The Art Of Stacking: How To Achieve Remarkable Patient Outcomes & Increase Revenue With ScitonStaX™

September 7, 2023—In today’s fast-paced world, patients are seeking aesthetic treatments that deliver excellent results without disrupting their busy lifestyles.
Fulfilling your patients’ expectations is possible with Sciton’s expandable JOULE® and mJOULE™ platforms, configurable with multiple award-winning stackable treatments known as ScitonStaX™.

StaX pairs two or more synergistic modalities on one platform to deliver stunning outcomes in a single session. StaX combination treatments can address multiple skin concerns with less downtime, save patients time and money, and boost practice revenue. 

Streamline your schedule and offer cost and time savings to patients

Combining treatments with StaX gives patients the best results for the most reasonable price in the amount of downtime they can handle, says Dr. Rebecca Gelber, MD, owner of Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine in Incline Village, NV. “This saves both you and the patient time and allows you to streamline your schedule.” 1

According to Dr. Gelber, Sciton has the only system that can be customized with multiple high-quality modules on one platform. 1

Having several award-winning stackable treatments on one platform gives you a major competitive advantage over non-Sciton users, she says. “With Sciton, you design your own custom laser and light system, you pick the modules that fit your initial needs with the option to add more later, and you can toggle between modules to address multiple skin concerns in one session.”1  

What else can StaX offer?

Optimal results with less recovery time.

A common belief is that the more ablative a treatment is and the longer the downtime, the better the results.

However, this is not always true.

Combining multiple, non-invasive procedures into one treatment session gets us closer and closer to that optimal treatment with minimal downtime but with great results, says Dr. Robyn Siperstein, MD, FAAD, dermatologist and owner of Siperstein Dermatology Group in Boca Raton, FL. 2

According to Dr. Antonio Campo Voegeli, MD, director of Médico Clínica Campo-Optimage in Barcelona, Spain, stacking two or more treatments at the same time with complementary mechanisms may achieve added benefits by optimizing the modalities to work in concert. “A growing body of evidence is beginning to show that properly matched complementary technologies allow for exceptional treatments.”By combining treatments, patients experience one downtime, which minimizes the overall recovery period.

How to StaX

Providers can choose to combine Sciton treatments based on the patient’s skin condition, skin type, and ability to accommodate downtime. Here is an example of common StaX combinations Dr. Gelber uses in her practice.1

Photo caption: An example of common StaX combinations by age demographic.


Patients and celebrities love StaX BBL HERO and MOXI.  Recipient of the 2023 Good Housekeeping Beauty Award for best ‘Rejuvenating Pro Treatment,’ BBL HERO and MOXI were praised by the publication for their ability ‘to improve skin concerns, specifically melasma and rosacea, with only a single treatment and no considerable downtime.’

BBL HERO addresses skin conditions, such as dark spots and pigmented lesions, while MOXI targets pigment and improves the skin’s overall tone and texture. Together, they’re a powerful treatment for addressing the appearance of aging skin in all skin types.

“The reason they’re so great together is the BBL really [targets] reds and browns and colors … whereas MOXI is completely different. It’s a 1927 laser that does not see all those colors, but what it does is it’s attracted to water, and so it causes a little bit of resurfacing under the skin,” says Dr. Siperstein. “This is non-ablative resurfacing, and because that top layer of skin is intact, it allows us to put on makeup and go to work the next day … we’re getting everything done [with] the least amount of risk of side effects [and] the least amount of downtime.” 1

Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, who performed Kim Kardashian’s BBL and MOXI procedure, says both treatments work together to achieve the appearance of younger-looking and smoother skin virtually overnight. 4

“It’s the closest thing we have right now to a fountain of youth because your skin, on a histological cellular level, is going backward in time,” says Dr. Ghavami. “MOXI does all the things that BBL doesn’t; they target different things, but they don’t get in each other’s way. It’s like peanut butter and jelly.” You do the BBL to get the light under the skin, and then you do the [MOXI] fractionated laser to tighten those pores, and then erase pigment by almost micro-injury to the skin.”4



Erin Blackwell, LE, CLT, owner of EnlightenU and laser specialist at Aya Medical Spa in Georgia, addresses skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, diffused redness, luminosity, and overall skin health with a StaX ‘glow package’ that includes BBL, HALO, and MOXI. 3

Erin first performs a HALO treatment on her patients, and then three weeks later, uses Sciton’s BBL device to address any redness or inflammation. Maintenance is key, so Erin keeps her patients on this plan quarterly, adding a MOXI treatment every other time. 3




HALO and NanoLaserPeel

In a case discussion from the ScitonStaX™ Combination Treatments for Winning Results webinar, a skin type V patient with active acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and inflammation is treated with StaX HALO and NanoLaserPeel, HALO and MOXI, and BBL SkinTyte and MOXI over an eight-month period. 3

To learn more about this treatment protocol in-depth, watch the webinar here.


Michelle Ketzler, a medical aesthetician and founder of Timeless Skin & Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, combines HALO and MOXI to offer patients cost savings and one downtime.

Combining both treatments allows us to reach the endpoint faster, says Ketzler, who goes by the name BBLbyMichelle™, in her Instagram post.

HALO targets superficial sun damage and skin conditions such as actinic keratosis with its non-ablative 1470 nm wavelength and improves the appearance of skin luminosity with its ablative 2940 nm resurfacing wavelength, while MOXI addresses dull skin tone and stubborn pigmentation. Both treatments are safe for skin types I-VI.

BBL HERO, ClearSilk & HALO

In a case discussion by Dr. Gelber, a Fitzpatrick skin type III patient with melasma is treated with StaX BBL HERO, ClearSilk, and HALO.

Dr. Gelber includes ClearSilk in as many StaX treatments as she can to speed up healing. In addition, she combines ClearSilk with injectables, performing ClearSilk first. If a provider doesn’t have ClearSilk, Dr. Gelber recommends BBL SkinTyte. Similarly, MOXI or ProFractional may be used in place of HALO. 3

BroadBand Light (BBL) and ClearSilk

In Dr. Campo’s whitepaper, StaX BroadBand light and ClearSilk (Nd:YAG 1064 nm) are shown to be effective at addressing the appearance of rosacea and diffuse redness. BBL’s 515 nm and 560 nm filters target superficial vascular lesions, while ClearSilk’s 1064 nm wavelength penetrates deeper for a dramatic improvement in the appearance of uneven texture, dull complexion, rosacea, and flushing/blushing. 2

BroadBand Light and ClearV

Several case studies have demonstrated the efficacy of using ClearV (Nd:YAG 1064 nm) together with BroadBand Light for port wine stains. StaX ClearV and BroadBand Light were also found successful at addressing deep hypertrophic lesions with high vascular complexity. 6

BroadBand Light and MicroLaserPeel

Studies by Kim et al. found that StaX BroadBand Light and MicroLaserPeel (Sciton Er:YAG 2940 nm) showed significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented lesions, tone, texture, and wrinkles in 35 patients. 6 A similar combination by Berlin et al. with StaX BroadBand Light and MicroLaserPeel suggests changes in collagen and elastin consistent with a wound-healing response. 6


MicroLaserPeel and ProFractional

StaX MicroLaserPeel and ProFractional successfully address scars and the appearance of wrinkles, anywhere on the face and body, including the perioral area, in all skin types. MicroLaserPeel removes the stratum corneum, whereas ProFractional creates micro-ablated channels deep in the dermal tissue.

“By combining these two procedures, we can remove dyspigmentation,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Ludger Meyer, M.D., Ph.D. “This combination therapy also corrects fine wrinkles common with smoker’s skin, for example. Overall, patients end up with a wonderful outer appearance.”


BBL HERO, ClearSilk, Contour TRL & HALO

According to a published case study by Dr. Gelber, a Fitzpatrick skin type II patient with extensive actinic keratoses (Aks), as well as hyperpigmentation, rosacea, large pores, fine lines, and deeper rhytids, and only seven days of downtime, is treated with StaX BBL HERO, ClearSilk, Contour TRL, and HALO. 5

The patient followed up with her dermatologist at four months, and no evidence of actinic damage requiring further intervention was found. Plans were made for maintenance facial treatments, and a similar treatment plan for her neck, chest, hands, and forearms was scheduled.5

Photo courtesy of Dr. Rebecca Gelber, MD.

Streamline your practice with a single platform

Why crowd your practice with multiple systems when a Sciton platform can do it all?

Optimize your treatment schedule, increase your revenue, and offer patients impressive results with less downtime with StaX combination treatments, available on Sciton’s JOULE and mJOULE platforms. Contact us to learn more today.



1Sciton STAX™, Combination Treatments for Winning Results

2Sciton STAX For The Treatment of Various Skin Conditions With Dr. Robyn Siperstein

3BBL® & ClearSilk®: An effective combination treatment for visible symptoms of rosacea and diffuse redness. Antonio Campo Voegeli, MD | Director Médico Clínica Campo-Optimage, Barcelona, España

46 Things to Know About the BBL Photofacial Kim Kardashian Loves

5Sciton STAX: Combination Treatments for Winning Results. Rebecca Gelber, MD, Tahoe Aesthetic Medicine, CA

6Nd:YAG and Broadband Light® (BBL®) Therapy for Removal of Port Wine Stains in Adults. Antonio Campo Voegeli, MD, PhD