Non-Ablative Lasers

Women and men wanting to restore brighter, smoother, clearer skin with minimal downtime will be considered for the Icon 1540 fractional laser skin resurfacing system at our Langley, BC, medspa. This laser skin treatment was selected by our Medical Director, Royal College-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Mosher as this is one of the most advanced and well-tolerated laser treatments available. Dr. Mosher performs or supervises these treatments used for revitalizing skin, improving fine lines, and reducing scars and stretch marks. It is the first fractional laser approved by the U.S. FDA specifically for treating stretch marks.

YES Medspa patients, who visit from Abbotsford, Burnaby, and other nearby areas, have access to a range of advanced skincare treatments. Your Rx for Beauty™ may involve fractional laser resurfacing or a customized program combining our scientifically proven technologies and treatments. Request a consultation to learn more about how Dr. Mathew Mosher and our team of aestheticians can customize treatments for your specific concerns.

Icon 1540 Treats

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma (hyperpigmentation)

Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing
 Before & After Photos

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Before & After Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Case 262 Front View in Vancouver, BC
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Case: 1 of 5

This client came to our office looking to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks to her abdomen. A series of 6 Non-Ablative laser treatments were completed to stimulate collagen and resurface the skin to reduce the thickness and depth of the stretchmarks and improve upon the "shiny" appearance of the skin.   Read More
Before & After Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Case 263 Front View in Vancouver, BC
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Case: 2 of 5

This client came to YES looking to improve the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles to her upper lip. She was not interested in injectable products.A series of 5 Non-Ablative laser treatments were performed. The patient saw a nice improvement to the depth of the lines around her lips. The skin was also stronger and less "crepey" w... Read More
Before & After Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Case 264 Left Side View in Vancouver, BC
Before & After
Case: 3 of 5

This client was looking to improve her overall skin health. 
A combination of Photofacial treatments, Non-Ablative treatments and medical grade skin care was recommended to rejuvenate her appearance. 
the Photofacial treatments improved the skin colouring by reducing the sun/brown spots. Non-ablative laser (1540) w... Read More
Before & After Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Case 333 Left Oblique View in Vancouver, BC
Before & After
Case: 4 of 5

This young lady came to our office wanting to improve the appearance of the stretch marks to her buttocks that wrapped around to her hips. 
 A series of 3-5 treatments of 1540 non-ablative laser was recommended to her. This treatment stimulates collagen production and cellular turn over in the skin to improve appearance an... Read More
Before & After Laser Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Case 329 Left Side View in Vancouver, BC
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Case: 5 of 5

After a traumatic burn as a child, this client from Surrey was left with a dark, hyper-pigmented scar to his cheek.  He wanted to improve the colour of the scar and smooth the texture to make it less noticeable. A series of 5 Non-Ablative Resurfacing Laser treatments were completed. This client spends a lot of time outdoors,... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Potential Benefits

Men and women of all skin types who want to minimize scarring and stretch marks see excellent results after a series of Icon 1540 laser treatments. We can customize treatments for each patient’s specific concerns and, because the 1540 is a fractional laser, the procedure is more comfortable than other laser skin resurfacing systems and doesn’t require downtime. That’s a significant benefit for our patients whose busy lives prevent them from taking the time necessary to recover from more invasive laser treatments.

How It Works

The Palomar Icon 1540 is what’s called a non-ablative, erbium laser system. It directs precise columns of light into the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface of the entire area being targeted. Unlike an ablative laser, which vaporizes the outer layers of skin and requires some recovery time, a non-ablative laser delivers a powerful stimulus for repair and regeneration of the skin without harming the surface directly. Scarring of any type and stretch marks fade as the individual columns of tissue targeted by the Icon 1540 heal. Because the procedure is less invasive, the treatments are easy and safe for all skin types. With each treatment, your skin or scar will steadily improve.

In some cases, we’ll recommend combining Icon 1540 treatments with other laser skin resurfacing procedures, to get enhanced results.

What to Expect

Depending on the areas being targeted, Icon 1540 laser treatments usually last about 20 to 40 minutes. Patients sometimes describe the sensation as similar to a gentle snap with a rubber band. For a few patients who request even less discomfort, we can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area before starting the procedure. There may be some redness, swelling or itching after treatment, but it is minimal and dissipates within the first 48 hours. The treated skin can be cared for normally afterward and make-up can be applied immediately after the treatment.

Results appear gradually and are typically first noticed about a month after the treatments. Improvement will continue during the next 3 to 4 months as the growth of new collagen continues.


No wound on the skin surface is created so no downtime is needed when the Icon 1540 procedure is performed as a standalone treatment.

ThreeForMe Laser Treatment

Unmatched Power,
Unrivaled Results

Our ThreeForMe approach to laser skin rejuvenation uses 2 types of light energy: the Palomar Icon™ MaxG™ and Palomar Icon™ 1540. This innovative laser treatment helps clear away some of the most common skin complaints without ablation or downtime. Learn more about how this combined approach can work for you.

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Treatment Plan

A series of treatments are needed for the best cosmetic results. We create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific skin condition or conditions. For example, superficial blotchy pigmentation problems on fair-skinned patients are usually resolved in one or two treatments. But patients who have spent a lot of time in the sun, have scarring or stretchmarks need 4 or more treatments 1 month apart to see best results.

“We cannot erase a scar or stretchmark, but with this exciting technology we can improve the appearance of damaged skin better and safer than ever before,” says Dr. Mathew Mosher.

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Alternative Options

Your unique Prescription for Beauty™ might include more than our non-surgical treatments. Dr. Mosher and his team offer a range of surgical and minimally invasive alternatives for a variety of concerns, including:

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