Profractional Laser Resurfacing
Profractional is the latest fractional laser available. It is the most versatile fractional resurfacing laser available as well and now it is offered here at Mountain View Dermatology. It is a significant new development for laser resurfacing and will enable the achievement of results in fewer treatments. If you would like to see improvements on your wrinkles and fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, age spots, sun spots, freckles and/or aging and sun damaged skin, then Profractional laser may be in your best interest.
Profractional is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little to no downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. Profractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. and because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short.
Profractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing our wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
Profractional is a fast, comfortable procedure done in your physician’s office. The procedure normally takes 15-30 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. A numbing cream may be applied in advance to aid in comfort during the procedure.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Aging, sun-damaged skin can be revived with laser resurfacing. The treatment is performed under local anesthetic with the CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Laser.
The laser vaporizes the top skin layers treating sun damage, uneven pigmentation, spider veins, fine to pronounced wrinkles and superficial scars. It also works on the deeper skin layers by tightening the skin and stimulating collagen growth. Laser skin resurfacing can treat the full face or specific areas such as lines above the mouth.
Unlike many other laser procedures, only one treatment is needed for facial rejuvenation. When healed, typically in 7-10 days, your skin will have a smoother, tighter appearance and look more uniform in tone.