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ProFractional Laser San Jose & Palo Alto

Go Deeper and Restore Your Healthy Glow With Sciton ProFractional Laser Treatments

Ready for dramatically smoother skin and a complexion that truly glows? As part of Illuminate’s commitment to providing the most state-of-the-art and effective skin treatments available today, we are pleased to offer Sciton ProFractional laser treatments. ProFractional laser treatments are an excellent choice for anyone who feels self-conscious about fine lines, sun damage, extra pigmentation, uneven texture, or acne scarring and is looking for a safe yet highly effective solution with minimal downtime.

ProFractional Laser at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

From the moment you make your first appointment and throughout your journey with Illuminate, we want you to feel completely comfortable in your decisions. We offer the widest range of treatment options available in the Bay Area, and we will only suggest those options that align best with your unique aesthetic goals. We prioritize providing the best possible care, and we look forward to helping all of our clients feel more confident in their daily lives. The ProFractional laser is one of many laser treatments that Illuminate offers. During your initial consultation, we’ll carefully examine your skin and listen to your concerns to determine if ProFractional treatments alone or combined with other treatments are the right choices to give you your desired results. Illuminate’s lead laser practitioner, Kelly Setoguchi, PA, is an expert in ProFractional treatments and has devoted years of experience to laser science and device development. She also shares her expertise with all aesthetic providers at Illuminate.

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What is the ProFractional Laser?

Our Palo Alto and San Jose ProFractional laser treatments target fine lines, wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and other common skin issues by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

With the ProFractional laser San Jose and Palo Alto patients have an advanced fractional ablative skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes fractional lasers to create microscopic channels in the skin, which trigger the body's natural healing process. The procedure involves using a handheld device that delivers the laser energy to the skin. The energy is delivered in a fractionated pattern, which means that only a portion of the skin is treated at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. This allows for a targeted treatment, a rapid healing process, and minimal downtime.

Benefits of Sciton's ProFractional Laser

The Sciton ProFractional laser treatment is one of the most effective treatments for reducing fine lines and sun damage while improving overall elasticity. It can be applied to the face and body. Because it’s non-surgical, you won’t have to worry about too much downtime. Our patients can mostly expect some redness (like a sunburn) and dryness for the first day, but full results will be noticed within just a week, and that’s with just one treatment. Depending on the area treated, here are just some of the benefits you can expect:


  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Enhanced collagen production for a more youthful appearance


  • Tightening of sagging skin
  • Reduction of necklines and creases


  • Diminished sun damage and age spots
  • Smoother, rejuvenated décolletage


  • Minimization of age spots and discoloration
  • smoother and more youthful-looking hands

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  • Smoothing of skin texture
  • Reduction of sun damage and age-related concerns

Sciton ProFractional Laser Treatment Candidates

The ProFractional laser is a powerful means to smoother, more youthful skin with minimal downtime and can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Most anyone can benefit. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin's condition and medical history to establish whether ProFractional treatments are right for you. Our topmost priorities are your health and satisfaction, so it's critical to inform us of any active infections, open wounds, or a history of keloid scarring, as these factors may restrict the type of treatment that can be performed.

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation at Illuminate Plastic Surgery, Kelly and the team will examine your skin and discuss your specific concerns and desired outcomes. Prior to treatment, you may be advised to discontinue certain skincare products or medications that can interfere with your results. Your consultation is also ideal for asking questions and learning what to expect before and after the procedure. You’ll also be briefed on all the post-treatment dos and don’ts for an optimal recovery.


The Sciton ProFractional laser treatment, while non-invasive, may still cause discomfort. A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure your comfort throughout. The laser is then used to target specific treatment areas, promoting collagen production and skin renewal. The entire procedure typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. Soon after the procedure is completed, you can leave the office without assistance.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

ProFractional laser treatment results are noticeable within a few days, revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin. While some redness and mild swelling can be expected immediately after, these side effects tend to subside quickly. You can resume normal activities by the next day, but it's advisable to avoid direct sun exposure for a few weeks and use sunscreen regularly to protect the newly treated skin. To maintain optimal results, patients should follow a gentle skincare routine, avoiding harsh products or treatments during the initial healing period. Our highly knowledgeable practitioners will provide personalized aftercare instructions to help you experience the best outcome possible.

Why Illuminate?

Illuminate Plastic Surgery is Palo Alto and San Jose's premier aesthetic and wellness care destination. Dr. David Boudreault, named "Best Plastic Surgeon" in Palo Alto & Silicon Valley, leads our team with exceptional expertise. Our commitment to excellence has earned us recognition from esteemed organizations, including awards from the Aesthetics Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As an AAAASF-accredited facility, we adhere to the highest safety standards, ensuring the well-being of our patients. Positive testimonials and 5-star ratings on platforms like Google, RealSelf, Facebook, and Yelp attest to the trust and satisfaction of those who have experienced care provided by Illuminate Plastic Surgery. When you choose Illuminate, you are in the hands of the most highly regarded aesthetic professionals in the Bay Area, who are committed to outstanding results and providing superior care.

Schedule Your San Jose & Palo Alto ProFractional Laser Consultation at Illuminate Plastic Surgery Today

We’re here to answer any questions. Discover the Illuminate difference and take your first step towards radiant skin and a refreshed outlook on life. Schedule your consultation with Illuminate Plastic Surgery today. Contact us at (408) 369-9300 for Palo Alto or (650) 433-8621 for San Jose.

Sciton ProFractional LaserFrequently Asked Questions

While there may be some discomfort during the procedure, it is generally well-tolerated with a numbing agent.

The ProFractional laser treatment is a safe and FDA-approved procedure.

While some people are fully satisfied after just one treatment, the number of treatments varies, and our experts will customize a plan based on your individual skin concerns and aspirations.

There will be temporary redness and swelling for the first day, but you are free to go about your daily activities soon after. Be sure to wear sunscreen!

The cost of ProFractional laser treatment will depend on how many treatments are needed to perform the agreed-upon task. While some individuals are satisfied with just one treatment, your desired results may require a series of two or more. Your custom treatment plan may also suggest combining ProFractional laser treatments with Illuminate's other targeted treatment options.

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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.

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