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Advanced Resurfacing Treatments

Sciton ProFractional Therapy

Sciton ProFractional Therapy smooths and tightens skin, reduces wrinkles, and improves the appearance of acne scars. The procedure results in skin that looks younger, smoother, and well-rested with improved skin tone and texture.  Using Sciton’s tunable resurfacing laser, the professionals at the Laser Institute of Wisconsin can select from a broad continuum of ablation and coagulation depths. This allows us tailor treatments to each patient’s individual needs. Treatments can range from superficial to deep resurfacing.

During ProFractional Therapy, a tiny laser beam creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin to stimulate collagen regeneration using the body’s natural healing response. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen. This will plump up the skin and smooth out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

Advanced Resurfacing before & afterThe treatment can be performed on almost all parts of the body, but is most commonly used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

You can find out how to get the skin you want by requesting your laser skin evaluation at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. You can also call our office at (920) 233-1540 to schedule your appointment.

Best Candidates

Advanced Resurfacing before & after

An individual with acne scars, discolored spots, wrinkles, or other skin conditions on almost any part of the body is a good candidate for ProFractional therapy. One treatment provides noticeable results for most patients. However, for those with deep scarring and more severe skin condition, multiple sessions will provide the best results.

Patients who have used Accutane in the past year or who have cold sores or other open sores on area of treatment may not be candidates for immediate treatment.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can make the skin very dry, thin and vulnerable due to the rapid dying of cell tissue. During and up to one year after completing all oncology medical treatments, only gentle hydrating and restorative treatments can be performed on the skin surface. This would disqualify almost all the services of the Renaissance Medispa and the Laser Institute of Wisconsin™. If you have concerns, please address them with your medical provider. It is always best to err on the side of caution in treating compromised skin.

Preparing for the Procedure

For three weeks prior to all deep treatments, the patient will need to condition their skin with the proper products. Patients should stop using retinoids and acid treatments 3 days prior. Sun tanning and tanning beds should be avoided for 1 month before and after each session. Patients with a history of fever blisters or cold sores may elect to take Valtrex.

We strongly recommend the purchase of Alastin® TriHex Transition Duo $245 to prep your face for the procedure, support healing, and maintain the outcome. You will receive a 20% discount on the product with an advanced resurfacing treatment purchase. The TriHex Transition Duo includes a full-size Regenerating Skin Nectar® for use pre- and post-procedure and a transition-size Restorative Skin Complex for ongoing skin maintenance, in an easy-to-use Duo pack. Both products leverage ALASTIN’s breakthrough TriHex Technology® which will maximize the skin’s natural ability to repair itself and to produce new collagen and elastin both before and after treatments.


Patient getting worked onYour laser technician will clean the treatment area, protecting your eyes with safety shields. To start the procedure, the laser technician will position the laser hand piece above the skin and hold it in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. There should be minimal discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. The forced air-cooling device along with numbing cream will aid in comfort during the procedure. Pain medication may be needed for more aggressive treatments.

A laser treatment involves precise removal of small columns of skin at the depth determined by the technician. Pinpoint bleeding may occur. Patients often describe a slight stinging sensation, like the snapping of a rubber band. Most individuals find this to be very tolerable. Total time spent in the office will vary depending on the area treated and patient response.


Patient getting worked onWithin weeks, the treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on the patient’s condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. As the collagen remodels and rebuilds, there will be continued improvement.

This laser can be adjusted for a few deep treatments with more downtime or multiple lighter treatments with less downtime.  Typically, treatments are done in a series of one to four treatments spaced three to six weeks apart. This schedule will depend on the patient needs and response to treatments. During your free consultation, your laser technician will determine the best laser treatment for your skin care concerns.

There are many varieties of ProFractional treatments to address all skin concerns. Pricing ranges from $900 – $2000 per treatment.

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Short-Term Recovery

Profractional with ColorescienceThe treatment area may experience redness, swelling, edema and a sunburn sensation for a few days after the treatment. Incidental pinpoint bleeding may occur, which will subside within a short time after the treatment without any intervention. Occasional patterned hyperpigmentation may occur, but it will resolve in a few days.

There may be minor sloughing and itchiness on the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade. Any redness can be easily covered by makeup on the third day. The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to seven days. Keep in mind this time frame varies based on the depth of the treatment.

We recommend laser patients purchase Dermaka Cream for $34 to minimize bruising and inflammatory responses of the skin after a procedure. Our patients have had excellent results with the cream, which can also used for eczema, rashes, dry skin, etc. Learn more on, or download the patient booklet here.

Long-Term Recovery

After the procedure, patients will be given an ointment to sooth any discomfort.  Cold compresses are also recommended to reduce redness and swelling. Patients should avoid sunblock and makeup for at least 3 days or until they can be applied without discomfort. We recommend patients always apply sunscreen to the area of treatment for the first few months after the initial healing phase to protect the skin and ensure the best results possible.

The skin heals in 3-4 days in superficial skin resurfacing treatments, such as MicroLaserPeel®. Patients will quickly notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness. The deep skin resurfacing treatments, such as the diamond ProFractional, have the longest downtime of 7 days. But these procedures produce the most noticeable improvements in skin texture, tone and wrinkle appearance. The deeper laser treatments also stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next 4 to 6 months. The skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience during this time.


Additionally, with the high-resolution photos from the Visia system, we will be able to measure the effectiveness of the laser treatment. Find out which laser treatment would be right for you by requesting your consultation online or calling the office at (920) 233-1540 to set up your appointment. Your consultation will customize your treatment plan based on your budget, skin type, goals and problem areas.

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Oshkosh, WI (920) 233-1540

Oshkosh Location

Oshkosh Location
  • Fox Valley Plastic Surgery
  • 2400 Witzel Avenue, Suite A
  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
  • (920) 233-1540
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  • Monday: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Appleton Location

Appleton Location
  • Fox Valley Plastic Surgery
  • 2500 East Capitol Drive #1500
  • Appleton, WI 54911
  • (920) 358-1810
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  • Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

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