Despite diligent skincare — wearing sun protection, exfoliating, cleansing, and hydrating — you may not see the stunning results you expect. This is because, despite your best efforts, several factors compromise your skin texture, tone, and quality. Sun exposure, smoking, and aging may visibly damage the skin, which is challenging to repair. ProFractional offers a safe, effective, and low-downtime option for restoring a healthy, youthful appearance and removing visible signs of damaged skin.
What is ProFractional Laser?
The ProFractional laser creates micro-perforations on the skin to stimulate natural healing. Initiating this process encourages the regeneration of tighter, firmer tissue over weeks to months. As the skin regenerates, wrinkles and pockmarks fade away.
How does ProFractional Laser work?
Profractional Therapy selectively treats the deeper layers of the skin without affecting the rest of the surface. The laser creates evenly-spaced "Micro Thermal Zones," pinpointing areas deep within the dermis to treat aged and damaged skin. Because the laser only affects the deepest layers of the skin, surrounding areas are unharmed. Doing so triggers the body to produce natural collagen deep within the dermis, tightening the skin and addressing irregular pigmentation.
What are the benefits of ProFractional Laser?
The treatment provides the following benefits:
- Improved skin tone
- Smoothed out fine lines
- Evens skin discoloration
- Collagen regenerates deep in the dermis
- Faster healing
- Quick treatment time
- Decreased downtime for patients
- Minimal discomfort
What will happen during the procedure?
A topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin before treatment to make the procedure more comfortable. During treatment, we will clean your skin thoroughly, and safety shields will be placed over your eyes to protect them. A laser handpiece will be placed gently on the skin in this procedure. You will hear snapping sounds as the laser energy is applied. After the entire treatment area has been covered, the handpiece will be moved to adjacent locations. It usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete the procedure.
Who is a candidate for ProFractional Laser?
While treatment is safe for all skin types and tones, Profractional Laser is best for people who:
- Feel their skin is aging prematurely
- Notice more wrinkles in the mirror
- Have rolling, ice pick, or pockmark scars from acne on the cheeks, temples, or jawline
What is the recovery process?
There is minimal downtime with ProFractional treatments, and they are safe and effective. You may experience mild swelling and redness for about two days, followed by mild peeling and flaking for about a week. The extent of treatment depends on the severity of your condition, and as a result, healing times can vary. A pinpoint scabbing may occur during more extensive or combination therapies, including treating deep wrinkles and acne scars, but it resolves within 5-6 days. Patients are encouraged to wear sunscreen twice daily during the following months to promote optimum results.
When will I see the results?
Within a week, some people report tighter, fresher skin. Most people will notice a smoothing of wrinkles after the first month due to new collagen synthesis. Pitted acne scarring can take up to three months to resolve. ProFractional reshapes the skin permanently and should be repeated as necessary to achieve improved results.
Why choose AG Aesthetic Center?
Undoubtedly, Dr. Gabriel, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is the best. His calm, self-confident demeanor is reassuring and contagious. His top concern for his patient's health and well-being makes him a gifted surgeon. The office staff is amiable, knowledgeable, and highly trained, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands with us. Contact us today.