ProFactional Laser Resurfacing
We are excited to offer our patients one of the most advanced treatments available today for treating scarring, improving skin texture, and promoting deep collagen remolding, all with a minimal amount of healing time. The ProFractional laser is ideal for producing beautiful, predictable results with little discomfort and downtime. We can adjust the depth of treatment to offer you the best results without over-treating your skin. Your ProFractional treatment will be personalized to address your particular concerns by our laser experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ProFractional?
ProFractional is a fractional laser, which means it ablates only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area, leaving the majority of it intact. It is designed to decrease fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, scars, and improve skin texture with minimal downtime. Unlike full resurfacing, which removes the entire surface area of a treatment site, ProFractional uses a narrow diameter microbeam to treat only a percentage of the skin. This lets us leave the surrounding tissue intact. Why does this matter? It means treatment is more comfortable, you will be back to your daily routine more quickly, and your skin will heal more rapidly.
How does the ProFractional work?
ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin stimulate your body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up your skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
Who should consider ProFractional?
The ideal patient for ProFractional treatment is one who desires noticeable skin rejuvenation with little downtime. ProFractional is safe and effective for most skin types. Results are permanent and patients experience sequential improvement with each treatment.
What areas of the body can get ProFractional treatment?
Profractional is a wonderful treatment for facial rejuvenation. The neck and chest are other commonly treated areas.
What should I do before treatment?
We strongly recommend starting a pre-conditioning skin care program two weeks before undergoing the ProFractional laser treatment. This includes applications of SkiCeuticals or Environ Retinol cream or TLC’s own Fade and Firm Cream (skin lightener). We will tell you all you need to know at your initial consultation.
How long does the treatment take?
ProFractional is a fast, safe, minimally uncomfortable treatment that takes approximately 40-60 minutes to perform, depending on the area. Numbing cream is applied 60 minutes prior to procedure to enhance your comfort.
How soon will I see results?
You should notice results after just one treatment with continued improvement over time. On average, our patients need two to four treatments to get the best results. You may also combine ProFractional with a MicroLaser Peel or other popular aesthetic procedure such as a chemical peel to further enhance your results.
How often will I need treatment?
ProFractional results are predictable and permanent. Initially, you should plan on completing a series of 2-4 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
What should I expect after treatment?
Initially, you may experience some pinpoint bleeding and 2-4 days of redness and swelling with this procedure, depending on the depth of treatment. Most patients can get back to work and apply make-up within 1-2 days after the treatment.
What special aftercare treatment will I need?
We will provide you with a list of post-treatment care instructions, which may include skin care products (we will tell you how to use them). Your skin will be more sensitive to UV light after the procedure, so it is very important to wear sunscreen and protect the treated areas from sun exposure.
To learn more about ProFractional laser resurfacing, contact us to schedule your free consultation. (262) 569-7335