Advanced Resurfacing Treatments

profracitonalSciton ProFractional Therapy can be used to smooth and tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and reduce 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 for treatments tailored 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, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

Picture4The treatment can be performed on almost all parts of the body, but is most commonly used on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Settings can be adjusted for each specific area being treated.

You can find out how to get the skin you want when you request your complimentary laser skin evaluation at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. You can also call our office at (920) 233-1540 to schedule your appointment. Our practice sees patients seeking laser skin resurfacing from Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and surrounding communities.

Best Candidates

Picture1A good candidate for ProFractional therapy is an individual with acne scars, discolored spots, wrinkles, or other skin conditions on almost any part of the body. One treatment provides noticeable results for most patients, but multiple sessions will provide the best results for those with deep scarring and more severe skin conditions. 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.

Preparing for the Procedure

For deeper treatments, skin needs to be conditioned with the proper skin care products for three weeks prior to the treatment. 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.

Procedure

IMG_9480The skin will be cleaned in the treatment area, and the eyes will be protected with safety shields. 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. The laser technician will position the laser hand piece above the skin, and will hold it in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area.

The 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, in the treated areas. Most individuals find this to be very tolerable. Total time spent in the office will vary depending on the area treated and patient response.

IMG_9487Within weeks, the treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on the patient’s condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. There will be continued improvement for up to 6 months as the collagen remodels and rebuilds.

This laser can be adjusted for a few deep treatments with more downtime or multiple lighter treatments with less downtime. Treatments are typically done in a series of one to four treatments spaced three to six weeks apart, depending on patient needs and response to treatments. A free personal laser consultation is the only way to determine the best laser treatment for your skin care concerns. Some of the treatments available are:

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There are many varieties of ProFractional treatments. Some of our popular types are:

Emerald ProFractional

Your friends will be green with envy! This sophisticated treatment improves fine lines and wrinkles while treating aging and sun damaged skin, freckles, sunspots, and acne scars. Emerald ProFractional offers quick healing and low downtime. Multiple treatments may be necessary.

Garnet ProFractional

Go a little deeper with the Garnet ProFractional to improve lines and wrinkles while treating aging and sun damaged skin, freckles, sunspots, and acne scars.

Sapphire ProFractional

Picture3This treatment starts with a MicroLaser Peel to improve skin texture and continues with an additional treatment to improve fine lines, wrinkles, aging and sun damage. Those who are interested should expect 5 days of downtime.

The Diamond ProFractional

Picture7The Diamond ProFractional is the most aggressive Profractional of all. It has the longest downtime, but also produces the most dramatic results. It improves and clears your complexion for tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and less noticeable fine lines. This deep laser treatment stimulates new collagen production to plump up skin. Expect 7 to 10 days of downtime. $1800 for one treatment.

“The Diamond ProFractional does it all,” says Dr. David Janssen, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-owner of Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. “With a single treatment, we can improve your complexion by tightening skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. I tell my patients to expect a recovery period, but they’re thrilled with the results.”

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ProFractional vs. Fraxel

Picture6ProFractional is a new generation ablative laser. It creates tiny micro channels beneath the skin’s surface, and then ablates or evaporates the damaged tissue completely. It removes the debris and unnecessary heat. The micro channel is now empty. This allows the good tissue (new skin) around it to fill the empty channel.

Fraxel does not ablate or evaporate tissue. It does go in the skin and heats it, but it leaves old treated tissue and heat behind in the channels. Surrounding skin must now break down this trapped debris before rebuilding new tissue. The ProFractional instantly removes debris and unnecessary heat to provide the same degree of collagen renewal as the Fraxel, but without the irritation, sloughing, and prolonged swelling.

Real Patient Story

Read about Stacy’s experience with the Medispa and other real patient stories in the Real Patient Stories section of our website. Even with her busy career and active lifestyle, Stacy still finds time to take care of her skin at the Renaissance Medispa. By making her skin treatments a priority in her life, Stacy defies aging. Heads turn when Stacy walks in the room.

Recovery

Profractional with ColorescienceRedness, swelling, edema and a sunburn sensation will be noticed in the treatment area 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.

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

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

When the skin heals in 3-4 days in superficial skin resurfacing treatments, such as MicroLaserPeel®, patients 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 produces 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. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.

Consultation

At your free personal laser consultation, you will get a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your issues, skin type, goals, and budget. 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 free consultation online or calling the office at (920) 233-1540 to set up your appointment.

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Wisconsin plastic surgeons Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek perform breast augmentation, breast lift, laser hair removal, vein treatment, face lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. They serve Wisconsin communities including Oshkosh, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Fond du Lac and Neenah.

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