It used to take a variety of treatments to address the most common blemishes and facial flaws. To treat concerns like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and sagging skin, patients needed to invest a substantial amount of time and effort.
Now, with the advent of versatile devices like the Sciton Laser, patients can treat a myriad of conditions with one device. Yet as remarkable as that may be, the Sciton Laser offers more than convenience.
With a Sciton Laser treatment, patients can achieve healthy skin without having to worry about a long recovery, substantial limits to their daily activities, incisions, or sutures. Its remarkable mechanism was also built with safety and precision in mind, so patients can rest assured that their treatment will be effective but won’t harm their skin.
It’s that high margin of safety that makes laser skin resurfacing so popular, but patients also love the fact that they can finally treat the fine blemishes that surgical treatments can’t. In fact, laser skin resurfacing is one of the few treatments that will rebuild your skin from the cellular level rather than just softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So, how does the Sciton Laser manage to perform an incredible amount of treatments with one device? It does it by offering a diverse set of laser and light treatments that target a wide range of different skin conditions. It’s also easily customizable, so the treatment can be tailored to a patient’s specific needs and goals.
One machine: countless treatments. By offering the Sciton Laser, Gilpin Facial Plastics delivers on its promise to provide the most advanced and medically proven treatments.
We offer two attachments for our Sciton Laser: the HALO and BBL.
The HALO – Hybrid Fractional Laser
This revolutionary laser is a combination non-ablative (non-resurfacing) and ablative (resurfacing) lasers. By combining two different types of lasers, our patients can enjoy the powerful results afforded by ablative lasers in addition to the easier recovery offered by non-ablative lasers. By adjusting the levels of ablation used, the HALO laser can treat a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin
- Unevenly toned skin
- Rough-textured skin
Before and after
BBL – Broadband Light
Rather than use a laser to deliver heat, Broad Band Light (BBL) uses light energy. It works by delivering intense pulses of light onto the surface of the skin. Because of its quick mechanism, BBL can trigger a regenerative reaction while preventing the skin from getting harmed. BBL can treat:
- Freckles and hyperpigmentation
- Dull, aging skin
- Loose skin
Complete Skin Resurfacing
To rejuvenate the skin, you have to rebuild it. It’s why Gilpin Facial Plastics is proud to offer complete laser skin resurfacing. We know that after decades of damage from environmental stressors, our skin starts to develop dull skin, wrinkles, sun spots, and age spots. Laser skin resurfacing works by eliminating older layers of skin to reveal the fresher, newer skin underneath. This mechanism also stimulates an overall healing process for the skin.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive treatment, then complete laser skin resurfacing may be appropriate for you. Complete skin resurfacing is designed to treat the entire surface of the skin, including the more delicate areas around the lips and eyes.
Skin Brightening and Skin Tightening
One of the symptoms of aging is rough, dull, and hyperpigmented skin. The Sciton Laser replaces that older layer of skin with a younger layer by gently heating the surface of the skin to trigger a healing response. The result is glowing, healthier looking skin.
In addition to brightening the skin, the Sciton Laser can also tighten skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for keeping the skin tight and firm. After a Sciton Laser treatment, patients should see their skin gradually grow firmer and tighter as the skin responds to the treatment.
By stimulating the skin’s regenerative processes, the Sciton Laser can help patients lift and smooth out the indentations left behind by acne. Essentially, the Sciton delivers heat deep into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The patient should then see a gradual smoothing and lifting effect on the deep pits in the skin.
The Sciton Laser uses laser or light energy to eliminate melanin, the pigment in our bodies responsible for sun spots, hyperpigmentation, age spots, or melasma. The Sciton Laser uses a certain type of energy that has the affinity for melanin; that means that our melanin will absorb the energy, break apart, and become safely absorbed by the body.
Not sure about which of these incredible treatments is right for you? Contact Gilpin Facial Plastics for a consultation. You can get ahold of our Nashville, TN practice at (615) 942-7301 or online.
- Does Halo Laser work?
Halo laser treatment is effective as it has the ability to combine both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to maximize results.
- Does Halo Laser tighten skin?
Halo Laser tightens the skin as well as creating a more even skin tone and texture. This makes it an ideal, non-surgical treatment for many skin concerns.
- Is the Halo Laser treatment painful?
In most cases, a numbing cream will be applied to your skin before Halo laser treatment. Some patients will feel a warming sensation or mild discomfort, but the procedure is not painful.
- How long do Halo Laser results last?
Halo Laser results continue to improve for about 3-6 months and are long-lasting. However, since the aging process continues after treatment, your final results will not be totally permanent. Your Halo results should last for many years after the treatment, and you can maintain your results by taking proper care of your skin, including using SPF daily.
- Does Halo Laser remove wrinkles?
Halo Laser triggers collagen and elastin production, which makes it an effective treatment for minimizing wrinkles.
- How long does it take to heal from BBL laser?
BBL light treatment is considered a “No downtime” procedure. Mild redness and occasional “peppering” for those that have visible hyperpigmentation can occur for the first few days but won’t interfere with your normal daily activities.
A series of 3-5 treatments are usually recommended depending on skin appearance 3 weeks apart.
- Does BBL laser help with wrinkles?
BBL Laser treatment is effective for blending skin tones to help overall skin appearance.
- Does BBL build collagen?
BBL is an effective treatment for stimulating collagen production, which makes the skin more firm and youthful.
- Does BBL help pore size?
BBL light treatment can minimize the appearance of pore size and help reduce acne-causing bacteria.
- How long does it take to see results from BBL treatment?
Most patients will see results from BBL light treatment starting at about two weeks after the treatment. For some conditions, such as rosacea, you will require multiple sessions of BBL treatment before you see ideal results.