Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder
4745 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 115
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303.558.8800
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ProFractional Therapy

ProFractional therapy is ideally suited to reverse the signs of aging. This innovative laser treatment effectively targets specific portions of skin to diminish scars, wrinkles and sun damage and give you younger looking, thicker and more vibrant skin. This treatment is ideal for people who want quick results without the down-time of ablative laser procedures. ProFractional therapy is often combined with other laser therapies (Microlaser Peel, or BBL/Fotofacial) to provide more dramatic, faster results.

How does ProFractional Therapy work?

Unlike other laser therapies, in which the entire target area is affected, Profractional treatment produces thousands of microscopic dot-like holes within the treated tissue—hence, only a fraction is actually treated. Each of these holes, representing a tiny column in the skin, stimulates the production of new collagen, plumping the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. Because the surrounding tissue around the tiny hole is not affected, the skin heals faster and recovery time is short.

How many ProFractional Therapy treatments will I need?

Most patients will need three to five sessions of ProFractional treatment, spaced about four to six weeks apart. This time frame allows for the skin to be safely re-treated prior to complete healing, allowing for greater overall benefit of the therapy.

What results can I expect from ProFractional Therapy?

ProFractional can treat a variety of skin problems, including wrinkles and fine lines, unveven texture, skin laxity, acne scars, age spots, sunspots and freckles.

What is recovery like?

The most common side effects are swelling, redness and a sunburn-like sensation, which will usually subside in the first few hours, although it may also take one or two days. Peeling may also occur but is rare. You will need to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher during recovery. Most patients can return to work or school a day or two days after treatment. Recovery is improved and will be faster with an appropriate home skin care regimen (learn more about our Advanced Skin Care).