As laser specialist, we only use the best choice for each specific procedure. And when it comes to laser resurfacing for the face, that choice is the Sciton’s™ ProFractional laser. A total game-changer that has truly revolutionized facial resurfacing. In the past, patients had to choose between ablative CO2 lasers that burned away the surface layer of skin tissue and involved weeks of downtime and months of redness. With Sciton’s ProFractional laser, patients can now enjoy superior safety and reduced downtime, which is about 5 days, and redness with dramatic results.
Rather than burn away the complete surface of skin tissue, as CO2 ablative lasers do, the Sciton ProFractional use fractionated laser energy to which ablates only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area, leaving most of the tissue intact.
We typically apply a topical anesthesia about an hour ahead of treatment and then a local anesthetic is applied to ensure optimum comfort. The procedure itself can take from 30-90 minutes, depending on the area treated. Afterwards, there will be some pinpoint bleeding and redness, but this should not less more than a day or so. Most patients return to work and apply make-up within 4 to 5 days of treatment. I will take about 2 months for the redness to completely go away. Also, since your skin will be more sensitive to UV light it is essential to wear sunscreen to protect the treated areas.
Your skin is left with a smoother texture, a dramatic reduction of deep wrinkles and/or scars, along with a more even skin tone. Patients can expect to continue to see improvements a month or two after the treatment. Even severe acne scars are significantly minimized. The best remedy for eliminating severe acne scars is actually a combination treatment, using the Sciton laser resurfacing system, followed by a dermal filler.