Renovations Med Spa

ProFractional Laser Treatment

ProFractional Laser Treatment in Reno, NV

The ProFractional treatment offers precise and effective skin resurfacing benefits by targeting specific areas of concern with fractional laser technology. Ideal for individuals seeking to improve acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and skin texture, ProFractional promotes collagen production and skin renewal.

What is a ProFractional Laser Treatment

ProFractional laser treatment is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin by targeting specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars, uneven texture, and sun damage. It is a type of fractional laser resurfacing, meaning that it treats only a fraction of the skin’s surface while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This allows for faster healing and reduced downtime compared to traditional ablative laser treatments.

The procedure involves using a laser device to create tiny, evenly spaced micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and smoothness.


What does the ProFractional Laser Treatment Treat?

The ProFractional laser treatment can be customized to target specific skin concerns, and the depth of the laser penetration can be adjusted depending on the severity of the skin condition being treated. We can treat various areas of the body, such as the face, neck, and chest.

Some benefits of ProFractional laser treatment include:

Wrinkle and fine line reduction

The treatment can soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly in areas like the forehead and around the eyes.

Skin rejuvenation

It improves the overall texture and tone of the skin, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

Scar reduction

It can help minimize the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scars.

Sun damage repair

ProFractional laser treatment can target sunspots, age spots, and pigmentation issues caused by sun exposure.

what can you expect during the ProFractional laser treatment process?

Before the procedure, topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area approximately one-hour before your appointment time.  This will help minimize discomfort during the treatment. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, dirt, or oils. 

Once the numbing cis sufficient, the ProFractional laser treatment begins.  The laser emits tiny, focused beams of light into the skin, creating micro-injuries in the desired treatment zones. The laser can be adjusted in intensity and depth based on your specific skin concerns and the area being treated.

During the procedure, you may experience a sensation of warmth and some mild discomfort.  However, the topical anesthetic in conjunction with cooled air via Zimmer will help to minimize discomfort and heat, making the procedure generally well-tolerated.

The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the extent of the concerns being addressed. It can typically take around 15 to 30 minutes for a small area, but larger areas may take longer.

Your skin is likely to appear red and may feel sensitive immediately after the procedure. This redness is similar to a mild sunburn and is a normal part of the healing process.

Some degree of swelling is common after ProFractional laser treatment, especially in the first 24-48 hours. It usually subsides gradually over the next few days.

The treated skin might develop a bronzed appearance, caused by coagulated tissue and tiny scabs. As your skin heals, it may start to peel and flake off, revealing fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath.

Some pinpoint bleeding may occur during the treatment, and you might notice small crusts forming in the treated areas. This is a normal part of the healing process.

The healing time can vary depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment. Generally, redness and swelling may persist for 1 to 5 days, and complete healing can take a week or more.

Over the following weeks and months, you should notice significant improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. ProFractional laser treatment stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

After the treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight. It is crucial to avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily to protect your skin during the healing phase and beyond.

What can you expect after your ProFractional skin treatment?

After undergoing ProFractional skin treatment, you can expect a series of post-treatment responses and changes as your skin heals and rejuvenates. Here are some typical expectations after your ProFractional laser treatment.

Individual Variations: Keep in mind that individual responses to ProFractional laser treatment may vary. Some people may experience more pronounced redness, swelling, or peeling, while others may have a milder reaction.

The aftercare instructions include:

Always follow your provider’s specific aftercare instructions, as they may customize the guidelines based on your individual needs and the extent of your treatment. Proper aftercare is essential to ensure a smooth healing process and achieve optimal results from your ProFractional skin treatment.

Tips for a successful recovery include avoiding direct sun exposure, irritating skincare products, and strenuous exercise until the skin has healed. Taking oral pain relievers, using cold compresses, and wearing sun-protective clothing can provide comfort and aid healing. Care should be taken to avoid irritating the treated area while showering and sleeping with a clean pillowcase to prevent staining from the post-procedure ointment. Hands should be washed before touching the face, and glasses should be sanitized before putting them on treated skin. Lastly, pets should be kept away from the treated skin to avoid irritation. 

  • Cleansing the skin gently with tepid water and a mild cleanser.
  • Applying the post-procedure ointment provided by your provider as directed.
  • Initiating the Epionce Recovery Kit on day 4.
  • Taking prescribed antiviral medication if provided.

Using sunscreen with Broadband UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30 daily once the skin is healed (approximately 7 days after treatment).

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