Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Ambleside Dermedics Health Center
285 17th Street #22
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3S6
Phone: (604) 925-3376
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
As part of our commitment to providing the latest in skin care technology, our doctor offers the ProFractional laser by Sciton. This system is designed to rejuvenate your complexion and treat a variety of skin conditions related to your skin’s quality. The laser can effectively improve the health of your skin by making microscopic perforations in the tissue, which stimulate your body’s natural healing process. As a result, new collagen begins to grow, which can ultimately cause a tightening effect. Unlike other types of laser skin resurfacing, ProFractional only treats a small area of the skin that is being targeted. By doing so, the problem areas can be corrected without the need for a long recovery period. As collagen continues to grow over the course of several months, the overall look and feel of your skin can gradually improve.
What Issues Can Be Addressed?
The advanced nature of the ProFractional laser allows for correction of several skin-related concerns. Whether these perceived imperfections have developed from heredity, age, or another factor, we are pleased to offer ProFractional treatment for patients with the following problems:
- Age lines
- Sunspots or other sun damage
- Crepey skin
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Large pores
What Are the Most Commonly Treated Areas?
ProFractional can provide exceptional smoothing results on a variety of skin areas. The most popular areas that patients wish to improve include the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
The ProFractional treatment process is relatively fast, with the typical session lasting about 15 to 30 minutes – although, this will vary depending on the extent of your treatment needs. To help you achieve optimal results, we recommend one to four treatment sessions that are three to six weeks apart.
Our doctor will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. This may include a combination of ProFractional laser resurfacing with another option, such as our MicroLaserPeel™, for enhanced results.
Does It Hurt?
To help minimize any pain or discomfort during your treatment, we offer the option of numbing cream to be applied before your treatment for added comfort.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Since ProFractional treats targeted sections of the skin, there is a much faster healing process than more invasive options. Any downtime is typically minimal, spanning about one to three days. During this short recovery time, it is normal to experience mild redness, similar to that of a sunburn. Most patients can return to work and wear makeup within a day or two following their session.
How Long Will the ProFractional™ Results Last?
The results following ProFractional treatment typically continue to improve for up to six months after your procedure. Over this time, your skin should gradually tighten, developing a softer, healthier appearance.
How Much Does ProFractional™ Cost?
The price of ProFractional is $900 per treatment, and three treatments performed once per month should be sufficient for extended benefits. Effects continue to develop over several months, and you may wish to repeat the treatment every year or so, depending on your unique needs and goals. We will discuss the optimal long-term program with you at your initial consultation.
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For a more comprehensive enhancement, we can combine ProFractional laser procedures with one of our other skin care treatments. Depending on your physical needs and desired outcome, your personalized treatment plan can include the addition of such options as IPL, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or other treatments you may be considering.