ProFractional and Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser (TRL) treatments are one of the most aggressive laser treatments on the market today to address fine wrinkles, age spots and scarring. If your skin has taken on a dull, faded complexion due to sun damage and the effects of aging,these laser treatments can remove years of damage with just a single treatment. Ablative laser treatments provide minimal downtime with proven results in rejuvenating tired, aged skin. Consider a ProFractional Laser or Contour TRL appointment for glowing, healthy skin.
The ProFractional Laser is an ablative laser treatment that creates narrow channels in the skin, targeting a fraction of the total treatment area. By leaving much of the skin intact, ProFractional Laser treatments allow for a much quicker recovery with increased collagen production that will continue to develop for up to six months.
ProFractional Laser treatments can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and loose skin by stimulating your body’s natural wound response. Treatments can target the face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders for younger-looking skin. Due to the fractional nature of the laser, the procedure is more comfortable and has minimal downtime. While many patients see noticeable results with one treatment, some patient will need a series of 2-4 treatments spaced three to six weeks apart provide the best results.
ProFractional Laser treatments are commonly combined with other procedures like MicroLaserPeel™ and Broadband Light (BBL) for a powerful combination. The ProFractional Laser reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, while laser peels and surface treatments can eliminate superficial blemishes on the surface of your skin.
Contour TRL treatments are widely regarded as the safest and most effective laser treatment option available. The depth of skin that the laser will target during your appointment is completely customizable and will be determined at your initial consultation. Contour TRL treatments successfully eliminate problematic lines and wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth that are difficult for other laser treatments to target. The procedure also targets sun damage, scars and actinic keratosis for improved skin tone and texture.
The procedure generally takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the depth of your skin being reached and the size of the area being targeted. Immediate results are evident after just one treatment and increased collagen production will continue to tighten skin and create a healthy glow for up to six months.
The procedure is relatively comfortable, although you may feel a slight stinging sensation during the treatment. A topical anesthetic can be applied to further increase comfort. The level of comfort is determined by the depth the laser will be reaching.
Recovery takes about a week. You can expect to experience redness and a sunburn-like sensation, but you can apply makeup after the first week to cover up any residual redness. Your skin will be sensitive to UV rays, so use sunscreen liberally and avoid direct sun exposure for 1-2 months.
Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Whatever the extent of your skin concerns, Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute is here to help. With several treatment options to restore youth and vibrancy to your skin, we can tailor appointments to your specific skin condition. Dr. George Bitar and Dr. Larry Lickstein are experts in the field of cosmetic procedures and will work with you to meet your beauty goals. Call our Fairfax office 703-206-0506 today to schedule your initial consultation.