Nonsurgical procedures are more popular than ever, and the latest lights and lasers are leading the charge. From gentle Moxi® to the powerful Halo®, Sciton laser treatments give our Barrington, IL, patients a trusted way to smooth and revitalize their skin. If you’re troubled by visible blood vessels, sun damage, or unwanted scars, the family of Sciton lasers offers excellent results.
Of course, Sciton lasers aren’t your only option, and with the many different laser treatments on the market, finding the right one for your needs can sometimes be a daunting process. Luckily, our experienced cosmetic surgery team can help you find the best laser rejuvenation plan for your skin. Ready to start crafting a plan for the skin you’ve always wanted? Read more about what Sciton lasers can do for you.
The Sciton laser system combines the power of the top laser rejuvenation treatments into one easy procedure. These lasers carefully remove skin cells layer-by-layer in areas with fine lines, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems. Sciton is a versatile collection of treatments that can address a variety of issues. They are useful for treating wrinkles, scars, keratoses, pigmentation imbalances, and general sun damage. They can even be used to remove unwanted hair or unsightly veins.
Sciton lasers can target specific spots and areas to varying depths. This approach leaves the surrounding tissue intact and allows your skin to heal quickly. Unlike with harsher laser resurfacing treatments, there is no need for careful bandaging after your session. Most patients schedule a series of treatment visits and come back for touch-up treatments as necessary. Here are a few of the highly effective laser treatments in our Sciton collection:
Sciton’s MOXI is a gentler approach to radiant skin. This fractional laser creates microscopic tunnels across the skin’s surface, triggering the body’s natural healing responses. The skin strengthens and firms as it begins to heal, all while replacing damaged cells with fresh new cells. Over time, this cell turnover creates a smoother complexion that is more evenly textured and toned.
MOXI can also treat other skin conditions such as sun damage, pigmented lesions, fine lines, enlarged pores, and more. As a milder treatment, it works well for ‘prejuvenation’ (preventing age-related skin issues) and light revitalization. Improvements can be seen 3 to 5 days after your treatment.
BBL® Photo Rejuvenation
If you suffer from sun-damaged skin that is showing signs of aging, a photofacial may be your solution. Although technically a light-based treatment rather than a laser, photofacial treatment can correct several issues. Sciton’s BBL Hero™ photo rejuvenation corrects age spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and visible blood vessels. While generally considered a more comfortable treatment than traditional intense pulsed light (IPL) devices, both are excellent options.
The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are popular areas for treatment as they typically have the most sun exposure.
After the procedure, targeted cells are naturally shed over the course of 5 to 7 days, revealing a clean, clear complexion underneath.
BBL Rosacea Treatments
Rosacea is a common issue, with small visible blood vessels that create redness and swelling on the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead. It can also cause your skin to thicken. Chronic redness, flushing, and discoloration can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin and uncomfortable in social situations. Luckily, several treatments are available to reduce redness and ease these problems. BBL lasers (Forever Young BBL and BBL Hero) are often the top choices for treating mild to severe cases of rosacea.
These treatments fade the appearance of blood vessels and reduce large areas of pigmentation. Rosacea and other vascular conditions are usually addressed in a series of treatments that require little to no downtime. If you find that new vessels and redness develop over time, you can schedule a follow-up treatment session to maintain your results.
ProFractional® Scar Treatments
Our skin can take a lot of damage over the years, be it from injuries, surgery, acne, or the sun. If you have unwanted scars or marks that you wish would disappear, laser and light treatments can help. ProFractional laser treatments target the skin cells that create scars and blemishes. Over the course of a few treatment sessions, you can fade moderate to severe scars and enjoy fresh, clear skin once again. Learn more about laser treatments for surgical scars in this blog post.
HALO® Anti-Aging Treatments
Aging skin often develops fine lines, age spots, and a rough, dull, and uneven texture. Sciton’s HALO is a fractional laser that treats both the skin’s surface and its underlying tissue to address several layers of skin issues at the same time. It reduces the appearance of age spots and pigmentation, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and refines skin texture for healthier and more vibrant-looking skin.
Sciton Laser FAQs
How do Sciton lasers work?
Sciton lasers work by emitting specific wavelengths of light that target various chromophores in the skin, such as melanin or hemoglobin. This targeted energy is absorbed by the chromophores, leading to the desired therapeutic effect, whether it’s hair removal, skin tightening, or scar reduction.
Are Sciton lasers safe?
Yes, Sciton lasers are generally considered safe when used by trained and qualified professionals like those at our plastic surgery center and med spa. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with laser treatments. We will discuss these with you during your consultation.
Are Sciton laser treatments painful?
The level of discomfort during laser treatments can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual pain tolerance. Some treatments may cause mild discomfort, while others may require the use of numbing creams or cooling devices to minimize pain.
How long does it take to see results from Sciton laser treatments?
The time it takes to see results can vary depending on the treatment and the individual. In some cases, patients may notice improvements immediately, while others may require multiple sessions to achieve their desired results.
Are there any side effects or downtime associated with Sciton laser treatments?
Side effects and downtime can vary depending on the treatment. Common side effects may include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which typically subside within a few days. Some treatments may require longer downtime. We will provide you with post-treatment care instructions.
Can Sciton lasers be used on all skin types?
Sciton offers a variety of lasers designed for different skin types and concerns. Some lasers are suitable for all skin types, while others may be more effective for specific skin tones or conditions. Your healthcare provider will choose the appropriate laser for your needs.
Remember that it’s essential to consult with a qualified and experienced healthcare provider before undergoing any laser treatment to determine if it’s suitable for your specific needs and skin type.
By understanding more about your laser skin treatment options, you can easily start a conversation with your med spa provider. If you would like to learn more about your Sciton laser options and other skincare procedures, please request a consultation online or call (847) 382-4400 to schedule an appointment.