What is a PhotoFractional™?
The PhotoFractional™ is a combination treatment utilizing both the IPL and ResurFX™ tecnologies to combat skin conditions. Combining the two treatment modalities allows both skin texture and color to be treated simultaneously.
What are the benefits of a PhotoFractional™?
The PhotoFractional™ treatment effectively reduces signs of aging while enhancing skin tone and color to give you rejuvenated, beautiful skin. The treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue while the unaffected areas act as a reservoir for rapid restoration. As collagen remodels the skin texture and melanin or pigment is destroyed, a fresher, more youthful appearance develops.
What results are expected with a PhotoFractional™?
A PhotoFractional™ restores skin to its fresh, healthy state in both texture and color. The bottom line is new, healthier, smoother tissue in place of skin imperfections and discolorations.
What can I expect during treatments with a PhotoFractional™?
A PhotoFractional™ involves minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime. In order to minimize discomfort, a topical numbing medication is applied to the treatment area for thirty minutes before treatment begins. The treatment is described as minimally uncomfortable and feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin. Since this treatment utilizes both IPL and ResurFX™ technologies plus numbing, it is a 1.5 hour long session.
Generally 3-4 sessions at four-week intervals are needed for optimal results. Immediately following treatment, you may experience a tingling or burning sensation. Redness and a sunburn feeling are common for a few hours up to 2 days post-treatment. In the first 48 hours some slight swelling may occur.
What aftercare is recommended following a PhotoFractional™ treatment?
As new skin replaces dead tissue, your skin will flake, a sign that healing is underway. Your may also experience “scab” like spots of pigment as discoloration is brought to the surface. This usually occurs from day 5-7. Your skin will being to look more glowing and smooth and will steadily improve over the next few months. It is recommended that you use a gentle cleanser daily and apply a moisturizer that contains sunscreen after cleansing. You should also limit sun exposure for the next 2-4 weeks to minimize risk of damaging your new, beautiful skin.
What are the possible side effects associated with a PhotoFractional™ ?
A PhotoFractional™ may cause reddening, blistering, scabbing, temporary bruising, and temporary discoloration of the skin. Rarely, side effects may include scarring and permanent discoloration.
Am I a candidate for a PhotoFractional™ ?
A PhotoFractional™ can be used on patients of most skin types and in most areas on the body. Since this procedure spares healthy tissue, it can be performed on delicate skin areas, such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. Patients with the following conditions need to be individually assessed for this treatment:
- Current of history of cancer, especially malignant melanoma or recurrent non-melanoma skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions such as multiple dysplastic nevi
- Any active infection
- Patients with recurrent herpes simplex, systemic lupus erythematosus or porphyrias as these disease may be stimulated by light at the wavelength used in the laser treatment
- Use of photosensitive medications and/or herbs that may cause sensitivity to laser light such as isotretinoin, tetracycline, Acutane, or St. John’s Wort in the past 6 months
- Immunosuppressive diseases, including AIDS and HIV infection, or use of immunosuppressive medications
- History of bleeding tendencies or on oral anticoagulants
- History of keloid scarring
- Exposure to sun or artificial tanning during the 3-4 weeks prior to treatment
- Are pregnant
What does a PhotoFractional™ cost?
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