Profractional Skin Resurfacing

What is ProFractional Therapy?

ProFractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. The procedure is performed in your physician’s office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.

How does ProFractional work?

ProFractional uses a tiny laser beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. This skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which add firmness and resilience to the skin.

What is the primary application of ProFractional?

Based on an assessment of your skin condition and cosmetic goals, your physician may choose to use ProFractional whenever a combination of resurfacing with minimal downtime is desired.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. You should discuss your needs with your physician.

How many treatments will I need?

Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Your physician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine ProFractional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds. The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.

Will it be uncomfortable?

ProFractional therapy is widely 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 physician will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.

How long will it take to recover?

Complete healing typically occurs within a few days and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to get back to work and apply makeup a day or two after the treatment. There will likely be some swelling that will subside within several days following the treatment.

What aftercare do I need?

You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of solar protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.

When should I expect results?

As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of ProFractional is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4 to 6 months following your treatment.

What Skin Issues Are Treated By Profractional Skin Resurfacing?

Profractional skin resurfacing can treat a wide variety of skin issues. These issues include sun-damaged skin, fine lines, acne scars, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, burn scars, and aging skin. Profractional skin resurfacing is also an excellent way to treat changes to your pigmentation.

Can You Combine Profractional Skin Resurfacing?

Yes, you can combine profractional skin resurfacing with treatments.

Below are the following treatments you can have done in conjunction with Profractional skin resurfacing:

  • PRP therapy
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox
  • LED light therapy

Before combining treatments, it is best to consult with Dr. Trussler first. He will assess your current skin quality, skin-related issues, and overall health to ensure you are a good candidate. If you are unable to combine treatments, Dr. Trussler can give you safer alternatives.

What Makes Profractional Skin Resurfacing Different From Traditional Lasering?

Both traditional lasers and profractional skin resurfacing aim to help rejuvenate a person’s facial appearance. The one main difference is how they are used. Traditional lasering covers the entire facial region as where profractional skin resurfacing only treats designated areas. This is meant to give people a faster recovery, experience less discomfort, and have more precise treatment.

What Should I Expect During a Profractional Skin Resurfacing Procedure?

The profractional skin resurfacing usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. During this time, you may experience a sensation that is similar to a rubber band snapping at your skin. However, you will be given a topical anesthetic beforehand to minimize discomfort. Once the treatment is complete, you can expect your skin to be red and feel like you have a mild sunburn. These typically fade away after a few days, but if they continue to persist or feel like they are getting worse, contact Dr. Trussler immediately.

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