Sciton Laser Treatments, Miami FL
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.
What Areas Can Be Treated With BBL?
Who is an Ideal Candidate for the Sciton Laser Procedure?
Because the Sciton Halo laser treatment is customizable, it can be appropriate for many adults. You don't have to be seeking corrective treatment to be a good candidate for Halo laser treatment. This minimally-invasive, gentle laser treatment is also suitable for prevention. In addition to the signs of aging and sun damage, the Halo hybrid laser can treat scarring and other cosmetic concerns. At your consultation visit, you can expect to be able to ask all of your questions and receive the full extent of information you need regarding your treatment options.
Are there any Risks Associated with the Sciton Laser?
Generally speaking, Halo laser skin rejuvenation is a gentle, controlled, and adjustable treatment. There are very few risks when you obtain this treatment from a properly-trained and licensed professional. Our team is very well-versed in the performance of this laser treatment and also in the vetting of each patient who is seeking skin rejuvenation. Halo is not ideal for every patient, and our team knows where that line is in terms of appropriateness. That said, the risks of Halo treatment are primarily related to skin tone and energy output. With customization, the risks of burns, scarring, and pigment changes are significantly decreased.
How Long Will the Results of My Laser Treatment Last?
The results of tissue rejuvenation procedures, even plastic surgery, are not permanent. This is because your body is continually responding to your environment and your biology. With age, you will continue to have less collagen and elastin to draw on for tissue firmness and elasticity. After the recommended number of Halo treatments, you may enjoy results that last from several months to several years. Knowing that your body is not capable of the natural, ongoing production of collagen and other skin-supportive chemicals, you might schedule touch-up laser treatments once every year or two.
How Do I Prepare for a Sciton Laser Treatment?
After your consultation for skin rejuvenation and your decision to undergo the Halo laser treatment, you will receive detailed pre-treatment instructions. These include how to care for and protect your skin prior to laser treatments. General instructions revolve around being gentle with your skin. Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning. This includes sunless tanning creams and lotions that enhance your skin's pigment. Additionally, you may need to alter your normal skincare routine to avoid the use of harsh chemicals such as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, retinol, and other chemicals that act as natural exfoliators. If you have questions about your pre-treatment instructions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is the Recovery and Aftercare for the Sciton Procedure?
Redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding are common side effects that can occur after your Halo procedure. To mitigate these, you may be instructed to use specific skincare products. Alternatively, you may benefit from the avoidance of harsher skincare ingredients like retinol and abrasive exfoliants. Our objective is to help you acheive your best skin rejuvenation results. To attain this goal, we provide you with the aftercare support that you need to heal optimally after your Halo treatment.
How Many BBL Treatments Are Needed for Optimal Results?
Depending on the condition treated and your skin type, Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome. The number of treatments varies from patient to patient.
Are BBL Treatments 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.
What Are the Side Effects of 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 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 unique?
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 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 Conditions Does Halo Treat?
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 Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center treats with Halo:
- Areas of pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Visible signs of aging
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Poor texture
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
What is Halo Hybrid Treatment like?
About 30-60 minutes before your session our providers 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.
Sciton Laser Treatments Before & After Photos
10 Days After Treatment