ProFractional is a highly effective, minimally invasive laser treatment manufactured by Sciton. It is used to improve the overall appearance of the skin in patients suffering from the unwanted effects of aging and sun damage.
Who is it good for?
This treatment is ideal for patients who wish to improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles or sun damage through a safe and painless procedure with minimal downtime.
What should I expect?
The procedure is gentle and minimally-invasive. There should be minimal discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. Our forced air cooling device along with numbing cream will aid in comfort during the procedure. Pain medication and a relaxer may be needed for more aggressive treatments.
Patients often describe the sensation as the feel of a ‘rubber band snap’, in the treated areas. Most individuals find this to be very tolerable.
Pinkness or redness, some mild swelling, and a sunburn sensation will be noticed in the treatment area for a few days after the treatment. The healing time will differ, depending on the treatment settings used. Erickson Dermatology will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
Within weeks, your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results will depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. This laser can be adjusted for a few deep treatments with more downtime or multiple lighter treatments with less downtime.
Treatments are typically done in a series of one to four treatments spaced three to six weeks apart, depending on your needs and response to treatments. Sometimes, Dr. Erickson will recommend combining the ProFractional™ laser with a MicroLaserPeel™ or other procedures to further enhance your treatment results.