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ProFractional™ Laser

ProFractional™ Laser

ProFractional™ Laser is a specialized laser that can significantly improve your skin texture. It can be used to improve acne scarring, surgical and traumatic scars, reduce pore size and produce mild skin tightening. 

The laser (2940 Erbium) makes thousands of tiny microscopic channels in your skin, causing it to regenerate new cells in a very even pattern, so that the damaged areas are smoothed out.  Because it leaves adjacent epidermis intact, healing occurs from the undamaged edges, resulting in a more rapid recovery than a full field laser at a given depth.

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What Is Profractional Laser?

ProFractional Laser Resurfacing utilizes the fractional laser on your entire face, to remove pinpoint columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Using this approach allows the laser to penetrate very deeply for effective collagen remodeling. By leaving your surrounding tissue intact, your body is able to heal itself faster, so there is less social downtime. You can expect improved skin texture, line and wrinkle reduction and overall improvement in skin quality.  Some skin tightening may also occur as part of the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?

ProFractional resurfacing usually requires 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Patients are given oral and topical medications to make the treatment experience relaxing and comfortable. Deeper treatments are possible with fractional resurfacing with shorter social down times when compared to full field resurfacing.

How many treatments are required?

Three to five treatments are usually required, depending on your underlying skin condition. The ProFractional laser can also be combined with other treatments including: Erbium full field resurfacing, injectable fillers, Skin Tyte laser therapy, BBL Photo Facial (Forever Young BBL), skin care systems, Botox or Dysport, cosmetic surgical procedures and scar excision. 

How do I make an appointment for a treatment?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

What if I am interested in other treatments including surgery?

You may schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Capuano, who will address your surgical needs.

How can I prepare for my appointment?

Our comprehensive approach to enhancing your skin starts well before you arrive at our office. We will recommend a pre-treatment skincare routine 6-9 weeks prior to your laser treatment, utilizing retinol-based products to enhance skin health and mitigate the risk of burns, scarring, or pigmentation changes from the laser.

What happens during my ProFractional laser appointment?

On the appointment day, arrive 30 minutes early for the application of numbing cream. We will discuss your procedure goals and recommend the most suitable treatment type. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes. Afterwards, we provide a post-procedure kit from ZO Skin Health for home care.

How soon will I notice results after ProFractional laser treatment?

Results become evident immediately after the laser treatment, continuing to improve over 4-5 months. Initially, your skin will appear red, similar to a sunburn, and feel rough. As the skin heals, the redness will diminish, and the texture will soften. The downtime for ProFractional laser treatments is typically 3-5 days, depending on the laser settings.

How frequently can I have treatments?

ProFractional laser treatment can be repeated twice a year, with a minimum of eight weeks between each session for optimal results.

How long will my results last?

Expect significant improvements in skin quality and tone lasting up to two years. Texture improvements may endure even longer or become permanent. To enhance results, we recommend a personalized skincare regimen with ZO products tailored to your desired outcomes.