PROFRACTIONAL LASER AND XC LASER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many treatments are required?
Results will vary per patient, and treatment. The typical patient will need two to three treatments to achieve optimal results. 

Does Profractional hurt?
Profractional can be uncomfortable. Each patient is different; the size of the area being treated will determine the pain level of the treatment. Our physicians will prescribe medication to ease patients�?discomfort.

When is the best time to have the procedure?
Since treatment requires the patient to avoid direct sunlight for a period of time, the best season for the procedure is typically fall or winter.

How long is the downtime?
Downtime varies per patient. It ranges from 6 days to 8 weeks depending on the depth of the treatment and how fast the body heals. 

When can I wear makeup?
Patients are advised to wait a minimum of five days post procedure to apply makeup to the treated area to reduce the risk of infection to the treatment site. Prior to your treatment, your nurse will match you with Oxygenetix makeup, which has proven healing qualities and offers great coverage. Most Profractional Laser Treatments include the cost of the makeup in the price. Oxygenetix allows the patient to return to normal daily routines and is sold individually as well per patient request.

What is the difference between Profractional Laser Treatment and Fraxel®?
Profractional Laser is adjustable in the depth of the surface area treated, making it a much more individualized treatment. With Fraxel laser, the treatment is limited to only a few settings. However, with Sciton Profractional Laser, any condition can be readily treated. Profractional Laser is the most versatile fractionate treatment on today’s market.