Eterna Cosmetic Surgery

What are the benefits of a ProFractional XC Laser Treatment?

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June 30, 2022

There are so many reasons why we are excited to offer ProFractional XC laser treatment for our patients at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery. Concerns about skin imperfections and desired resurfacing results are as different from one person to another as skin itself. There are many laser-based treatment options available, but ProFractional gives more of our patients more options. Here are just some of the reasons we love ProFractional XC.

Fractional Targeting

The ProFractional laser creates tiny wounds in the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen and skin cells that replace damaged surface skin or scar tissue. However, as the name implies, fractional laser technology delivers direct treatment only to a portion of the skin within the target area. You might think of it as “sprinkling” rather than full coverage.  

At first glance, this may seem like a negative – after all, don’t you want the whole area to be improved? But the truth is that fractional treatment has multiple benefits compared to other types of lasers. Among them:

  • It’s gentler, so treatment is more comfortable
  • Treatment sessions also take less time
  • There is less risk of unwanted after-effects

And yet, the results we can achieve using ProFractional XC are both noticeable and long-lasting.


ProFractional technology is a great choice for patients who want to improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brown spots that develop due to sun exposure or aging
  • Scars from acne, injuries, or surgery

We can use ProFractional to help minimize body scars as well as facial scars.

Wider Range of Good Candidates

Because ProFractional treatment is gentler, it is safe and effective for medium to somewhat darker skin tones that are not suitable for conventional lasers. That means we can say yes to more of our patients who are looking for a non-surgical option to effectively address fine lines and wrinkles, dark sport, or scars.

Highly Customizable

If you have acne or other types of scars, you may be looking for dramatic improvement in your skin’s texture and tone. ProFractional can do that. On the other hand, maybe your goal is simply to erase early signs of aging or “tone down” developing brown spots. ProFractional can do that, too.

Using this skin resurfacing technology, Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez can individually tailor treatment according to each patient’s skin condition and desired results by adjusting the depth and speed as she’s working. That enables her to produce incremental results from subtle to significant.

However, it is important to understand that because the ProFractional technology is gentler, it may take more than one treatment session to produce optimal results for patients who want to achieve substantial improvement.

Minimal Downtime

Recovery is faster than with other types of lasers because only a portion of your skin needs to heal. The surrounding, undamaged tissue supports that process, and the result is an overall improvement — freshly resurfaced skin that is thicker, firmer, and healthier throughout the treatment area. Most of our patients are typically back to their regular daily routine in 3 days, though some pinkness may remain for up to a week.

Less Is More

Now that you know the benefits of ProFractional XC laser treatment, the next step in learning, if it’s the right choice for you, would be to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hernandez. She can examine your skin, you can discuss your improvement goals, and soon you could start enjoying a smoother, freshly renewed appearance.

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