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Laser Skin Treatments: ProFractional™

Traditional laser treatments remove the entire surface of the treatment site, leading to more painful and longer recoveries. ProFractional™ laser treatments only target narrow diameters of skin to stimulate the production of collagen deep in the tissues. Leaving the surrounding tissue intact allows for shorter healing times and customized results.

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Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration can be expressed as dark brown spots, and these spots may be naturally occurring freckles or cell damage caused by sun exposure. In other cases, vascular problems or sun damage can cause the small blood vessels near the skin’s surface to dilate, causing redness. ProFractional™ laser treatments correct skin discolorations by destroying the dark pigment of the cells. The body then produces healthy skin cells to replace the damaged cells, restoring your natural, beautiful complexion.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Diminished collagen production is a key cause of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, our body naturally slows its collagen and elastin production, which results in weakened supporting tissues. ProFractional™ treatments cause minor damage to specific areas of the skin, stimulating the body’s healing response. A surge of collagen is produced that strengthens the supporting tissue and fills in fine line and wrinkles to restore smooth, youthful skin.


Scarring is caused by an overproduction or underproduction of collagen during the healing process. Most people have facial scarring due to severe acne breakouts, but scarring can also be the result of tissue trauma. ProFractional™ lasers target the excess collagen cells of raised scars to break them down. ProFractional™ treatment can also stimulate the production of collagen to improve pitted scars and help you achieve smoother, brighter skin.

The ProFractional™ Laser

A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure optimal comfort during your procedure. ProFractional™ laser treatment uses energy that penetrates deep into your skin. The energy ablates the tissue, damaging it in specific channels and leaving surrounding areas of healthy tissue. The body’s natural healing process is stimulated, producing new collagen to plump and smooth the skin.


  • Q. What areas of the body can be treated using the ProFractional™ laser?

    A. Most areas of the skin can be treated using ProFractional™ lasers. Common treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, and hands. Discuss with Dr. Bitter if you desire ProFractional™ treatments on other areas of your body.

  • Q. How long does the procedure take?

    A. ProFractional™ treatments usually take between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being corrected.

  • Q. What will the recovery period entail?

    A. Immediately following the procedure, you will likely experience mild redness and a tingling sensation. Makeup can be applied within one to two days following treatment. You should be fully healed with noticeable results after three days.

  • Q. How long will my results last?

    A. The results of ProFractional™ treatments are not permanent. However, with repeat treatments, you can achieve longer-lasting results. A series of one to four treatments is recommended to achieve the best results possible.

  • Q. How should I protect my skin following treatment?

    A. You should avoid direct sun exposure and always apply sunscreen. Many patients find that for comfort, using mild skin care products helps to keep the skin clean and promote proper healing. Staying hydrated also promotes healthy skin.

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A4M Body Contouring Aesthetic Module

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Washington DC

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Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship, Sciton BLBC Tour

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Nov. 9 2018
Global Aesthetic Awards.

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Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship

Austin, Texas

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Sciton European Summit


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Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship


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Boca Raton, Florida

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5CC 5 Continent Congress

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July 27, 2018
Breakthroughs in Aesthetic Medicine

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Los Angeles Multi-Speciality Cosmetic Academy
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California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Skin Aging, Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery
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December 13 – 16, 2017
American Academy Anti Aging A4M Annual World Congress

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November 18, 2017
Dr. Bitter Teaches at the Ultimate Aesthetic Training Workshop

Dr. Bitter teaches his Top 10 things you may not know IPL can do and his exclusive 3 keys to success with fillers.
Beverly Hills, CA

November 12, 2017
Sciton Summit 2017

Advanced Forever Young BBL Treatments – The Future Today & Introduction to ForeverClear BBL – Acne Treatments with BBL
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November 3 – 5, 2017
19th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Keys to Success w/ Fillers & Combining IPL & Laser/RF Treatments & 12 new uses of IPL
Newport Beach, CA

Bright Lights Big City – The BBL Tour 2017
Master the BBL FotoFacial®
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
Toronto, Canada

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October 16, 2017
Forever Clear Webinar
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A4m Aesthetic Fellowship Module: Aesthetic Treatments utilizing laser, light & Energy

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Topics Included:  Techniques for eliminating bothersome lines with filler.
Three Keys to Success with Fillers and Optimizing Patients Outcomes
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