The ProFractional laser is a quick and efficient procedure used for improving the overall appearance of your skin.
ProFractional can be used to improve a wide variety of skin conditions, but is primarily used for:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Tightening of the skin
- Post-traumatic scars
- Acne scars
- Aging and sun-damaged skin
The ProFractional laser uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin stimulate the body's natural healing process, resulting in production of new collagen (the leathery substance of the skin), plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities. Because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and down time is short.
The ProFractional XC Laser differs by giving you additional options to further individualize your ProFractional treatment. With the XC Laser, the treatment is done at a significantly higher speed and has user-controlled, variable-depth thermal heating. This particular treatment is best suited for those wishing to tighten the skin, as well as improve the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With ProFractional XC Laser, we can precisely control thermal injury and post treatment inflammation. Specific needs should be discussed with your physician to determine if ProFractional XC Laser is right for you.
(Profractional Laser Before & After 2 Treatments)
For whom does it work?
If you are looking for younger looking skin, or to improve scars, wrinkles, or sun damage, then you may be an ideal candidate for ProFractional Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas include the face, neck, chest and hands. You should discuss your specific needs with us. Ask our staff if ProFractional might be right for you.
Actual procedure time normally takes 30 to 45 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. Our forced air cooling device along with numbing cream will aid in comfort during the procedure. Total time spent in the office will vary depending on the area treated and patient response. Therefore, patients should plan their schedules accordingly.
ProFractional laser treatments are usually performed 1- 4 times, spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart, depending on your needs and response to the treaments. Your treatment will be personalized based on the level of improvement you desire. We often combine the ProFractional laser with a MicroLaserPeel® or other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance your treatment results.
You can expect to feel a stinging sensation similar to a sunburn for 1 to 3 days. You may experience itching, crusting and flaking of your skin. The option of a prescription for pre-procedure pain medication will be offered. When pre-medication is taken, you will require someone to drive you home. This procedure slowly improves the look of your skin over several weeks, as it takes time for the new collagen production to take place.
It is important to follow post-treatment instructions which may include some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be more sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. You should always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin. We will recommend useful and effective sunscreens for your use after the ProFractional procedure.
(Profractional Laser Before & After 3 Treatments)
Before and after pictures are routinely taken to document your improvement. It is essential that you make and keep recommended follow-up appointments to ensure the best possible results.