If you are looking for a minimally-invasive way to achieve full skin rejuvenation, the ProFractional laser may be the right device for you. This innovative procedure offers similar results to more ablative laser resurfacing, but with little discomfort and a much shorter recovery period than more invasive laser treatment. As an expert in skin care, Dr. Smith believes the ProFractional laser is one of the safest and most effective ways of rejuvenating the skin today.
The Fractional Approach
Fractional laser treatments offer the best of both world by providing the dramatic results of an ablative treatment with the comfort and short recovery of a non-ablative procedure. They do so by creating micro-injuries in a grid pattern in the skin, leaving surrounding skin and tissue untouched. The untreated tissue provides a faster healing response for the treated areas, ensuring positive results through the body’s own rejuvenation processes. Collagen production is also stimulated to provide natural results that last for many months for most of our patients.
ProFractional laser treatments can address the following concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Shallow scarring left from acne and chicken pox
- Signs of sun damage, including irregular tone and texture
- Brown spots and freckles
- Stretch marks
In addition to treating the face, the ProFractional laser can be used to improve the appearance and quality of skin around the neck, chest and backs of the hands. Dr. Smith will evaluate your specific concerns and desired results to determine whether ProFractional laser treatments will meet your needs best.
What to Expect
A ProFractional laser treatment can be performed without any type of anesthesia. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
A handheld applicator is used to deliver the laser energy into the layers of dermis without disrupting the outermost layer of skin. Most of our treatments take 15-30 minutes to complete upon numbing, depending on the size of your treatment area. You will be able to return home as soon as your procedure is over and most of our patients are back to regular activities within a couple of days.
Long Lasting Results
You will likely see improvement to your skin immediately following your ProFractional treatment. However, you may also see a sunburn appearance for the first few days as healing process takes place. Once the redness subsides, your skin may look smoother and sport a healthy glow. Results continue to improve in the 4-6 months following treatment, as the body’s natural healing and collagen production occur.
While some patients will see full results after a single treatment session, the majority will achieve best results in a series of sessions. We typically recommend 1-5 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Once you achieve those full results, you will be able to enjoy them for many months before any type of touch-up procedure is needed.
ProFractional skin treatments are a revolutionary way to turn back the clock and enhance the appearance of your skin with minimal discomfort and downtime involved. To learn more about this treatment, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970.