The quality and vivaciousness of our skin often deteriorates as we age. Those distressing signs of aging often show up on our face for the world to see. For some people these signs appear sooner than for others such as in those who smoke. Fractional laser skin resurfacing or ProFractional lasers are non-surgical anti-aging skin rejuvenation methods that were introduced as an improved method for wrinkle removal and facial skin rejuvenation. 

Fractional laser skin resurfacing eliminates many of the problems associated with traditional laser skin resurfacing. Traditional laser skin resurfacing is very effective at wrinkle removal, but recovery is long, difficult, and filled with risks. Fractional laser skin resurfacing was developed to remove wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin with minimal downtime, quick recovery and normal skin color and texture after the skin rejuvenation procedure. 

A new technique called combined fractional laser skin resurfacing has been developed to improve wrinkle removal and skin rejuvenation results. This new technique provides much better wrinkle removal and skin rejuvenation, but also plumps and improves the texture of aging skin much better than previous techniques.



What is ProFractional?

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation technique which removes dead skin cells and pigment and stimulates the deep layer of the skin to produce new collagen that has been lost by facial aging. This deep skin collagen provides moisture, nutritional support, and elasticity which helps keep skin young and firm in appearance. ProFractional™ uses a revolutionary laser micro beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of the skin that then generate new collagen thereby rejuvenating skin. While it affects all of the skin, the treatment is limited to a fraction of areas of skin that need improvement, so healing time is very rapid and there is little or no downtime after treatments. ProFractional is an ideal way to improve the appearance of wrinkles and scars and it is comfortable and quick.

What conditions are effectively treated with ProFractional?

There are many different skin conditions that can be greatly improved through the remarkable ProFractional laser with New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel. They include:

  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • smile lines
  • post-traumatic scars
  • acne scars
  • age spots
  • sun spots
  • freckles
  • aging and sun-damaged skin

To schedule your ProFractional appointment, email us today with the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the right of this page or call us at 732-354-3792 to schedule your complimentary evaluation.

How does ProFractional work?

The secret behind the successful results you’ll enjoy is laser energy that creates thousand of microscopic channels in the skin. These tiny channels are surrounded by areas of healthy skin that does not receive the laser treatments. Treated areas of the skin stimulate the body’s natural healing process and begin to produce new collagen, which rejuvenates the skin and helps smooth wrinkles, lines, scars and other skin imperfections. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel can show you how ProFractional results can help you enjoy younger, smoother, healthier skin.

What areas can be treated with ProFractional?

Just about all skin areas can be effectively treated with ProFractional at New Reflections Plastic Surgery in Freehold, New Jersey. The most common areas of treatment include the face, neck, hands and chest, and works great for acne scars. You can discuss your particular needs during your private consultation with Dr. Nikesh Patel.

Fractional Laser and ProFractional for acne scars

Fractional lasers are excellent for treating scars, especially acne scars. They can remove some of the problematic scar and acne scar tissue that has developed over time while leaving healthy tissue that will regenerate your skin. Many people achieve dramatic improvements after just a few treatments. You may need 2-4 treatments to see phenomenal results depending upon the severity of your scars but the treatments are very comfortable and safe. Usually you will experience little to no downtime and be back to work and play in no time!

What is a ProFractional treatment like?

Men and women throughout New Jersey come to Dr. Nikesh Patel in Freehold for fast and comfortable ProFractional treatments. Treatments take place right in our office and normally can take less than thirty minutes. A soothing, anesthetic cream is usually applied before the treatment and you will have a gentle moisturizer placed on your face at the end of your treatment. They are relatively painless and produce great results in no time at all.


How many ProFractional treatments will I need?

In most cases, 1 to 3 ProFractional treatments are performed over a period of time for maximum results but a single treatment often reveals significant improvements. Your individualized treatment plan will be formulated by Dr. Nikesh Patel to meet your goals. He also may suggest other popular and effective procedures be combined with your ProFractional treatment including MicroLaserPeel™ to maximize improvements in your wrinkles or a PhotoFacial to improve your complexion. Usually, these combined treatments yield more results with fewer treatments and less down time than if performed alone.


What can I expect after my ProFractional treatment?

After your ProFractional treatment you most likely will experience some reddening of the skin in the treatment area. This is usually no more than what you would experience after a light sunburn. In just one to three days most people can return to work and makeup can be applied in just a day or so after treatment. It is important to avoid ultra violet-light because your skin will be more sensitive until you have completely healed. So, stay out of the direct sunlight and always use an effective sun screen. Dr. Patel will guide you through the process and answer your post-treatment questions during your ProFractional consultation.

Benefits of fractional laser skin resurfacing or ProFractional are:

  • Deeper penetration for better collagen production
  • Less risk of hypo pigmentation
  • Improved skin texture
  • Gentle and quick recovery
  • Improved wrinkle removal, pigment removal and skin tightening

What is Combined Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing and Why is It Better?

For the newest and most effective cosmetic laser skin rejuvenation treatment Dr. Patel combines fractional lasers and laser peels to produce immediate improvement as well as continued improvement in the age of your skin. This combined treatment provides the most effective wrinkle removal and skin rejuvenation treatment.

Your Fractional laser treatment and Laser Peel or Micro Laser Peel is done in the same session. The results in terms of wrinkle removal, skin plumping, improved skin texture, pigment removal and general skin rejuvenation are excellent and better than either treatment done alone. And as a bonus you only need to sit for it once instead of twice!

When Do I See My Final Result?

You will see a remarkable and immediate improvement in wrinkles and skin texture with fresh new skin forming several days after the procedure and continuing for several weeks depending upon your combination treatment. However, new collagen production, the main goal of this treatment, does not begin for a few weeks and continues for up to one year after treatment.

The initial benefits are due to swelling of the skin which subsides at about 3-4 weeks and any combined Microlaser Peel resurfacing performed in conjunction with the ProFractional laser treatment.

You may start to see improvements in your skin after 6 weeks but you will continue to see dramatic improvements at 6 months. Typically, wrinkle removal, skin tightening and improvement in skin plumping and skin texture are most obvious at 6 months to one year following treatment.

How do I get started?

To schedule your ProFractional evaluation, email us today with the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the right of this page or call us at 732-354-3792 to schedule your complimentary evaluation.