ProFractional Laser: What It Is and How It Works

ProFractional Laser: What It Is and How It Works
The occurrence of the signs of skin aging is natural. Since the skin is the most exposed part of the human body to the sun’s UV rays, dirt, etc., it is inevitable that the skin reacts in a way we wouldn’t have hoped. But, much to the things that are beyond our control, some things are. Treating the signs of skin aging to achieve that youthful glow is now made possible with the ProFractional™ Laser! The ProFractional is considered today’s one of the safest yet most effective laser resurfacing treatments available. It is a fractional ablative laser treatment, and it aims to dramatically improve the skin’s overall appearance. It is used to treat various signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles, acne scars, post-traumatic scars, and sun-damaged skin. Read on to learn more about how a ProFractional laser might be the ultimate answer you’ve long been searching for!

How ProFractional Laser works

ProFractional™ laser treatments are the primary choice among aesthetic users, both men, and women, aiming to achieve smoother and more youthful-looking skin. The ProFractional laser leaves the surrounding skin intact while it uses the Erbium laser’s energy to create thousands of microscopic perforations into the skin. In other words, it covers a fraction of the total treatment area as it ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin. The untreated tissue surrounding the target area stimulates the body’s natural collagen production and allows for quicker healing. The skin’s wound healing response adds firmness and resilience to the skin as new collagen builds up. This process results in plumping up and smoothing out wrinkles, scars, lines, and other skin imperfections. The other benefits that ProFractional Laser offers are: · Improves the appearance of aging or sun-damaged skin · Minimizes the appearance of acne scarring and surgical scars · Results in smoother and more radiant skin · Works on all skin types Results may manifest after one treatment, but two-three treatments are generally most recommended. The number of sessions needed may vary from one patient to another and is tailored to meet one’s specific goals.

What does the treatment feel like, and what is the downtime?

A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin before the treatment to ease any possibility of discomfort. While the treatment is ongoing, some patients describe how they feel as if there’s a hot sensation on their skin. It should almost feel like a successive and rapid pinprick into the skin. Nevertheless, the pain is tolerable, and there should be minimal discomfort during the session. As soon as the treatment is complete, you may feel a warm feeling on your skin, and it might almost look like it got sunburned. At times, pinpoint bleeding may occur, but it’s not something to worry about since it is normal and healthy. The downtime required post-treatment is highly dependent on the depth of the treatment. Generally, the recovery time should take about four to five days for a full treatment. As the treatment is tailored to your needs, the length of downtime can either be more or less than this close approximation.

Dramatic results + dramatic healing

The ProFractional laser is customizable and highly tunable, which makes it capable of lighter treatments for surface-level resurfacing and profound remodeling in the dermis layer of the skin. To achieve dramatic results that can reverse deep scars and wrinkles, the laser needs to be tuned to target deep layers of the skin. Since the ProFractional laser energy focuses deep within the dermis to carry out significant collagen remodeling while also correcting deep-set wrinkling and acne scars, minor bleeding may occur but, as previously mentioned, is entirely normal. Bleeding proves that the laser has reached the appropriate level of the dermis, and thus, remarkable results manifest. A couple of days after the treatment, dramatic healing occurs, and you may enjoy more radiant and younger-looking skin. Brightening and tightening your skin over time Most patients get amazed by the results after the first week, and by the end of the first month, they notice the effect of new collagen synthesis. Though it can take up to three months for patients to appreciate the resolved pitted acne scarring, more ProFractional laser treatment results will continue to improve for up to six months. At the deepest skin layers, collagen will continue to regrow over time. Thus, your skin will keep brightening and tightening. If you don’t achieve your most desired results after the first treatment, another session after six months may be worthwhile. This treatment produces a permanent remodeling of the skin and should be repeated as recommended by an aesthetician. The results are typically impressive and long-lasting.

ProFractional Laser treatment aftercare

Depending on your provider, you may be given skincare products with instructions on using them and the frequency of application. Even when most patients usually feel comfortable enough to apply makeup a day or two after the treatment or get back to work, it is best to remember that your skin will be extra sensitive to ultraviolet rays post-treatment. Therefore, you need to avoid direct sun exposure until you fully recover. It is also recommended that you consistently use a particular level of solar protection to prevent sun damage and premature aging of the skin.

Achieve the youthful glow that you’ve always wanted!

Working our way toward looking good to feel good is never wrong. It only shows how much we care for our physical assets. With a ProFractional laser, you can achieve a better version of yourself while adequately addressing the common signs of aging and other skin imperfections! No need to feel the need to work harder in gaining more confidence. You can never go wrong with a youthful glow and more flawless skin! Schedule your appointment at Revive Med Spa to learn more about this cutting-edge procedure for treating acne scars, deep-set wrinkles, and more! We’d be delighted to develop a personalized skin-smoothing plan that’s best for you and help you optimize your lifestyle to result in healthier, more radiant, and youngerlooking skin. Contact us today!

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