Profractional and MicrolaserPeel Treatments
For skin laxity, wrinkles and acne scarring
What are they?
Profractional is the treatment of choice for those people who have skin laxity, wrinkles and acne scarring. Profractional laser selectively treats tiny sections deep in the skin, while not affecting the rest of the skin’s surface. The area treated, called “Micro Thermal Zones” stimulates your body to build its own new natural collagen. The untreated areas of the skin help in the healing process and once healed, create an even skin surface. In essence, while the treated portion of your skin is healing, it will tighten from the heat of the laser causing a thermal contraction.
The MicroLaserPeel is special erbium laser that removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness.
Does it hurt?
We use a special numbing cream to ensure comfort. After, most experience a warm sensation similar to a sunburn.
Where is it used?
Most common is the face but can also be used on the hands.
How long does it take?
Plan on being at the office for an hour. The numbing cream stays on for about 20 minutes and the procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. After we apply cool compresses as well as your post treatment skin care.
Is there downtime?
You are red immediately after either treatment. The MicroLaserPeel remains red for 3-4 days followed by 2-3 days of mild peeling. Within 7 days, the skin is smoother with a more even complexion and youthful appearance.
The Profactional laser also leaves the skin red and immediately after the treatment there can be some pinpoint bleeding which stops before leaving the office. Depending on the depth of treatment, redness can last 3 days to 2 weeks. Within 2 weeks, wrinkles are visibly diminished and a younger looking, tighter skin is realized.