Twin Cities Sciton ProFractional Treatments
Carillon Minneapolis offers the Sciton ProFractional Therapy system exclusively at our Golden Valley location! Sciton is a popular and highly regarded laser device that is designed to help your skin look healthier and more vibrant, minimizing years of aging, damage, and weathering.
As you age, your skin is going to encounter a number of elements that tend to exacerbate the aging process. Sciton ProFractional is a stunning way that may improve the overall appearance of your skin.
The Sciton ProFractional device is designed to essentially trigger your body’s healing response. The end result is often one that increases the production of collagen in treated areas—diminishing lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.
If you want to know more about how a Sciton ProFractional treatment may help you look healthier, more energized and more youthful, contact Carillon Minneapolis to schedule a confidential consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sciton ProFractional Treatments?
Sciton ProFractional Therapy is designed to minimize and diminish areas of wrinkles, scars, and other imperfections in the skin. As such, many patients wonder if this directed energy treatment is the right way to treat their particularly skin issues.
In general, good candidates for Sciton ProFractional have at least some of the following characteristics:
- Areas of discoloration on the skin
- Areas of scarring (for example, acne scars) on the skin
- Fine lines or wrinkles on the skin
- Age spots or sun damage in areas of the skin
- Generally good health
- Realistic expectations about what Sciton ProFractional treatments can accomplish
Carillon’s Twin Cities area Sciton ProFractional patients will go through a thorough consultation process before scheduling their procedure. This consultation process is designed to ensure the overall health of the patient’s skin and to establish a sound plan for generating the desired results.
Sciton ProFractional treatments are not limited to treating the face. So patients who have discoloration, lines, or wrinkles on the neck, chest, or on other areas of the body are encouraged to contact Carillon Minneapolis to schedule a consultation.
Getting the final outcome you desire may require more than one treatment, so that will also be discussed during your consultation process. Additionally, treatments with the Sciton Pro device can often be augmented with treatments from other laser and light modalities. Ask about combo treatments, such as Broadband Light (BBL) with photorejuvenation or MicroLaser Peel.
All of your options will be discussed during your consultation at the Carillon Minneapolis Golden Valley location.
The Sciton ProFractional Procedure
The Fractional Resurfacing approach relies on triggering your body’s own healing reaction in order to generate a result. The Sciton Pro uses an erbium:YAG laser, which offers cleaner ablation without as much injury or risk. It treats “pixels” or “fractions” of the skin, so healing tends to be very quick.
That laser will, essentially, create a tiny amount of controlled damage in your skin by treating thousands of pinpoint area, triggering your body’s healing response. Because only some of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing.
Once activated by Sciton ProFractional treatments, the collagen in your body can go about rejuvenating your skin, providing additional benefits from your procedure.
The Benefits of the Sciton ProFractional Therapy
There are some significant benefits of using Sciton ProFractional Therapy device in order to achieve the skin ablation described above. Most of those benefits have to do with the precision and effectiveness of the treatments. Those benefits include:
- Minimal recovery time: Most patients experience redness and tenderness for only a few days (depending on the depth of the treatment)
- Improved accuracy and range: The Sciton Pro can target various skin depths for rejuvenation
- The healing process creates new collagen, which adds firmness and resilience to the skin
- Control over results: With the controls and efficiencies within the Sciton Pro, patients will have more control over their results—meaning it can treat both superficial imperfections and deeper issues
Recovery and Results
Most patients who undergo Sciton ProFractional treatments experience redness for a few days. Patients may also experience some slight discomfort—a feeling much like a sunburn—in the treated area. However, in most cases patients feel good enough a couple of days after their Sciton Pro treatment to apply a little bit of makeup and return to work (depending on the depth of your treatment).
It should be noted that Sciton ProFractional treatments will often leave the skin sensitive to UV light, so patients need to wear high SPF sunscreen when outdoors following their treatments. Patients are also counseled to avoid prolonged sun exposure for two months following their treatments.
It may take several treatments to achieve your final desired results. However, once those treatments are complete, patients may notice the following:
- Increased thickness of the skin
- Increased smoothness in treated areas
- More even skin tone throughout the treated area
- Reduction in prevalence of scars (for example, acne scarring)
- Diminishing wrinkles and lines
Most often, it will take up to four to six months for you to notice complete results. That’s because your body really is doing the bulk of the work here. So it takes time for the results of that collagen remodeling to become visible. Once it does, however, patients are often finally able to feel strong and confident in the way they appear.
If you want to know more about what Sciton ProFractional Therapy can do for your skin—whether you’re trying to treat acne scars, sun damage, or simple wrinkles—contact Carillon Minneapolis to schedule a one-on-one consultation at our Golden Valley office.
Individual results may vary.