Sciton Profractional - Laser Resurfacing

ProFractional(TM) Skin Rejuvenation "taking skin rejuvenation to a whole new level"

ProFractional is a new, groundbreaking treatment for people who want to dramatically improve their skin's appearance. Previously patients had to turn to traditional ablative laser or chemical peels to get the best results in minimizing wrinkles and diminishing skin discolorization. Unfortunately, ablative peels came with long and uncomfortable healing periods. No longer. Now there is ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatment, an innovative system that rejuvenates the skin's appearance, smoothes wrinkles and minimizes other signs of aging such as sun spots or skin irregularities. ProFractional(TM) requires virtually no downtime, so skin can be treated and you can return to your normal routine and activities immediately.

Profractional(TM) Laser Treatment at a Glance

Treatment For:
Improving the skin surface including the delicate area around the eyes; wrinkles, fine lines and skin discoloration.

Expected Result:
Smoother, firmer, brighter skin with even skin tone.

Treatment Time:
25 -- 30 minutes for the treatment; 90 minutes for the entire visit.

No downtime. Some temporary redness and swelling may exist first few days; Sunscreen must be worn (used) diligently for six months.

For Best Result:
Attend follow-up appointments, wear sunscreen.

How does ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatment work?

ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatment is an innovative treatment that uses highly controlled lasers to create minute thermal interactions in small points along the treatment area. These interactions cause the underlying collagen to rebuild itself, smoothing out lines and wrinkles and evening out skin tone.

While thousands of microscopic areas are treated, the surrounding untreated areas act as healing aides, helping the skin to recover more quickly. There is minimal downtime and no visible skin oozing or scabbing. Most people describe the first days after treatment like having a mild sunburn.

What does a ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatment treat?

ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatment smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles and corrects skin discoloration. Skin damaged from sun exposure, melasma (not generally sun related) and lentigos (freckles) on the face, neck, chest or hands are all treatable.

What are ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments like?

ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments are performed at our clinic and there is no downtime associated with the treatment. You can return to your normal activities following your session.

All treatments begin with a skin cleansing and an anesthetic cream is applied that typically takes 45 to 60 minutes to activate. Once the anesthetic is working the laser is applied with a handheld device. The laser treatment typically lasts 25 to 30 minutes, but depends on the amount of surface treated.

You may notice slight swelling or reddening the first two days after treatment. This can be minimized with makeup. Most people compare the recovery period to a mild sunburn. Your face will be flushed (and then "tanned" or bronzed) for a week or so and your skin will begin to flake off. This is part of the healing process, allowing your skin to recover and for collagen to be regenerated.

Most people have about five ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments, spaced approximately two weeks apart.

Does it hurt and what can go wrong?

A topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any potential discomfort. Most people describe the treatment sensation as prickly, but not uncomfortable. Any treatment comes with the possibility of risks or complications, but because ProFractional(TM) in non-ablative, risks are very rare. In fact, ProFractional(TM)'s innovative technology reduces the potential for skin irregularities or scarring often associated with laser peels.

What should I expect from ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments?

ProFractional(TM) Laser Treatments penetrate the epidermis causing regeneration of collagen below the skin's surface. This means that final results will slowly reveal themselves over time and may not be fully visible for up to six months after treatment. However, most people report beginning to see results in a few weeks.