The Sciton Profile ClearScan brings a new approach to laser hair removal. ClearScan contains an infrared laser that can selectively target micro structures such as hair follicles. It is very effective, and the best choice for both light skin, as well as dark skin because of the relatively low absorption of this light by melanin. Additionally, the ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for active individuals.
Benefits of the Profile ClearScan Laser
Treats all skin types including, Tanned Skin. Due to the deep penetration and low absorption of the epidermal melanin skin types I through VI can be treated. Skin type I is very fair, always burns, never tans (usually blonde hair and blue eyes). Skin type VI never burns (dark skin, dark hair and eyes).
Advanced Tissue Cooling
When longer wavelengths are used, higher fluencies (energies) can be applied to enhance outcomes. The best results are obtained when cooling is applied before, during and after the laser pulse. This provides maximum epidermal protection and comfort.
A unique scanning algorithm that prevents heat build-up by maximizing the time between adjacent treatment spots. This is a method impossible to do using hand placed spots. Non-sequential scanning allows the maximum treatment parameters for increased efficiency and reproducible results. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimal pattern for your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment.
Computer-Guided Scanning System.
Proprietary beam-shaping optics provide Profile ClearScan with a uniform Flat-Top Beam for consistent, uniform treatment at the the highest allowable fluence without a central hot spot. Coupled with Sciton’s Computer Guided Scanner for non-sequential scanning, the Profile ClearScan delivers uniform treatment over large areas.
Comparison of the Sciton Laser to Other Lasers
Other lasers and intese pulsed light systems:
Intense Pulsed Light – the systems are flash lamps that produce a spectrum of light
- First generation Ruby (694 nanometers)
- Second generation Alexandrite (755 nanometers)
- Third generation Diode (800-810 nanometers}
By contrast, the Sciton Profile ClearScan uses the longest available, deeper penetrating (1064 nanometer) wavelength/ This wavelength reaches the deepest hair roots, which can be 4-6mm below the skin surface in some cases.
The long 1064 nanometer wavelenth makes it possible to safely and effectively treat all skin types, even those with tanned or black skin. Like all lasers, the Sciton Profile ClearScan laser works more efficiently on light colored skin.
Finally, the Sciton Profile ClearScan laser allows the operator to adjust the duration of the pulse of laser energy to best suit variances in the thickness of the hair shafts. This degree of fine-tuning is lacking in some older generation lasers.