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The skin specialists at Q the Medical Spa are pleased to offer the Lumenis Photofractional treatments, combining both IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, in Rochester, NY, for women and men who want to improve the appearance of early signs of aging, sun damage, redness, and pigmentation, stretch marks, and scars, with minimal downtime.  The Photofractional treatment works over time, delivering improvements over a series of treatments.

People visit Q the Medical Spa for Photofractional treatments from Victor, Syracuse, and throughout surrounding New York communities.

Who Is a Candidate for Photofractional Laser Treatments?

This procedure may safely be used on the face and body to treat a variety of skin concerns, which include:

  • Stretch marks or striae on thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and chest
  • Pigmentation, age and sun spots
  • Vascular lesions
  • Uneven texture and skin tone
  • Scars, both surgical and nonsurgical

Adults who are looking for natural results and are willing to invest time treating their skin are ideal candidates for this procedure.  Each client is seen for a consultation and, together with our nurse, will determine a customized plan that will be most effective for their personal needs.

Your provider may recommend other laser treatments, such as LaseMD Ultra.


For an experience far superior to a day spa or a doctor's office, choose Q Med Spa for your nonsurgical cosmetic treatment. We offer you:

Expertise: Our medical director and internationally recognized facial rejuvenation expert, Dr. Vito Quatela personally trains and supervises our experienced team.

Qualifications: Highly trained registered nurses administer many of our offerings. All of our providers have the highest level of training and experience in the area.

Comfort: Details like our beautiful decor, spa-like treatment rooms, refreshments, attention to privacy, complimentary numbing agents, and more, all contribute to a superior patient experience.

How Do Photofractional Laser Treatments Work?

With the combination of IPL and ResurFX technologies, multiple skin conditions can be treated at the same time. The IPL technology treats unwanted pigment, redness, and vascularities, while the ResurFX laser heats the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers.

What to Expect During Your Photofractional Laser Treatment

Laser treatments at Q the Medical Spa are performed by nurses for optimal safety and results.  Upon arrival for your first treatment, you will take photos and complete a consent for treatment form.  Your skin will be prepped with a special wash and a thin layer of numbing cream, which will be applied and left on for 20 minutes.  Your nurse will customize settings on the laser to treat your specific skin conditions. Most treatments take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.

What Do Photofractional Laser Treatments Feel Like?

While a warm or prickling sensation may be felt while the laser is applied to the skin, the Photofractional treatment is equipped with integrated cooling and most do not find it uncomfortable. After your treatment is completed, soothing lotion will be applied to the skin. Your skin will look like it has a mild sunburn.

What Is Recovery Like After Photofractional Laser Treatments?

Immediately following treatment, you can expect mild redness or swelling, depending on the customized treatment settings. Swelling will usually diminish after a few hours and redness by the next day or over the next few days. Most people are able to return to their normal activities that same day. Recovery time is short and relatively comfortable. It is important to avoid sun exposure before and after treatments; wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Once the skin is completely healed, be sure to wear SPF 15 or higher every day for long-term protection.

What Kinds of Results Can I Expect After Photofractional Treatments?

Results appear gradually as the skin builds new collagen over time, as the laser works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration. While some people may begin to notice improvement after the first session, optimal results are typically achieved after 3 to 5 sessions, done in intervals of 2 to 6 weeks. You may continue to see improvements for up to 6 months following treatment.

Getting Started

To learn more about Photofractional laser and the other ways we can renew your skin, please feel free to book an appointment now. Alternatively, you can contact us or call (585) 244-1010 if you have any questions. We provide Photofractional laser treatments for people from throughout Brighton, Webster, Fairport, Pittsford, and other New York communities.