PhotoFractional is a non-ablative, comprehensive skin resurfacing treatment that is designed to improve texture irregularities and correct hyperpigmentation.

How Does the Technology Work?

PhotoFractional blends two powerful technologies – Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and ResurFX – to produce comprehensive skin rejuvenation benefits. Over a series of sessions, the technology can restore a smoother, clearer and more youthful appearance.

First, IPL is performed to remove pigmentation, age spots and sun spots. Then, the ResurFX laser is used on the skin to stimulate collagen production, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and even out your skin tone and texture.

The Benefits

PhotoFractional is a multi-faceted solution that addresses a broad range of skin issues. While ResurFX targets signs of aging like facial lines and texture issues, IPL treats blood vessels and unwanted pigmentation. When combined, they have the power to:

  • Correct pigmentation issues
  • Minimize age spots and sun spots
  • Soften fine lines and facial wrinkles

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

What sets PhotoFractional apart from the competition is that it smooths your skin’s texture and corrects hyperpigmentation – most solutions only target one of these problems.

Hyperpigmentation develops due to an array of factors, including age, environmental elements and certain skin conditions. If you have tanned for many years, spend a lot of time outdoors or are exposed to pollution or wind on a regular basis, you’re at a heightened risk of developing pigmentation issues.


What to Expect During the Procedure

Your PhotoFractional treatments will be done in the privacy of our medical spa. A typical treatment takes roughly 45 minutes, depending on the area being targeted. To begin, a topical anesthetic numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. At the very most, our clients report a mild stinging sensation.

After treatment, you will return home immediately. You may notice some redness and swelling, but these effects should dissipate within a few days. You will probably feel comfortable returning to work within a day or two, but it’s important to protect your skin from the sun as you will be more sensitive than usual.

The Results

PhotoFractional treatments work deep beneath the surface of your skin to stimulate collagen production over a series of several sessions. Though you may see an improvement after just one appointment, most of our patients need multiple visits spaced one month apart for optimal results. The results will continue to progress for six months after your final treatment as your body completes the process of producing fresh collagen.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 28 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the reopening of my practice for both surgical and non-surgical services on May 1, 2020. As per the governor Ducey's executive order on April 22, 2020, elective surgery has been allowed to proceed, with appropriate precautions taken by health care professionals to ensure continued vigilance against the spread of Covid-19.

Our office staff and the staff of Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center and Surgical Recovery Center have proactively taken necessary precautions to meet strict criterion for health providers according to the state of Arizona. These include necessary patient screening for Covid-19, strict protocols for cleaning offices and treatment rooms, adequate PPE, and continued social distancing. As before, waiting areas will have minimal capacity, and friends and family members should not accompany one into offices or treatment areas.

With great anticipation we welcome you back to the practice, and wish you all continued health and safety.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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