices – including contact lenses, wheelchairs and lasers.
The PaloVia laser has been safety-tested with hundreds of clinical study participants, performing more than 7,500 eye-area treatments. Its design includes many features that reinforce proper use – including “smart” sensors that work with the PaloVia Pre-Treatment Gel to verify skin contact, helpful audio and visual cues and automatic shut-off to help prevent overuse. Visit Product Features to learn more.
Non-ablative fractional lasers generate short pulses of micro-fine light, which can be manipulated by size, energy, spacing and depth. Unlike ablative lasers, which remove the top layer of skin and part of the sub-layer, non-ablative fractional lasers keep the outer layer of skin in place, for faster healing and recovery.
Unlike lotions and creams, which are most effective on the skin's outer layer, the PaloVia laser also works below the surface where wrinkles form. It generates short pulses of micro-fine laser light that penetrate deeply into the skin's sub-layers, treating the skin's aging support structure. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin, helping skin look smooth and youthful. To learn more, visit Why It Works.
The Transportation Security Administration does not include handheld lasers on its list of Prohibited Items for Travelers. If you plan to travel outside the U.S., check the airline's baggage restrictions before you pack. In addition, check the country's voltage requirements to ensure compatibility; you may need a plug adaptor and/or a voltage converter to charge the Handpiece in foreign countries. The laser will function normally with a converter/adapter.