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Sciton ProFractional Laser and Sciton Micro Peel

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Sciton ProFractional Laser and Sciton Micro Peel

Postby C-RN » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:34 pm

Hello, I'm new to this site and just wanted to share my experience regarding my Sciton Profractional and Micro laser peel which I had done yesterday. My biggest fear is not being healed in time for my return to work on Halloween...or I just may fit right in and my red face can be my costume I had Profractional laser at 750 microns and just minutes prior to this had the sciton microlaser peel at 10 microns. I left the procedure bloody and horrified by what I saw in the mirror, although today I look 100 x's better, it's amazing what not having dried blood on your face can do for your appearance. I'm in my mid-30's and have mild acne scarring to my cheeks, along with larger pores. I hope I chose wisely but I guess only time will tell. If anyone has any positive experiences with these procedures or an idea of healing time, I'd love to hear.
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Sciton Profractional Laser and Mirolaserpeel

Postby GloriaMD » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:34 pm

C-RN
I guess by now you have healed and your acne scars probably look at least 40% better! Healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, and 750 microns is pretty deep, but needed to correct acne scars.
I have used ProFractional alone and also combined it with a MicroLaserPeel to provide results comparable to deep resurfacing with significantly less recovery time.
There is no doubt that the ProFractional laser offers dramatic results and quick healing for patients interested in improving wrinkles, acne scars and skin texture with little to no downtime.
On all patients, I have noticed improved tone, (life) texture and smoothing of the ice pick and crater like scars at 7-10 days follow-up after treatment.
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Experience with Portrait?

Postby C-RN » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:29 pm

I was going to have my second Sciton procedure done this January, but after research I have chosen to receive Portrait PSR3 instead. Any experience with performing the portrait? results? downtime? horror stories? success stories? Thank you:)
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microlaser peel

Postby sylvi62 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:38 am

I just wanted to share my experience with the laser peel.Had it done two days ago.I started out with 20 microns and I have to say my face was on fire on my way home.Ihad the a/c on full blast in the car.It took about 1 hour for the burn to go away.
I looked horrible the next day and I started to get little small pimples on my forehead wondering it it is from the copper peptide I had to put on my face.
Well today is another day and my skin is peeling pretty good.
I hope that I can return to work on monday
I purchased a package of 4 peel all together.I am not sure if I want to do this again. Anyone had just part of there face done,maybe skipping the forehead?

Thanks Sylvia
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Forehead issues post laser peel

Postby C-RN » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:19 pm

Hello, I too had the same thing happen to me post laser peel 10-microns to my forehead. I ended up going on Keflex which cleared things up in 2 days. I don't think mine were pimples...I believe mine was some kind of staph infection.
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results?

Postby lovebug66 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:41 pm

I am interested to kinow what peoples results were with Sciton? Does it help with under eye wrinkles at all. ie skin tightening?
Thanks
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Sciton

Postby katycoyote » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:49 am

I, too, would like know how Sciton profractional works in reality. I have read it is painful during the process, but my doctor assures me there will be no pain....just two weeks of not wanting to go out of the house because of the changes in skin process?

I have a few wrinkles under and to side of my eyes, large pores, a few small scars and brown age spots on the way sides of my cheeks as well as a little wrinkling on the long part of my neck (I'm 60)

Think I should try it? Anything your experiences will help.
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Re: Sciton

Postby AnnS. » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:06 am

katycoyote wrote:I, too, would like know how Sciton profractional works in reality. I have read it is painful during the process, but my doctor assures me there will be no pain....just two weeks of not wanting to go out of the house because of the changes in skin process?

I have a few wrinkles under and to side of my eyes, large pores, a few small scars and brown age spots on the way sides of my cheeks as well as a little wrinkling on the long part of my neck (I'm 60)

Think I should try it? Anything your experiences will help.

I just came from my dermatologist and had it done for the first time. It is painful, but not for long. I hated the smell.... like burning. My face looks now like I have tomato soup on it... or quite sunburned and is tight but does not hurt and is not swelling.
I won't be going out today, that is for sure. I am hopeful. I am 52. Will keep you posted.
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Postby a777 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:53 am

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.
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Postby a777 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:59 am

One other thing, I also had the breakouts immediately afterward - since my skin is prone to hyper pigmentation and scarring - guess what? I now have discoloration and scarring from that "break out". My advice - don't do it!!! There are so many other treatments that give you results - choose one of the other ones!!
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ok, you have me convinced

Postby ginpie » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:20 am

I cancelled the appointment I had for this week, but was going to go ahead and do it in the new year. I have been on the internet for the past two days to get as much information on the profractional laser or any other laser for that matter, and I am shocked by what I have been reading. Is seems only a small minority is actually satisfied with the laser treatments, and of the remaining majority there were some disastrous effects.

Oh boy, I think I will live with my crows feet and a few wrinkles around the mouth, at least until something better comes along. Thanks to all the input on different website, I feel prettier already. I also feel very bad for all those that had terrible experiances.
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Re: ok, you have me convinced

Postby nipped(not)tucked » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:11 pm

C-RN: Great to hear that you're happy so far! Please keep us updated if you're able!

ginpie wrote:Is seems only a small minority is actually satisfied with the laser treatments, and of the remaining majority there were some disastrous effects.


I've been doing the same thing, and have found the same thing: It seems that people are either completely happy or regretting it like nothing else.

I see my dermatologist for a consult Jan. 12. My biggest issue with lasers is that they are expensive so doctors are likely to recommend them for wide variety of problems even though there are other things that will do the same thing.

Right now, dermatologists seem to love Profractional because it isn't painful, and healing time is drastically reduced. My thing: I don't mind a 2 week healing time. What matters is depth of destruction. If 2 treatments eventually provide the same depth of destruction you will have a very similar result. It is just a matter of getting there...what is safer, more predictable/precise? Lasers. Chemical peels can usually do the same thing, cheaper but require some degree of expertise. Techs and assistants rarely do TCA peels, but for some reason they are able to operate lasers leaving the derm/PS to do something else.

Sorry for that rant there, but Profractional is something I'm currently entertaining and for the first time since I started seeking treatment I'm really skeptical. LOL.
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Postby DCNGA » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:46 pm

You make an excellent point about mostly doctors performing high percentage chemical peels, but yet they put lasers n the hands of technicians and nurses. I've never thought of that and it's a great point.

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Re: Sciton ProFractional Laser and Sciton Micro Peel

Postby bldude » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Wow, I read some good success stories and some real nightmares on this profractional laser TX. I just finished my second Active FX Sciton Profractional TX and it went very well.
The first TX seemed horrible with the constant blood flow.The following day continued with minor bleeding, redness and swelling. Day 3 was good with no more bleeding, swelling and flaking of skin taking place. Down time was 4 days, returned to work and was asked about the minor red/ burn look. Yes, it still showed and eventualy after 2 days the redness was all gone. So, for the second TX I had taken some extra time off. However, this second and last TX is recovering much faster. Bleeding occured and stopped much faster, swelling subsided after 1.5 days and flaking occured more rapidly. Im not a Doctor, but Im asssuming that the skin knows how to respond to the trauma of the laser on the skin and heals itself faster. I also noticed this with tattoo removal sessions.
Anyhow, my results? I noticed great results still taking place after 2 months from my first TX. This second TX, I noticed that the laser took the skin down to another layer or two. I had this really pitted scar on one cheek and I can see that this TX has evened that out. Downfall, there is still the discoloration from that scar.
Do I regret doing the TXs? Nah, you only live once right? I do regret the price I paid, I think I should have shopped around some more. But you know the saying, "you get what you pay for" Overall, Im satisfied.
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Re: Sciton ProFractional Laser and Sciton Micro Peel

Postby bldude » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Wow, I read some good success stories and some real nightmares on this profractional laser TX. I just finished my second Active FX Sciton Profractional TX and it went very well.
The first TX seemed horrible with the constant blood flow.The following day continued with minor bleeding, redness and swelling. Day 3 was good with no more bleeding, swelling and flaking of skin taking place. Down time was 4 days, returned to work and was asked about the minor red/ burn look. Yes, it still showed and eventualy after 2 days the redness was all gone. So, for the second TX I had taken some extra time off. However, this second and last TX is recovering much faster. Bleeding occured and stopped much faster, swelling subsided after 1.5 days and flaking occured more rapidly. Im not a Doctor, but Im asssuming that the skin knows how to respond to the trauma of the laser on the skin and heals itself faster. I also noticed this with tattoo removal sessions.
Anyhow, my results? I noticed great results still taking place after 2 months from my first TX. This second TX, I noticed that the laser took the skin down to another layer or two. I had this really pitted scar on one cheek and I can see that this TX has evened that out. Downfall, there is still the discoloration from that scar.
Do I regret doing the TXs? Nah, you only live once right? I do regret the price I paid, I think I should have shopped around some more. But you know the saying, "you get what you pay for" Overall, Im satisfied.
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