ProFractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. The procedure can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcomes. Facial Resurfacing covers only a small portion of the total treatment area, leaving the surrounding area intact as opposed to full field resurfacing which removes the entire surface area. The treatment uses a laser micro-beam, which creates a multitude of tiny, isolated channels in the skin. This difference results in collagen and elastin stimulation, fibroblast activation, and encouraging of rapid healing.
ProFractional Therapy Benefits
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds. The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes. Scars, skin pigmentation, fine lines, acne, wrinkles, or post-traumatic scars anywhere on the body can be treated by this procedure. ProFractional Therapy can help control acne and reduce acne scars.
ProFractional Treatment Areas
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. It is best to discuss your needs with your GraceMed physician.
Complete healing typically occurs within a few days and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to get back to work and apply makeup a day or two after the treatment. There will likely be some swelling that will subside within several days following the treatment. You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of solar protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
Before / After
Locations this procedure is offered
Burlington, ON, L7R 2K8
Kerr Village Oakville
Oakville, ON, L6K 2Z8
North York – Rice Cosmetic Surgery
North York, ON M2J 1V1
Oakville, ON L6J 1X8
Commonly Asked Questions
How many ProFactional treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Your physician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine ProFractional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds. The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.
Will a ProFractional procedure be uncomfortable??
ProFractional therapy is widely regarded as a comfortable procedure, usually tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic, depending on the depth of treatment. Immediately following the procedure you may experience mild redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Your physician will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
When should I see results from my ProFractional treatment?
As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of ProFractional is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4 to 6 months following your treatment.