The treatment of various skin conditions with lasers, light-based, and energy-based technologies has become an integral component of our therapeutic arsenal. Sciton was founded in the USA in 1996 to provide state-of-the-art lasers and light sources to the cosmetic medical industries. With over two decades of performance, Sciton’s products have become the definitive healthcare devices for each medical problem they address.
Last fall, to accompany the holidays, Sciton launched their inaugural “You Deserve Better, You Deserve Sciton” campaign, featuring their newest mJOULE platform. This pulsed light-based mechanism houses two treatments, including BBL HERO and MOXI.
Keep reading to learn more about these products and what they entail for the treatment of your skin conditions.
Dr. Patrick Bitter is excited to add the mJOULE device to his practice. He is widely considered internationally as the world expert in treating and rejuvenating the skin with light. He is one of the top cosmetic dermatologists, and his practice is the premier skin destination in Los Gatos. Dr. Bitter is considered a pioneer in the field of photo facials.
We look forward to unveiling your new glow.
- 1 What Is the mJOULE Platform?
- 2 What Problems Can the mJOULE Handle?
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Complementary Procedures
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
What Is the mJOULE Platform?
The mJOULE platform is an apparatus that carries two intense pulsed light-based technology treatments called the BBL HERO & the MOXI. These devices are used to revitalize the skin of any age and type.
What Is the BBL HERO?
The BBL HERO is a machine that is considered to be the fastest and most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device in the industry. The BBL stands for BroadBand Light, and the HERO stands for High Energy Rapid Output. It allows your practitioner the ability to treat your entire body up to four times the speed of other devices with its Forever Young BBL+™ and Forever Body.™ Both are designed to deliver dramatic tonal and textural improvements anywhere on the body in a quarter of the time.
What Is MOXI?
MOXI is the most current non-ablative (doesn’t remove body tissue) fractional wavelength laser treatment device. MOXI was created for active patients looking to fix the early signs of sun damage and aging by correcting uneven tone and enhancing the skin’s texture and pigmentation. One treatment can be enough to start immediately noticing improvements in the state of your skin. Treatments are quick at under thirty minutes.
Fractional laser technology has been hailed as the most crucial breakthrough in dermatology in the last two decades. This technology has allowed for treatments of a plethora of skin ailments while reducing down-time and improving patient satisfaction.
What Problems Can the mJOULE Handle?
- Pigmented lesions like freckles and age spots.
- Vascular Lesions like cherry angiomas, telangiectasias, and rosacea.
- Deeper Lesions / Darker Skin Types
- Hair Removal
- Uneven pigmentation
- Tone and texture
- Light sun damage and skin aging
- Fight off the visible signs of aging before they appear.
- Extends the results of more aggressive laser & light procedures to maintain a healthy skin appearance over the long term.
- Delivers 4x the speed, 3x the peak power, and 2x the cooling for a greater capacity to treat more patients quicker.
- The world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market.
- Quickly treats the face and large areas such as back, arms, and legs in 2-5 minutes.
According to the manufacturers themselves, the MOXI is:
- Safe for use on every skin type, all year-round
- A gentle, low-to-no downtime, lunchtime procedure
The ideal candidate for light-based and energy-based treatments for the skin is somebody in good health who is looking to:
- Treat their acne
- Treat sun damage
- Reduce their inflammation
- Fight the effects of aging
Signs of Sun Damage
- Abnormal skin coloration.
- Permanent stretching.
- A streaked, reddish appearance due to dilation of small blood vessels.
- Liver spots.
- Wrinkly, loose, and sagging skin.
- Caused by the loss of collagen and elastin fibers.
- Brown darkening of the face’s skin.
Candidates should not pursue light & energy-based treatments for the skin if they:
- Are taking Accutane
- Are pregnant
- Have psoriasis or eczema
Does smoother, rejuvenated skin sound like something you would like to pursue? Schedule your consultation with Dr Bitter right away or call (408) 358-5757. During your consultation with Dr. Bitter, you will go over your skin conditions and talk about your goals and expectations going forward with your laser treatment plan.
Avoid tanning and exposure to the sun for two weeks prior to your appointment. Be sure to wear sunscreen every time you go outside. Moisturize daily, drink water, and don’t smoke. You will also want to avoid taking any retinoid antibiotics like Retin-A, Differin, or Tazorac, as they will increase skin sensitivity.
First, your specialist will clean the skin. Then they will apply a cooling gel to augment the light waves’ effect. Your specialist will move the pulsing light device over areas to be treated in a grid-like pattern.
Afterward, your specialist will remove the gel and clean your skin. There will be some mild redness and puffiness. Be sure to avoid the sun for a week and use sunscreen consistently when you go outside.
Results of your light therapies are glowing skin, increased tissue repair and healing, as well as:
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Reduced acne scars
- Treating burns
- Treating hypertrophic scars
For most patients, a combination of skin resurfacing, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and volume restoration will deliver optimal outcomes.
CoolSculpting is a patented FDA-approved, non-surgical fat reduction process that freezes underlying fat cells in the body. The carefully calculated temperatures cause stubborn fat cells to go through cellular death, resulting in improved body contours.
FotoFacial Age Delay
A FotoFacial Age-Delay is Dr. Bitter’s trademarked treatment, now in its 20th year, that utilizes BBL to rejuvenate the skin cells. Immediately afterward, patients can resume their daily routine.
If you enjoyed learning about lasers and dermatology, we recommend you check out Dr. Bitter’s Blog. You’ll find great content like links to special virtual events, aesthetic advice, press releases, product updates, and much more.
We can’t wait to see you!
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light.
IPL can be used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions such as hair removal, wrinkles, spots, abnormal skin textures, and acne.
IPL uses light energy to target a discoloration in your skin. When the patient’s skin is heated, their body gets rid of unwanted cells, which eliminates the ailment in question. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light.
Yes. IPL is considered a safe and effective option in the treatment of many cosmetic disorders.
• Tenderness, redness, and swelling
• Blisters and burns
• White or dark patches
Fractional wavelength treatment is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes a device to deliver a laser beam split into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a tiny portion of the patient’s skin at a time.
No. Lasers have a set range of wavelengths. The broad-spectrum light of IPL consists of many different wavelengths. IPL is also less harsh than laser resurfacing due to it being less focused.
The mJOULE platform is an apparatus containing the IPL devices, BBL HERO & MOXI.
The BBL HERO is an intense pulsed light device that stands for BroadBand Light High Energy Rapid Output.
The MOXI is a fractional wavelength laser device used to treat dermatological conditions. Great for those looking for a mild touch-up with little downtime.
Light and energy-based therapies are brief and easy procedures. They only take less than an hour each.
The ideal candidate is somebody with sun-damaged skin, who may also have wrinkles, sags, broken capillaries, large pores, and acne scars.
No, light and energy-based therapies are relatively painless procedures. At their worst, patients report it feeling like a rubber band lightly snapping their skin.
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