While laser resurfacing traditionally requires extensive downtime, ProFractional offers a shorter recovery period alongside improved results and a more comfortable treatment experience. At Texas Dermatology, we offer ProFractional treatments to the residents of San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is ProFractional?
ProFractional is a laser skin resurfacing treatment performed with the Sciton Joule laser system. Unlike most laser resurfacing treatments, which simply remove the complete outer layers of skin in a given treatment area, ProFractional delivers narrow bursts of laser energy to the skin. With this technique, it only partially removes the outermost layer of skin while reaching even deeper into the skin tissue. By leaving parts of the external layers in-tact, the body recovers much faster without sacrificing results. With this advanced technology, we can perform effective laser resurfacing treatments on areas that include the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and more. The ProFractional treatment can be used for the following concerns:
- Wrinkles and lines
- Actinic keratosis
- Poor skin tone and texture
- Scar revision
How Much Does ProFractional Cost?
The cost of ProFractional treatments will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments needed to produce optimal results. We can best discuss the cost of ProFractional treatments after your consultation with Dr. Browning or one of our other dermatologists. If you are interested in our financing options, we do accept CareCredit®.
What is the ProFractional Treatment Like?
During your ProFractional treatment, we will begin with the application of a topical to the treatment area in order to minimize any discomfort during treatment. You will also be provided with safety glasses to protect your eyes from any damage or discomfort. As treatment begins, you may feel a quick, warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas with minimal to no discomfort. The treatment is typically completed in under an hour.
What is the Recovery Like After ProFractional?
The ProFractional treatment offers a shorter recovery period compared to traditional laser resurfacing techniques thanks to its unique technology and resurfacing approach. You can expect some sensitivity, redness and irritation in the skin in the days following treatment. This will require minor care initially, as you will need to protect the skin from sunlight, irritants and other elements while it heals. However, the initial recovery process takes only 48 hours, so you will be able to return to usual activities within just a few days of treatment.
What Results Can I Expect from ProFractional?
The results from ProFractional will become visible in the weeks following treatment as the skin heals and collagen is produced in the body. However, the number of treatments for optimal results will vary. Patients may have the option of choosing between fewer, more aggressive treatments, or a larger number of gentler treatments, based on their preference and treatment goals. The results from ProFractional can be further enhanced by combining treatment with SkinTyte, MicroLaserPeel or BBL.
Dr. John Browning, board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology, leads a team of expert dermatologists who offer ProFractional and other cosmetic services to men and women living in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas. To learn more about ProFractional or schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.