Profractional Laser for Skin Resurfacing and Collagen


Using the most advanced laser for collagen remodeling, Essence Skin Clinic can provide you with a lasting and visible reduction in wrinkles – crow’s feet, “lip lines” forehead “expression lines” and age spots/sun damage. Also, loose neck tissue can be tightened to obtain a more youthful appearance.

Profractional laser collagen remodeling treatment uses a laser beam that ablates thousands of pinpoint channels in your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. The skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.

What is Profractional?™

The Sciton ProFractional™ laser is a quick and comfortable laser procedure  used to improve the overall appearance of your skin using a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. And because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing of the skin is in a matter of days rather than weeks.

The ProFractional™ laser is used to treat:
Wrinkles and lines
Post-traumatic scars
Acne scars
Tightening of the skin
Aging and sun-damaged skin

How Does It Work?

The ProFractional™ laser uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

By delivering energy deep into the dermal tissue, fractional resurfacing selectively injures collagen molecules, causing wound-healing response and stimulating fibroblast activity. Fibroblasts turn on new collagen production, rejuvenating the collagen matrix and plumping the skin from the inside out.

Who Should Consider A ProFractional™ Treatment?

Candidates for the ProFractional™ laser are those with scars, wrinkles or sun damage who want younger-looking skin. The face, neck chest and hands can be treated with the ProFractional™ laser and procedures take from 45-60 minutes depending on the condition of the skin and the size of area being treated.

What Can I Expect from the Treatment?

Gradual improvement in the areas of concern.  Ten-40% of the skin is removed.  The surrounding skin helps to heal this skin in 3-7 days, rather than 6 weeks for CO2 resurfacing procedures.  You will continue to see improvement for up to 6 months as the collagen remodels and rebuilds.

How Long is the Healing Process?

The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to seven days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup.  This time frame varies based on the depth of your treatment.

We will advise you on how best to protect your skin to maintain the benefits you will see from your ProFractional™.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

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. We often combine the ProFractional™ laser with a MicroLaserPeel™ or other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance your treatment results.

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Essence Skin Clinic
25 2nd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-285-5505
Fax: 507-285-1203
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