Acne scars and deep wrinkles are very common concerns for many people. Acne scars are typically depressed into the skin rather than being elevated over the skin in the case of a surgical scar for example. They are due to abnormal healing of the skin and abnormal collagen formation after deep acne cysts. Fractional resurfacing with Pro Fractional Therapy is an outstanding laser-based treatment for acne scars and deep wrinkles because it can get rid of abnormal collagen and stimulate the production of normal collagen which gives the skin a smooth appearance. The idea behind fractional technology is that instead of treating the entire surface of the skin, only a fraction of it is treated. This is very similar to drilling holes to aerate a lawn. Tiny holes are formed in the skin and the untreated surrounding areas help the skin heal. This makes the healing time significantly less than full resurfacing; typically less than one week. With a series of treatments outstanding results can be achieved.
What is Pro Fractional Therapy?
Pro Fractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. The treatment is performed in the office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.
Pro Fractional Therapy Before and After Pictures
How does Pro Fractional Therapy work?
Pro Fractional Therapy 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 Pro Fractional Therapy?
Based on an assessment of your skin condition and cosmetic goals, Dr. Alex may recommend Pro Fractional Therapy when minimal downtime is desired.
What areas of the body can be treated with Pro Fractional Therapy?
Most skin areas can be treated with Pro Fractional Therapy. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. You should discuss your needs with Dr. Alex.
How many Pro Fractional Therapy treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one Pro Fractional Therapy treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Dr. Alex will personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may recommend combining Pro Fractional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What will happen during the Pro Fractional Therapy treatment?
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.
Is Pro Fractional Therapy uncomfortable?
Pro Fractional 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 Pro Fractional Therapy treatment?
Immediately following the Pro Fractional Therapy treatment you may experience mild redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Dr. Alex will provide 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?
It is important to carefully follow the aftercare instructions. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a sunscreen with SPF at least 30 with broad spectrum coverage every day. Avoid heat, alcohol, and exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure, because this can draw blood to the skin and lead to unwanted side effects such as blisters and discoloration.
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 Pro Fractional is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 3 to 6 months following your treatment.
Photorejuvenation Informed Consent Form, Treatment Questionnaire, and Aftercare Instructions
A photorejuvenation informed consent form and laser treatment questionnaire must be signed by every patient receiving a laser photorejuvenation treatment.