Sciton Joule Laser

Fractional Resurfacing – ProFractional Therapy

Dramatic results with minimal down time


What is ProFractional Therapy?

ProFractional Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin.  The procedure is performed at the Stapleton Laser Center and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.


How does ProFractional work?

ProFractional is an innovative laser treatment that works by creating closely grouped columns of skin damage separated by larger areas of normal skin.   Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser per visit, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing.  The skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.

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What benefits can be seen after treatment with the ProFractional laser?

  •   Improve the overall appearance and youthfulness of sun-damaged skin
  •   Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  •   Minimize the appearance of enlarged pores
  •   Refine and corrects acne, traumatic and surgical scars
  •   Blend uneven pigmentation
  • Improve general tone and texture of the skin


What areas of the body can be treated?

Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands.  You should discuss your needs with your physician.


How many treatments will you need?

Results can be obtained in just one treatment; however, multiple treatments are usually necessary.  The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient and the condition being treated.  Your physician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine ProFactional Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.


What will happen during the procedure?

Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields.  A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin.  When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds.  The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment are has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.


Will it be uncomfortable?

ProFractional therapy is widely regarded as a comfortable procedure, usually tolerated with the use of  a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic,depending on the depth of the treatment.


What should I expect immediately after the treatment?

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience mild redness and a sensation resembling sunburn.  Your physician will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.


What aftercare will I need?

You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them.  Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure.