ProFractional™ Laser

At The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, our Beauty Nurse® team offers ProFractional laser treatments to give people from Kitchener, Waterloo, London, and throughout Southern Ontario softening of wrinkles and scars, and dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture with little to no downtime.

What is ProFractional?

ProFractional is a quick and comfortable laser procedure used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. And because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short.

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What conditions can be treated with ProFractional?

ProFractional can be used to address a wide variety of skin conditions, but is used most for:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Post-traumatic scars
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Aging and sun-damaged skin

How does the ProFractional laser work?

ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin, which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body's natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

Who should consider a ProFractional treatment?

If you are looking for younger-looking skin or to improve scars, wrinkles, or sun damage in a comfortable treatment with a fast recovery, you may be an ideal candidate for ProFractional. Some patients may be better-suited for Halo hybrid laser skin rejuvenation treatments performed by our Beauty Nurse team.

What areas can be treated?

Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. A discussion with a laser specialist from our Beauty Nurse team will determine your options.

What is ProFractional procedure like?

ProFractional is a fast, comfortable procedure done in your physician's office. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. A numbing cream may be applied in advance to aid in comfort during the procedure.

How many ProFractional treatments will I need?

ProFractional is typically done in a series of 1 to 4 treatments, spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart, depending on your needs. There will be a personalized treatment plan developed for you based on the level of improvement you desire.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately following the procedure you may experience a mild redness, resembling a light sunburn sensation. Complete healing takes only about 1 to 3 days and most patients can get back to work and apply makeup within 1 to 2 days after the treatment.

What special after-treatment care will I need?

It is important to follow the instructions that you will receive from the Clinic which may include some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be more sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. You should always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.

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Combination treatments

ProFractional works very well as a standalone procedure or in combination with other treatments. Some examples of combination therapies include:

MicroLaserPeel™ + ProFractional Therapy - Start with a MicroLaserPeel for full field treatment to remove superficial irregularities followed by ProFractional Therapy to stimulate collagen remodeling through deep fractional ablation.

Forever Young BBL™ + ProFractional Therapy - Start with Forever Young BBL for full field treatment to correct pigmented lesions followed by ProFractional Therapy.

ThermiTight® + ProFractional Therapy - Start with ThermiTight to reduce skin laxity followed by ProFractional Therapy.

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The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

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