ProFractional Laser Treatment
Undamage sun damage.
Erase fine lines and wrinkles and restore that youthful glow with laser skin resurfacing from Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. Dr. Leslie Smith brings patients in Wayzata ProFractional technology, which delivers excellent results with shorter treatment series, minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.
ProFractional technology gives Dr. Smith the flexibility to treat a wide range of skin concerns. Laser Skin Resurfacing can be used alone, or combined with other aesthetic procedures as part of a custom treatment plan.
ProFractional Laser Treatment Overview
What is ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Dr. Smith is a skin specialist. She trusts ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing as one of the safest and most effective ways for rejuvenating skin that has signs of aging, sun damage, acne or other problems.
Profractional treatment is unique in that it targets problem areas while leaving the rest of the face intact. This technique helps to accelerate healing as the healthy skin rejuvenates the treated areas.
Dr. Smith uses ProFractional laser skin resurfacing to treat the face as well as the hands, neck and chest.
Benefits of ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Minimally invasive - only a fraction of the skin is treated
- Comfortable - no anesthesia needed, a numbing cream will help to minimize any discomfort
- Quick procedure - treatment sessions range from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area
- Quick recovery - most patients return to normal activity in 1 to 2 days
- Safe & effective - Dr. Smith uses the safest technology to deliver the best results
How Does It Work
Dr. Smith uses ProFractional laser resurfacing to target problem areas in a grid like pattern, creating thousands of microscopic channels surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. This method stimulates the body’s natural healing process and the production of new collagen.
About the Procedure
ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is a comfortable procedure. Depending on the depth of treatment, Dr. Smith may recommend a local anesthetic or apply a numbing cream to increase patient comfort.
Dr. Smith will apply laser energy to the skin using a special handpiece. Most patients describe the sensation as being similar to a rubber band snap. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser skin resurfacing can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
Fractional laser resurfacing is generally most effective when completed in a series of 1 to 5 treatments spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart. Dr. Smith will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. Laser skin resurfacing may also be combined with other procedures such as skin tightening, Botox and microdermabrasion to further enhance your results.
ProFractional Laser Resurfacing Recovery
You can expect a relatively quick and pain-free recovery from laser skin resurfacing. You may experience a sunburn sensation after treatment. Complete healing takes about 1 to 3 days and most patients return to work within 1 or 2 days of their treatment.
ProFractional Laser Resurfacing Results
Many patients see an immediate improvement in the look and feel of their skin following ProFractional Laser Resurfacing treatment. As the skin heals, the results will continue to improve. After your treatment series, you will have skin that is visibly tighter and smoother with a more even tone and texture.
ProFractional Laser Resurfacing FAQs
Am I a candidate for ProFractional?
Dr. Smith recommends ProFractional Therapy for virtually all men and women who want the combination of skin resurfacing with minimal downtime.
ProFractional Laser Resurfacing can be used to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scars, acne scars
- Age spots, brown spots and freckles
- Sun spots and sun damaged skin
- Stretch marks
What areas and conditions can ProFractional be used to treat?
Dr. Smith can treat most skin areas including the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands.
When should I expect results?
Many patients see an immediate improvement in the tone and texture of their skin. Results will continue to improve over 4 to 6 months as the skin heals and collagen remodelling occurs.
How long is the healing process?
Dr. Smith will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations including special skin care products to keep the skin protected as it heals. Because your skin will be very sensitive after treatment, it is important to limit sun exposure until you have fully healed.