BBL broadband light is an innovative technology that sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and several other types of skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin's condition and your desired results.
BBL broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your physician will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
From 2 to 5 treatments at 2 to 4 week intervals will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
ClearScan contains an infrared laser that can selectively target microstructures such as hair follicles. It is very effective for lighter skin types and, because of the relatively low absorption of this light by melanin, it is the best choice when treating darker skin types. Additionally, the ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for active individuals.
Yes, all skin types I through VI can be treated. Skin Type I is very fair, always burns, never tans (usually blonde hair and blue eyes). Skin Type VI never burns (dark skin, dark hair and eyes).
Tanned skin can be treated safely, but always inform your physician if you have been tanning, using tanning products, or exposed to the sun within the last three weeks. He will adjust your treatment regimen accordingly to give you the safest, most effective experience.
Your physician will discuss the treatment with you and decide if you need a topical anesthetic cream. The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with laser light from the ClearScan system.
Treatment time will depend upon the area to be treated. A system for cooling your skin will be used to remove heat as it leaves the follicles and should ensure a comfortable treatment. However, since the sensation varies from individual to individual, a topical anesthesia can be provided. Let your physician know if you are very sensitive.
The ClearScan laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with infrared energy. Unlike other processes the laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical. The ClearScan employs a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring that your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment.
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours.
If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs consult your physician. Keep the treated area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when outdoors, and follow physician instructions.
You may need to be treated from 3 to 5 times at intervals of 3 to 8 weeks. there are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated.
Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with your physician prior to your treatment.
The infrared energy delivered by ClearScan can be used to remove all types of hair. Sometimes "shaving bumps" can cover a follicle, but the penetrating light of the ClearScan can still be safely used.
SkinTyte™ offers a non-ablative approach to firmer skin.
The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis and utilizes Sciton's BBL™ pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.
The SkinTyte procedure utilizes a broadband of light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body's natural healing process which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.
The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your physician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, actual time will depend on the area treated.
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
The SkinTyte procedure is not a substitute for a face-lift and results may vary from patient to patient. The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. You should consult with your physician regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
A series of 2-3 treatments spaced a month apart is typical of most patients. Your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
No special skincare regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your physician can also recommend an at home skin care regimen if desired.
ProFractional is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with little to no downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. And because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short.
ProFractional can be used to improve a wide variety of skin conditions, but is used most for:
ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body's natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.
If you are looking for younger looking skin, or to improve scars, wrinkles, or sun damage in a comfortable treatment with a fast recovery, then you may be an ideal candidate for ProFractional. Ask your physician if ProFractional is right for you.
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. You should discuss your needs with your physician.
ProFractional is a fast, comfortable procedure done in your physician's office. The procedure normally takes 15 - 30 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. A numbing cream may be applied in advance to aid in comfort during the procedure.
ProFractional is typically done in a series of 1 - 4 treatments, spaced 3 - 6 weeks apart, depending on your needs. Your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine ProFractional with a MicroLaserPeel or other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance your treatment results.
Immediately following the procedure you may experience a mild redness, resembling a light sunburn sensation. Complete healing takes only about 1 - 3 days and most patients can get back to work and apply makeup within 1 - 2 days after the treatment.
It is important to follow your physician's instructions which may include some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be more sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. You should always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
The PROFILE™ CONTOUR™ laser brings a new approach to skin peels.
The CONTOUR system's combination of two lasers sets a new standard for laser skin peels, allowing your physician to precisely vary the depth and the effect of your laser treatment. Your peel will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
Your physician will use CONTOUR to remove thin layers of your skin's surface, which will be replace by younger skin growth. Only CONTOUR has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimized to your skin condition. Your wrinkles will soften and become less noticeable; some will disappear. And pigmented lesions will greatly improve.
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Discuss your needs with your physician.
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment depth. You may experience erythema (redness) which may last several weeks. Healing time does vary among individuals. Your physician can answer questions about the temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.
It will take a few days to replace the outer layer of your skin. Redness is common and swelling may be present in the areas treated, however this should subside in a few hours. Your physician will instruct you how best to care for your healing skin. Your skin will have a residual pink or red color that will resolve over time.
The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient. Your physician will discuss your anesthesia options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment.
Following the correct aftercare procedures prescribed by your physician will reduce the risk of infection. You will return to your physician for follow-up visits to ensure excellent healing.
Your physician will administer anesthesia after discussing the options with you. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. CONTOUR laser beam will be delivered through a computer controlled device that automatically scans the area of your skin being treated. You may hear a snapping or popping noise as the laser beam gently removes the outer skin cells. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the depth of your peel.
It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You will be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of infection and ensure the shortest healing time. The top layer of your skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about one week. Your new skin will be very sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid sun exposure until fully healed. You need to cover your skin, wear a hat, and use a good sunscreen if you go outdoors.
Profile™ Clearscan™ brings a new approach to laser treatment of veins and redness.
ClearScan is a new laser using infrared energy and a new standard for the treatment of many skin conditions.
ClearScan allows your physician to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
Your physician will use ClearScan to restore your skin's youthful color. Broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible layers of your skin's surface. ClearScan has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimized to your skin condition. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser's energy and become less noticeable.
All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Discuss your needs with your physician.
There is little risk in the treatment of benign conditions. In some cases repeat treatment will be necessary depending on your response to the treatment and the result desired. Your doctor will discuss potential risks of your specific condition prior to treatment.
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment. There is virtually no downtime and you may resume moderate activity immediately. You may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. Your physician can answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.
Your skin will have a pink or red color that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use a sun block of at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
There should be little to no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and your physician will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There should be no lasting post treatment discomfort.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. ClearScan laser beam will be delivered to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest response time. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately since they will no longer contain blood flow. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure. Many of the conditions treated by the laser will have been cause by sun exposure, so avoiding the sun will prolong your new youthful appearance. You need to fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
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