Photofractional™ in Austin
LUMENIS® PHOTOFRACTIONAL™ LASER RESURFACING
The unique Lumenis® Photofractional energy-based technology includes two solutions: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing.
Lumenis IPL technology removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Stimulating new collagen production is the key to a more radiant, youthful looking skin.
What are the benefits of Lumenis® Photofractional™?
The Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution – in which both skin pigmentation and texture can be treated in the same session. The treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. After the first session, you may begin to notice improvement in skin tone and pigmentation.
What is a treatment like?
To ensure utmost comfort, your provider should apply a topical numbing cream before treatment and/or use air cooling during treatment. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.
What can I expect to look like immediately after treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, your skin will feel warm and will be similar in appearance to a deep sunburn. During the following days you will follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen and avoid direct exposure to sunlight. As your skin heals, it will begin to flake and improvements in wrinkles and fine lines will be noticeable. You can likely resume normal activities such as working out within in a week of treatment. Some patients experience minimal redness or mild swelling of the treated areas that diminishes within a few days.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have visible improvement in the skin texture. Optimal results are typically achieved after 3-5 sessions in 2-6 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to 6 months following treatment.
What results can I expect to see?
The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. But, already after the first treatment, you may notice changes in pores dimensions. Typically, results are achieved after 3-5 sessions in 4-5 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment. Our goal is to give you younger, more youthful looking skin affecting change in the evening of your skin tone, pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, and texture of your skin. It is important to stick to the schedule your provider suggests is best for you in order to get the best results.
Does it hurt?To ensure utmost comfort, your physician will apply a topical numbing cream before treatment and/or use air cooling during treatment. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes outside of numbing time. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.
Do I have to do more than one treatment?For optimal results we do suggest that you do 3-5 sessions with each one building upon the effects of the last. Usually the first treatment results in smaller pore size so you’re already seeing a difference in the skin. Some issues like pigmentation or scars may not seem to have changed as much in the first treatment, but the subsequent treatments only continue to improve these issues until we have reached the desired result. A client does not have to do more than one treatment and is not locked into any type of treatment plan if they decide not to proceed with further treatments, but doing multiple sessions will produce a more desirable outcome.
What is the difference between doing this treatment or IPL alone?IPL or Intense Pulsed Light uses scattered light to affect change in the skin usually tied to pigmentary concerns. It is great for clients who want a more even skin tone, smaller pores, and do not need a treatment to address wrinkles or deep scarring. While IPL is capable of creating excellent changes in the skin, ResurFX™, the other part of the Photofractional™ duo, is the next tier in our treatment plans because it uses non-ablative skin resurfacing technology to stimulate collagen creation in the skin. The result of this is firmer, smoother skin.
Before & After
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