Sandia Skin + Face is proud to offer SCITON PROFRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT.


The Sciton ProFractional Laser precision scanner is our solution for achieving excellent fractionated resurfacing results while prioritizing patient comfort and minimizing downtime, even for deeper ablation depths.

As the premium Erbium laser on the market, Sciton ProFractional Laser makes a versatile addition to the toolkit of many medical spa practices to help their clients, like you, achieve incredible results.

Fine Depth Tunability

Sciton ProFractional Laser uses an Erbium:YAG laser with a high ablation efficiency and very little thermal conduction. We customize your treatment with ProFractional fine depth tunability to target and treat skin concerns in various layers of the dermis, up to 1500 microns.

Dynamic Size Adjustment

We customize your Sciton Profractional Laser pattern size based on the size and pattern that will best address your patient’s treatment area and individual needs.

Coagulation & Ablation

Sciton Profractional Laser allows an independent change of ablation depth and coagulation that emulates a CO2 laser.

The Science Behind Sciton Profractional Laser Technology

Profractional Laser Technology offers several key benefits for patients and providers, including achieving an ablation depth of between 25 um to 1500 um depth with exacting precision.

The greater the treatment density, the more aggressive the treatment. ProFractional® uses a 25um spot, and ProFractional® uses a 430 um spot size and pre-defined treatment densities for greater speed.

The pre-defined densities feature array patterns that use random placement and sequence of energy deposition, which can reduce proprioception during treatment, leading to greater overall comfort.

How Sciton Profractional Laser Technology Works

Overview: ProFractional professional can adjust the depth of ablation and coagulation independently for each client’s needs.

Targeted Treatment Area: Unlike full field resurfacing, which removes the entire surface area of a treatment site, ProFractional ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the total treatment area. This action starts the body’s wound healing response, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing.

Custom Treatment Plan: The Profractional specialist selects ablation depth, coagulation, density, and scan pattern options to custom tune the treatment. A laser guide beam shows the target area over the treatment area for ultimate precision.

Treatable Areas: ProFractional can treat all skin types of face and body, including:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs

What Sciton Profractional Laser Treats:

  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Acne Scars and Scar Revisions
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Maintenance

Sciton Profractional Laser Benefits:

Sciton ProFractional Laser (Erbium:YAG) resurfacing allows deep dermal penetration and ablation and/or coagulation to remove visible signs of skin damage, and rejuvenate dermal collagen matrix for improved tone and texture—all while providing a safe, effective, and short-downtime treatment.

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Sciton ProFractional Laser Treatment is a unique resurfacing technique that focuses on improving the overall quality of the skin. Through targeted treatments that drastically reduce healing time, ProFractional can effectively target textural issues, wrinkles, acne scars, and other imperfections.

The Sciton ProFractional Laser is most commonly used to treat sun damage, fine lines/wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, acne scars, and poor skin texture.

Sciton ProFractional Laser delivers highly targeted laser energy into the skin and leaves a portion of tissue intact. The Sciton ProFractional Laser process stimulates natural collagen remodeling while keeping healing and downtime low.

Patients receiving Sciton ProFractional Laser treatments can expect remarkable results in just 1 to 2 treatments, while older resurfacing technology often requires 5 to 6 treatments to show similar results.

After a single Sciton ProFractional Laser treatment, notice a continual improvement of the quality of the skin on the treatment area for up to 6 months. Your Sciton ProFractional Laser results can last years with continued maintenance and proper lifestyle.

Yes. Sciton ProFractional Laser can easily treat delicate skin suffering from sun damage on the neck, chest, and hands. In fact, treatment on any part of the body is possible. The result is an impressive improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and a smoothing out of skin tone and color with minimal downtime.

Treatment with the Sciton ProFractional Laser costs $1,100 on average, according to 137 reviews from RealSelf members, but the cost can range from just $200 to $2,500.

As your skin heals in the days following your Sciton ProFractional Laser treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of ProFractional is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4 to 6 months following your treatment.

Absolutely avoid any type of sunburn or suntan for 4 weeks prior to Sciton ProFractional Laser treatments. Treatment of tanned skin can increase the risk of blistering and/or permanent skin discoloration. Prolonged sun exposure is to be avoided for 4 weeks before and after treatments.

Prolonged sun exposure is to be avoided for 4 weeks Sciton ProFractional Laser after treatment. You should apply a total sunblock containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide daily if you are in the sun. For further treatments, a commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary. Sun exposure may cause certain complications, such as permanent skin discoloration.

No Laser resurfacing treatment has permanent results. Many people notice immediate results on their skin. This may continue to get better for up to a year. Changes to the skin because of aging, new wrinkles and expression lines will appear as you age.

The ideal candidate for Sciton ProFractional Laser therapy has skin damage, such as sunspots, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, or acne scars. ProFractional™ laser therapy is not recommended for individuals with very dark skin tones because of the high risk of hypopigmentation.


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Instructions Prior to Sciton ProFractional Laser Therapy:

  • Absolutely avoid any type of sunburn or suntan for 4 weeks prior to laser treatments. Treatment of tanned skin can increases the risk of blistering and/or permanent skin discoloration. Prolonged sun exposure is to be avoided for 4 weeks before and after treatments.
  • Do not use any self-tanning lotions in the month prior to treatment.
  • Stop using Retin-a, Renova, Differin, for one week prior to treatment.
  • You may need to use hydroquinone cream 4% for 4 weeks prior to a treatment to reduce the possibility of complications. If you do, a prescription will be called into the pharmacy of your choice.
  • Please inform us if you have any history of “herpes”, “cold sores”, or “fever blisters”. In such instances, we recommend taking Valtrex 500mg, 1 tablet twice a day for 5 days starting on the day before the laser treatment. Like sunlight, laser light may cause a cold sore or fever blister, leading to more serious complications.
  • You will need to use Vaseline (or similar) for 3 days following the procedure. You need to go to the store, any store will carry it, and get a large tube or jar.


Instructions Following Sciton ProFractional Laser Therapy:

  • Intense burning, redness, warmth, and a sunburned sensation are normal responses following Sciton ProFractional Laser Therapy
  • Resurfacing. The discomfort and redness last 2-8 hours after the procedure. Cool compresses with a damp, soft cloth for 10-20 minutes at a time may help relieve the temporary discomfort.
  • You can take Tylenol as directed for pain.
  • You should apply constantly Vaseline (or similar) during the first 3 days. It is important for the treated area to remain soft and pliable during healing. The skin should not dry out.
  • Within 48 hours, the redness will have significantly improved. The day after the procedure, your skin may feel tight, swollen, or itchy.
  • Some patients will wake up with facial swelling, particularly around the eyes, for several days following the treatment. This is normal and usually resolves within 3-5 days.
  • Quick, cool to warm showers are recommended for the first 3 days.
  • Avoid aerobic exercise, saunas, and hot tubs for 3 days.
  • Avoid the use of topical skin care products containing Retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid for 1 week.
  • You can use makeup on the third day after the procedure. Use caution when applying and removing makeup. The treated area may be delicate and should be treated with care.
  • Prolonged sun exposure is to be avoided for 4 weeks before and after treatment. You should apply a total sunblock containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide daily if you are in the sun. For further treatments, a commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary. Sun exposure may cause certain complications, such as permanent skin discoloration.
  • For patients who have a history of frequent cold sores, you should be taking an antiviral medication such as Valtrex or Famvir for 5 days after the laser peel.
  • Remember, Profractional™ resurfacing typically requires multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. Profractional™ stimulates collagen remodeling in the skin that occurs over a 3-6 months time period.



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