Profractional is a laser procedure that helps patients achieve younger looking skin with minimal down time. Using a laser micro-beam to treat pin-point areas of your skin, Profractional reaches depths appropriate for correcting wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, age spots and sun damaged skin. These treated areas stimulate new collagen and increase the skin’s vitality, while enhancing tone and texture. Because the laser uses a micro-beam there is minimal inflammation at the skin’s surface while providing maximum benefit below the skin surface, the procedure is comfortable and healing time is about 7-10 days.
What to expect during Profractional Treatment
Due to the significant depth of penetration, deep wrinkles and especially deep acne scars can be treated effectively. For best results, Profractional treatments are done to the affected area in a series of 3 to 6 treatments approximately 12 weeks apart. The treatments are done under local anesthesia using a cream to anesthetize the skin surface. Treatments take approximately 30-45 minutes, and are done quickly and comfortably while cool air is blown over the surface of the skin.
What are the side effects of Profractional Treatment?
Immediately after the treatment you will experience pin point bleeding, redness and mild swelling. A shedding of the dead skin cells occurs in approximately 2 to 3 days. The results are smooth, toned, healthy looking skin. Wrinkles are minimized and acne scars are dramatically improved. “The results that we are seeing with several Profractional treatments are comparable to deep laser resurfacing treatments, especially for acne,” says Dr. Wiener.
Combining with other procedures
In addition, Dr. Wiener combines Profractional treatments, which penetrates more deeply, with a micro laser peel, which improves skin texture and tone at the surface level. This combination treatment, called Micro-Fractional is also done under local anesthesia, quickly and comfortably. Two to three treatments done 6 to 8 weeks apart can result in dramatic improvements that may rival those of deeper laser treatments that would typically need to be done under full anesthesia.