Sciton Laser: ProFractional and HALO

Fractional resurfacing is just as it sounds, affecting only a small portion of the total surface (ranging anywhere from 1.5 to 30%) of the treated skin. Using this revolutionary approach, ProFractional is Sciton’s solution for achieving excellent resurfacing results with minimal downtime. Unlike full field resurfacing which removes the entire surface area of a treatment site, ProFractional ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the total treatment area. This action initiates the body’s wound healing response, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of ProFractional include increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic. For more even more dramatic results, use Sciton’s latest technology, HALO. The proprietary technology allows for delivery of two different laser wavelengths in one laser pass, targeting both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously, minimizing discomfort and downtime while maximizing results.

After arriving for the procedure, a topical anesthetic gel is applied to the treatment area and allowed to work for an hour.  In addition to the anesthetic gel, we also use the Zimmer Cooler which chills the skin and makes the procedure even more comfortable and safe. There is usually slight stinging or heat for about one hour following the procedure. Ice can be applied to reduce any discomfort.  There is some redness and swelling following the procedure, which lasts up to 5 days and can be covered with makeup within a day or two. The entire visit lasts about 2 hours. 

 

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