Profractional Results and Recovery
ProFractional works very well as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other treatments. Some examples of combination therapies include:
MicroLaserPeel™ + ProFractional Therapy – Start with Sciton’s MicroLaserPeel for full field treatment to remove superficial irregularities followed by ProFractional Therapy to stimulate collagen remodeling through deep fractional ablation.
ProFractional Laser Treatment is an innovative treatment that uses highly controlled lasers to create minute thermal interactions in small points along the treatment area. These interactions cause the underlying collagen to rebuild itself, smoothing out lines and wrinkles and evening out skin tone.
While thousands of microscopic areas are treated, the surrounding untreated areas act as healing aides, helping the skin to recover more quickly. There is minimal downtime and no visible skin oozing or scabbing. Most people describe the first days after treatment like having a mild sunburn.
ProFractional Laser Treatment smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles and corrects skin discoloration. Skin damaged from sun exposure, melasma (not generally sun related) and lentigos (freckles) on the face, neck, chest or hands are all treatable.
ProFractional Laser Treatments are performed at our clinic and there is no downtime associated with the treatment. You can return to your normal activities following your session.
All treatments begin with a skin cleansing and an anesthetic cream is applied that typically takes 20 minutes to activate. Once the anesthetic is working the laser is applied with a handheld device. Most people describe the treatment sensation as prickly, but not uncomfortable. The laser treatment typically lasts 25 to 30 minutes, but depends on the amount of surface treated.
You may notice slight swelling or reddening the first two days after treatment. This can be minimized with makeup. Most people compare the recovery period to a mild sunburn. Your face will be flushed (and then “tanned” or bronzed) for a week or so and your skin will begin to flake off. This is part of the healing process, allowing your skin to recover and for collagen to be regenerated.
ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments penetrate the epidermis causing regeneration of collagen below the skin’s surface. This means that final results will slowly reveal themselves over time and may not be fully visible for up to six months after treatment. However, most people report beginning to see results in a few weeks.
Any treatment comes with the possibility of risks or complications, but because ProFractional in non-ablative, risks are very rare. In fact, ProFractional’s innovative technology reduces the potential for skin irregularities or scarring often associated with laser peels.