ProFractional Therapy is a laser procedure used for skin problems such as acne and other scarring, deep wrinkles and difficult pigmentation such as melasma. ProFractional laser treatments can help improve the overall appearance of skin by smoothing skin texture, evening out irregular color and brightening tone*. The procedure can be customized to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Most areas of the body can be treated.
How It Works
ProFractional Therapy is “fractionated” laser resurfacing, meaning that only a portion of the skin is treated in a session. The treatment uses a laser beam that ablates thousands of pinpoint channels in your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes more rapid healing. The skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.
Before the treatment, your skin will be cleansed and your eyes will be protected with safety goggles. A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds. The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure normally takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
ProFractional Therapy is widely regarded as a more comfortable skin treatment procedure and well tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic.
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment for most patients*, though the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. The clinician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine ProFractional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures for best results.
Immediately following the procedure you will experience mild redness and a sensation resembling a sunburn. Your after-treatment care may include pain relievers, cool compresses and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the treatment so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of UV protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging.
There will be some initial swelling that usually subsides within 48 hours* and possibly subtle swelling for a few more days. Most patients feel comfortable enough to apply makeup and go back to work 3-5 days after treatment*. As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of ProFractional Therapy is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 6-9 months* following your treatment.
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*Results vary by Individual.