What is ProFractional Therapy?
ProFractional Therapy is a quick and effective laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of the skin. The procedure is performed in your health care provider’s office and can be custom tailored to address a wide range of skin conditions and desired outcomes.
How does ProFractional Therapy work?
ProFractional is a laser made by Sciton that uses a tiny beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. The laser used in this system has a very high attraction to the water to your skin. When the laser energy is applied, it ablates (vaporizes) a layer of skin to a precisely-controlled depth. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tisses promotes rapid healing. This body’s wound healing response creates new collagen, which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.
What are the main advantages of ProFractional Therapy?
ProFractional has the uniue ability to penetrate very deep into the skin, but with very little heat damage to surrounding tissue. This combination allows for efficacious collagen remodeling (due to the deep treatments) and high safety margin (due to low thermal damage) on all skin types. This combination makes ProFractional one the safest, yet most effective resurfacing lasers available.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, although many people also treat the chest and hands. Your healthcare provider can adjust the laser settings appropriately for the specific area being treated.
What will happen during the procedure?
The skin in the treatment area will be cleansed and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The laser handpience will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid successon of snapping sounds as the computer-guided handpiece scans the laser beam over the treatment area .the handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locatons until the entire desired area has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15-30 minutes.
Will it be uncomfortable?
ProFractional Therapy is widel regarded as a comfortable procedure, usually tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic, depending on the depth of treatment. What should I expect immediately after the treatment? Immediately following the procedure, you may experience mild redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Your healthcare provider will advise you on a specific after-treatment care recommdations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.