What is the Profractional™ Laser?
The Profractional™ Laser, created by a leader in laser technology, Sciton, is a treatment done to create tighter and rejuvenated skin. This laser treatment can address a variety of skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, loose skin, scars, and signs of aging in the skin.
This procedure can treat all skin types and tones. Individuals who are in good physical health, and who have unwanted lines, wrinkles, scarring, or loose skin can often benefit from the Profractional™ Laser. However, patients who are taking certain oral or topical medications, or have used Accutane within the previous year should not undergo these treatments.
How are Profractional™ Laser Treatments Done?
About 30 minutes prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area(s) to improve patient comfort. The laser will then create small microchannels beneath the surface of the skin. This helps to stimulate collagen production for healthier-looking skin. During the procedure, most patients describe feeling a warming sensation. This treatment differs from others because it only targets damaged tissue, leaving healthy surrounding tissue untouched, so recovery time is quicker. Treatments commonly take about 20 minutes to complete.
Profractional™ Laser Results
After treatment, patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Cool compresses and soothing ointment will be applied to the area. Skin tightening results will be immediate and continue up for up to six months. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work within two days. Sunblock and makeup can be applied three to four days after treatment. Overall, results can last for years, depending on individual aging processes.
The Profractional™ laser is a great option for those who wish to treat signs of aging in many areas of the body. A consultation can help to determine if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment.