beverly Hills, CA
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Sciton: unsafe on any face
November 20, 2011 3:20 PM
in 2008 a patient here reported,"I recently had the Profractional Laser Treatment done (about six weeks ago). I have had two treatments to date. Not only was the treatment horrifically
in 2008 a patient here reported,"I recently had the Profractional Laser Treatment done (about six weeks ago). I have had two treatments to date. Not only was the treatment horrifically painful, but after the money was spent, my skin looks worse than to begin with.
I now have several small permanent pinhole sized scars - these aren't just the "grid" hanging around, they are actual scars. Also I have never had broken capillaries on my face before, but now I do have several on my cheeks and on my nose. One more thing - the treatment was done in my under-eye area as well... Immediately after, I had a large amount of swelling and bruising. Now, my crows feet are far worse than I have ever seen them. I literally look at least 5-10 years older in my eyes. I've had friends make several comments.
I am no stranger to skin treatments, and this, I would NEVER NEVER do again. I am now going to have to make serious efforts to correct the damage that this proceedure has done.
Now I personally have seen burns like this many times from the Scion,but with promotional pushes from people like Muhammad (Mehmet) Oz and every other Doctor's for dollars your going see an increasind number of these
fProFractional Sciton?s laser's across the country. Billed as a solution for achieving excellent resurfacing results with minimal downtime is a false statement.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 initiates the body?s wound healing response which stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of ProFractional including increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic are totally fals.
ProFractional utilizes a 250 µm spot size and offers a range of treatment densities from 1.5% to 30% coverage. ProFractional-XC utilizes a 430 µm spot size and predefined treatment densities for greater speed. ProFractional-XC also provides the ability to add depth-selectable tissue coagulation for enhanced collagen remodeling.
ProFractional creates clean, micro-ablated channels in the skin, which activate fibroblast production and rejuvenate the collagen matrix. The result is the formation of new collagen and elastin, which combine to bring increased turgor and thickness to the skin. Leaving surrounding tissue intact helps promote rapid healing due to presence of stem cells and melanocytes in the papillary dermis.Please note any time you see the word stem sale casually used in something for sale don't touch it!
ProFractional therapy can be used on all skin types, both on face and body.
Science + Technology
Better ablation through more efficient water absorption
ProFractional utilizes an erbium:YAG laser, which was chosen due to its high ablation efficiency. Erbium has a much higher absorption in the target chromophore water than CO2 (see graph below) which gives erbium the ability to vaporize tissue with very little thermal conduction. By contrast, due to their comparatively low absorption by water, CO2 lasers have lower ablation efficiency and therefore, unavoidably, conduct a significant amount of heat into the tissue.