Laser Resurfacing & Pro-fractional

Laser resurfacing and profractional laser procedures are both cosmetic treatments that aim to improve the appearance of the skin by targeting various skin concerns, such as wrinkles, scars, age spots, and uneven texture. While they share the common use of laser technology, there are some differences between the two procedures.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing, also known as laser skin rejuvenation or laser peel, is a technique that uses laser energy to remove the outer layers of the skin. The procedure is primarily performed to address wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It can be done with different types of lasers, including carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers and erbium lasers.

During laser resurfacing, the laser energy vaporizes the damaged skin cells, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. By removing the outer layers of damaged skin and stimulating collagen production, laser resurfacing can result in smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.

Pro-Fractional Laser

Profractional laser treatment is a fractional laser resurfacing technique. It utilizes a laser beam that is fractionated into microscopic beams of light, targeting only a fraction of the skin’s surface. This fractional approach allows for faster healing and reduced downtime compared to traditional laser resurfacing.

During a profractional laser procedure, the laser energy creates tiny channels or microthermal zones in the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response and stimulate the production of new collagen. The surrounding healthy tissue also aids in the healing process, leading to faster recovery.

Profractional laser treatment is effective for addressing a range of skin concerns, including acne scars, fine lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and texture irregularities. It is commonly used on the face, but it can also be applied to other areas of the body.

Both laser resurfacing and profractional laser procedures are typically performed by dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons. The specific choice of procedure depends on the patient’s individual needs, skin condition, and desired results.

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