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Sciton® ProFractional Laser Therapy

If you desire younger looking skin or to reverse signs of aging, UPMC Hamot Plastic Surgery offers the latest in anti-aging cosmetic laser technology.

The Sciton ProFractional age reversing and anti-aging laser not only temporarily corrects and reverses aging changes, but improves the overall appearance of your skin. It's specifically designed to diminish the effects of time on the skin.

We use the ProFractional laser to treat issues and conditions, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Photo-aging
  • Sun damage
  • Deep acne scars
  • Facial and body scars
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Stretch marks

We can treat most skin areas on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

The real beauty of the ProFractional treatment is that is allows us to get more aggressive with less downtime than previous laser treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions About ProFractional Laser Therapy

Click on the questions below for answers about ProFractional laser treatments at UPMC Hamot Plastic Surgery.

How does ProFractional laser therapy work?

ProFractional age reversing and anti-aging therapy uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin to:

  • Stimulate selective zones of skin to produce new collagen.
  • Invigorate the body's natural healing process.
  • Plump up the skin and smooth out wrinkles, lines, scars, and other irregularities.

In addition to the collagen-plumping effects, this laser therapy corrects, tightens, and strengthens key elastic fiber components of your skin.

What are the benefits of Sciton ProFractional age reversing and anti-aging laser therapy?

The ProFractional laser technology not only temporarily corrects and reverses aging changes, but has significant anti-aging effects on your skin as well.

It's an improvement over outdated age reversing laser treatments, because it's:

  • More comfortable
  • Less expensive
  • More effective
  • Corrective
  • An anti-aging therapy that offers superior results

Patients notice improved skin tone, texture, smoothness, overall appearance, and health of their skin. Results vary with each case.

The added benefit of the ProFractional age reversing and anti-aging laser treatment is that it allows us to achieve age corrective and anti-aging results with less downtime, minimal pain, and much less recovery.

Are there side effects from ProFractional laser treatment?

The typical side effects from treatment are minimal.

Patients usually report redness, puffiness, or mild swelling of the treatment area that can last hours to a few days. Transient tanning of the skin may result and should resolve within two to three weeks.

How many sessions will I need and when will I see results?

We typically perform ProFractional laser therapy in a series of one to four treatments, spaced three to six apart.

Results vary with each case. With some conditions one treatment may be sufficient, while others might require more sessions before results are noticeable.

Patients can see immediate improvements in ice pick acne scars and facial scars after just one treatment. Wrinkles and pigmented lesions typically require four to six treatments.

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