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Sciton ProFractional XC™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Sciton Profractional Laser is a significant improvement over previous fractional laser resurfacing systems. This unique fractional laser resurfacing technology leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. Treatments with the Profractional laser allows your skin to heal much faster than if the entire skin surface was treated at once.
Profractional laser treatments treat sun and age spots, improves uneven pigmentation and improves wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars with minimal downtime. Profractional laser treatments are minimally ablative or invasive. The procedure creates tiny channels reaching depths appropriate for correcting acne scars, wrinkles and texture issues. This allows for a very comfortable treatment. So comfortable in fact, many ProFractional laser treatments do not require topical anesthetic.
What Is The ProFractional Laser Treatment?
The Profractional Laser Treatment is a "fractional" treatment that produces thousands of deep, tiny columns in your skin without affecting any of the surrounding tissue. This reduces discomfort and shortens healing time while promoting the skin's natural process for creating new, healthier tissue to replace the damaged cells.
How Is The Profractional Laser Different From Other Laser Treatments?
Before Profractional laser treatments, there were two types of available laser treatments. These are fully ablative laser treatments and non-ablative treatments. Fully ablative laser treatments involve vaporization of entire layers of skin cells at very high temperature. This treatment is very effective but is associated with a high incidence of side effects and typically requires a lengthy healing period. Non-ablative laser treatments can have a lower incidence of side effects and little healing time, but requires numerous treatments over many months and has widely variable results. Profractional treatments strive to offer the effectiveness of ablative lasers with the benefits of the gentler, non-ablative lasers.
How Does The Profractional Laser Work?
The Profractional Laser Treatment is designed to target specific portions of damaged tissue. By creating microscopic "wounds" within the targeted areas, Profractional laser treatments trigger the body's natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.
What Are The Risks Of ProFractional Laser Treatments?
Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from treatment. If swelling does occur, it is minimal and generally subsides within a day or two. Redness may occur and will fade within a few days. Peeling may also occur. There is a very limited risk of infection or scarring.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 1-3 sessions, spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allows for complete healing and replacement of damaged tissue with new collagen and elastin, and viable healthy skin cell growth.
What Other Procedures Can Be Done In Combination With ProFractional?
ProFractional works very well as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other treatments. Some examples of combination therapies include:
BBL™ + ProFractional Therapy - Start with Sciton's BBL for full field treatment to remove pigmented lesions followed by ProFractional Therapy.
SkinTyte™ + ProFractional Therapy - Start with SkinTyte to improve skin laxity followed by ProFractional Therapy.
Is The ProFractional Laser Treatment painful?
Most patients describe the treatment as having a "prickling" sensation. A topical anesthetic is available if desired.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
We recommend using an antimicrobial ointment during the healing process. You must apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher (UVA/UVB) after every two hours of sun exposure. Avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process and for at least 3 months after treatment.