ProFractional Laser Treatments: What You Need to Know

Laser treatments have long been a mainstay of cosmetic dermatology as one of the most effective ways to create a smoother, more youthful complexion. A new type of treatment, ProFractional laser, provides even more dramatic results with less damage to the surrounding skin and shorter recovery time. Here’s how it compares to a traditional laser peel. Image of a laster treatment patient at The Dermatology Clinic in Baton Rouge, LA

Targeted Treatment

With ProFractional laser treatments, specific areas of the skin are treated using tunable resurfacing laser (TRL) technology. This allows the dermatologist to zero in only on areas of concern. Because just a fraction of the skin surface is treated compared with traditional laser treatment, the skin heals more quickly. That means you’ll experience fewer potential side effects, which sometimes include stinging, itching, and dryness, than with a traditional laser peel. The targeted aspect of this treatment also allows you to fine-tune your desired results, from a subtle glow to dramatic, noticeable impact. And because there’s little swelling with ProFractional treatments, you’ll be able to appreciate your newly refreshed skin sooner than with a traditional laser treatment.

How It Works

Unlike traditional laser treatments, which cover large segments of skin, ProFractional lasers create minuscule channels into the deeper layers of skin to activate fibroblast production, which has a rejuvenating effect. These channels remove debris that creates imperfections, allowing the area to be refilled with new, smooth skin. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes the face appear fuller, smoother, and more youthful.

Whether you’re interested in ProFractional, a traditional laser peel, or other cosmetic services, The Dermatology Clinic can create a skin care plan that fits your aesthetic goals. Contact us for your consultation or request an appointment online.

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