Profractional Therapy St. Louis
Sciton ProFractional Therapy treats a fraction of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth and improving your skin’s tone, texture, fine lines, deeper wrinkles and the appearance of scars. Performed in office, ProFractional Therapy is quick, comfortable and requires little to moderate downtime.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas are the face and neck. Many other areas such as the chest and hands can also be treated. Sometimes laser resurfacing treatments are combined with traditional plastic surgery procedures to further improve results. Please discuss your needs with your physician.
What will happen during the process?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Then Dr. Hulsey will apply a numbing cream for total comfort. She will then position the laser over the skin while a computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam in the designated treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts 30- 45 minutes.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The comfort level of laser resurfacing treatments varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the depth of treatment. For shallow treatments, the procedure is well tolerated with the use of a topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments, your physician may administer a local anesthetic.
What should I expect immediately after treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness and a sensation resembling a sunburn. Swelling and some scabbing may also occur in the treated areas. Dr. Hulsey will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
How long will it take to recover?
Complete healing will depend largely on the depth of treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 2-4 days before patients resume normal activities. For deeper treatments, you should discuss realistic expectations for recovery with Dr. Hulsey
What aftercare do I need?
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
When should I expect results?
Depending on the depth of your treatment the top layer of skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about one week, at which time you will see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and wrinkle appearance. Deeper laser treatments stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next 4 to 6 months. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.
Before and After
WHY CHOOSE DR. HULSEY?
Dr. Angela Hulsey is a board-eligible female plastic surgeon in St. Louis who is committed to helping individuals achieve their own unique vision of beauty. With a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Hulsey combines her surgical skills with a compassionate approach to patient care, ensuring that each person’s journey toward enhanced beauty is both transformative and safe.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
If you’re interested in learning more about Sciton Pro-Fractional Laser Resurfacing and how it can rejuvenate the overall appearance of your face, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Hulsey. Her professional staff in St. Louis will ensure that your experience is enjoyable, from beginning to end. To schedule your consultation, call 314-966-8880.