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ProFractional therapy uses a laser to create small, microspherical holes in the surface of your skin to “aerate” or thicken your tissue and stimulate natural collagen growth. It is similar to the Fraxel treatment and is used for treating lines and wrinkles, loose skin, scars and depleted collagen.
Individuals who are in good physical health and want to improve the appearance of their skin are good candidates for this therapy. It is considered good for all skin types, but it is not advised for anyone with sensitivity to light from oral or topical medications, active cold sores or wounds or those who have used Accutane within the past year.
The profractional laser pinpoint laser beams to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface and eliminate old, damaged skin cells. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and encourages it develop new collagen stores. The precision of the laser makes it safe for use on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face.
Some swelling, redness and peeling may occur for about two weeks, although in some cases the effects last longer. Check with your doctor to see if this treatment is right for you.
Skin tightening results are immediate but continue to improve up to six months after your treatment. Results are long lasting but also depend on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin regimen. A consultation with U.S. Dermatology Partners can help you understand whether this is the best treatment for your needs.
*Results may vary by individual