One of the newer solutions to the field of cosmetic skincare is the ProFractional laser treatment. This treatment is more aggressive than traditional lasers, yet less painful. It yields better results and can be applied to the face, hands, arms, and more. It’s a great option for individuals looking for improvements in their overall appearance, without going under the knife or resorting to a more invasive procedure.
The ProFractional laser works by producing intense heat that boosts production of collagen. The increase in collagen causes your skin to have a plumper, tighter, and brighter appearance, thus resulting in a youthful appearance.
This procedure is non-invasive. This means you don’t need to go under anesthesia to get the treatment. There’s also less downtime, with the actual treatment only taking between 15 and 30 minutes, and recovery lasting only a couple days.
What are the benefits of ProFractional?
ProFractional is a great option for treating lines, fine wrinkles, acne scars, and skin discoloration. After the procedure healing will begin within 48 to 72 hours. Over a period of a few weeks, you’ll continue to see improvements in your skin’s appearance, including a firmer, smoother texture.
Results from ProFractional last several years. However, 1-4 sessions over a period of three to four weeks are typically recommended to achieve the look you want. Our team will help determine the number of sessions needed to treat your particular concerns.
How does the procedure work?
Prior to starting the procedure, we will cleanse your face and apply an anesthetic cream to your face. This will help numb it so that the slight burning sensation can’t be felt. Once the cream kicks in, the laser is then rhythmically applied to the areas in need of treatment.
ProFractional works by creating tiny holes with the laser that are appropriate for deeper treatment of scars, including acne and grade three and four scars. Its ability to target specific areas helps decrease the time needed to heal because you’re not resurfacing the entire facial area.
Although there’s a short downtime of a couple days, you can usually apply makeup after the first day to help offset any redness.
What are the disadvantages of ProFractional?
Side effects of ProFractional laser treatment include redness, swelling, and peeling. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may experience varying degrees of intensity of these side effects. We can help determine what options are available to you as far as providing relief to side effects goes.
ProFractional can increase the sensitivity of your skin to the sun and UV (ultraviolet) rays, so patients are advised to always wear sunscreen and adhere to our custom skin care program.
If you’re looking for a procedure that provides smoother, firmer skin, with results that last for several years, look no further than ProFractional. A consult with our team can help determine whether this treatment work for you and, if it doesn’t, then we will look at other cosmetic skin care procedures.