ProFractional is a powerful laser therapy that can improve your skin tone and texture, tighten lax tissue, and smooth away surface imperfections.

What is ProFractional?

ProFractional is a laser treatment that achieves dramatic resurfacing results with minimal downtime. It’s a highly-effective way to refresh your facial appearance. The treatment resurfaces select portions of the target area, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This results in skin that heals within days – rather than the weeks-long recovery period that can be associated with alternative laser procedures.

The benefits

  • Smooth wrinkles and lines
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Tighten lax and aging tissue
  • Correct sun-damaged skin
  • Customizable aesthetic results
  • Less downtime (when compared to other laser procedures)

How does the technology work?

ProFractional is unique in that it ablates narrow channels into the skin, rather than removing the entire surface of the treatment area. The ablation process stimulates the body’s natural healing response – producing fresh collagen to plump the skin, smooth out imperfections and improve your complexion from the inside out.

Because the treated channels are surrounded by intact tissue, the procedure is associated with a rapid recovery period when compared to alternative lasers. In addition, the technology is highly customizable, allowing for results that are either subtle or dramatic, depending on your needs.

What to expect during the procedure

Your ProFractional treatment will be done in the comfort of our Scottsdale medical spa. The procedure will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. To begin, we will cleanse your skin and provide you with safety goggles to protect your eyes. From there, we will administer a numbing cream or local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the experience.

Once the procedure is complete, you will be free to return home to complete the healing process. Most of our clients need to take at least three days off from work. During this time, you will look and feel like you have a bad sunburn and you will experience pinpoint bleeding in the area for approximately two days. These side effects will begin to diminish a couple of days after your appointment and within one week your skin should be back to normal.


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The results

Your skin will need about three to seven days to heal. At that point, any redness will have dissipated and you should notice a fresh and youthful glow. Your surface imperfections will continue to improve over the next six months, as your body completes the process of producing fresh collagen.

It is possible to achieve your ideal outcome with just one ProFractional treatment. However, most of our patients require a series of sessions. We can help you create a customized treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals and skin condition during your appointment.

ProFractional + MicroLaserPeel (MLP)

We often recommend ProFractional therapy along with our powerful MicroLaserPeel (MLP). This comprehensive peel is designed to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and restore a youthful complexion. It produces immediate, long-lasting results that beautifully complement your ProFractional procedure.

If you have MLP added onto your ProFractional treatment, your appointment time will increase by between ten and thirty minutes, depending on the size of the target area. The peel will be performed first and we will administer an anesthetic to ensure your comfort.

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 nearly three decades 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.

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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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