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ProFractional – Laser Resurfacing

ProFractional – Laser Resurfacing

What It Is

The revolutionary fractionated technology utilized by the Profractional Laser Resurfacing procedure has the ability to dramatically reduce the appearance of acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, discolouration, and sun damage. Furthermore, it will work deep within your skin’s layers by promoting the production of collagen, which will smooth out the appearance of scars and wrinkles. This will leave behind a complexion that is smoother, more hydrated, tighter, and more even-toned.

Without the need for incisions, injections, or significant downtime, the Profractional Laser Resurfacing treatment makes achieving tighter, youthful skin easy. Within days, you will notice an improvement in skin tone and texture with results that will continue to improve due to the natural stimulation of collagen in the deepest layers of your skin.

Profractional Laser Resurfacing is different from photorejuvenation because it uses fractional resurfacing technology. Unlike older resurfacing systems, ProFractional emits a tiny laser beam that treats thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin, which promotes a shorter healing period. The result is a glowing complexion with little downtime.

Treatment Areas

Unlike other types of laser procedures, Profractional lasers can be used on all skin tones and types. It can be used to treat your face and neck and common treatment areas include the forehead, eye area, chin, marionette lines, smokers lines, and nasolabial folds. Other areas, such as your chest and hands, can also be treated. The procedure takes 30 minutes and is performed in the privacy of our Mississauga cosmetic clinic.

How to Prepare

Patients who have a history of cold sore outbreaks around the mouth are recommended to take an oral antibiotic before and after treatment. This is to prevent a viral infection close to the time of the procedure. Patients are also advised to stay out of direct contact with the sun and to avoid unprotected sun exposure up to two months before your procedure date, as it can lead to complications such as permanent discolouration in the treatment areas. If you have any questions about appropriate sun protection, a member of the McLean Clinic team will be able to discuss this during your consultation prior to your procedure.

Improving your skin’s health can involve a variety of approaches. During your complimentary consultation, our Skin Care Specialist will design an individual skin rejuvenating program tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. ProFractional can be performed as a single treatment and is most effective in a series of 2 to 4 sessions scheduled three to four weeks apart. Cost-effective packages are available. To learn more about ProFractional Therapy call us at 866-731-0431 or request an appointment to book your free consultation.

How It Works

The Profractional Laser Resurfacing treatment works by emitting laser energy that creates thousands of tiny, microscopic channels in the skin. This will promote the production of collagen in this treatment areas, which will work to revitalize and rejuvenate the appearance of lines, wrinkles, discolouration, and sun damage.

Results

Immediately following your Profractional Laser Resurfacing treatment, patients often experience firmer, tighter skin that is smoother in texture. Your results will continue to improve over the course of several weeks and months due to the increased production of collagen in the skin, which will provide enhanced contouring and tightening benefits. For a few days after your treatment, you may feel like you have a slight sunburn. You can apply makeup and get back to work within a week after the treatment.

Profractional Laser Resurfacing will help correct and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, discolouration such as hyperpigmentation and melasma, acne scars, surgical scars, and dramatically improve the tone and texture of the skin. Almost anyone can benefit from ProFractional Therapy. This versatile resurfacing laser improves a wide variety of skin conditions and addresses many of your concerns.

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Post-traumatic scars
  • Birthmarks and age spots
  • Sun damage and freckles
  • Acne scarring
  • Skin tightening
  • Enlarged pores

ProFractional Therapy is suitable for all skin types. After a single treatment, the collagen production in your skin will be stimulated to provide you with long-term benefits. Repeated procedures can provide you with results that can last for years, although this varies from patient to patient depending on the speed of the aging process, your lifestyle, and the condition of your skin. For best results, we often recommend a series of 2 to 4 treatments spaced at 4 to 6 week intervals, although the details and specifics will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Aftercare and Recovery

Many patients describe the ProFractional Laser Therapy as a brief heating sensation, which is very tolerable. Immediately after the procedure, the skin in the treatment area will feel slightly tender and you may experience slight redness, similar to a sunburn. This should resolve on its own within a few days or weeks. Many patients are able to return to work and apply makeup to the area within 1 week post-treatment.

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will be very sensitive to UV light. You must avoid direct sun exposure until the skin has healed and apply sunscreen on a daily basis to prevent premature aging of the skin and sun damage. The McLean Clinic team will be able to tell you all post-procedural directions and guidelines to maintain the best results.

Potential Complications

Profractional Laser Resurfacing has the potential to result in a variety of side effects, which may include cold sores, changes in skin colour (although temporary, and those with tanned or darker skin tones are particularly at risk), mild swelling and redness, and scarring and blistering, which is rare. During your consultation, our team at McLean Clinic will answer any and all your questions as well as provide instructions for pre and post-treatment care in order to mitigate your risk for complications.

Myths and Facts

Many of us associate the term “laser resurfacing” with pain, redness and significant downtime. At McLean Clinic this is no longer the case. ProFractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure that can be used on all skin types to dramatically improve wrinkles, scars and sun-damaged skin.

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