Sciton Laser Treatments
BBL and Halo Laser in Boca Raton, Fl
It can be challenging taking care of our skin here in sunny Boca Raton, but that’s what we’re all about at Rendon Center Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine. Beyond our clinical dermatology, our patients seek aesthetic options because they deliver great results without being invasive.
Two of our hardest working platforms come from Sciton, makers of advanced laser and light sources for aesthetic treatments. These are the Sciton BroadBand Light and the Sciton HALO Hybrid Laser platforms.
Here’s more about a few treatments we perform with these Sciton lasers.
What is BroadBand Light?
Unlike lasers, which deliver a single wavelength of light energy, Sciton’s BroadBand Light (BBL) treatments deliver a wide spectrum of light energy. This enables BBL to offer a wider range of treatments, setting a new standard in treating skin conditions. BBL gently heats up the skin targeting specific areas resulting in the stimulation of cells to regenerate and restore your skin to its natural beauty.
Treatment Areas for BBL
BroadBand Light can treat common skin conditions such as age spots, small facial veins, acne, rosacea and more. BBL corrects these conditions leaving you with clearer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
How Many BBL Treatments Are Needed to See Results?
Depending on the condition treated and your skin type, we will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome. The number of treatments varies from patient to patient.
Is BroadBand Light Safe?
The procedure is a safe procedure which is gentle on the skin. Throughout the treatment, you may experience warm sensations or a “rubber band snap” as the light hits the target areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your treatment may be completed in just a few minutes. Larger treatment areas should expect longer treatment times.
Side Effects to BBL
Immediately following treatment you may experience redness, but this should resolve within a few hours. For some conditions, the treatment area may become darker before then lightening or disappearing fully.
What is the Sciton Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser?
Sciton’s Halo laser is the first hybrid fractional laser. It simultaneously delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy to the skin. One wavelength targets the epidermis, and the other targets the dermis. This combination makes Halo a versatile tool for improving a variety of skin conditions with only minimal downtime.
How is the Halo Hybrid Laser different?
The difference between the Halo laser and other lasers is that Halo delivers two laser wavelengths at the same time. One laser targets the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer. The second laser creates fractional channels into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. This is especially effective for removing sun damage, both the damage you can see in age spots and the like, and other damage you can’t see.
How does the Sciton Halo Hybrid Laser work?
This is basically a combination of fractional skin resurfacing and traditional IPL treatment of pigmentation issues and unwanted lesions. For fractional skin rejuvenation, the Halo 2940nm wavelength creates hundreds of microscopic channels through the epidermis down into the skin’s second layer, the dermis. Once the body senses heat in the dermis it assumes there has been a wound. It initiates a healing response, which is to produce new collagen in the area to “heal” the perceived injury. In reality, the hundreds of microscopic punctures heal in just a couple of hours; that’s the beauty of the “fractional” approach, where only a fraction of the skin surface is affected. Since collagen provides the skin’s underlying structure, new collagen helps firm and rejuvenate the skin. This improves the quality of the skin from within.
The 1470nm laser targets the surface skin, the epidermis. Here, the laser energy is absorbed by the melanin in age spots, rosacea, areas of hyperpigmentation, and vascular lesions. The energy breaks up the melanin in the pigmented spots and they slough off over the new couple of weeks. For vascular lesions, the blood absorbs the laser energy, and this causes the vein wall to collapse, closing off the lesion. It fully vanishes as the body absorbs it over the next couple of weeks.
What skin problems does Halo treat?
At Rendon Center, we love the Sciton Halo Hybrid platform because of its ability to target a variety of skin issues. This is possible thanks to the hybrid capability that delivers the two wavelengths of laser energy at once. Here are skin problems we treat with Halo:
- Areas of pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Visible signs of aging
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Poor texture
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
What is a Halo Hybrid treatment like?
About 30-60 minutes before your session we apply a topical anesthetic to your skin. Then we measure your face with Halo’s motion-tracking technology. This ensures that all of your skin receives equal laser energy. The Halo handpiece is then rolled over each section of your facial skin until all areas have been covered, which is verified by the motion-tracking sensor. The procedure is not painful, with patients equating it to a slight prickling sensation. The topical anesthetic combined with Halo’s integrated cooling technology keeps you comfortable. After your treatment, your skin continues to feel warm for 15-30 minutes, or somewhat longer with deeper treatment levels.
What results can I expect from a Halo treatment? When will I see them?
Because of its dual laser wavelengths, Halo provides complete skin rejuvenation. You will see a significant removal of age spots, areas of uneven pigmentation, and other sun damage. The overall tone and texture will improve. You’ll also see a reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, and an overall improvement in your skin’s vibrancy.
You’ll see your results beginning in just 2-5 days. Initially, most of your sunspots will darken. This is the response from the melanin in the spot. It will break up and the surface skin will shed over the next week or so. The wound healing mechanism of increased collagen and elastin production will ramp up in about one week and this will continue for a few months.
If you are ready for youthful, radiant skin, call Rendon Center 561.750.0544 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation for Sciton Laser treatment with one of our experienced dermatologists today.