What Is ProFractional-XCTM Therapy?
ProFractional-XC therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure that is used for improving the overall appearance of a patient’s skin. Dr. Walden and her nurses will customize this procedure for your specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Most areas of the body can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. This procedure results in little patient downtime.
How It Works?
ProFractional-XC therapy is “fractionated” laser resurfacing, meaning that only a portion of the skin is treated in a session. The treatment uses a laser beam that ablates thousands of pinpoint channels in your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. The skin’s wound-healing response creates new collagen, which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.
Before the treatment, your skin will be cleaned and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Dr. Walden and her nurses will position the laser handpiece gently on the skin. When the energy laser 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, depending on the size of the treatment area.
ProFractional-XC therapy is widely regarded as a comfortable treatment that, depending on the depth of the treatment, is usually tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic.
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, but the number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Dr. Walden and her nurses will personalize a plan based on your specific needs.
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Immediately following the procedure, you may experience mild redness and a sunburn-like sensation. Your after-treatment care may include analgesics and the application of an ointment to keep the skin moist. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light after the treatment, 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.
Complete healing typically occurs within a few days, and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to get back to work or apply makeup a day or two after treatment. There will be some swelling that will subside within several days following the treatment.
As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of ProFractional-XC therapy is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the four to six months following your treatment.
Click below to watch Dr. Walden and her aestheticians speak about ProFractional laser treatments, microneedling and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma):
Laser, Microneedling, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Beautiful Skin