Have you been searching for laser equipment that can do it all? Look no further than Sciton. If you’ve ever considered purchasing a Sciton laser for your practice, but you aren’t sure if it’s the best choice for you and your patients, this article is for you. Keep reading to learn more about the company that makes these laser devices and the devices themselves!
A little over 25 years ago, Sciton was founded in Palo Alto, California with a mission to build medical lasers and light sources that will improve people’s lives. The two co-founders, Jim Hobart, Ph.D. and Dan Negus, Ph.D., both left Coherent Medical—the largest medical laser company in the world at that time in 1996 and the company Hobart actually founded back in the 1960s—to start Sciton. After watching Coherent’s aesthetic division be sold off and become a large, publicly traded corporation, their goal with Sciton was to create a new company that would be entirely self-financed, enabling them to put quality above corporate interests.
Today, Sciton is a totally employee-owned medical device company specializing in aesthetic and medical devices for women’s health, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing and skin revitalization, and phototherapy. Their solutions treat a wide variety of conditions including vascular and pigmentation lesions, scarring, acne, body contouring, and hair reduction.
You have the choice between four Sciton laser platforms: the JOULE®, BARE HR™, mJOULE™, and BBL™. Each system has versatility built into the design, allowing you to offer many different treatments to your clientele. Below we explore each device and how you can utilize it for your practice.
As their flagship system, the JOULE perfectly demonstrates Sciton’s approach of creating expandable platforms that will be able to deliver a variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to patients. In fact, this Sciton laser platform provides the widest array of aesthetic and surgical procedures available from any single, scalable system. It accomplishes this feat by being the world’s first platform to utilize three distinct delivery modes: arm, fiber, and broadband light, giving you up to ten different laser and light module options (along with any future modules yet to be released). Below, we’ve called out a few of the most popular modules.
- BBL® HERO™: BroadBand Light (BBL) High Energy Rapid Output (HERO) makes it possible to treat dozens of skin conditions with a single handpiece with the help of nine wavelength filters you can switch out to treat different skin conditions. BBL HERO is a popular treatment option for signs of aging, sagging skin, rosacea, acne, and excess hair.
- HALO®: As the world’s only hybrid fractional laser, it delivers a non-ablative and an ablative wavelength simultaneously to the same microscopic treatment zone. HALO is ideal for treating fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, the appearance of pores, and acne scars.
- ClearV®: This module is primarily used to treat vascular conditions, such as visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and skin discoloration. The ClearV uses a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser to heat the unwanted veins and vessels, and over time they become less noticeable.
- ClearSilk®: This Nd:YAG laser utilizes the 1064nm wavelength to treat fine lines, wrinkles, redness, scarring, and overall skin revitalization on all skin types year round. ClearSilk is fast, easy, and comfortable for your patients, and the results only improve with more treatments.
- ProFractional®: This Erbium:YAG laser resurfaces a portion of the skin to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions, while leaving surrounding skin intact to promote rapid recovery. You can even customize penetration depth to treat various layers of the dermis, from 25 µm to 1500 µm per pass.
One of Sciton’s most recent releases is the BARE HR laser hair removal system. Bare HR, one of the best hair removal systems on the market today, uses laser technology to effectively remove unwanted body hair from all over your body without pain or bleeding and with virtually no downtime between sessions. By using ultra-short, high-speed pulses, the BARE HR is able to obliterate hair follicles without damaging any of the surrounding skin.
The BARE HR system was designed with patients in mind, both in the types of skin it can treat and how the treatment works. Thanks to its use of three wavelengths—810nm, 940nm, and 1060nm—the BARE HR system works for every patient’s skin type, regardless of the weather or where the hair is on their body. On top of this, it has two settings, Speed and Comfort, that help ensure patients get the treatment style that works best for them. Regardless of their choice, the constant contact crystal kept at 5°C (41°F) provides patients with a cooling effect and a comfortable treatment.
The newer and younger sibling of Sciton’s flagship JOULE system, the mJOULE combines the BBL HERO and MOXI (more on this below) treatments into one dual-module platform. By combining both systems into one platform, you can provide patients with the “prejuvenation” treatment they need quickly. Because the treatments typically take less than 30 minutes, you can get your patients in and out without them needing to be concerned with downtime.
The MOXI treatment was designed for patients looking to correct damage to their skin caused by their active lifestyles. It does this by targeting and repairing the uneven pigmentation that comes from sun damage or aging while helping correct the patient’s overall skin tone. With MOXI, you can rejuvenate your client’s skin regardless of the time of year, their age, or skin type without the use of ablative lasers.
The Sciton BBL, remains one of the most popular Sciton laser devices on the market. It uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to create microscopic columns of thermal injury in the dermis without damaging the epidermis. This causes an inflammatory response in the skin, leading to new collagen production and blood vessel growth. This treatment has been shown in clinical studies to improve skin laxity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve pore size and promote new collagen formation. In fact, according to a study by Stanford University, the Sciton BBL system goes as far as restoring the skin’s gene expression pattern to resemble and behave like younger skin.
The benefits of the Sciton BBL platform move beyond just helping someone’s skin to appear more youthful. It’s also a versatile tool that can be used to remove unwanted hair, treat acne scarring, and reduce freckling. All of this can be accomplished non-invasively with minimal recovery time.
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