Dr. Cynthia M Gregg offers Photofractional™ treatments for patients in Cary, Raleigh, and the surrounding areas of North Carolina and across the country to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling your provider to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as age and sun spots, fine lines, acne scars, uneven texture and skin tone. This unique rejuvenation technology combines two solutions, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated together.
With minimal downtime, long-lasting results and shortened treatment sessions, IPL Photofractional™ is an exceptional treatment for rejuvenation of the face hands, neck and chest.
How does it work?
By combing IPL and ResurFX™ technologies, both skin pigmentation and fine lines can be treated at the simultaneously. 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. The advanced scanner delivers the laser beams in a precise manner with integrated cooling to ensure maximum comfort and safety. ResurFX™ typically requires only one pass over the skin per treatment session. This is a vast improvement over other forms of fractional lasers that require four to eight passes in each session. Your provider is able to customize your treatments specific to your individual skin concerns.
Is the Photofractional™ treatment painful?
Our office offers a topical anesthetic that may be applied prior to the treatment for comfort and we also use the CoolScan™ cooling technology during the treatment which will significantly reduce any heat discomfort. With both of these measures the discomfort is generally minimal.
What areas can be treated with Photofractional™?
Photofractional treatments can be done on face, neck, chest and hands.
When will I see results?
The Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatments work deep within your skin to stimulate collagen production, over a series of treatments. You will begin to see improvement in skin tone and pigmentation after just one treatment. The average is 3-4 treatments at monthly intervals for optimal and noticeable improvement in skin texture and fine lines. This could be more or less depending skin type, areas being treated and issues being addressed. Improvement continues for up to 6 months after the last treatment.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you will experience some redness, swelling and a sunburned sensation. The heat and redness typically resolve within 1 to 2 hours. If swelling occurs it usually resolves within 3 days.
Dr. Cynthia M. Gregg is pleased to be introducing this new combination treatment to patients in the triangle area. She and her clinical staff have had extensive training to become experts in Photofractional™ treatments.
Call our office for a consultation to determine if this, or another of our laser treatments, is the best choice for your skin concerns. At your visit our clinical staff will discuss the best options for your desired aesthetic goals.
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