If you are getting older and have recently noticed your skin sagging more than it used to, and would like to appear younger than you do currently, Profractional laser treatment may be right for you. This type of treatment is among the most effective available and is used by professionals to treat skin with poor texture. It also is safe and effective for the treatment of some types of scars and stretch marks. The treatment works for any skin color or part of the body and involves only a few days of downtime at the most.
How does Profractional laser resurfacing treatment work?
The Profractional laser resurfacing treatment works by the use of a laser beam that vaporizes skin columns to a specified depth, depending on your own unique condition. After each skin column is vaporized, it is replaced with new skin tissue, since neighboring untreated skin releases certain growth factors and healing substances. The treatment involves a very low chance of losing pigment, developing scars, or causing infection.
What is the treatment process like?
Before your treatment, we will cleanse your skin and protect your eyes with safety shields. Then we will position a handpiece gently upon your skin. After the application of the laser, you may notice a series of snapping sounds. We move the handpiece around until the entire treatment area is covered.
During your treatment, we can apply vitamins or minerals that can take advantage of the openings created by the treatment process to better penetrate your skin, making them much more effective. Retinoic acid can be applied when treating acne scars, and vitamins may be applied to stimulate collagen formation for the treatment of crepey skin.
A Profractional laser resurfacing therapy session generally takes around 30 minutes to complete, depending upon the size of the area being treated. The treatment is usually quite comfortable, and a topical numbing agent can be applied if necessary.
Most patients see outstanding results from just one treatment, although the number required may vary. We will help you develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.
A moisturizer will be applied after your treatment, and you may receive everything you will need over the course of the next few days following your treatment, including sunscreen, moisturizer, and a gentle cleanser.
For a few days after your Profractional laser resurfacing treatment, your skin will go from a red color to a mild pink. It will improve from there, as you begin to notice the benefits of the treatment. By the second or third day, you may apply makeup or concealer over the treatment area.