Profractional™ Laser Therapy
How does it work?
ProFractional uses a tiny laser beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. This skin’s healing response creates new collagen adding firmness and resilience to the skin.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. You should discuss your needs with your physician.
How many treatments are needed?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. The team at Oculoplastic Surgeons of Oklahoma will personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may recommend combining ProFractional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What to expect during the treatment?
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.
What should I expect immediately after the 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.
How long is the recovery period?
Complete healing typically occurs within a few days and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to return 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.
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Oculoplastic Surgeons of Oklahoma, located in northwest Oklahoma City, is dedicated to providing world-class functional and cosmetic oculoplastic care for our patients.