Attractive couple with beautiful skin from Profractional laser resurfacing

Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Replaces “Crepey”, Wrinkled or Scarred Skin With Brand New Skin

Fractionated ablative laser skin resurfacing wrinkle improvement results at Skinspirations

Fractionated ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments are the most effective treatments available for improving “crepey”, wrinkled skin, fine lines or crinkled skin, poor texture, and certain types of scars. Treatments can be done on any skin color or area of the body with less than a week of social downtime.
Dr. Elliott has been a certified laser trainer for practitioners learning laser procedures since 2007, and she and her staff have performed more than 1,500 Profractional laser treatments, so you can rest assured you’ll safely get the most dramatic results possible. With just two Profractional laser treatments, you can achieve close to as much improvement as you’d get with a full-field ablative laser resurfacing, but with much less discomfort, downtime & risk.

How Does Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Work? 

With fractionated ablative laser treatments, the laser beam vaporizes columns of skin down to depths not possible with full-field laser resurfacing. Each vaporized column of skin is replaced with brand new skin faster than if the entire surface was removed because the surrounding untreated skin reacts by releasing healing substances & growth factors.

Diagram showing difference between full field and fractionated laser skin resurfacing

Removing a percentage of skin also produces tightening of the treated area.

There’s less chance of losing pigment, infection, or scarring compared to full-field laser resurfacing & there’s much less discomfort and downtime.

In the last few years, we’ve also discovered that fractional ablative laser treatments replace a percentage of scar tissue with brand-new healthy skin and not just more scar tissue. Scars not only become softer, hair follicles and sweat glands return.

Anesthetic, medications & other useful solutions can be painted on the treated area during the treatment, to penetrate to the bottom of the channels & produce results not possible with just external application.

We’ve been using this method at Skinspirations for the last ten years to deliver anesthetic, collagen stimulating vitamins, and other medications to thicken the skin, improve scars and prevent post-treatment breakouts. 

What to Expect With a Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Like our other resurfacing treatments, a consultation is required before scheduling the treatment, to make sure that this is the best treatment option for your goals, skin, and time considerations.

On the day of your Profractional treatment, we’ll apply a prescription-strength anesthetic cream and do a painless dental block if treating the mouth area. When we start the treatment, we do a light pass with shallow settings so that we can paint on liquid anesthetic to penetrate deeper than surface anesthetic can get, which makes the rest of the treatment more comfortable.

During the treatment, we paint on medications and/or vitamins, specific to your goals and skin type, to penetrate down the open columns made by the laser to reach the depth where they’ll be most effective. For example, if treating acne scars, we paint on retinoic acid to help prevent post-treatment breakouts. If treating fine, crinkly skin, we add vitamins to stimulate collagen, or even Sculptra, to thicken skin further.

For about thirty minutes or so after a Profractional treatment, the treated area may feel hot but we apply cold compresses to soothe it until it cools down. The treated skin may have spots of pinpoint bleeding, depending on the treatment depth, for the first day. With Profractional treatments for acne scars, there’s often also some swelling for a few days.

A thick moisturizer is applied before you leave and you’ll be given a take-home bag of everything you’ll need for the next few days, including gentle cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and a disposable pillowcase. We’ll also happily call in prescriptions for pain, anti-anxiety, and cold sore medicines after your consultation, just in case.

From the second day post-treatment through possibly day ten, depending on the area treated and your skin response, the treated area will go from a patchy red to a mild pink. People often believe on the second day after a Profractional treatment that they’re going to be too red to go out in public for at least a week, but by the fourth or fifth day, they’re amazed by how fast it suddenly looks better.

“I didn’t think anything could be done except for major surgery. To go through something this simple and it’s like night and day. As bad as my skin was, 3 days later and Ta Da” Donna F

Prices for Profractional laser treatments start at $350 and there’s a 15% discount on packages of two treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about how laser treatments can improve your appearance, schedule a complimentary consultation by registering online here or by calling 727-571-1923.