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ProFractional Laser in in Ashburn Va - Nova Plastic Surgery

 

ProFractional laser in Northern Virginia

Over time, environmental exposures and genetics deplete the collagen stores in our skin resulting in lack luster skin as early as the age of 30. What if there was a non-surgical treatment that would boost your overall skin clarity, improve tone, smooth wrinkling and decrease the appearance of scars with little downtime? ProFractional is a comfortable laser resurfacing treatment with little downtime that will tighten and rejuvenate the skin while diminishing the effects of time on the skin by replenishing your own collagen production. NOVA Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the state of the art ProFractional laser in Virginia.



What is ProFractional laser?

The Profractional laser is a new advancement in laser technology manufactured by one of the leaders in the field, Sciton. The ProFractional laser is an erbium:YAG laser that treats a “fraction” of the skin by creating thousands of micro-channels into the tissue, deep below the epidermis, which promotes your skin to produce collagen. Collagen is responsible for the plump, youthful appearance of the skin. The stimulation of new collagen will smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, scars and other irregularities. The untreated surrounding tissue promotes rapid healing and decreases the length of downtime.

Contact us at NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia at (703) 574-2588 to schedule a complementary consultation with one of our highly trained providers to discuss your options for ProFractional Laser in Virginia.

What can ProFractional laser improve?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin tone
  • Acne scarring
  • Scars from prior trauma or surgery
  • Collagen depletion

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What areas of the skin can be treated with ProFractional laser?

Most areas of the skin be successfully treated with Profractional laser. The most popular treatment areas are the face and neck, but many people also will treat the chest and hands.

What to expect during a Profractional laser treatment

Before the start of your Profractional laser treatment at NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, we will apply a topical numbing cream for 20 minutes to the treatment area to improve your comfort. The treatment itself takes about 20 minutes to complete. During the procedure you will wear protective eye shields and hear a series of snapping sounds as the laser is used.  Most patients describe a sensation of heat and feeling as if small pebbles are hitting the skin surface followed by the feeling of a sunburn. At NOVA Plastic Surgery, we also use a Zimmer Chiller which directs cool air towards the area being treated to decrease discomfort. Following the treatment, cool compresses and a soothing ointment such as Skinceuticals HydraBalm are applied to the skin. We often combine MicroLaser Peel and/or BBL with Profractional laser treatment depending on your aesthetic concerns and goals.

What to expect after a ProFractional laser treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel and look as if you have experienced a sunburn. This discomfort can be easily relieved with cool compresses and Tylenol. Short term pinpoint bleeding will occur depending on the depth of your treatment. This mild bleeding typically resolves within an hour of the treatment. Because ProFractional treats a fraction of the skin’s surface, healing time is very quick with little downtime. Most patients feel comfortable to return to normal activities and apply light makeup within 3-4 days, depending on the depth of the treatment.

Contact us at NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia at (703) 574-2588 to schedule a complementary consultation with one of our highly trained providers to discuss your options for ProFractional Laser in Virginia.

What aftercare can I expect?

Aftercare following the ProFractional laser treatment are relatively simple. We will recommend a series of cleanses with a gentle cleanser along with application of a soothing balm for the first 1-3 days. Your skin will be more vulnerable to the rays of the sun so we recommend avoidance of the sun until you are fully healed.  It is also recommended that you always use a zinc based sunscreen daily to avoid sun damage and premature aging of the skin.

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How soon will I see results?

Dramatic results can be achieved after just one ProFractional treatment. Your skin will look smoother, tighter and fresher in just a few days after it has healed. You will continue to see improvements in your skin over the next 4-6 months as your collagen remodeling and production increases. The number of treatments needed to achieve optimal results will vary with each patient and depend on your treatment goals. It is recommended to wait 4-8 weeks between treatments. At Nova Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, we can personalize a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs!

You may not be a good candidate for ProFractional laser treatment if:

  • You are pregnant
  • Have active cold sores or a skin infection in the area to be treated (if you have history of cold sore/herpes outbreaks, we will prescribe you a pre-treatment oral medication to reduce the risk of an outbreak instigated by the heat of the laser)
  • You are taking medications that may cause sensitivity to light
  • Have a history of seizures
  • You are taking blood thinners

 

Contact us at NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia at (703) 574-2588 to schedule a complementary consultation with one of our highly trained providers to discuss your options for Add to dictionary Laser in Virginia.

 

Risks of ProFractional Laser

In contrast to other cosmetic treatments used to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance involving injections, chemical applications and surgical procedures, ProFractional laser is relatively low risk. There are some related risk to this kind of treatment including:

  • Skin infections
  • Burns
  • Scarring
  • Abnormal pigmentation

These risks can often be avoided by seeing a highly trained and experience provider for your treatment.


HOW MUCH DOES PROFRACTIONAL COST?

If you are looking for a quick and highly effective treatment to rejuvenate your skin with little downtime, or are looking to improve the appearance of a post-traumatic or post-surgical scar, ProFractional laser therapy may be right for you. Contact us at NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia at (703) 574-2588 to schedule a complementary consultation with one of our highly trained providers to discuss your options for ProFractional Laser in Virginia.


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