ProFractional Laser Treatments
ProFractional is a fractionated laser, which means it ablates only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area, leaving the majority of it intact. It is designed to decrease fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, scars, and improve skin texture with minimal downtime. Unlike full resurfacing, which removes the entire surface area treated, ProFractional uses a narrow diameter microbeam to treat only a percentage of the skin. This lets us leave the surrounding tissue intact. Why does this matter? It means treatment is more comfortable, you will be back to your daily routine more quickly, and your skin will heal more rapidly.
ProFractional 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 your body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up your skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
The ideal client for the ProFractional treatment is one who desires noticeable skin rejuvenation with very little downtime. ProFractional is safe and effective for most skin types. Results are permanent and patients experience sequential improvement with each treatment.
Profractional is a wonderful treatment for facial rejuvenation. The neck and chest are other commonly treated areas.
We strongly recommend starting a pre-conditioning skin care program two weeks before undergoing the ProFractional laser treatment. This includes applications of SkinMedica Retinol and Lytera (skin lightener). We will tell you all you need to know at your initial consultation.
ProFractional is a fast, safe, minimally uncomfortable treatment that takes approximately 30-60 minutes to perform, depending on the area. Numbing cream is applied 30-60 minutes prior to procedure to enhance your comfort.
You should notice results after just one treatment with continued improvement over time. On average, our clients need three to six treatments to get the best results. You may also combine the ProFractional with the Micro Laser Peel or other popular aesthetic procedures such as a photofacial to further enhance your results.
ProFractional results are predictable and permanent. Initially, you should plan on completing a series of two to five treatments spaced three to four weeks apart.
Initially, you may experience some pinpoint bleeding the night of the procedure. You can expect one to four days of redness and swelling with this procedure, depending on the depth of treatment. Most of our clients can resume work and apply make-up within one to two days after the treatment.
We will provide you with a list of post-treatment care instructions, which may include skin care products and explain how to use them. Your skin will be more sensitive to UV light after the procedure, so it is very important to wear sunscreen and protect the treated areas from sun exposure.