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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.
You may schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Capuano, who will address your surgical needs.